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  • Tall Tail: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery | Rita Mae Brown,Sneaky Pie Brown

    Tall Tail: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (66)

    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.

    Judith says: "Best yet"
  • A Hiss Before Dying | Rita Mae Brown,Sneaky Pie Brown

    A Hiss Before Dying

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (56)

    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.

    Jeannine R. Johnson says: "Another fun romp"
  • Crazy Like a Fox | Rita Mae Brown

    Crazy Like a Fox

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Rita Mae Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1)
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    (1)

    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.

  • Wish You Were Here | Rita Mae Brown,Sneaky Pie Brown

    Wish You Were Here

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
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    (148)
    Story
    (151)

    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.

    Naked and Hungry says: "Language of the Cats"
  • Rest in Pieces | Rita Mae Brown

    Rest in Pieces

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
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    (84)
    Story
    (84)

    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.

    Emily Sheldon says: "In Spite of Myself . . ."
  • The Tail of the Tip-Off | Rita Mae Brown

    The Tail of the Tip-Off

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    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.

    SnideSide says: "Good entry in the series"
  • Whisker of Evil | Rita Mae Brown

    Whisker of Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
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    (60)
    Story
    (62)

    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.

    Kaelin says: "Another good mystery"
  • Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: 'Sister' Jane, Book 9 | Rita Mae Brown

    Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: 'Sister' Jane, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Rita Mae Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (38)
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    (32)
    Story
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    In Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, a century-old crime reawakens bad will - and stirs up a scandal that chills Sister to the bone. Sister Jane and the Jefferson Hunt Club have traveled from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains to the Bluegrass State of Kentucky to ride with the members of the Woodford Hounds - in the teeth of foul weather. Sister knows better than anyone that an ill wind blows no good.

    SUSAN says: "NARRATOR WAS UNBEARABLE,!"
  • Murder She Meowed | Rita Mae Brown

    Murder She Meowed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    (117)
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    (74)
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    (74)

    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.

    K. Adkins says: "Animal Lover's Delight"
  • The Litter of the Law | Rita Mae Brown

    The Litter of the Law

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
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    (58)
    Story
    (60)

    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.

    Jean says: "Mrs. Murphy is on the hunt"
  • The Hounds and the Fury | Rita Mae Brown

    The Hounds and the Fury

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Rita Mae Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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!

    Patti says: "Good listen"
  • Sour Puss | Rita Mae Brown

    Sour Puss

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
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    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.

    Jane Mcdowell says: "Tedious"
  • Santa Clawed | Rita Mae Brown

    Santa Clawed

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (57)

    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.

    Karen K says: "Typical for the series"
  • Murder at Monticello: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery | Rita Mae Brown

    Murder at Monticello: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
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    (85)
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    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.

    Dorinda says: "MORE ENJOYMENT"
  • The Hunt Ball: A Novel | Rita Mae Brown

    The Hunt Ball: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Rita Mae Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
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    (19)
    Story
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    Author of the New York Times best-selling Mrs. Murphy mysteries, Rita Mae Brown delivers the goods with The Hunt Ball, the most entertaining entry yet in her popular foxhunting series. When a faculty member of the local prep school is murdered, the headmistress and "Sister" Jane Arnold, master of the foxhounds at Virginia's Jefferson Hunt Club, work together to uncover a killer.

    Julie Bryant says: "Lovely Story"
  • Cat of the Century: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery | Rita Mae Brown,Sneaky Pie Brown

    Cat of the Century: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
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    Harry Haristeen, Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tee Tucker return for this cozy tale from the ,New York Times best-selling tandem of Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown. When Harry’s beloved Aunt Tally approaches her 100th birthday, her alma mater schedules a birthday celebration that doubles as a fundraiser. But then a member of the alumnae association disappears. Her car is on campus, yet she’s nowhere to be seen—and Tucker has sniffed out traces of human blood.

    Anne says: "Not up to previous"
  • Puss 'n Cahoots: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery | Rita Mae Brown,Sneaky Pie Brown

    Puss 'n Cahoots: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    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.

    Carol says: "Cozy No More"
  • Cat's Eyewitness | Rita Mae Brown

    Cat's Eyewitness

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    Overall
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    (130)
    Story
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    The New York Times best-selling Mrs. Murphy mysteries delight fans with an irresistible blend of suspense, engaging characters, and the entertaining high jinks of some quick-witted, four-legged friends. With more than two million copies in print, the series has made co-authors Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown the most popular human/feline writing team in the world.

    Lori A. Foster says: "Cat's Eyewitness"
  • Cakewalk: A Novel | Rita Mae Brown

    Cakewalk: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Set against the backdrop of America emerging from World War I, Cakewalk provides an entertaining look at a small town straddling the Mason Dixon line, where the townsfolk remain split between good and bad, or love and sex, or male and female, or politics and sobriety, and the inimitable, irrepressible, distinctly free-thinking Hunsenmier sisters, Louise and Julia - otherwise known as Wheezie and Juts - and their wide circle of equally indelible friends are coming of age.

  • Murder Unleashed | Rita Mae Brown

    Murder Unleashed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (36)

    Mags Rogers and her wire-haired dachshund, Baxter, dig up the dirt in the second scintillating novel from New York Times best-selling author Rita Mae Brown’s delightful series. The foreclosure crisis has hit hard in Reno, Nevada, where rows of homes sit unsold and forsaken. When a former banker is found murdered in one of the abandoned homes, the notion of cutthroat business practices takes on a whole new meaning.

    Jean says: "Murder Unleashed"
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