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A Nose for Justice: A Novel | [Rita Mae Brown]

A Nose for Justice: A Novel

Co-author of the best-selling Mrs. Murphy novels, Rita Mae Brown launches a new series with this first mystery featuring Baxter the wirehaired dachshund. When Baxter and his owner, Mags, leave New York for Nevada, they find themselves embroiled in a real head scratcher. First, the local water-pumping station is sabotaged. Then, a murdered man’s bones - dating back to the 1800s - are unearthed in a barn owned by Mags’ great-aunt.
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Publisher's Summary

Co-author of the best-selling Mrs. Murphy novels, Rita Mae Brown launches a new series with this first mystery featuring Baxter the wirehaired dachshund.

When Baxter and his owner, Mags, leave New York for Nevada, they find themselves embroiled in a real head scratcher. First, the local water-pumping station is sabotaged. Then, a murdered man’s bones - dating back to the 1800s - are unearthed in a barn owned by Mags’ great-aunt. As Mags attempts to put the pieces together, Baxter readies himself to protect her at all costs.

©2010 Rita Mae Brown (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 11-03-10
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 11-03-10 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "A Nose For Justice: A Novel"

    Johanna Parker did a great job narrating this book. This is a change for Rita Mae Brown and I hope maybe a new series. I read Brown for her interesting animals trying to led the humans to the answer of a murder and her intertwining history into the story. Over the years she seems to get on a soap box over political issues. The political message in this book is an important one of water usage and conservation. Her other books take place in Virginia but this one takes place in northern Nevada, an area I know the history and geology. So I did catch an error in geography. This story is short and makes a nice break between longer and more intense stories.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah The Colony, TX, United States 11-04-10
    Sarah The Colony, TX, United States 11-04-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Bring back Sneaky Pie..."

    I am a huge fan of Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy series, but I haven't been able to get into any of her other books. This one is no exception. The characters didn't have the depth and richness that I have come to expect (attributed to Sneaky Pie's influence!) and the plot wasn't as interesting. The narration was fine but not outstanding. Sneaky Pie is obviously the superior writer!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Crystal, MN, United States 11-23-12
    Judith Crystal, MN, United States 11-23-12
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    "Not what I expected from Mrs. Murphy's author"

    Too many facts. Too little mystery and dog chatter. It turned into a boring read and I was really looking forward to meeting a new animal detective.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 06-30-12
    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 06-30-12 Member Since 2007
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    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a good story, not too long, not too hard to keep up with


    What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    voices, I gues


    Any additional comments?

    I am a Rita Mae Brown fan, for sure

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Connie san antonio, TX, United States 01-23-12
    Connie san antonio, TX, United States 01-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "different but still good"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Nose for Justice to be better than the print version?

    No


    What other book might you compare A Nose for Justice to and why?

    Similar to her other series with sneaky pie, not quite as good.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    N/a


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

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    Any additional comments?

    N/a

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cris Gold Canyon, AZ, United States 01-09-12
    Cris Gold Canyon, AZ, United States 01-09-12 Member Since 2009
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    "dachshund part well done-knew the personality"
    Would you try another book from Rita Mae Brown and/or Johanna Parker?

    yes


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the dachshund. he was made out to be an intrepid, curious, devoted, smart little guy - just the way wirehaired dachshunds are.


    Was A Nose for Justice worth the listening time?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    the story seemed a bit dry. maybe it would have been better read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diana 02-12-11
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    "Don't waste your money (or credits)"

    After finishing the "Bernie and Chet" series from Spencer Quinn, I was eager to listen to this one. Boy was I disappointed. Story line was weak and the characters were underdeveloped. The ending was pretty bad. Given what she had to work with the narrator did an OK job. This should be the first and the last in this series. Sorry I wasted a free credit on it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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