Mrs. Murphy
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  • 1
    Wish You Were Here | Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown

    Wish You Were Here

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    Curiosity just might be the death of Mrs. Murphy - and her human companion, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen. Small towns are like families: Everyone lives very close together. . .and everyone keeps secrets. Crozet, Virginia, is a typical small town - until its secrets explode into murder. Crozet's thirty-something post-mistress, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, has a tiger cat (Mrs. Murphy) and a Welsh Corgi (Tucker), a pending divorce, and a bad habit of reading postcards not addressed to her.

    Language of the Cats

    Admittedly, it was hard for me to get into at first. After the third chapter I stopped and started at the beginning. Looking back at it the slow be..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 29 2013 by Naked and Hungry (Washington, DC - USA)
  • 2
    Rest in Pieces | Rita Mae Brown

    Rest in Pieces

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    Ever since her husband’s affair, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen has taken a sabbatical from men. The 30-ish divorcée is content to tend her farm and gain a bird’s-eye view of the neighbors from her perch as small-town postmistress. Yet when a hunky city slicker comes to town with no clue about farming, she’s happy to show him the ropes. When pieces of a dismembered body crop up around Crozet, however, the wary townsfolk reckon the handsome stranger is the culprit.

    In Spite of Myself . . .

    Cat, Dog, Postmisstress

    Reviewed on August 11 2012 by Emily Sheldon ()
  • 3
    Murder at Monticello: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery | Rita Mae Brown

    Murder at Monticello: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    After an archaeological dig reveals a skeleton under Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home, forgotten passions and bitter controversies are re-ignited. When a modern day killer adds another body to the already tangled web of deceit, suddenly there are two murders to solve - and Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen goes hunting for the truth. Her friends Mrs.Murphy the tiger cat and Tee Tucker the corgi are on the hunt too - for a killer who's out to keep Harry quiet.

    MORE ENJOYMENT

    I LOVED THIS STORY. I AM TRYING TO FIND EARLY BOOKS.

    Reviewed on March 17 2010 by Dorinda (CHARLOTTE, NC, USA)
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  • 5
    Murder She Meowed | Rita Mae Brown

    Murder She Meowed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    What do steeplechase, playing cards, and daggers have in common? They all play vital roles in the intricately woven plot of Sneaky Pie and her human cohort Rita Mae Brown in this delightful mystery. While Mary "Harry" Haristeen and her cat Mrs. Murphy attend the annual steeplechase at Montpelier, Mrs. Murphy discovers something amiss. During the celebration following the race, one of the jockeys is found dead in the barn, a dagger through his heart and the queen of clubs impaled by the dagger.

    Animal Lover's Delight

    I have read all of the "Mrs. Murphy" series and of course I was just as delighted with the Audible Books on my MP3. The only complaint I ha..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2009 by K. Adkins (Tennessee)
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    Murder on the Prowl | Rita Mae Brown

    Murder on the Prowl

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    Filled with frisky pets and fine suspense, the Mrs. Murphy mysteries are instant New York Times best sellers. Fans love the sleuthing team of spunky postmistress "Harry" Harristeen and Mrs. Murphy, her savvy tiger stripe cat.

    Too many characters causes obliqueness.

    This is my first Rita Mae Brown book; I purchased this book after reading a great many positive reviews of Ms. Brown's work. I also listened to the s..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 20 2005 by M. (Fort Belvoir, VA, United States)
  • 7
    Cat on the Scent | Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown

    Cat on the Scent

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    Crozet, Virginia, is a pretty sleepy place, but during a Civil War reenactment, murder occurs, and postmistress and amateur sleuth Harry Harristeen and her three pets are soon on the prowl looking for the killer. Brown and her cat have written a delightful murder mystery that is purr-fect for cat lovers and mystery lovers alike.

    ceylon hemet, ca

    love and enjoy the book. rading about tucker and mm and pruder makes me laugh so hard that i have tears of joy in my eyes. hope their will be anothe..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 30 2015 by nija tamarr mckinnis ()
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    Pawing Through the Past | Rita Mae Brown

    Pawing Through the Past

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    In this warm-hearted puzzler, "Mary Minor Harry" Haristeen is preparing for her 20th high school reunion when trouble comes to the seemingly sleepy town of Crozet, Virginia. It all begins when classmates receive anonymous letters with a simple message: "You'll never get old." Some take the note as a compliment, others think it's a harmless practical joke. But when the class womanizer turns up dead, the message suddenly has a far more sinister meaning.

    purring my heart out

    I am extremly happy and excited that we took the time to listen to this book. It kept us (Zeus:the dog and Princes:cat) on our toes and paws. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 01 2009 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 9
    Claws and Effect | Rita Mae Brown

    Claws and Effect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    Best-selling authors Rita Mae Brown and her cat, Sneaky Pie Brown, are beloved for their Mrs. Murphy mysteries. Set in the quiet town of Crozet, Virginia, each delightful book finds Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and the incomparably clever feline, Mrs. Murphy, caught up in a puzzling whodunit.

