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The Purrfect Murder

The Purrfect Murder

Paperback Mrs. Murphy Mysteries (Paperback)

By (author) Rita Mae Brown, By (author) Sneaky Pie Brown, Illustrated by Michael Gellatly

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 341 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 174mm x 28mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 27 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0553586831
  • ISBN 13: 9780553586831
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 232,019

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It's autumn in cozy, idyllic Crozet, Virginia--a time for golden days, crisp nights...and murder. Mrs. Carla Paulson is one of the diamond-encrusted "come-here" set who has descended on Crozet with plenty of wealth and no feeling for country ways. She's determined to make her new house the envy of all her well-heeled friends--and enemies --and she's hired architect Tazio Chappers to build it. From the start, the project--and Mrs. Paulson--are a major headache for all involved. But no one could foresee that it would end with Mrs. Paulson stabbed to death at a gala fund-raiser with Harry's friend Tazio standing over her, holding the knife. Now Harry must solve what seems to everyone else an open-and-shut case. Her four-legged partners --sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker--see it Harry's way. But will they have to choose between catching the "purr"fect killer and saving Harry?

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Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of several books. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and poet, she 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 fifteen previous Mrs. Murphy mysteries: Wish You Were Here; Rest in Pieces; Murder at Monticello; Pay Dirt; Murder, She Meowed; Murder on the Prowl; Cat on the Scent; Pawing Through the Past; Claws and Effect; Catch as Cat Can; The Tail of the Tip-Off; Whisker of Evil; Cat's Eyewitness; Sour Puss; and Puss 'n Cahoots, in addition to Sneaky Pie's Cookbook for Mystery Lovers. "From the Hardcover edition."

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"While the humans philosphize over the big issues, the pets steal the limelight."--"Kirkus Reviews " "Well-paced ... unpredictable."--"Publishers Weekly" "Rita Mae Brown has never shied away from addressing the topical--or letting the serious overwhelm the funny.... Brown provides a perfect diversion for a cold night, complete with a cat or a dog on your lap."--"Richmond Times-Dispatch" "From the Hardcover edition."