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The Hunt Ball

by Rita Mae Brown

The Hunt Ball by Rita Mae Brown
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2005
    336 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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The 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 Author Biography

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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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