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The Tail of the Tip-Off (Mrs. Murphy Series #11)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    exciting cozy

    When there is no murderer on the loose, there is no better place to be than Crozet, Virginia. It is a magical place where animals talk to each other crossing species lines. The only ones who can¿t understand the animals are the dumb human beings and the animals believe that is because have gotten away from nature. The tiger cat Mrs. Murphy, the large gray Cat Pewter, and Tucker the Corgi, owns Mary Minor Haristeen, known as Harry to her friends. The trio loves Harry and will do anything to protect her and keep her safe when she is busy sleuthing. Following a women¿s basketball game at the University of Virginia, HH Donaldson collapses and dies. An autopsy shows a one and a half-inch piercing in the back of his neck so the tentative conclusion is he was poisoned. A few days later, Mychelle Burns, a building code inspector is found in the closet inside the woman¿s basketball locker room with a knife wound through the chest. Harry, who has to be in the middle of a homicide investigation, tries to figure out who the murderer is and almost winds up as victim number three. One of the most charming facets of the Mrs. Murphy mysteries is the conversation the animals have with each other. The heroine¿s animals go to great lengths to save her from her actions and their love and tender displays of affections would warm the heart of pre-ghostly Scrooge. THE TAIL OF THE TIP-OFF is a not to be missed exciting cozy. Harriet Klausner

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    Posted January 16, 2014

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    Posted July 31, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    A huge tree

    A huge tree grows in this book, many animals come to this tree for a home, or food... A family of mice live here under the roots, safe from predators. A crow nest lives on th second branch, high enough for predators not be able to touch her eggs, but close enough to the ground that if her chicks fell, they would most likley survive. At the top of the tree an eagles nest lays there, with a fierce, no-nonsence eagle living there...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Wolfsun

    She rushes in and stops with horror when he sees the fox she runs away with her tail between her legs replaying in her mind events that occured when she was a kit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Greenleaf

    The silver-flecked tom dashes over when he hears the sounds of fighting. He leaps to Whitefoot's side, slashing at the fox.
    -Greenleaf-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Daisyflame

    My eyes widen in alarm and i dash into the stream and grab velvetstars kits by the scruff and put the other kis on my back. I run int camp silently promising to come back if whitefoot needs help~daisyflame

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Kits

    The brown tabby she kit hisses at the fox, latching onto its legs and biting with her needle like teeth. She lets go and runs after her brother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Whitefoot

    *the dove grey shecat snarled and leapt after the fox. She landed heavily on the fox's back and clawed at its fur.* "Quick! Run!" she yowled to the kits. *the shecat distracted the fox to giv the kts a chance to escape.* ~Whitefoot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Emeraldkit and Teasurekit

    The twin shekits frolic playfully through the forest, giggling and laughing. Teasurekit perked up "Look!" She meowed pointing at a tall overhanging rock. "Race you!" Emeraldkit said as both kits dashed off, not noticing a pair of brown eyes following them. They both reached the edge of the rock, which hung over a river and sat there panting. "I won!" Emeraldkit declared. "Did not! I got here first!" Treasurkit protested. While the twi argued the brown eyed fox emerged, trapping them on the rock. Both kit squealed in alarm, panicked when they realized they had no were to go. As the snapping fox neared they both fell backwards into the water below. The fox jumped down stream, were it waited to catch the two kits like tiny fish. -Emeraldkit and Teasurekit-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Dappleaong

    Dapplesong hunted. She caugh two voles a rabbit and two shrews. Prey caught: Three rabbits two mice five voles two shrews a thrush. Wanted: what has.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2003

    Rita Mae & Sneaky Pie are All-Stars

    Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie have managed to create enjoyable and believeable characters and situations; the animals, especially. Their human charcaters have grown and changed over the course of the series. As someone with horses in his past, I appreciate Ms. Brown's and Sneaky Pie's honest protrayal of horse stewardship. In addition to being a fun and interesting murder mystery, this is an excellent primer on how to care for horses. I have read every one of the series and this faithful to the first and bodes well for more to come from Crozet, VA.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2003

    5 Stars for a Game-Winning 3-Point Shot!

    Co-authors Rita Mae Brown & literary cat Sneaky Pie have produced the finest book in their series starring Mary Minor 'Harry' Hairsteen, likeable postmistress -- and amateur sleuth -- of small-town Crozet, Virginia, and her loyal trio of crime-solving, four-legged friends. Crozet is a stellar setting for malice aplenty mixed with Brown's unique representation of southern charm and eccentricities. While Rita Mae & Sneaky Pie's books always make for good reads, 'The Tail of the Tip-Off' stands out as a great mystery, with enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing until the end. While Brown's narrative can occasionally come across as serving her private agenda outside the novel, she seems to have escaped most of her opining ways and stayed truer to the story than in some mysteries past. The conversations and adventures of the animals in this book are witty and fun, and add to, rather than distracting one from, the human storyline. For those readers familiar with the Crozet mysteries, if you haven't kept up with the series, now's the time to return! And even if you've never read a word by Rita Mae Brown before, this one book could get you hooked on her. If you love a mystery with a strong female heroine and interesting relationships, especially one with cats & dogs & more mixed in, this is one book that you do not want to miss!

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