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    • Probable Claws

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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     "Harry" Haristeen and her friends and animal companions pursue the threads of a mystery dating back to Virginia's post-Revolutionary past, introduced in A Hiss Before Dying, while their 18th century predecessors continue to struggle with the challenges of the fledgling country. 

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Pay Dirt

    • By: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

     

    New York Times best-selling authors Rita Mae Brown and her cat, Sneaky Pie, have captivated fans around the world with their Mrs. Murphy mysteries. In this fourth entry, the residents of Crozet, Virginia, find their summer slumbers interrupted by a pair of newcomers. When one of the visitors is found dead and $2 million goes missing from the Crozet National Bank, it falls to Mrs. Murphy and her four-legged pals to save the day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyed

    • By badfish on 04-15-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Cat on the Scent

    • By: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Crozet, Virginia, is a pretty sleepy place, but during a Civil War reenactment, murder occurs, and postmistress and amateur sleuth Harry Harristeen and her three pets are soon on the prowl looking for the killer. Brown and her cat have written a delightful murder mystery that is purr-fect for cat lovers and mystery lovers alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wealth can by anything!

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $25.87

    • Catch as Cat Can

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Never have two species co-created a work of such suspense and humorous catitude as the wildly popular mystery series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown. This time out, that agile-witted tiger puss Mrs. Murphy makes the round of parties where Virginia's Very Best People mingle with some of the worst. Together, she and her human must unravel a veritable cat's cradle of ambition, greed, and murder at the center of which waits a killer with the most tangled of motives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sneaky Pie Brown & Her Insights

    • By Claire on 01-15-05

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Pawing Through the Past

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    In this warm-hearted puzzler, "Mary Minor Harry" Haristeen is preparing for her 20th high school reunion when trouble comes to the seemingly sleepy town of Crozet, Virginia. It all begins when classmates receive anonymous letters with a simple message: "You'll never get old." Some take the note as a compliment, others think it's a harmless practical joke. But when the class womanizer turns up dead, the message suddenly has a far more sinister meaning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • purring my heart out

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-01-09

    Regular price: $28.67

    • Wish You Were Here

    • By: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    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. . .and everyone keeps secrets. Crozet, Virginia, is a typical small town - until its secrets explode into murder. Crozet's thirty-something post-mistress, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, has a tiger cat (Mrs. Murphy) and a Welsh Corgi (Tucker), a pending divorce, and a bad habit of reading postcards not addressed to her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Language of the Cats

    • By Naked and Hungry on 01-29-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Murder on the Prowl

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Filled with frisky pets and fine suspense, the Mrs. Murphy mysteries are instant New York Times best sellers. Fans love the sleuthing team of spunky postmistress "Harry" Harristeen and Mrs. Murphy, her savvy tiger stripe cat.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Too many characters causes obliqueness.

    • By M. on 05-20-05

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Claws and Effect

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kate Forbes

    • By Jessi on 07-22-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Crazy Like a Fox

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Rita Mae Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A mystery full of colorful characters (both two- and four-legged!), gorgeous country landscapes, timeless traditions, and the breathtaking thrill of the fox hunt. The fox has made short work of the henhouse and is wreaking havoc across the once-peaceful Virginia hunt country. As Master of the Hunt, "Sister" Jane Arnold, her gentleman friend Gray Lorillard, the members of the Jefferson Hunt Club, and their loyal, clever hounds confront a most challenging - and all-too-human - adversary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry to say narration is distracting.

    • By judy deshaies on 03-09-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Rest in Pieces

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • In Spite of Myself . . .

