Rest in Pieces

Narrated by: Kate Forbes
Series: Mrs. Murphy, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

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In this second entry from The New York Times best-selling series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown, the citizens of Crozet, Virginia, reap a gruesome harvest - of human body parts.

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. But as Harry and her sleuthing pets - Mrs. Murphy the cat and Tee Tucker the dog - sniff out the clues, they have other notions.

While the unique trio follows a curious trail, Kate Forbes’ charming narration captures the spirit of each colorful character - whether human, feline, or canine.

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“…A spooky, baffling tale …” ( Publishers Weekly)

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In Spite of Myself . . .

If you could sum up Rest in Pieces in three words, what would they be?

Cat, Dog, Postmisstress

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite is Boom Boom Craycroft. Who hasn't known a woman like that?

Which character – as performed by Kate Forbes – was your favorite?

My favorite is Mrs. Murphy. Why? I can imagine a cat with that attitude. Imagine her? I had a cat just like her!

Any additional comments?

I love this series in spite of the slightly corny gimmick of the cats and dog that can understand their humans and react in a terrifically human way. Don't we all wish it were true?

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Fun fluff for the ears

Rita Mae Brown’s Mrs Murphy series is a fun bit of mystery fluff with smart cats and loyal dogs who obviously know more than the humans. The cast of characters are likeable and develop through the series. Kate Forbes reads well and voices the different characters without relying on obnoxious voices. Overall, this is a fun cozy mystery series starter.

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Another Murphy classic

There were a few too many characters to keep straight,but overall a good Murphy solved mystery

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  • CK
  • 05-10-20

Kate Forbes reading artistry brings a tale to life

Kate Forbes is a winning reader. She brings a story's characters to life. Her voice choices well match the characters and are consistent throughout her performance.

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The Cat's Meow

This second in the delightful Mrs. Murphy series is a great read. Narrator Kate Forbes does a delightful job with pacing and voice characterization alike.

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  • 12-11-19

Fun, exciting and an excellent mysyery

you'll be spellbound and and entralledd by this story. Don't try to listen to it at bedtime or you'll be awake until you reach it's end.

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I love this series of books

Ive been reading this seriws for many years. Always a great read, many times over.