Friday, 29 May 2015

Review: 'Nine Lives to Die' by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown

Nine Lives to Die by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown, 2014, Bantam Books, $26.00, hardbound, 253 pages. Cover: like it. Category/Genre: Mystery. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: AmazonBarnes and NobleBooks-A-Million

Combine mystery with Virginia flavour and add likable characters (both human and animal), and you have a Mrs Murphy story. 

This particular tale has the intrepid tabby trying to help solve an old murder. When Mrs Murphy, Pewter, and Tee Tucker come across a gold bracelet, they don't think much about the fact that it was recently wrapped around the wrist of a skeleton. But before long, the animals find out their human, Harry Haristeen, has a stake in solving the mystery of just how that skeleton came to be on her property. 

There's also a fresh murder, with the victim missing two fingers. Until the fingers show up in a pencil holder at Harry's church . . . 

The barbs between Tee Tucker, a corgi, and Pewter, a grey cat, do get a bit rough -- so if you want to read about animals who get on, this may not be the series for you. 

Note: strong language.

If you like this one, try: Sneaky Pie for President, by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown.

Rita Mae Brown can be found at Rita Mae Brown BooksBrainyQuote, and Facebook

Sneaky Pie Brown can be found at CatPrez.comTwitter, and Facebook

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