Cat of the Century: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 6, 2010 - Fiction - 240 pages
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BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Rita Mae Brown's Hiss of Death and A Nose for Justice.

Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen’s beloved, tart-tongued neighbor Aunt Tally is about to turn the big 1-0-0, and the alumnae association of Tally’s alma mater is throwing a big fund-raising bash in her honor. The plan is to celebrate Tally’s centennial and recoup some much-needed school revenue lost in the cratered economy, but when a killer blizzard bears down and a board member goes missing, it falls to Harry and her menagerie of mystery solvers to track down the truth behind what is rapidly becoming a perfect storm of embezzlement, political corruption, and the kind of long-smoldering enmity that can explode into murder. Does the key lie in a forty-year-old unsolved death? If so, Harry and her four-legged friends better find it or—even at a hundred years old—Aunt Tally may outlive them all.
 

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CAT OF THE CENTURY

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Aunt Tally's centennial provides more excitement than anyone bargained for when alumni-association members get up to no good.Fresh from yet another local murder (The Purrfect Murder, 2008, etc.), Mary ... Read full review

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User Review  - hklibrarian - LibraryThing

Rita went to the college of focus in this book as a requested speaker and fell in love with the campus and their Midwest values. Then she decided to focus a story around it. While the book was not bad ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 9
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Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane 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.
 
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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