By Rita Mae Brown
It takes a cat to jot down the purr-fect mystery—
"People who love cats...have a pal in Rita Mae Brown," pronounces The ny occasions e-book Review. And nowhere is it extra seen than during this, her 6th deliciously witty foray into detective fiction written with the paws-on aid of collaborator Sneaky Pie Brown, and starring that irrepressible crime-solving tiger cat, Mrs. Murphy.
As the primary of St. Elizabeth's, an particular inner most institution that caters to Crozet, Virginia's, most sensible households, Roscoe Fletcher has confirmed himself to be a powerful and significantly well known administrator. So whilst his obituary looks within the neighborhood paper, all people on the town is disappointed. but not anything compares to the surprise they suppose once they become aware of that Roscoe Fletcher isn't really lifeless in any respect. a person has stooped to placing a phony obituary within the newspaper. yet is it a in poor health funny story or a sinister warning?
Only Mrs. Murphy, the canny tiger cat, senses the natural malice in the back of the act. And while a moment fake obit seems, this time of a Hollywood has-been who's Roscoe Fletcher's ally, Mrs. Murphy invitations her neighbors, the corgi Tee Tucker, and fats cat Pewter, to do a little bit sleuthing. it really is seen to this wise puss that phony loss of life notices upload as much as lethal hassle. And her thought is borne out while one of many males is fiendishly murdered.
"Harry" Haristeen, in her place as Crozet's postmistress, is the 1st to listen to the entire theories on whodunit—starting with the man's jealous spouse. Then a moment bloody murder follows, and a 3rd. individuals are losing like flies in Crozet and not anyone turns out to grasp why.
Fearlessly exploring the entire locations the place people by no means imagine to head, Mrs. Murphy manages to untangle the knots of ardour, duplicity, and greed that experience despatched somebody right into a killing frenzy. but understanding the reality isn't really sufficient. Mrs. Murphy needs to someway lead Harry, her favourite human, down a path that's perilous...to a killer who's deadly...and a climax that secret fans will get pleasure from.