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Touching stories for the shorter days of November

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Also by Rita Mae Brown:

The Litter Of The Law, October 2013
e-Book
Fox Tracks, December 2012
Hardcover
Sneaky Pie for President, August 2012
Hardcover
The Big Cat Nap, April 2012
Hardcover
Animal Magnetism, October 2009
Hardcover
The Purrfect Murder, February 2008
Hardcover
The Tell-tale Horse, October 2007
Hardcover
The Hounds and the Fury, October 2007
Paperback (reprint)
Sour Puss, February 2007
Paperback (reprint)
Puss 'n Cahoots, February 2007
Hardcover
The Hounds and the Fury, October 2006
Hardcover
The Hunt Ball, September 2006
Trade Size (reprint)
Sour Puss, March 2006
Hardcover
Cat's Eyewitness, February 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Outfoxed, July 2005
Trade Size (reprint)
Three More Mrs. Murphy Mysteries in One Volume, March 2005
Hardcover
Whisker of Evil, January 2005
Paperback (reprint)
Full Cry, October 2004
Paperback (reprint)
The Tail of the Tip-Off, March 2004
Paperback (reprint)
Hotspur, November 2003
Paperback (reprint)
Catch as Cat Can, February 2003
Paperback (reprint)
Alma Mater, October 2002
Trade Size (reprint)
Claws and Effect, January 2002
Paperback (reprint)
Pawing Through the Past, January 2001
Paperback (reprint)
Cat on the Scent, August 2000
Paperback (reprint)
Loose Lips, May 2000
Trade Size (reprint)
Bingo, July 1999
Trade Size (reprint)
Six of One, July 1999
Trade Size (reprint)
Sneaky Pie's Cookbook for Mystery Lovers, May 1999
Hardcover
Murder on the Prowl, February 1999
Paperback (reprint)
Murder, She Meowed, November 1997
Paperback (reprint)
Pay Dirt, October 1996
Paperback (reprint)
Murder at Monticello, September 1995
Paperback (reprint)
Rest in Pieces, June 1993
Paperback
Wish You Were Here, October 1991
Paperback (reprint)

Sour Puss
Rita Mae Brown

Bantam
February 2007
336 pages
ISBN: 0553586815
Paperback (reprint)
$7.50
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Mystery Woman Sleuth

In this latest whodunit, Rita Mae Brown and her feline partner-in-crime-detection, Sneaky Pie Brown, return to the scene of their bestselling crimes– picturesque Crozet, Virginia. Love is in the air as spring comes to the small town, but no sooner has Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen remarried than she is rudely interrupted–by murder. And no sooner does the trouble start than curious cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with corgi Tee Tucker, sink their claws into the case.…

After an unexpected rekindling of their romance, Harry and her veterinarian ex-husband, Fair Haristeen, have happily remarried. But the excitement of their nuptials is quickly overshadowed by the murder of Professor Vincent Forland, a world-famous grape and fungal expert who was in town visiting the local vineyards.

Within days of giving a lecture on how distilled fungus and cattle diseases are the current basis of chemical warfare, Forland’s decapitated body is discovered. After their initial fright, the residents of Crozet believe that this was a political murder and settle back into their routines–until a local is also found dead, killed in the same gruesome manner as Professor Forland. Now residents can’t help wondering, is this really the work of an outsider–or one of their own?

No longer working in the post office, Harry had just planted a quarter acre of grapes, which fuels her natural curiosity over just what the two murder victims knew and had in common. Once the warmth of spring arrives, the grapevines blossom and Harry’s furry entourage discovers the first critical clue. But how can they show the humans what they’ve learned? And how can they–or anyone–stop the killing?

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