trouble begins at Custis Hall, an exclusive girls' school in Virginia that has
gloried in its good name for nearly two hundred years. At first, the outcry is
a mere tempest in a silver teapot a small group of students protesting the
school's exhibit of antique household objects crafted by slaves and
headmistress Charlotte Norton quells the ruckus easily. But when one of the
two hanging corpses ornamenting the students' Halloween dance turns out to be
real the body of the school's talented fund-raiser, in fact Charlotte and the
entire community are stunned. Everyone liked Al Perez, or so it seemed, yet
his murder was particularly unpleasant.
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'Brown's passion for foxhunting is evident throughout; fellow bloodsporters will be fine with the minute details of the hunt, but others may be less than entranced.' - Booklist.
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Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of many books including Rubyfruit Jungle, In Her
Day, Six of One, Southern Discomfort, Sudden Death, High
Hearts, Bingo,, Starting from Scratch: A Different Kind of
Writers' Manual, Venus Envy, Dolley: A Novel of Dolley Madison in
Love and War, Riding Shotgun, Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary
Rabble-Rouser, Loose Lips, and Outfoxed. An Emmy-nominated
screenwriter and a 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 at least 14 Mrs. Murphy mysteries.
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