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A Hiss Before Dying

Label
A Hiss Before Dying
Title
A Hiss Before Dying
Statement of responsibility
Rita Mae Brown
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Language
eng
Summary
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. "As feline collaborators go, you couldn't ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown."—The New York Times Book Review 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. The deaths seem unrelated—until Harry picks up a trail of clues dating back to the state's post-Revolutionary past. The echoes of the Shot Heard Round the World pale in comparison to the dangerous shootout Harry narrowly escapes unscathed. Next time, it may be the killer who gets lucky. But not if Harry's furry friends Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker can help it. Lending their sharp-nosed talents to the hunt, they'll help their mistress keep more lives from being lost—and right an injustice buried since the early days of America's independence.Praise for A Hiss Before Dying"Clearly the cat's meow."—Library Journal "Thoroughly delightful!"—Red Carpet Crash "An air of mystery, a touch of history and that undeniable voice . . . Sneaky Pie Brown is back on the prowl."—Daily Progress "The staccato conversation style of the contemporary chapters contrasts nicely with the more fluid prose of those set in the eighteenth century. Brown's signature asides—on such subjects as local and national politics, traditional art, race, God, and just about anything else that strikes her fancy—give readers plenty to think about."—Publishers Weekly
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Summary
When Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen--together with her feline companions--investigates two seemingly unrelated deaths in her Blue Ridge Mountain community, she discovers a trail of clues connected to Virginia's post-revolutionary past
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10559512
Cataloging source
BT
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Brown, Rita Mae
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Mrs. Murphy mysteries
Series volume
0026
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
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A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Label
A Hiss Before Dying
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:0c1f7037-3630-4eb5-b9d8-75c76e36a346
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780553392500
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Hiss Before Dying
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0c1f7037-3630-4eb5-b9d8-75c76e36a346
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780553392500
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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