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    • Homeward Hound

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Rita Mae Brown
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    When the fanfare is interrupted by the discovery of a body, "Sister" Jane Arnold and her company of loyal hounds find themselves faced with a pressing task - to uncover who has killed a beloved club faithful. It's no help that the meddling, loathsome Victor Harris lurks in the shadows, weaseling his way back into the life of his disinherited daughter. As always, the gang must untangle the complex web of clues laid before them, and with Sister Jane at the helm, they will not rest until the truth is laid bare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another triumph

    • By Sami Panther on 11-30-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Big Cat Nap

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    The continuing success of the beloved Mrs. Murphy mystery series is given its proper due with the publication of this 20th-anniversary tale. When a local mechanic gets his odometer turned back—for good—Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen steps in to investigate. There’s more to the crime than meets the eye, though, and sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with faithful corgi Tee Tucker, do their level best to keep Harry out of harm’s way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A visit with Mrs Murphy

    • By Jean on 05-14-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

     

    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

    • Probable Claws

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    "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. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Sharon on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Litter of the Law

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Autumn has descended and crops are being harvested all over Crozet, Virginia, ideal conditions for a scenic drive for Harry and husband Fair. Bucolic views are all well and good, but Harry's nose for trouble leads her straight to a cornfield's macabre scarecrow - an all too real murder victim that frightens all but the noisy crows.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mrs. Murphy is on the hunt

    • By Jean on 05-19-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    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

    • A Hiss Before Dying

    • By: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    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

    • The Tell-Tale Horse

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    The February hunt season is in full swing in genteel Virginia when the neighborhood is rocked by murder: the female victim was stripped naked and propped onto a horse statue outside a tack shop.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling, if your into horses

    • By Kaelin on 12-01-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • 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 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 236

    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 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 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    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

    • Tail Gait

    • By: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Spring comes to Crozet, Virginia, with a bang when a professor is gunned down in broad daylight. Now it's up to kitty sleuths Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with crime-solving corgi Tee Tucker, to sniff out the killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book 24 Tail Gate is First in 4 connected novels

    • By ginny chambliss on 10-11-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • Sour Puss

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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

    • Crazy Like a Fox

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Rita Mae Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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
    • highly enjoyable read

    • By book on 10-07-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Whisker of Evil

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    New York Times best-selling authors Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown continue their beloved Mrs. Murphy series in Whisker of Evil. Mystery fans cannot get enough of these cozy whodunits featuring the case-cracking duo of intrepid postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her brilliant, sleuthing cat, Mrs. Murphy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Another good mystery

    • By Kaelin on 12-01-09

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Sneaky Pie for President

    • A Mrs. Murphy Mystery, Book 21
    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 43

    With help from her friends - the irascible gray cat Pewter, the wise corgi Tee Tucker, and Tally, the exuberant Jack Russell - Sneaky crisscrosses her home state of Virginia hoping to go where no cat since Socks Clinton has gone: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In the tradition of her heroine, Sojourner Truth, she takes her case to the masses. Journeying from the lair of the red-shouldered hawk to the nest of the tufted titmouse, from a pasture full of curmudgeonly cows to the stately halls of Monticello, the tenacious tiger cat even secures the chattering support of Thomas Jefferson’s mice.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not a Mrs. Murphy Book

    • By Jake Snyder III on 07-16-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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

    • 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 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    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

    • 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 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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

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