Sister Jane #8
Random House Publishing Group
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Featuring: Sister Jane Arnold
Hardcover / e-Book
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New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown bounds to
the front of the pack with Fox Tracks, the thrilling new
mystery in her beloved foxhunting series featuring the
indomitable “Sister” Jane Arnold and, among others, the
boisterous company of horses and hounds. Now, as a string of
bizarre murders sweeps the East Coast, this unlikely
alliance must smoke out a devious killer who may be closer
than they first think.
While outside on Manhattan’s Midtown streets a fierce
snowstorm rages, nothing can dampen the excitement inside
the elegant ballroom of Manhattan’s Pierre Hotel. Hunt clubs
from all over North America have gathered for their annual
gala, and nobody is in higher spirits than “Sister” Jane,
Master of the Jefferson Hunt in Virginia’s Blue Ridge
Mountains. Braving the foul weather, Sister and her young
friend “Tootie” Harris pop out to purchase cigars for the
celebration at a nearby tobacco shop, finding themselves
regaled by the colorful stories of its eccentric proprietor,
Yet the trip’s festive mood goes to ground later with the
grisly discovery of Adolfo’s corpse. The tobacconist was
shot in the head but found, oddly enough, with a cigarette
pack of American Smokes laid carefully over his heart.
When a similar murder occurs in Boston, Sister’s “horse
sense” tells her there’s a nefarious plot afoot—one that
seems to originate in the South’s aromatic tobacco farms.
Meanwhile, Sister’s nemesis, Crawford Howard, will stop at
nothing to subvert the Jefferson Hunt Club. There’s more
than one shadowy scheme in the works in Albemarle County,
and some conspirators are unafraid of taking shots at those
evidencing too keen an interest in other people’s business.
When Sister voices her suspicions, she, too, becomes a
target. Fortunately for her, the Master of the Jefferson
Hunt may rely upon the wits and wiles of her four-legged
friends—including horses Lafayette and Matador, the powerful
hound, Dragon, and even the clever old red fox, Uncle Yancy!
From Manhattan’s gritty streets to the pastoral beauty of
Virginia horse country, Fox Tracks features the beloved
characters from past Sister Jane novels in a fascinating new
intrigue. This sly, fast-paced mystery gives chase from
sizzling start to stunning finish!
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