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Sneaky Pie Brown, a tiger cat born somewhere in Albemarle County, Virginia, was discovered by Rita Mae Brown at her local SPCA.

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). 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.

A Mrs Murphy Mystery. Books by Rita Mae Brown with Sneaky Pie Brown. Mrs. Murphy-Harry’s tiger cat possesses high intelligence and marvelous athletic ability. Dedicated in loving memory of. Paul and Frances Hamilton. It’s a good thing she has a sense of humor. Murphy’s rotund gray sidekick lacks some of the tiger cat’s athletic ability, but she makes up for it by being grouchy. However, Pewter is perfectly capable of seeing what humans cannot. Tee Tucker-The bravest corgi who has ever lived.

Books by Rita Mae Brown with Sneaky Pie Brown. The Really Important Characters.

Books by Rita Mae Brown. The hand that cradles the rock. Songs to a handsome woman. Puss ’n cahoots : a Mrs. Murphy mystery, Rita Mae Brown Sneaky Pie Brown

Books by Rita Mae Brown. The plain brown rapper. Murphy mystery, Rita Mae Brown Sneaky Pie Brown ; Illustrations by Michael Gellatly. p. cm. eISBN: 978-0-553-90349-2. 1. Haristeen, Harry (Fictitious character)-Fiction. 2. Murphy, Mrs. (Fictitious character)-Fiction. 3. Women postal service employees-Fiction.

I read the very early Mrs. Murphy mysteries-nearly 30 years ago now-and enjoyed them, but I haven't read any in a very long time, so I don't know whether I would now find the first few tiresome too, or whether the writing has gotten tired after trying to stretch out a basically cute, but not. very robust, gimmick. I finally read Puss'n Cahoots, the not so new book in the Mrs. Murphy series of Rita Mae Brown (yes, I waited for the mass-market paperback, sue me). I was, well, I can't say I was diappointed, because for being disappointed you have to have real expectations, but I wasn't fully satisfied.

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Puss n' Cahoots (2007). Video of Rita Mae Brown talking about her book, The Hounds and the Fury, fox hunting, and animals in general.

Murphy Mysteries Wish You Were Here (1990). Puss n' Cahoots (2007). ISBN 978-0-553-58682-4. The Purrfect Murder (2008). Rita Mae Brown's papers are at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.

Puss 'n Cahoots: A Mrs. Puss 'n Cahoots - Rita Mae Brown. I like learning new things. This series has gotten rather preachy, but that's okay on the printed page. You can always skim over that part if you don't happen to agree with the authors. I tried to listen to an audio version of one of the later books and the preaching got me to return it to the library after one CD.

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Instead of a proper second honeymoon, the newly remarried Harry and Fair Haristeen leave cozy Crozet, Virginia, for Shelbyville, Kentucky, site of the famous saddlebred horse show. There they’ll visit dear friends Joan Hamilton and Larry Hodge and enjoy a week among some of the finest horses, trainers, and riders in the country. But soon after they arrive, events veer mysteriously–and murderously–off course. First, Joan’s ruby and sapphire horsehead heirloom pin is stolen from her private box at the fairgrounds. Next, a young film star’s prize three-gaited mare disappears into thin air. There is no lack of suspects, from hotheaded trainers and jealous rivals to vicious ex-spouses. Then a body is found flagrantly murdered and it’s obvious to Harry that someone at Shelbyville is sending a strong message: winning is only secondary–first prize is survival. As Harry searches for clues, rediscovers life as a married woman, and deals with her upcoming fortieth birthday, her four-legged detective friends are already on the case. But is animal instinct any match for human depravity? Especially with two humans to protect and a killer on the prowl?From the Hardcover edition.

Comments: (7)

Glei
Somehow I missed reading this one in sequence. As I read it, I was struck by how much better the story is than the more recent Sneaky Pie books. The latest ones are thin on plot, not much use of the ensemble characters (human and animal), and way too much speechifying about government. Also, I am thoroughly tired of the historical versus present-day dual plotting. Once was interesting. More than that is shtick.

The book I am reviewing now has meat on its bones. The plot is interesting and not run of the mill. The animal characters are well used. Some of the human characters are real people. I thought I remembered seeing horses from Kalarama when I used to attend shows that had saddlebred classes. Sure enough.

So I enjoyed the book, and if you like this series and accept its fantasy premises, you will like it, too. I'm just sorry for the reminder that the series has now worn down and just about worn out.
Love Me
The last couple of Mrs. Murphy books were disappointing. I guess I kept buying them out of loyalty to the memory of the early ones that were so satisfying.