    Kate Forbes

    She has the various characters down to a fine art. The voices she uses suit each character whether serious or hilarious. LOVE the Mrs Murphy series an..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 22 2016 by Jessi ()
  • 10
    Catch as Cat Can | Rita Mae Brown

    Catch as Cat Can

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    Never have two species co-created a work of such suspense and humorous catitude as the wildly popular mystery series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown. This time out, that agile-witted tiger puss Mrs. Murphy makes the round of parties where Virginia's Very Best People mingle with some of the worst. Together, she and her human must unravel a veritable cat's cradle of ambition, greed, and murder at the center of which waits a killer with the most tangled of motives.

    Sneaky Pie Brown & Her Insights

    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 suc..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 15 2005 by Claire (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
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    The Tail of the Tip-Off | Rita Mae Brown

    The Tail of the Tip-Off

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    When the dead body of building contractor H.H. Donaldson is found in the parking lot during a basketball game, felines Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with Tucker the Corgi, know just what will happen next. Harry Haristeen can't help but try to solve the puzzle. Who could be the killer? Is it a mistress, an archrival, or Donaldson's ailing wife? Leave it to Mrs. Murphy and her gang to lead Harry right to the missing piece.

    Good entry in the series

    I love this series, which is obviously cozy. This book is not only a good mystery, but moves the characters foreward in their relationships with each..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 17 2005 by SnideSide (Full time RV'er, USA)
  • 12
    Whisker of Evil | Rita Mae Brown

    Whisker of Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    New York Times best-selling authors Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown continue their beloved Mrs. Murphy series in Whisker of Evil. Mystery fans cannot get enough of these cozy whodunits featuring the case-cracking duo of intrepid postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her brilliant, sleuthing cat, Mrs. Murphy.

    Another good mystery

    This murder mystery kept me hooked until the end, and what an unexpected ending! The speaking animals is a little far-fetched, but I enjoy hearing the..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 01 2009 by Kaelin (albia, IA, USA)
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    Cat's Eyewitness | Rita Mae Brown

    Cat's Eyewitness

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    The New York Times best-selling Mrs. Murphy mysteries delight fans with an irresistible blend of suspense, engaging characters, and the entertaining high jinks of some quick-witted, four-legged friends. With more than two million copies in print, the series has made co-authors Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown the most popular human/feline writing team in the world.

    Cat's Eyewitness

    Really like Rita Mae Brown's books. A+

    Reviewed on April 22 2006 by Lori (Brookings, SD, USA)
  • 14
    Sour Puss | Rita Mae Brown

    Sour Puss

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    The New York Times best-selling Mrs. Murphy mystery series is a favorite with cozy fans and cat lovers all over the world, and Sour Puss has all the red herrings and surprising plot twists fans adore. When world-renowned grape and fungus expert Professor Vincent Forland is decapitated in Crozet, Virginia, it looks like a political killing. Forland had recently lectured on how distilled fungus plays a critical role in chemical warfare.

    Tedious

    The story and the plot were mildly entertaining, but there were far too many minor characters with little to add to the story, making it difficult to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 29 2006 by Jane Mcdowell (Muncie, IN, United States)
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    Puss 'n Cahoots: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery | Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown

    Puss 'n Cahoots: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    The famous Saddlebred show in Shelbyville, Kentucky, is the perfect opportunity for remarried newlyweds Harry and Fair Haristeen to finally go on their long-delayed (second) honeymoon: a chance to combine business and pleasure, as well as to drop in on some old friends.

    Cozy No More

    Mrs. Brown's traditional cozy mystery stories took a turn for a rougher element this time. While the story was interesting and enjoyable, I missed th..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 19 2008 by Carol (Provo, UT, USA)
  • 16
    The Purrfect Murder: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery | Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown

    The Purrfect Murder: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    When wealthy Carla Paulson begins plotting her extravagant new home, she ruffles more than a few feathers. Soon Carla is stabbed to death, and standing over her, with knife in hand, is one of Harry's good friends.

