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"Brown's proven brand of murder and mayhem played out against a background of Virginia gentility and idealized animals is once again up to scratch." (Publishers Weekly)
A delightful listen! At first I found the running commentary re: the animals' thoughts a bit tedious and distracting but it didn't take long to be sucked into the plot. Once that happened, I was no longer conscious of the technique. Loved the bickering and banter among the animals. Lots of rich ironic twists in this plot. Lots of interesting characters. Loved Harry, the heroine. Will read (listen to) more by this author.
I have been a Rita Mae Brown fan for years; this is simply not her best; we don't know why characters are even in this book; and while the ending was a bit unexpected, I was let down. It had its funny moments, but it simply wasn't up to par.
If you truly are a cat lover and want to sit through endless dialogue between 2 cats and a dog,this is the book for you. Everyone else may want to pass. I've read many other books by this author and have enjoyed them. I doubt her co-author cat will win her any awards on this one. Really quite stupid.
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