If the plots have been getting a bit thin (the motives for mayhem, uncovering of perps, etc.) there were all the great characters in Harry's world. Best of all there were always the canine and feline friends, not to mention the birds, and the snake in the barn.

This latest book has nothing to offer. Concerning the plot, I neither got to know, much less care about, the murderer and murderee. While the setting was in a unique environment, what I learned about it was minimal.

The characters trail here and there not doing much of anything. Harry herself has become a sleepwalker. Newly remarried, she and Fair, though placed in a motel at times, behave like a couple of siblings. Couldn't Rita Mae have at least hinted at some passion between them? Like maybe have the critters discuss why it's taking so long for mom and dad to have that shower together? (I know things have gotten bad when I can think up a better scene than the writer!!)

Harry vows to find a missing pin but never does. She's also just one of the gang of onlookers at the dead bodies rather than the solver of the mysteries. She does so little that she's never in a position for her pets to need to warn or rescue her.

Even those darling animals just trail around. Their fussing at one another is half-hearted and repetitious. The treatment of Mrs. Nasty at the end seems a bit gratuitous.

I remember the fun of the earlier books. (Like that memorable scene when the wee creatures actually drive a pick-up to save Harry.) I had hopes that the conclusion of this one would have a scene with the monkey, a snake, and the villian converging to hurt Harry and the gang coming to save her.

No such luck.

While this was not my first disappointment with Rita Mae, it's the first time I thought that there was absolutely nothing here to keep it from being a complete waste of my time. I don't think I'm going to risk that happening again.
Agrainel
Love this series! It's fun to read a mystery that is both from a human perspective and from a four pawed point of view. Keeps it interesting and the characters staying the same in each book makes one feel they are a part of the family...sharing a tale at a family reunion. I will be sad when I get to the last book. At least that is a few books away yet!☺
Mayno
The Mrs. Murphy series has been a delight! While some series featuring animals prominently in the plot can easily put the reader into a diabetic coma, this series stands out because the animals have not overshadowed the main characters, who have been well-developed and have lived in a realistic world. It has been edgy and tart with good plots and murders galore in the small town of Crozet, Va., in each successive volume. We have heard the thoughts of the animals in italicized conversations that did not interrupt the unfolding of the plot and, in fact, often aided its flow. This series has had well structured plots and thoughtful character development while including the right amount of local and cultural history of that region as well as thorough but not overdone amounts of background explanatory detail of elements such as fox hunting, farming, and horses necessary to the story.
Unfortunately, however, "Puss'n Cahoots," like "Sour Puss" and "Cat's Eyewitness" before it, continues her disturbing and thoroughly annoying trend of forgetting that it's a mystery story and not a soapbox for the author's favorite cause(s) of the month. Long before the first murder, the story screeches to a halt several times with what I assume Ms. Brown believes are well-presented arguments for her currents favs: illegal immigration and performance enhancing drugs leading at the first turn. There was a time when Ms. Brown could deal with a issue she believes in with one or two well-crafted sentences without stopping the story in its tracks; perhaps she had an editor then. Now, we the reader are subjected to pages of preaching talking points ad nauseam which completely detract from the mystery, and this happens throughout the story! I actually found myself skimming through her sermonizing to try to find the story line again. When even the animals put on a surplice, Ms. Brown needs to remember that Crozet, VA. (or Shelbyville, KY) is not a part of Hyde Park, London, and get off her soapbox! Forget a tight plot with a suspenseful and foreboding atmosphere; forget a suspenseful climax; forget a tight denouement which ties up all the pieces neatly. These elements are barely present (or not here at all) as if they were afterthoughts because Ms. Brown was too busy preaching to craft a good mystery story instead of the weakly developed alleged mystery that is "Puss'n Cahoots."
I give "Puss'n Cahoots" two stars because Ms. Brown does include a lot of her trademark background information about her setting: Saddlebred horse shows and all therein. This is part of what made this series so good and once again I learned a lot. Otherwise, sadly, thumbs disappointedly down.
To rescue this series as a legitimate mystery series, Ms. Brown needs to do two things: (1) start writing real mysteries again, and (2) STOP preaching at us! Would Miranda Hogendobber put too many ingredients in her cinnamon buns and then tell us why we need to like them?
Puss 'n Cahoots: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery download epub
Mystery
Author: Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 0553586823
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam; Reissue edition (January 29, 2008)