    Mystery gone missing

    In the latest installment of the Mrs. Murphy series, Rita Mae Brown brings you discussions on abortion, the evils of the Republican Party, the evils o..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 28 2008 by Darren (College Station, TX, United States)
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    Santa Clawed |

    Santa Clawed

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    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    Emmy Award winner Rita Mae Brown and her felicitous feline Sneaky Pie craft the 17th entry in the mega-selling Mrs. Murphy mystery series. When murder befouls the idyllic winter wonderland of Crozet, Virginia, amateur sleuth Harry Haristeen takes up the investigation. Also on the scent are Harry's intrepid, four-legged friends - who never met a mystery they couldn't solve.

    avid reader

    loved it! once again she keeps u in suspense and has the trio save the day!

    Reviewed on August 04 2015 by Tina L. ()
  • 18
    Cat of the Century: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery | Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown

    Cat of the Century: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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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.

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 23 2010 by Anne (Montgomery Village, MD, United States)
  • 19
    Hiss of Death: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery | Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown

    Hiss of Death: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The beloved writing tandem of Rita Mae Brown and her feline collaborator Sneaky Pie craft another tantalizing mystery with Hiss of Death. Spring is in the air in Crozet, Virginia, and Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen looks forward to her first season of harvesting grapes. But then Harry falls ill and finds herself in a hospital—where a nurse turns up dead. When another hospital staffer kicks the bucket soon after, it falls to Harry’s animal friends to crack the case.

    Hiss of Death

    I have enjoyed the Sneaky Pie Brown series. The last few episodes Brown got carried away with her conservative rhetoric but the stories were enjoyabl..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 19 2011 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 20
    The Big Cat Nap | Rita Mae Brown

    The Big Cat Nap

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    The continuing success of the beloved Mrs. Murphy mystery series is given its proper due with the publication of this 20th-anniversary tale. When a local mechanic gets his odometer turned back—for good—Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen steps in to investigate. There’s more to the crime than meets the eye, though, and sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with faithful corgi Tee Tucker, do their level best to keep Harry out of harm’s way.

    A visit with Mrs Murphy

    I have always enjoyed this series. I feel like I just stopped by and had a visit with old friends. Mrs Murphy and Pewter were at odds with each othe..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 14 2012 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 21
    Sneaky Pie for President: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery, Book 21 | Rita Mae Brown

    Sneaky Pie for President: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    With help from her friends - the irascible gray cat Pewter, the wise corgi Tee Tucker, and Tally, the exuberant Jack Russell - Sneaky crisscrosses her home state of Virginia hoping to go where no cat since Socks Clinton has gone: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In the tradition of her heroine, Sojourner Truth, she takes her case to the masses. Journeying from the lair of the red-shouldered hawk to the nest of the tufted titmouse, from a pasture full of curmudgeonly cows to the stately halls of Monticello, the tenacious tiger cat even secures the chattering support of Thomas Jefferson’s mice.

    This is a political commentary.

    Someone looking for political commentary, not a mystery.

    Reviewed on May 22 2013 by C. Mitchell (Clarksdale, MS 38614, Mississippi USA)
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    The Litter of the Law | Rita Mae Brown

    The Litter of the Law

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    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    Autumn has descended and crops are being harvested all over Crozet, Virginia, ideal conditions for a scenic drive for Harry and husband Fair. Bucolic views are all well and good, but Harry's nose for trouble leads her straight to a cornfield's macabre scarecrow - an all too real murder victim that frightens all but the noisy crows.

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  • 23
    Nine Lives to Die: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery | Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown

    Nine Lives to Die: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown return with an all-new mystery starring Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, intrepid kitty sleuths Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker, the ever-faithful crime-solving corgi. This time around, Harry and her animal friends track a killer whose trail has gone as cold as the weather in December.

    nice and easy

    fun and easy listen. I have listened to most of her books. decent plot

    Reviewed on December 23 2015 by Cindyhasitall ()
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    Tail Gait | Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown

    Tail Gait

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    Spring comes to Crozet, Virginia, with a bang when a professor is gunned down in broad daylight. Now it's up to kitty sleuths Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with crime-solving corgi Tee Tucker, to sniff out the killer.

    Back to her old form

    This book is as enchanting as the Mrs. Murphy tales used to b befrore the political diatribes. I loved the way the two eras were interwoven into the s..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2015 by G. Minott (Cardiff by the Sea, CA United States)
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    Tall Tail: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery | Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown

    Tall Tail: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    At any moment a perfect summer day in Crozet, Virginia - nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains - might turn stormy and tempestuous, as Harry knows too well when a squall suddenly sweeps in. In a blink Harry's pickup nearly collides with a careening red car that then swerves into a ditch. Harry recognizes the dead driver slumped over the vehicle's steering wheel: Barbara Leader was nurse and confidante to former Virginia governor Sam Holloway.

    Best yet

    With the exception of the ill conceived "Sneaky Pie for President" this whole series is enjoyable. But, this is absolutely the best yet combining hist..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 23 2016 by Judith (Montgomery, AL)