Whiskers in the Dark

A Mrs. Murphy Mystery, Book 28
Narrated by: Kate Forbes
Series: Mrs. Murphy, Book 28
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The discovery of a body in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains dredges up mysteries that have lingered from Revolutionary Virginia through the Civil War and beyond in a supernaturally thrilling new tale from Rita Mae Brown and her feline coauthor, Sneaky Pie Brown. 

A trial is underway in Albemarle County, where Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen and her trusty crew of two- and four-legged friends hope to catch a killer - who may not be the person accused of the crime. Since an old friend's body was discovered by the hunting club's faithful beagles, it has been up to Harry - with her crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, plus Tee Tucker the corgi - to sniff out a trail of clues. 

Meanwhile, bloodshed dating back generations continues to haunt the current grounds of the National Beagle Club of America. Are past claims of ghost sightings still to be ignored? And what do these paranormal apparitions have to do with the very modern drama unfolding in court and the all-too-real threats confronting Harry and her companions at every turn?

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where are the characters

I look forward to reading the books in this series. But most of the characters that make the books so enjoyable were not in the story. Even the animals were not as prominent. Harry and Susann were there and no one else! I missed them. I also struggled through the hunting with the beagles and bassets. Way too much emphasis on that and not on the story. I enjoyed the secondary story from the 18th century and hope in future books it continues. I also hope Fair,BoomBoom,Little Mim and the others come back in the next book. I just did not care for the Beagle/Basset Hound hunting club characters at all.

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Not her best.

Found it boring. Only finished because it was audio. l've read or listened to EVERY RMB book. Unfortunately this was my least liked and I pre ordered it.

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Another hit

Thank you Rita Mae Brown for continuing the dual storylines. Your love of animals, detailed research and great storytelling are why you continue to be my favorite author! Looking forward to your next book.

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Not at the top of her form

This outing misses the mark in so many ways. The modern day portion is actually tedious. The primary setting is not Crozet, and the book suffers from the change. The beagling is unappealing as a background, the ghost bit is completely out of left field, and the whodunit piece is so obvious. The only reason for the three stars is the post Revolution portion, which is much better in both plot and writing, almost as though two different people wrote them. I have the sense that there is going to be a conclusion to this back and forth in time setup soon, and will continue to read these books for that, but it is getting harder to keep going.

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Hard to follow if you do not know about the dogs.

Did not finish this one. Have read all in this series, this one is my least favorite.

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Least favorite.

Least favorite of all 28. But I love the characters. So look forward to the next one.

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Not enough current story.....too much history.<br /><br />

Boring.....I want to hear more about the animals.
If I want history, I will read a historical novel.
The story was weak
Linda

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