Mrs. Murphy

27 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,791 ratings

Wish You Were Here Publisher's Summary

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.

When Crozet's citizens start turning up murdered, Harry remembers that each received a card with a tombstone on the front and the message "Wish you were here" on the back. Intent on protecting their human friend, Mrs. Murphy and Tucker begin to scent out clues.

Meanwhile, Harry is conducting her own investigation, unaware her pets are one step ahead of her. If only Mrs. Murphy could alert her somehow, Harry could uncover the culprit before the murder occurs - and before Harry finds herself on the killer's mailing list.

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  • Book 1

    • 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 264
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 197

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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

  • Book 4

    • 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 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

     

    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

  • Book 5

    • 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 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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

  • Book 6

    • 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 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and T. Tucker rock!

    • By B. Maxwell on 02-09-17

    Regular price: $26.57

  • Book 7

    • 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 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    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

  • Book 8

    • 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 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    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

  • Book 9

    • Claws and Effect

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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

  • Book 10

    • 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 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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

  • Book 11

    • 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 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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

  • Book 12

    • Whisker of Evil

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    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

  • Book 13

    • Cat's Eyewitness

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 136

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cat's Eyewitness

    • By Lori A. Foster on 04-22-06

    Regular price: $21.52

  • Book 14

    • Sour Puss

    • By: Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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

  • Book 15

    • 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 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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

  • Book 16

    • The Purrfect Murder

    • A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
    • By: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    When wealthy Carla Paulson begins plotting her extravagant new home, she ruffles more than a few feathers. Soon Carla is stabbed to death, and standing over her, with knife in hand, is one of Harry's good friends.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery gone missing

    • By Darren on 03-28-08

    Regular price: $21.52

  • Book 17

    • 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

  • Book 18

    • Cat of the Century

    • A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
    • By: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to previous

    • By Anne on 04-23-10

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 19

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    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

  • Book 20

    • 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 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    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

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