The Hunt Ball (Sister Jane Foxhunting Series #4)

The Hunt Ball (Sister Jane Foxhunting Series #4)

by Rita Mae Brown
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Hunt Ball (Foxhunting Series #4) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Psquare More than 1 year ago
I actually find the majority of her books great reading; the inclusion of the animals simply adds to the storyline. I enjoy the intrigue, the characters and overall the way she weaves the story together. I constantly find myself finding it difficult to not go to the last page simply to see how the story ends. I think the book was a great read and look forward to the next one. I also think the fact that I'm 51 years of age (don't look it) and Black simply shows that Miss Brown has the ability to bring in readers from across the board. Cheers!
judgeintraining More than 1 year ago
I love the Sister Jane Arnold fox hunting series, but this particular book is a real disappointment. The emphasis on the girls from the boarding school and their adolescent issues is vastly less interesting than the grown up stories and fox hunting regional intrigue. I think that Sister herself (sister is a southern nickname) and this particular character, master of fox hounds and in her 70's is someone any strong minded woman would give her favorite horse to hang out with, well may be not that, but certainly her right arm. This particular book is not up to the standards of the series, skip it, read the first three then press off to #5.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked up the book on CD at the library. I love the mystery genre and have generally been satisfied with the CDs I've gotten based on continuing characters. This was so uninteresting I finally hit the eject button even though I don't know who done it. Just don't care. I especially found the conversations among the animals ridiculous and distracting from the story. The plot is extremely thin and based on the spoilers I was able to find on the web, the motive was easily determined within the first third of the book.

The narration was done in a very monotonic voice, which added to the frustration of this work. Maybe just reading the book would have been more interesting, but if you have a choice between this book and another go for the other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm about in the middle of reading the complete series and do intend to finish. I love dogs (any kind) and find reading about the horses and hounds in these fox hunting mysteries enjoyable. I like Rita Mae Brown's books for the fact that I get to feel like I know the main characters. New characters are introduced into each book but the main characters remain the same.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Virginia, the students led by the ¿Three Musketeers¿ protest that their all girls¿ prep school Custis Hall fails to properly credit slaves for creating some of the crafts on display. Though worthy, nothing really comes of their protest at least that is what everyone involved thought at the time. Everybody associated with Custis Hall seems to like good natured Al Perez. That is everyone except the person who murdered the director of alumnae affairs and fund raising for the school. His corpse hangs next to a ¿dummy¿ dead body at the students¿ Halloween dance. Though stunned by the homicide, Headmistress Charlotte Norton remains calm and keeps everyone else relatively composed. --- At about the same time, seventy-two years old 'Sister' Jane Arnold, the Master of the Virginia Jefferson Hunt Club, learns of the death. She begins making inquires assisted by her beloved animals but no motive seems to surface. Still Jane assisted by the Three Musketeers and her assortment of foxhounds, horses, foxes, birds, and other ¿house pets¿ keeps digging not realizing that someone is watching how close the menagerie gets to the truth --- Though Sneaky Pie is not a co-author, the animals have distinct personalities, names and traits and are able to communicate with one another something the dumb humans except Jane fail to comprehend. The hunt and its related ball are vividly described so that the audience gets a taste of an upper crust event. The who-done-it is cleverly developed but takes a back seat to the antics of the animals (as is the case in most of Ms. Brown¿s novels). Fans of the author will enjoy watching the humans OUTFOXED by the animals at THE HUNT BALL. --- Harriet Klausner