Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Murder on the prowl
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Series:
Published:
New York : Bantam Books, 1998.
Physical Desc:
320 pages : ill. ; 24 cm
Status:
Central
MYSTERY Brown, R.
Description
It takes a cat to write the purr-fect mystery—"People who love cats...have a friend in Rita Mae Brown," declares The New York Times Book Review. And nowhere is it more obvious than in this, her sixth deliciously witty foray into detective fiction written with the paws-on help of collaborator Sneaky Pie Brown, and starring that irrepressible crime-solving tiger cat, Mrs. Murphy.As the principal of St. Elizabeth's, an exclusive private school that caters to Crozet, Virginia's, best families, Roscoe Fletcher has proven himself to be a highly effective and vastly popular administrator. So when his obituary appears in the local paper, everyone in town is upset. Yet nothing compares to the shock they feel when they discover that Roscoe Fletcher isn't dead at all. Someone has stooped to putting a phony obituary in the newspaper. But is it a sick joke or a sinister warning?Only Mrs. Murphy, the canny tiger cat, senses the pure malice behind the act. And when a second false obit appears, this time of a Hollywood has-been who is Roscoe Fletcher's best friend, Mrs. Murphy invites her friends, the corgi Tee Tucker, and fat cat Pewter, to do a bit of sleuthing. It's obvious to this shrewd puss that two phony death notices add up to deadly trouble. And her theory is borne out when one of the men is fiendishly murdered."Harry" Haristeen, in her position as Crozet's postmistress, is the first to hear all the theories on whodunit—starting with the man's jealous wife. Then a second bloody homicide follows, and a third. People are dropping like flies in Crozet and no one seems to know why.Fearlessly exploring all the places where humans never think to go, Mrs. Murphy manages to untangle the knots of passion, duplicity, and greed that have sent someone into a killing frenzy. Yet knowing the truth isn't enough. Mrs. Murphy must somehow lead Harry, her favorite human, down a trail that is perilous...to a killer who is deadly...and a climax that mystery lovers will relish.
Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Central
MYSTERY Brown, R.
On Shelf
Location
Call Number
Status
Folsom Adult
MYSTERY Brown, R.
On Shelf
Sutter County Main Branch
MYSTERY Brown, R.
On Shelf
Woodland Public Library
FICTION Brown
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Book
Language:
English
ISBN:
0553099701, 9780553575408, 0553575406

Notes

General Note
"A Mrs. Murphy mystery"--Jacket.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Brown, R. M. (1998). Murder on the prowl. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Brown, Rita Mae. 1998. Murder On the Prowl. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Brown, Rita Mae, Murder On the Prowl. New York: Bantam Books, 1998.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Brown, Rita Mae. Murder On the Prowl. New York: Bantam Books, 1998. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
6b21068b-c5f3-93e4-f3d9-1425d6eafada
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeJan 21, 2021 04:36:34 PM
Last File Modification TimeJan 21, 2021 04:50:50 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeMay 14, 2021 02:28:05 AM

MARC Record

LEADER01567cam 2200409 a 4500
001ocm37451822
00520171122080529.0
003OCoLC
008970806s1998    nyua          000 1 eng  
1001 |a Brown, Rita Mae.
932 |a MYSTERY Brown, R.
650 0|a Haristeen, Harry (Fictitious character)|v Fiction.
650 0|a Women postal service employees|z Virginia|v Fiction.
650 0|a Murphy, Mrs. (Fictitious character)|v Fiction.
650 0|a Women detectives|z Virginia|v Fiction.
650 0|a Women cat owners|z Virginia|v Fiction.
650 0|a Cats|z Virginia|v Fiction.
655 7|a Mystery fiction.|2 gsafd
020 |a 0553099701
020 |a 9780553575408
020 |a 0553575406
010 |a 97031153
500 |a "A Mrs. Murphy mystery"--Jacket.
260 |a New York :|b Bantam Books,|c 1998.
300 |a 320 p. :|b ill. ;|c 24 cm
24510|a Murder on the prowl /|c Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrations by Wendy Wray.
043 |a n-us-va
05000|a PS3552.R698|b M88 1998
049 |a JRSA
040 |a DLC|b eng|c DLC|d C#P|d CSP|d JRS
08200|a 813/.54|2 21
998 |e -|d a |f eng|a cen|a fol|a sut|a wdp
907 |a .b10975925
945 |y .i27361524|i 31740001656036|l suta|s -|k |u 80|x 0|w 1|v 9|t 0|z 11-13-99|o l|a MYSTERY Brown, R.
945 |y .i27361561|i 31652001263426|l wdpa|s -|k |u 53|x 1|w 0|v 5|t 0|z 11-13-99|o -|a FICTION Brown
945 |y .i27361573|i 36796000730714|l fola|s -|k |u 62|x 1|w 0|v 10|t 0|z 11-13-99|o l|a MYSTERY Brown, R.
945 |y .i77149312|i 33029103784807|l cenag|s -|k |u 3|x 2|w 0|v 1|t 0|z 12-12-17|o -