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Publisher's Summary

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.
Hear talking cat-sleuth Mrs. Murphy in these other mysteries from Rita Mae Brown.
©2003 American Artists, Inc. (P)2003 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Thinking and talking pets may not be to every taste, but Brown writes so compellingly of the sprightly residents of the Virginia Piedmont, both human and animal, that you have to be a real curmudgeon not to be won over. The author breathes believability into every aspect of this smart and sassy novel." (Publishers Weekly)

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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 other
As usual. I enjoy Kate Forbes as narrator. She IS Harrys voice.

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loved it! very clever case this time

wonderfully written! enjoyed the more in depth experience of understanding the characters and their perspectives and emotions.

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Better and better

Each book gets better and better. Can’t wait to listen to the next one. I especially like how each book continues the personal stories of all the main characters.

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If you live cats & basketball

A fun and lively mystery involving cats and basketball and friends. Humor mixed with murder.

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Love it!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

oh yes. And I have. I love this author and her quirky little friends.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Tail of the Tip-Off?

When Harry made the connection of who was the culprit.

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

Her performance of each character was very good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Loved it all