Cat on the Scent (Mrs. Murphy Series #7)

Cat on the Scent (Mrs. Murphy Series #7)

by Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
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Cat on the Scent (Mrs. Murphy Series #7) by Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown

Rita Mae Brown and her feline collaborator, Sneaky Pie Brown, have won a loyal readership with their six novels featuring that fearless investigator of mischief and mayhem, the tiger cat Mrs. Murphy. Now, in their most entertaining mystery yet, murder comes close to home.

As the men and women of Crozet, Virginia, prepare for a local Civil War reenactment, popular Tommy Van Allen is reported missing. No one's seen his single-engine plane, either—no one but Mrs. Murphy, who spotted it during a foggy evening's mousing in Tally Urquhart's abandoned barn. Even if fat cat Pewter insists that "nothing ever happens in May," Mrs. Murphy is certain that something sinister did occur that night on the Urquharts' deserted airstrip.

But how can Mrs. Murphy prove it when everyone in town is preoccupied with the debate over the region's new reservoir—and the money and power that are at stake. Even Mrs. M's favorite human, postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, bored by politics, can sense the dangerous anger brewing in some of Crozet's most prominent citizens.

Local tensions are set aside for the day when the gang—including Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker the corgi—assembles for the reenactment of the battle of Oak Ridge. But when the smoke finally clears, someone is lying on the ground with three very real bullets in his back. While the clever tiger cat and her friends sift through clues that just don't fit together, more than a few locals fear that the ensuing scandal will force well-hidden secrets into the harsh light of day.

In the end, Mrs. Murphy's relentless tracking has consequences even she cannot imagine. When her effortsplace loved ones in danger, it takes more than a canny kitty and her team of animal sleuths to set things right again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568957494
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 08/28/1999
Series: Mrs. Murphy Series , #7
Edition description: Large Print

About the Author

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane series; A Nose for Justice and Murder Unleashed; Rubyfruit Jungle; In Her Day; and Six of One, as well as several other novels. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia.
 
Sneaky Pie Brown, a tiger cat born somewhere in Albemarle County, Virginia, was discovered by Rita Mae Brown at her local SPCA. They have collaborated on numerous Mrs. Murphy mysteries—in addition to Sneaky Pie’s Cookbook for Mystery Lovers and Sneaky Pie for President.

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Cat on the Scent (Mrs. Murphy Series #7) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found this at a book exchange and decided to read it because a cat was one of the characters. I loved it. Looking forward to reading all the Mrs Murphy series.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a good book, but the ending left a lot to be desired. I think they could have done a better job with the ending, because the rest was good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this one very much, very sneaky Rita Mae Brown. I like the way you keep the reader interested and look forward to the next book. I can not believe the ending, it was great. You ought to put Harry and Fair back together. Wouldn't the fur fly then! Thanks for another great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book at a thrift store for 99 cents,i wanted to get it on my nook so i wouldnt have to lug the hardcover around. If i have the checkout numbeer tat they scan can i get it on my nook for free?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started reading Sneaky Pie¿s books years ago. I¿ve never been disappointed in any of them. I love how the authors blend everyday life with the extraordinary. Rita Mae Brown shows a wonderful understanding of nature, both human and non-human. I¿m should that if our cat could talk he would be as sassy as these three amigos. They have a sister relationship, I can pick on her but no one else better. Ms. Brown wrote a great scene with the bobcat to show how much love these three have for one another. The author¿s character development does not stop with the animals, the humans are very well developed too. Once again, Ms. Brown shows great insight into the human condition. Friends and family that love and ready care for each other. The author gives the reader a wonderfully pleasant town peopled by a vast and different well-developed cast of characters. Ms. Brown should be commented on her dialog too. It is fresh and witty, true to life. And so funny sometimes that the reader will laugh out loud. Oh, yes there is a murder mystery in there too. I liked the way Ms. Brown ended this particular story. Sometimes the humans don¿t get it. But, she doesn¿t leave the reader hanging, we know what has happened and that is fine with me. Reading this book is fun, who cares about the mystery? I highly recommend this book and series. I would suggest that a new reader start at the beginning. It is fun and quite rewarding to watch the characters and author develop with each book. Plus, you won¿t understand all the ¿little¿ points of the characters. So starting reading and get ready for a wild ¿ride¿ in the town of Crozet, Virginia.