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Santa clawed

by Brown, Rita Mae.

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
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Plum Community Library Adult Audio PL FIC BRO
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Adult Audio
Call Number  PL FIC BRO
As Harry well knows, there¿s hardly a place on earth cozier than Crozet, Virginia, at Christmastime. Snowflakes, carolers, it¿s all picture-perfect until Harry and her husband, Fair, find the tree they¿ve chosen grimly decorated with a corpse. The tree farm is run by the Brothers of Love, a semimonastic organization whose members live atop the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Now, as the season grows merrier, a murderer is growing bolder. One by one, prominent men of Crozet are being crossed off Christmas shopping lists and added to the morgue. And if Harry and her four-legged helpers aren¿t very good-and very careful-this Christmas will be her last.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Newly remarried Harry Harristeen, full-time farmer (and amateur sleuth), is excited about the upcoming holidays, but her spirits are dashed when she finds a dead monk at the Christmas-tree farm. Of course, Harry's three cats, Mrs. Murphy, Tucker, and Pewter, are just as interested as Harry in uncovering the murderer, who's wrecking the holidays for everyone by killing off the seemingly selfless monks. This series is just about as formulaic as cozy mysteries can be, but it's a formula that works, and this entry is just as fun and satisfying as the rest, from the sassy dialogue between the animals to Harry's dedication to solving crimes, even when it means risking her own safety. The secondary characters, from husband and equine vet Fair to friend and deputy Cooper, provide a solid backdrop to the story. Demand will make this an essential purchase for all mystery collections.--Moyer, Jessica Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Murder casts a shadow over the yuletide cheer in bestseller Brown's 17th Mrs. Murphy mystery (after The Purrfect Murder) to feature Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, former postmistress of Crozet, Va. On a visit to the Brothers of Love Christmas tree farm, Harry, her husband and their animal friends are dismayed to stumble on a murdered monk. Someone has cut the throat of Christopher Hewitt, a former insider trader, and placed a Greek coin, an obol, under his tongue (in Greek mythology an obol ensures safe passage to the underworld). Deputy Cynthia Cooper and sheriff Rick Shaw's investigation grows to include the similar murder of Brother Speed, a former jockey. Who's targeting the monks? Next, Harry's almost killed after her wily pets alert her to money hidden on her land. Figuring out whodunit leads the Haristeens and the authorities to a double-edged discovery regarding the root of all evil that fans of the furry detectives and their two-legged pals will appreciate. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Mrs. Murphy mystery
Features Mary Minor Haristeen, a postmistress and her cat, Mrs. Murphy in Corzet, Virginia
#1 - Wish you were here
#2 - Rest in pieces
#3 - Murder at Monticello
#4 - Pay dirt
#5 - Murder, she meowed
#6 - Murder on the prowl
#7 - Cat on the scent
#8 - Pawing through the past
#9 - Claws and effect
#10 - Catch as cat can
#11 - The Tail of the tip-off
#12 - Whisker of evil
#13 - Cat's eyewitness
#14 - Sour puss
#15 - Puss 'n cahoots
#16 - The Purrfect murder
#17 - Santa clawed
#18 - Cat of the century
#19 - Hiss of death
#20 - The Big Cat nap
#21 - Sneaky Pie for president
#22 - The Litter of the law
#23 - Nine lives to die
#24 - Tail gate
#25 - Tall tail
#26 - A Hiss before dying
#27 - Probable claws
#28 - Whiskers in the dark
Subjects Haristeen, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Murphy, Mrs. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Women postal service employees -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- Virginia -- Fiction.
Women cat owners -- Fiction.
Cats -- Fiction.
Crozet (Va.) -- Fiction.
Christmas stories.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher [Solon, Ohio] : Prince Frederick, MD :Playaway Digital Audio ;2009
[Distributed exclusively by] Recorded Books, LLC :
[Manufactured by] Findaway World, LLC,
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Forbes, Kate, narrator.
Recorded Books, LLC.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Kate Forbes.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by Recorded Books, LLC, p2008.
"A Mrs. Murphy Mystery"--Container.
In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.).
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Accompanying material may vary.
System Details Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (6 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
ISBN 9781436199971
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