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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)

Also by Sneaky Pie Brown:

Puss 'n Cahoots, February 2007
Hardcover
Cat's Eyewitness, February 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Three More Mrs. Murphy Mysteries in One Volume, March 2005
Hardcover
Whisker of Evil, January 2005
Paperback (reprint)
The Tail of the Tip-Off, March 2004
Paperback (reprint)
Catch as Cat Can, February 2003
Paperback (reprint)
Claws and Effect, January 2002
Paperback (reprint)
Pawing Through the Past, January 2001
Paperback (reprint)
Cat on the Scent, August 2000
Paperback (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)

Catch as Cat Can
Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown

Mrs. Murphy Mystery Series, #10
Bantam
February 2003
400 pages
ISBN: 0553580280
Paperback (reprint)
$7.50
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Mystery Woman Sleuth

Spring has come to the Blue Ridge Mountains, and spring fever to the tiny town of Crozet. As the annual Dogwood Festival approaches, romantic maneuvers are rampant. Even equable postmistress Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen inadvertently snatches a blind date from under the nose of manhunter Lottie Pearson, the university fundraiser.

As for Mrs. Murphy, her interest in the exploding bird population is intensified by Pewter’s discovery of a dead rare woodpecker near the back porch. Feline intuition tells her more mysteries lie ahead. And they do.

A case of stolen hubcaps seems relatively straightforward until the truck that transported them to the unsuspecting O’Bannon brothers’ upscale salvage yard turns out to be completely untraceable. And while everybody deplores the tipsy, raunchy behavior of young mechanic Roger O’Bannon, nobody is sure it accounts for his sudden death over a sobering cup of coffee. But when his brother Sean will not authorize an autopsy and presses on with preparations for the Wrecker’s Ball, the climax of the season’s junketing, people start to whisper.

Then, as violent thunderstorms sweep in from the west to shadow spring festivities, another death occurs–could it be murder? Harry ponders whether the two deaths are connected. And as she and her furry cohorts–the cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker–get mud on their boots and paws mapping local terrain and relationships and sniffing out telltale scents of villainy, someone is watching their every move.

When a shooting leads to the discovery of a half-million crisp, clean dollar bills that look to be very dirty, Harry’s blood is really up. But by the time she’s close to fingering a cold-blooded murderer, Mrs. Murphy already knows who it is–and who’s next in line. She also knows that Harry, curious as a cat, does not have nine lives. And the one she does have is hanging by the thinnest of threads.

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