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The Resource A hiss before dying : a Mrs. Murphy mystery, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly

A hiss before dying : a Mrs. Murphy mystery, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly

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A hiss before dying : a Mrs. Murphy mystery
Title
A hiss before dying
Title remainder
a Mrs. Murphy mystery
Statement of responsibility
Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown are back chasing mystery with their unique circle of Southern sleuths. And though the changing colors of fall are a beauty to behold, this year the scattered leaves hide a grim surprise. Autumn is in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia--and all the traditions of the changing seasons are under way. Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen cleans her cupboards, her husband, Fair, prepares the horses for the shorter days ahead, and the clamorous barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But the last thing the local beaglers and their hounds expect to flush out is a dead body. Disturbingly, it's the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver too disfigured to identify. The deaths seem unrelated--until Harry picks up a trail of clues dating back to the state's post-Revolutionary past. The echoes of the Shot Heard Round the World pale in comparison to the dangerous shootout Harry narrowly escapes unscathed. Next time, it may be the killer who gets lucky. But not if Harry's furry friends Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker can help it. Lending their sharp-nosed talents to the hunt, they'll help their mistress keep more lives from being lost--and right an injustice buried since the early days of America's independence. "As feline collaborators go, you couldn't ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown."--The New York Times Book Review"--
  • "A Hiss Before Dying is a current contemporary mystery exploring wild animal poaching counterpointed with a historical narrative set in America's post-revolutionary past, featuring the characters readers embraced in Tail Gait and Tall Tail"--
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When Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen--together with her feline companions--investigates two seemingly unrelated deaths in her Blue Ridge Mountain community, she discovers a trail of clues connected to Virginia's post-revolutionary past
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10559512
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DLC
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Brown, Rita Mae
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.R698
LC item number
H56 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1982-
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Brown, Sneaky Pie
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True
Series statement
Mrs. Murphy
Series volume
26
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  • Haristeen, Harry (Fictitious character)
  • Murphy, Mrs. (Fictitious character)
  • Women detectives
  • Women cat owners
  • Cats
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Label
A hiss before dying : a Mrs. Murphy mystery, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780553392494
Lccn
2017002158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957744659
Label
A hiss before dying : a Mrs. Murphy mystery, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780553392494
Lccn
2017002158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957744659

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