A Hiss before Dying (Mrs. Murphy Series #26)

A Hiss before Dying (Mrs. Murphy Series #26)

by Rita Mae Brown

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A Hiss Before Dying (Mrs. Murphy Series #26) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great ending. Last people you would ever suspect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I live book to book, this book didn't fulfill its normal routine for a rich story. It seemed like something you put out to make a publishing deadline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the historical flashbacks! Hope she keeps writing in this fashion! Did miss the fox hunting , prime season for it in this book.....of couse there is alway her other series to satisfy that craving!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the juxtaposition of the 18th Century and the 21st. The characters have become old friends. Friends I enjoy catching with their lives. The stories entwine in a way to add richness to both.
Delphimo More than 1 year ago
Sneaky Pie' s editing shows that cats can make mistakes, such as the sentence "an elderly men". In whole the book presented many facets of life in Virginia through the eyes of animals and the people. I love the adage the "idle hands do the Devil's work." The lack of a centralized currency shows one of the many problems facing the "new" United States. No matter what, greed and cunning dominate the quest to control. I felt that the animals talked too often, and I missed hearing from their humans. I enjoyed the alternating chapters set in current times and in 1786. The illustrations by Michael Gellatly enhanced the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This installment in the Murphy series was a bit lame in comparison to previous stories. The plot was pokay but it never really took off and captured more than a superficial interest on my part. In some ways, the double stories going on simultaneously was good but it mostly just slowed the book down. It would have been better to write two full-length novels rather than splitting the interest of both author and reader. Hope future novels will be more thought-out. Stephanie Clanahan
NWBookLover More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Sneaky Pie mysteries and, overall, have enjoyed every one - some more than others. I still do enjoy the characters of the present day mysteries - Harry and all of her friends, family and assorted pets. Yes, I also like learning American history. However, I am not really enjoying her new formula with these last books, that of two stories alternating chapters. Honestly, I want one or the other. It's confusing and, as a reader of her stories from the very first book, those are the stories I want to read. Having said that, I will add that this mystery can be read as a stand alone and both periods are good mysteries. I just would rather she would write either contemporary or historical mysteries.