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....
Katie Lightfoot's tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery....
When librarian Kathleen Paulson moved to Mayville Heights, Minnesota, she had no idea that two strays would nuzzle their way into her life....
Sarah Grayson is the happy proprietor of Second Chance, a charming shop in the oceanfront town of North Harbor, Maine....
Co-author of the best-selling Mrs. Murphy novels, Rita Mae Brown launches a new series with this first mystery featuring Baxter the wirehaired dachshund....
Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows librarian Charlie Harris - and his Maine coon cat named Diesel that he walks on a leash....
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.
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
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
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
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?
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
Can't take Harry anywhere-she is a murder magnet Thank goodness she has 'the Kids".
Would you listen to Cat of the Century again? Why?
Yes<br/>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.<br/>
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. <br/>
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.