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Cat of the Century (Mrs. Murphy Series #18)

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Any Mrs. Murphy Anthropomorphic mystery is a special treat

Ever since Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen remarried her ex husband successful veterinarian Fair, she has been happier than she has been a in a long time; dating back to when he cheated on her during their first marriage. They live in Crozet, Virginia; a town where all the...
Ever since Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen remarried her ex husband successful veterinarian Fair, she has been happier than she has been a in a long time; dating back to when he cheated on her during their first marriage. They live in Crozet, Virginia; a town where all the animals regardless of species can talk to each other except humans. Harry's cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and her corgi Tee Tucker wish they could so they can warn her of danger and tell her where bodies are.

Several residents travel to William Woods University in Fuller, Missouri to celebrate Harry's beloved sassy Aunt Tally on her hundredth birthday. There is a lot of tension between the alumnae attending; especially between Mariah D'Angelo who owns a ritzy jewelry store and stockbroker Flo Langston. Their overt animosity divides the attendees into three groups, supporters of each and those who wish they would leave.

Things turn strange when Mariah abruptly leaves. It is learned that Flo was going to accse Mariah of selling fakes in her store. When they return to Crozet, Mariah sends threatening emails to Liz Fillmore who sided with Flo and Terri Kincaid who sells high end ceramics at her shop. When Flo is killed by a sniper and Mariah is found murdered at the University, Harry and her sleuthing menagerie investigates who the killer is and why that person did it.

Any Mrs. Murphy Anthropomorphic mystery is a special treat as affirmed by Cat of the Century. The love between Harry and Fair shines throughout especalliy as he gives her space she needs to be herself even when she investigates. There are plenty of suspects with motives in a well constructed cozy that readers will enjoy in this one sitting read.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on February 7, 2010

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

I was disappointed

I have enjoyed many of Rita Mae Brown's books, not just the Mrs. Murphy books. I found this to have boring characters and way too much political commentary. I guess you could use political views to develop characters but these comments did not develop anything just fil...
I have enjoyed many of Rita Mae Brown's books, not just the Mrs. Murphy books. I found this to have boring characters and way too much political commentary. I guess you could use political views to develop characters but these comments did not develop anything just filled in space. Please fill-in space with more mystery or more humor or just more story. I will keep following the series but please try harder.

posted by DeeTeeSD on May 5, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Windwing

    "Yes. We will practice fighting soon. Its leafbare and theres most no prey"

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Animals & Books

    This is a light read, nothing heavy. It is part of a series, but can be stand alone. If one has read the series one would be familiar with the characters & all the animals. It's just a fun read. There is nothing heavy about this book. I do like that every book while having many of the same characters, tends to bring a few more into the fold. The other think I like is each book introduces something; agriculture, animals, a way of doing something. If you haven't read the series...give yourself a gift & read it!

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  • Posted February 5, 2011

    not her best

    While I agree with the others that is was a bit too political, I will keep rrading the series. No one is perfect, not me or Ms. Brown. Let us see how the next one goes hmmm?

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