By Rita Mae Brown
The once a year steeplechase races at Montpelier, as soon as the house of James and Dolley Madison, are the excessive element within the social calendar of the horse-mad Virginians of comfortable Crozet. The race meet bargains a cracking strong time with outdated buddies and an opportunity to get even--on the racecourse--with previous enemies. Postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen should be within the thick of the motion in this day of excessive spirits and fierce pageant. however the wonderful thoroughbreds and the pinks and vegetables and purples worn by way of the riders don't blind Harry to the harmful undercurrents that begin to floor. There's guaranteed to be a few emotional fireworks at Montpelier. nonetheless, not anyone expects the day to finish in tragedy.
Found lifeless generally barn is without doubt one of the day's riders, a knife plunged in the course of the jockey's center. the single clue is a enjoying card, the Queen of golf equipment, impaled over the deadly wound. in the prosperous, tight-knit global of horse vendors, running shoes, and jockeys, the sufferer had either admirers and enemies.
Was the murderer's reason greed, drugs--a pervasive evil within the race world--or sexual competition? fortunately for Crozet's people, the tiger cat Mrs. Murphy is true at domestic within the strong yard...and at the path of the surprising fact. yet will Harry capture on in time to prevent a killer grown bloodthirsty with success?
In Murder, She Meowed Sneaky Pie Brown and her co-author, Rita Mae Brown, have penned one other smart and sassy secret that probes the depths of human depravity and the heights of tom cat genius.
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