Probable Claws (Mrs. Murphy Series #27)

Probable Claws (Mrs. Murphy Series #27)

by Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown

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Overview

Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown return to Albemarle County, Virgina, as tangled mysteries past and present converge in the bestselling Mrs. Murphy series.
 
“As feline collaborators go, you couldn’t ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
With the New Year just around the corner, winter has transformed the cozy Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia, into a living snow globe. It’s the perfect setting for Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen to build a new work shed designed by her dear friend, local architect Gary Gardner. But the natural serenity is shattered when out of the blue, right in front of Harry and Deputy Cynthia Cooper, and in broad daylight, Gary is shot to death by a masked motorcyclist.
 
Outraged by the brazen murder, Harry begins to burrow into her friend’s past—and unearths a pattern of destructive greed reaching far back into Virginia’s post-Revolutionary history. When Harry finds incriminating evidence, the killer strikes again.
 
Heedless of her own safety, Harry follows a trail of clues to a construction site in Richmond, where the discovery of mysterious remains has recently halted work. Aided as always by her loyal, if opinionated, companions, crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker the Corgi, Harry hunts for a link between the decades-old dead, the recently violently deceased—and ancient secrets that underlie everything. And while other deaths are narrowly averted in a flurry of fur, the killer remains at large—ever more desperate and dangerous. The deep-rooted legacy of corruption that’s been exposed can never be buried again. But if Harry keeps pursuing the terrible truth, she may be digging her own grave.

Praise for Probable Claws

“Series fans will know exactly what to expect: animals who talk to one another, [Rita Mae] Brown’s personal views on an array of topics, and a healthy dose of Virginia history.”Publishers Weekly

“The animal crew, joined by a surprising new addition, is in rare form. . . . Beautiful illustrations bring the pet personalities to life.”Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432850951
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 06/27/2018
Series: Mrs. Murphy Series , #27
Edition description: Large Print
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown mysteries; the Sister Jane series; the Runnymede novels, including Six of One and Cakewalk; A Nose for Justice and Murder Unleashed; Rubyfruit Jungle; and In Her Day; as well as many other books. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia and is a Master of Foxhounds and the huntsman.
 
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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Probable Claws (Mrs. Murphy Series #27) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Captures your attention with details of events then history and BAM...Ghosts!
Delphimo More than 1 year ago
As a cat lover, I adore this series, but I do have a beef. Brown has too many animals and people, and too much conversation among the animals. The animals seem to act as a Greek chorus in explaining what is happening. Brown does use italics when the animals are speaking, but this disrupts the flow of the story. As usual, Rita Mae Brown utilizes her expertise is filling the book with lengthy and tedious information concerning some aspect of the story. The discussion of building and architecture went on and on, and lead to very little pertinent data. I enjoyed the jump back into 1787 and learning about the financial woes of the new country.
Delphimo More than 1 year ago
As a cat lover, I adore this series, but I do have a beef. Brown has too many animals and people, and too much conversation among the animals. The animals seem to act as a Greek chorus in explaining what is happening. Brown does use italics when the animals are speaking, but this disrupts the flow of the story. As usual, Rita Mae Brown utilizes her expertise is filling the book with lengthy and tedious information concerning some aspect of the story. The discussion of building and architecture went on and on, and lead to very little pertinent data. I enjoyed the jump back into 1787 and learning about the financial woes of the new country.
FHlady More than 1 year ago
Another recently released cozy mystery in the Mrs. Murphy series. I love that her series features Mary Minor "Harry" Haristean and her menagerie of dogs, cats, and horses. The dogs and cats have the fantastic ability to talk to one another and always seem one step ahead of Harry when she is trying to solve a mystery. I felt that their dialogue somehow had lost the wittiness that it usually contained and by the end of the story was very tired of the "big spider" thread. Usually they were much more involved in solving the mystery and seemed to be left out this time other than one factor. This mystery is a bit different from it's usual format; but since I hadn't read the last 2 or 3, I had difficulty following a new spin these mysteries have taken. There is a dual time line with the cozy mystery taking place in the present and the other time line following the development of the US post Revolution. I enjoyed the historic timeline but didn't see the correlation to the present day mystery. Then reading the post note from the author, it appears the historical timeline started in the previous book and will conclude in the next book. I would recommend that the author or publisher somehow note this so that other readers don't attempt to read this as a standalone. Overall, felt this book wasn't quite the quality and cleverness of her previous books.