In this latest whodunit, Rita Mae Brown and her feline partner-in-crime-detection, Sneaky Pie Brown, return to the scene of their bestselling crimespicturesque Crozet, Virginia. Love is in the air as spring comes to the small town, but no sooner has Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen remarried than she is rudely interruptedby murder. And no sooner does the trouble start than curious cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with corgi Tee Tucker, sink their claws into the case.
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"Brown provides a captivating look at grape growing and the passionate dedication it requires." - Publishers Weekly.
"Perhaps too much on the burgeoning wine business, but the delightful banter between the animals is sure to please fans who don't mind watching interesting human characters take a back seat to clever critters." - Kirkus Reviews.
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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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