The Big Cat Nap

The Big Cat Nap : The 20th Anniversary Mrs. Murphy Mystery

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"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER As feline collaborators go, you couldn t ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown. "The New York Times Book Review" It s mid-May and murder is once again in full bloom in Crozet, Virginia or so it seems to Mary Minor Harry Haristeen. The trouble begins when Harry s dear friend Miranda Hogendobber takes her on a leisurely drive that ends in a narrow drainage ditch. The chaos continues when the Very Reverend Herbert Jones s Chevy pickup also abruptly goes kaput. But these vehicular mishaps are nothing compared to the much more distressing state of a mechanic discovered by Harry in a local repair shop: His head s been bashed in. Despite numerous warnings from her much-loved coterie of friends, human and otherwise, Harry quickly surmises that the time has come to pop the hood and conduct her own investigation. Her animal companions see disaster fast approaching but can do little except try their best to protect their foolishly intrepid human. Harry s race to the truth leads straight to powerful forces determined to avoid scrutiny at any cost even if it means running Harry Haristeen off the road for good. Includes a preview of Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown s next Mrs. Murphy mystery, "The Litter of the Law" Harry and her pals are on the case. . . . [Brown] fills the series with rich central Virginia color, and readers will greet the recurring characters with fondness. " Richmond Times-Dispatch" "" [A] delightful book. Huntington News"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 295 pages
  • 106.68 x 175.26 x 27.94mm | 68.04g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Anniversary
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0345530454
  • 9780345530455
  • 207,018

About Rita Mae Brown

Rita Mae Brownis 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.""show more

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As feline collaborators go, you couldn t ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown. "The New York Times Book Review" "From the Hardcover edition.""show more

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"As feline collaborators go, you couldn't ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown."- The New York Times Book Review From the Hardcover more

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