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Cat of the Century: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery | [Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown]

Cat of the Century: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

Harry Haristeen, Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tee Tucker return for this cozy tale from the ,New York Times best-selling tandem of Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown. When Harry’s beloved Aunt Tally approaches her 100th birthday, her alma mater schedules a birthday celebration that doubles as a fundraiser. But then a member of the alumnae association disappears. Her car is on campus, yet she’s nowhere to be seen—and Tucker has sniffed out traces of human blood.
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Harry Haristeen, Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tee Tucker return for this cozy tale from the ,New York Times best-selling tandem of Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown. When Harry’s beloved Aunt Tally approaches her 100th birthday, her alma mater schedules a birthday celebration that doubles as a fundraiser. But then a member of the alumnae association disappears. Her car is on campus, yet she’s nowhere to be seen—and Tucker has sniffed out traces of human blood.

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    Anne Montgomery Village, MD, United States 04-23-10
    Anne Montgomery Village, MD, United States 04-23-10
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    "Not up to previous"

    I used to enjoy this series by Rita Mae Brown. Never great mysteries, it's true, but enjoyable, light reading with mostly sympathetic characters and decent plots. The animal characters could strain one's ability to suspend reality, but they mostly "fit," providing amusing alternate perspectives to the tale. My complaint with this entry doesn't concern any of the characters, animal or human. Halfway through, there's precious little plot, no suspense, no character development, and all too much socio-economic/political/religious commentary. I read most mysteries for entertainment. I have no interest in Ms Brown's pronouncements on the evils of the 21st century. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much else to this entry.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanette Grass Valley, CA, USA 06-11-10
    Jeanette Grass Valley, CA, USA 06-11-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Terrible one of series"

    It is amazing that the publisher allowed this book to be published. Who cares abpout Ms Brown's diatribe on so many issues -so much so the story is lost. There is very little mystery, animal and main characters allowed to be in this=I would not even give it one star=Boring also the narrator talked like she was bored too-what a mess-Where was Sneaky Pie? Did she have any input-if she did which I doubt she had too much catnip..I want my money back on this one

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Dudley 09-03-10
    Dudley 09-03-10 Member Since 2004

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    "too much preaching"

    I have so enjoyed Rita Mae's and Sneaky Pie's Mrs. Murphy's mysteries and the animals speaking to each other. This one was a bit disappointing as there was too much preaching about a) the environment and b) politics and etc. It was not aweful just not as fun as the previous ones. I hope I like her next one better....

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Muffie San Jose, CA, United States 01-30-12
    Muffie San Jose, CA, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    What disappointed you about Cat of the Century?

    There was too much preaching about taxes and the role of government in day to day life. The cat books are light hearted mysteries, but this one was full of political spouting that I am uninterested in when reading a supposedly entertaining novel.


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

    The mysteries are always interesting. It is the surrounding


    Which character – as performed by Kate Forbes – was your favorite?

    Aunt Tally


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Annoyance because of the misplaced political grand standing.


    Any additional comments?

    It is very difficult for me to criticize the author of such groundbreaking novels like Rubyfruit Jungle. But this book went a bit too fat into the politically coocoo.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JoAnn United States 02-16-12
    JoAnn United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2011

    Tell us about yourself! I love to read. I read two to three books a week. My favorite authors are Kim Harrison and Stephenie Meyer.

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    Would you listen to Cat of the Century again? Why?

    Yes
    I wish audible would have the whole series. These books are a great read. When I'm feeling down I like to read these book. I can listen to these books over and over agean.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cat of the Century?

    I loved Aunt Tallies speech. It was so moving. Pewter is my favorite.


    What about Kate Forbes’s performance did you like?

    I love the way she reads the book. I can't think of any other person that could do a better job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I think I finished it in two days.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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