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A hiss before dying : a Mrs. Murphy mystery

A Mrs. Murphy mystery ;

Thorndike Press large print basic.

Mrs. Murphy mystery ;
Title:
A hiss before dying : a Mrs. Murphy mystery
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Edition:
Large print edition.
Publisher Info:
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
Physical Description:
523 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
A Mrs. Murphy mystery ; 26

Thorndike Press large print basic.

Mrs. Murphy mystery ; bk. 26.
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Pagination may vary.
Abstract:
"Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown are back chasing mystery with their unique circle of Southern sleuths. And though the changing colors of fall are a beauty to behold, this year the scattered leaves hide a grim surprise. Autumn is in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia--and all the traditions of the changing seasons are under way. Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen cleans her cupboards, her husband, Fair, prepares the horses for the shorter days ahead, and the clamorous barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But the last thing the local beaglers and their hounds expect to flush out is a dead body. Disturbingly, it's the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver too disfigured to identify..."-- Provided by publisher.

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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorA Mrs. Murphy MysteryAutumn is in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia, and the barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But when the hounds flush out a dead body, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her furry friends pick up a trail of clues dating back to the state's post-Revolutionary past.


Author Notes

Rita Mae Brown was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania, on November 28, 1944. She received an associate's degree from Broward Junior College in 1965, a B.A. in English and classics from New York University in 1968, a Cinematography Degree from the School of the Visual Arts in 1968, and a Ph.D. in English and political science from the Institute for Policy Studies in 1976. She was the writer-in-residence at the Women's Writing Center of Cazenovi College and a visiting instructor teaching fiction writing at the University of Virginia.

After publishing two books of poetry, she published her first novel, Rubyfruit Jungle, in 1973. Her works include The Hand that Cradles the Rock, Sudden Death, Venus Envy, Loose Lips, and Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser. She writes the Mrs. Murphy Mystery series and Foxhunting Mysteries series. She also writes screenplays and teleplays including Sweet Surrender, Room to Move, Table Dancing, and The Long Hot Summer. Her work on TV earned several Emmy nominations and she received the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Variety Show in 1982 for I Love Liberty.

(Bowker Author Biography) Rita Mae Brown is the author of many novels, including "Outfoxed" & "Loose Lips". She & her collaborator, Sneaky Pie Brown, have written eight previous Mrs. Murphy mysteries, most recently "Pawing Through the Past".

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