Hiss of Death: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 12, 2011 - Fiction - 240 pages
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Rita Mae Brown's The Big Cat Nap.

Ah, spring! The brighter days and singing birds have a way of lifting people’s spirits, as well as those of their animal companions. But the season can also bring out the first blossoms of murder. As the redbuds open in Crozet, Virginia, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen is especially excited—until a health crisis sends her reeling into the forbidding world of hospitals and doctors, treatments and procedures. Surviving this journey will be tough, but Harry has her animal friends—and her ever-helpful husband, Fair—to support her. Others are considerably less fortunate: A promising nurse’s lifeless body is discovered without a mark on her. Then another hospital employee, who had seemed in perfect health, is also found dead. There’s a mystery afoot—and that’s one thing Harry and her menagerie can’t keep their noses out of.
 

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User Review  - hklibrarian - LibraryThing

I just loved this book! And sometimes that is NOT the case with Rita. She didn't get on her soapbox as much in this book. It was entertaining although the ending was so farfetched it was almost like something out of Disney. You just had to laugh. A quick read and a job well done. Read full review

HISS OF DEATH

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The Browns, human and feline (Cat of the Century, 2010, etc.), roll out another rambling tale.Mary "Harry" Haristeen has had her share of troubles, so she thinks it's her turn to give back by ... Read full review

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Contents

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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 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 19
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 32
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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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