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Mystery Woman Sleuth | Mystery
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
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?
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
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