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Claws and Effect

Narrated by: Kate Forbes
Series: Mrs. Murphy, Book 9
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (127 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

In the middle of a particularly dull winter, nobody pays much mind to rumors of bad blood among the staff of Crozet Hospital. That is, until a member of the hospital staff turns up dead. So much for the uneventful season! Harry can't resist doing some investigating of her own, but it's her sleuthing feline whose nose sniffs out the biggest clue.

Co-written by the smartest cat to ever put paw to typewriter, Claws and Effect is a pure delight from beginning to end. With Kate Forbes narrating the voices of the human characters as well as the thoughts of the endearing animals, the audiobook is an extra special treat.

Hear talking cat-sleuth Mrs. Murphy in these other mysteries from Rita Mae Brown.
©2001 American Artists, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"An intriguing and well-executed mystery....Grateful fans will relish this charming addition by a master of the cozy cat genre." (Publishers Weekly)

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Good story!

I am a fan of the Mrs Murphy series and this one had a good plot. Some parts were too descriptive (eg: fox hunting descriptions) and I wish instead of that the author had developed some of the story lines more. Kate Forbes as usual is a delightful and skilled narrator!

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  • Jessi
  • TUCSON, AZ, US
  • 07-22-16

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 and look forward to hearing each story.

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ceylon mckinnis hemet, ca

look it very much can't wait until i read her next book. i love hairy and fair can''t wait until they get back together again.

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very enjoyable

What did you love best about Claws and Effect?

Always love the character development and this book did not change my mind! Enjoyed the plot.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Claws and Effect?

When Harry got hit on the head

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

I was able yto tell the characters apart without difficulty. It really came alive for me.