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Hiss of Death: Mrs. Murphy Mystery Series, Book 19
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Rita Mae Brown's The Big Cat Nap.Ah, spring! The brighter days and singing birds have a way of lifting people’s spirits, as well as those of their animal companions. But the season can also bring out the first blossoms of murder. As the redbuds open in Crozet, Virginia, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen is especially excited—until a health crisis sends her reeling into the forbidding world of hospitals and doctors, treatments and procedures. Surviving this journey will be tough, but Harry has her animal friends—and her ever-helpful husband, Fair—to support her. Others are considerably less fortunate: A promising nurse’s lifeless body is discovered without a mark on her. Then another hospital employee, who had seemed in perfect health, is also found dead. There’s a mystery afoot—and that’s one thing Harry and her menagerie can’t keep their noses out of.
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        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 numerous Mrs. Murphy mysteries--in addition to Sneaky Pie's Cookbook for Mystery Lovers and Sneaky Pie for President.
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Rita Mae Brown's The Big Cat Nap.
Ah, spring! The brighter days and singing birds have a way of lifting people’s spirits, as well as those of their animal companions. But the season can also bring out the first blossoms of murder. As the redbuds open in Crozet, Virginia, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen is especially excited—until a health crisis sends her reeling into the forbidding world of hospitals and doctors, treatments and procedures. Surviving this journey will be tough, but Harry has her animal friends—and her ever-helpful husband, Fair—to support her. Others are considerably less fortunate: A promising nurse’s lifeless body is discovered without a mark on her. Then another hospital employee, who had seemed in perfect health, is also found dead. There’s a mystery afoot—and that’s one thing Harry and her menagerie can’t keep their noses out of.
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        "As feline collaborators go, you couldn't ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown."

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      • content: "Brown ratchets up the tension in a conclusion that brings Harry, the killer, both cats, the dog and two horses into the final showdown. Brown...reunites the reader with beloved characters, supplies a wealth of local color and creates a killer whose identity and crimes are shocking (in one case, particularly so)."
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      • content: "As explained on the book's cover, it takes a cat to write the purr-fect mystery. Indeed...With a baffling mystery at hand (or paw), it might just prove to be one of [Harry's] most perplexing cases."
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      • content: "Brown sensitively depicts Harry's cancer treatment as the paw-biting action...builds to the revelation of a surprising killer."
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        February 7, 2011
        Readers concerned about breast cancer will welcome Brown's 19th Mrs. Murphy mystery (after 2010's Cat of the Century). While Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen copes bravely with a diagnosis of stage one breast cancer, a sad discovery distracts her from her illness. Shortly before the 5K Run for Breast Cancer Awareness, Harry and her pets find the corpse of well-liked OR nurse Paula Benton, one of the event's organizers, who appears to have died of anaphylactic shock from a hornet's sting. But was it murder? Paula had been having problems with Thadia Martin, a former addict turned drug counselor at Central Virginia Medical Complex who was jealous of Paula's friendship with Dr. Cory Schaeffer. Brown sensitively depicts Harry's cancer treatment as the paw-biting action, which includes Schaeffer's almost fatal electrocution (via electric car), builds to the revelation of a surprising killer.

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        April 1, 2011

        The Browns, human and felineĀ (Cat of the Century, 2010, etc.), roll out another rambling tale.

        Mary "Harry" Haristeen has had her share of troubles, so she thinks it's her turn to give back by gathering her group of womenfolk together to organize the Central Virginia Hospital's 5K Run for Breast Cancer Awareness. With her friends Susan Tucker and BoomBoom Craycroft by her side, Harry feels good about what she's accomplishing, even if she is the group's resident tightwad. When Harry finds fellow organizer Paula Benton dead next to a hornet, she's as shocked as everyone else. While the poor nurse was allergic to bees and afraid of needles, she would never have been too scared to give herself a shot if it would save her life. En route to figuring out what's so suspicious about Paula's death, Harry gets some surprising news from the hospital and finds that she may need more help than she's ever asked for. With her stalwart husband Fair by her side, Harry must face up to unexpected personal challenges. Luckily, she's got the company of a few good animals (though "familiar" might be more precise than "good"). Mrs. Murphy, sassy Pewter, Tee Tucker and the rest of the gang are back to make sure no harm comes to their favorite human. Can they help protect her from her biggest threat while helping her solve the mystery to boot?

        More likely to appeal to fans of sermons and Harry's personal life than to mystery mavens.

        (COPYRIGHT (2011) KIRKUS REVIEWS/NIELSEN BUSINESS MEDIA, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

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Ah, spring! The brighter days and singing birds have a way of lifting people’s spirits, as well as those of their animal companions. But the season can also bring out the first blossoms of murder. As the redbuds open in Crozet, Virginia, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen is especially excited—until a health crisis sends her reeling into the forbidding world of hospitals and doctors, treatments and procedures. Surviving this journey will be tough, but Harry has her animal friends—and her ever-helpful husband, Fair—to support her. Others are considerably less fortunate: A promising nurse’s lifeless body is discovered without a mark on her. Then another hospital employee, who had seemed in perfect health, is also found dead. There’s a mystery afoot—and that’s one thing Harry and her menagerie can’t keep their noses out of.
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