    • By Emily Sheldon on 08-11-12

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Murder at Monticello

    • A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    After an archaeological dig reveals a skeleton under Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home, forgotten passions and bitter controversies are re-ignited. When a modern day killer adds another body to the already tangled web of deceit, suddenly there are two murders to solve - and Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen goes hunting for the truth. Her friends Mrs.Murphy the tiger cat and Tee Tucker the corgi are on the hunt too - for a killer who's out to keep Harry quiet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MORE ENJOYMENT

    • By Dorinda on 03-17-10

    Regular price: $21.52

    • A Hiss Before Dying

    • By: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    Autumn is in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia - and all the traditions of the changing seasons are underway. Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen cleans her cupboards; her husband, Fair, prepares the horses for the shorter days ahead; and the clamorous barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But the last thing the local beaglers and their hounds expect to flush out is a dead body.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story with lots of twists and turns

    • By Michael Hartley on 08-17-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Murder She Meowed

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    What do steeplechase, playing cards, and daggers have in common? They all play vital roles in the intricately woven plot of Sneaky Pie and her human cohort Rita Mae Brown in this delightful mystery. While Mary "Harry" Haristeen and her cat Mrs. Murphy attend the annual steeplechase at Montpelier, Mrs. Murphy discovers something amiss. During the celebration following the race, one of the jockeys is found dead in the barn, a dagger through his heart and the queen of clubs impaled by the dagger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Animal Lover's Delight

    • By K. Adkins on 01-08-09

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Tail of the Tip-Off

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good entry in the series

    • By SnideSide on 09-17-05

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Puss 'n Cahoots

    • A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
    • By: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    The famous Saddlebred show in Shelbyville, Kentucky, is the perfect opportunity for remarried newlyweds Harry and Fair Haristeen to finally go on their long-delayed (second) honeymoon: a chance to combine business and pleasure, as well as to drop in on some old friends.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cozy No More

    • By Carol on 05-19-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Sour Puss

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    The New York Times best-selling Mrs. Murphy mystery series is a favorite with cozy fans and cat lovers all over the world, and Sour Puss has all the red herrings and surprising plot twists fans adore. When world-renowned grape and fungus expert Professor Vincent Forland is decapitated in Crozet, Virginia, it looks like a political killing. Forland had recently lectured on how distilled fungus plays a critical role in chemical warfare.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious

    • By Jane Mcdowell on 07-29-06

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Hounds and the Fury

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Rita Mae Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Book five, which focuses on the hound, draws us into the murky financial scandals of foxhunting society - including a sharp-tongued, wheelchair-bound hellion of a bookkeeper, and a rich former hunt club donor who thinks he can out-class the intrepid Sister Jane with the purchase of his own pack of hounds.Only Sister Jane, along with her furry friends who, per usual, discuss the intrigues amongst themselves, is able to uncover the mystery of the missing money and the dead body!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen

    • By Patti on 02-29-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Santa Clawed

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Emmy Award winner Rita Mae Brown and her felicitous feline Sneaky Pie craft the 17th entry in the mega-selling Mrs. Murphy mystery series. When murder befouls the idyllic winter wonderland of Crozet, Virginia, amateur sleuth Harry Haristeen takes up the investigation. Also on the scent are Harry's intrepid, four-legged friends - who never met a mystery they couldn't solve.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Typical for the series

    • By Karen K on 07-16-13

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Hiss of Death

    • A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
    • By: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    The beloved writing tandem of Rita Mae Brown and her feline collaborator Sneaky Pie craft another tantalizing mystery with Hiss of Death. Spring is in the air in Crozet, Virginia, and Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen looks forward to her first season of harvesting grapes. But then Harry falls ill and finds herself in a hospital—where a nurse turns up dead. When another hospital staffer kicks the bucket soon after, it falls to Harry’s animal friends to crack the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hiss of Death

    • By Jean on 06-19-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Tall Tail

    • A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
    • By: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    At any moment a perfect summer day in Crozet, Virginia - nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains - might turn stormy and tempestuous, as Harry knows too well when a squall suddenly sweeps in. In a blink Harry's pickup nearly collides with a careening red car that then swerves into a ditch. Harry recognizes the dead driver slumped over the vehicle's steering wheel: Barbara Leader was nurse and confidante to former Virginia governor Sam Holloway.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best yet

    • By Judith on 05-23-16

    Regular price: $24.49

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