Sister Jane Series

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 375 ratings

Outfoxed Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of the landmark work Rubyfruit Jungle comes an engaging, original new novel that only Rita Mae Brown could have written. 

In the pristine world of Virginia foxhunting, hunters, horses, hounds, and foxes form a lively community of conflicting loyalties, where the thrill of the chase and the intricacies of human-animal relationships are experienced firsthand - and murder exposes a proud Southern community's unsavory secrets....

As master of the prestigious Jefferson Hunt Club, Jane Arnold, known as Sister, is the most revered citizen in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain town where a rigid code of social conduct and deep-seated tradition carry more weight than money. Nearing 70, Sister now must select a joint master to ensure a smooth transition of leadership after her death. It is an honor of the highest order - and one that any serious social climber would covet like the Holy Grail. 

Virginian to the bone with a solid foxhunting history, Fontaine Buruss is an obvious candidate, but his penchant for philandering and squandering money has earned him a less than sparkling reputation. And not even Sister knows about his latest tawdry scandal. 

Then there is Crawford Howard, a Yankee in a small town where Rebel bloodlines are sacred. Still, Crawford has money - lots of it - and as Sister is well aware, maintaining a first-class hunt club is far from cheap. 

With the competition flaring up, Southern gentility flies out the window. Fontaine and Crawford will stop at nothing to discredit each other. Soon, the entire town is pulled into a rivalry that is spiraling dangerously out of control. Even the animals have strong opinions, and only Sister is able to maintain objectivity. 

But when opening hunt day ends in murder, she, too, is stunned. Who was bold and skilled enough to commit murder on the field? It could only be someone who knew both the territory and the complex nature of the hunt inside out. Sister knows of three people who qualify - and only she, with the help of a few clever foxes and hounds, can lay the trap to catch the killer. 

A colorful foray into an intriguing world, Outfoxed features a captivating cast of Southerners and their unforgettable animal counterparts. Rita Mae Brown has written a masterful novel that surprises, delights, and enchants.

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  • Book 1

    • Outfoxed

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Rita Mae Brown
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In the pristine world of Virginia foxhunting, hunters, horses, hounds, and foxes form a lively community of conflicting loyalties, where the thrill of the chase and the intricacies of human-animal relationships are experienced firsthand - and murder exposes a proud Southern community's unsavory secrets.... 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I love Rita Mae Brown, the writter!

    • By Char'lene G. mcKenzie on 04-06-19

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Hotspur

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Rita Mae Brown
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    When the skeleton of Nola Bancroft, still wearing an exquisite sapphire ring on her finger, is unearthed, it brings back a 21-year-old mystery. Beautiful Nola was a girl who had more male admirers than her family had money, which was certainly quite a feat. In a world where a woman's ability to ride was considered one of her most important social graces, Nola was queen of the stable. She had a weakness for men, and her tastes often ventured toward the inappropriate, like the sheriff's striking son, Guy Ramy. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love RMB!

    • By Peter on 03-06-19

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 3

    • Full Cry

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Rita Mae Brown
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    New York Times best-selling author Rita Mae Brown, co-writer of the wildly popular Mrs. Murphy mystery series, weaves a captivating tale from her foxhunting series. The New Year's Day festivities of the Jefferson Hunt are about to pick up when a promising Harvard Law School alum is found stabbed to death. As the investigation proceeds, those searching for the truth realize they might not survive to enjoy the next New Year's festivities.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Where's the mystery?

    • By Judith on 09-04-04

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 4

    • The Hunt Ball

    • A Novel
    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Rita Mae Brown
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely Story

    • By Julie Bryant on 10-21-05

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 5

    • 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 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

  • Book 6

    • The Tell-Tale Horse

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent engaging story

    • By book on 12-02-18

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  • Book 7

    • Hounded to Death

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Publishers Weekly proclaims "cozy fans and animal lovers will be charmed" by New York Times best-selling author Rita Mae Brown's foxhound series. The shrewd master of the Jefferson Hunt Club, "Sister" Jane Arnold must don her detective cap again as murder most foul creeps across the lush Virginia countryside.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • just ok

    • By dlsidrn on 05-11-09

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 8

    • Fox Tracks

    • Foxhunting, Book 8
    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Rita Mae Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    When Master of the Jefferson Hunt ''Sister'' Jane Arnold is confronted with two ominously similar deaths, she begins to suspect that the killings are linked- and part of a much larger plot. Voicing her opinion soon puts Jane's life in danger. Fortunately, she can turn to her four-legged friends - including horses Keepsake and Lafayette, and even the fox Aunt Netty - for help.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brown does Virginia and hunting

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-25-16

    Regular price: $21.52

  • Book 9

    • Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

    • 'Sister' Jane, Book 9
    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Rita Mae Brown
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • NARRATOR WAS UNBEARABLE,!

    • By Pomegranate on 01-27-15

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 10

    • 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 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This was not a performance.

    • By Virginia Mather on 01-19-19

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 11

    • Homeward Hound

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Rita Mae Brown
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As an equestrian

    • By Jacqueline Peiffer on 01-30-19

    Regular price: $24.49