Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (Sister Jane Foxhunting Series #9)

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (Sister Jane Foxhunting Series #9)

by Rita Mae Brown
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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (Sister Jane Foxhunting Series #9) by Rita Mae Brown

The chase is on in New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown’s gripping new foxhunting mystery, featuring the irrepressible “Sister” Jane Arnold and the wily antics of her four-legged friends. In Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, a century-old crime reawakens bad will—and stirs up a scandal that chills Sister to the bone.
 
Sister Jane and the Jefferson Hunt Club have traveled from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains to the Bluegrass State of Kentucky to ride with the members of the Woodford Hounds—in the teeth of foul weather. Sister knows better than anyone that an ill wind blows no good.
 
After the hunt, Sister Jane and her boyfriend, Gray Lorillard, head to a sumptuous party on a nearby estate, also home to a historic equine graveyard. The revelry is interrupted by jarring news: The discovery of grisly remains in the cemetery that are decidedly not equine.
 
Now Sister and her hounds are on the case, digging up clues to an old murder that links three well-connected Southern families. When mayhem follows the Jefferson Hunt back to Virginia, the deadly doings become all too real: A dear friend of Sister’s is found murdered. Sister and her animal friends must work fast to find a clever killer determined to keep deep-rooted secrets buried.
 
A rollicking, riveting mystery, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie is a masterly novel full of colorful characters, gorgeous country landscapes, and the breathtaking thrill of the hunt.

Praise for Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
 
“A knotty murder mystery . . . Cunning foxes, sensible hounds, and sweet-tempered horses are among the sparkling conversationalists in this charming series starring Jane (Sister) Arnold. . . . The biggest thrills are riding out with Sister and her chatty hounds on a cold, crisp morning.”The New York Times Book Review

“[Brown] combines a clever plot, cherished characters and the beauty of nature and rural life to provide an entertaining whodunit.”Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Sister remains an intriguing and challenging sleuth. . . . [Brown’s] foxhunting titles are great for readers who like gentility with a wicked little twist.”—Library Journal
 
“Enjoyable [and] pleasurable . . . Enough with the demographics of foxhunting as most people view it; if I’ve learned one thing from reading Rita Mae Brown, it is to expect the unexpected!”Huntington News
 
“Whether you’re a fox chaser or not, Brown’s storytelling skills will keep you entertained throughout.”In & Around Horse Country

“As usual, Brown is at her best when relaying the animals’ quirks and conversations, and mischievous foxes are a delight.”Publishers Weekly
 
“Fun . . . [Let Sleeping Dogs Lie takes] readers on an adventure.”RT Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553392623
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Series: Sister Jane Foxhunting Series , #9
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane series; the first two books in her Nevada 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.

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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Beckannie More than 1 year ago
Disappointing book in an outstanding series. I have always loved all the characters, human, canine, equine, etc. I look forward eagerly to each new entry in the series. This book seemed to me to be written more for foxhunters and not for mystery lovers. We really spent much more time in the hunt field than on plot and character development. I look forward to spending a lot more time with all the Bancrofts and even Crawford and Marty in future books. I hope Ms. Brown changes direction with the next book and brings back the people and characters that we love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the book to be more about horses and hunting rather than a mystery.    Since the book is part of a series, at first it was hard for me to follow but then I did get to know the characters.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie - Sister Jane Book 9 Author: Rita Mae Brown Published: 11-4-14 Publisher: Random House Pages: 305 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Women Sleuths; Humor & Satire; Animals; Amateur Sleuths ISBN: 9780553392623 ASIN: B00KAFX854 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Rita Mae Brown includes a menagerie of animals in her novels and we are privy to their thoughts and the reasons behind their actions. As well as following the mystery through the human characters we get to see the interactions between them and the animal characters; which are often hilarious. I have had many varieties of pets including rabbits, chickens, goats, horses, felines and canines. We have fostered deer, coyote and even a baby skunk and injured wild turkey at one time. I swear they can understand me and try to tell me things that I am a little slow on picking up on. I honestly believe animals are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. For parents of fur babies you will know that they are the true rulers of the house and are very vocal in their wants and desires. In Let Sleeping Dogs Lie we contend with the horses, fox, cats and dogs who are front and center along with Sister Jane, her gentleman friend Gray Loullard and members of the hunting club and the Academy. As usual Let Sleeping Dogs Lie centers around the Fox Hunt. This is truly a light cozy mystery. The Jefferson Hunt Club participates in the Kentucky Woodford Hunt. At a luncheon following the hunt remains are found in the equestrian graveyard and are not the remains of a horse. Upon returning to Virginia the trouble follows them. When Sister Jane's friend is murdered, she and the animals step in to find out who had a hand in her death before the killer strikes any closer to home. Using new technology to solve an old case as well as the recent murder. Secrets and old crimes vs. new technology. With Sister Jane on the case it is about to come to a gripping and exciting conclusion.
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moldyworm12 More than 1 year ago
Starts out well then devolves into excessive detail about foxhunting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
library book, read your freebies To me, Rita Mae Brown is not a consistant writer. Take that as you will. Having red across genres with her over my life, I wish it wasn't so. I have loved the Sneaky Pie Brown, felt a bit battered by Rubyfruit Jungle which was so revelatory to my generation; however, these Sister Jane books are affected. I understand Brown's love of "the hunt". Her historical references are first rate. I like Jane a lot. The rest of the characters, especially the men, are simpering, wishy washy, and inconsistant in their presence. They need to be written as strongly as the women.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book much more than the last few Sneaky Pie books. Having said that, I'm a foxhunter/horse person so I enjoyed those parts of the book. I think a non horse person would find it boring . Not enough mystery either.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Groupleaf escorts Hawkclaw into the camp. She purred, and allowed Flamekit and Genuine to bombard her with questions.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A small, chocolate brown kit with ginger streaks on her tail bouned in. "Im applekit!" She exlamed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thats camp