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  • Nine Lives to Die

  • A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
  • By: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's like catching up with old friends!

  • By Jhbdesign on 03-13-15

Engaging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-17

This is a well laid out story. It weave two sets of murders together in an exciting and fun way.

  • Murder She Meowed

  • By: Rita Mae Brown
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Animal Lover's Delight

  • By K. Adkins on 01-08-09

Relaxing to be a cat?!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-17

Harry refects on how relaxing it must be to be a cat. Just tell that to Mrs. Murphy and Pewter-- and don't forget T. Tucker, the adorable Welsh Corgi!

I love this series and even enjoy re-reading various titles. The only blemish in this book? Well, see if you can figure that out for yourself. The characters are well fleshed out and the scenery makes me want to visit central Virginia!

The voice of the narrator, Kate Forbes, is a delightful Virginian accent. Enjoy this book as much as I have and you will have had a wonderful escape from your daily world!

  • The Deeds of the Disturber

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 5
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996

After an adventurous season spent excavating at Dahshoor, and narrowly averting the clutches of the Master Criminal, Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson and her spouse prepare for a quiet summer in England. The social and domestic routine, though interrupted by the precocious escapades of their only child, Ramses, hardly seems much of a challenge for the indomitable Emersons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narrator

  • By Wende on 03-30-05

Don't ask me!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-17

Don't ask me! I am the last person to critique an Amelia Peabody book. That is because I am an unabashedly unashamed fan of the intrepid Feminist scholar and her dashing husband, Radcliffe's Emerson. So I refuse to critique on the ground that it will reveal me as hopelessly in love with the entire Amelia Peabody Series.

  • Lion in the Valley

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143

Amelia Peabody, archaeologist and woman extraordinaire, should have greeted the approaching excavation with transports of joy. Nothing in the world could compare with exploring the muddy, musty corridors of some bat-infested pyramid. And at Dahshoor, to which she was headed, there existed some particularly fine specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delicious Confection

  • By Coffee Lover on 11-24-05

Loved it! T

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-17

The interfacing between Amelia and Sethos is priceless! His appeal to her higher nature is just the ticket! Would she yield to his evil charms?

  • Murder on the Prowl

  • By: Rita Mae Brown
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and T. Tucker rock!

  • By B. Maxwell on 02-09-17

Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and T. Tucker rock!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-17

I loved this book-- but then I love all the books written by Sneaky Pie Brown! The residents of Crozet are delightful and one feels attached to certain characters right away while others take a little more time to develop. Harry, as always, is a font of curiosity. Her independent nature is softened by her reluctant vulnerability. My favorite part of the book, of course, involves the furry stars and their close brush with the bobcat. Mrs. Murphy's clever interaction with the young fox plays in nicely!

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