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The Resource Tall tail, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly

Tall tail, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly

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Tall tail
Title
Tall tail
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Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly
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eng
Summary
At any moment a perfect summer day in Crozet, Virginia-nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains-might turn stormy and tempestuous, as Harry knows too well when a squall suddenly sweeps in. In a blink, Harry's pickup nearly collides with a careening red car that then swerves into a ditch. Harry recognizes the dead driver slumped over the vehicle's steering wheel: Barbara Leader was nurse and confidante to former Virginia governor Sam Holloway. Though Barbara's death is ruled a heart attack, dissenting opinions abound. After all, she was the picture of health, which gives Harry and her four-legged companions pause. A baffling break-in at a local business leads Harry to further suspect that a person with malevolent intent lurks just out of sight: Something evil is afoot. As it happens, Barbara died in the shadow of the local cemetery's statue of the Avenging Angel. Just below that imposing funereal monument lie the remains of one Francisco Selisse, brutally murdered in 1784. Harry's present-day sleuthing draws her back to Virginia's slave-holding past and the hunt for Selisse's killer. Now it's up to Harry and her furry detectives-Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tee Tucker-to expose the bitter truth, even if it means staring into the unforgiving eyes of history and cornering a callous killer poised to pounce
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"Returning to Virginia's post-revolutionary history and to characters introduced in Tail Gait, the story follows the Garth sisters and their husbands, neighbors to a brutal slaveholder whose murder at the hands of one of his slaves is neither unexpected nor unwarranted, especially when the impetus was an attack on that slave's wife. The sisters manage to smuggle the fugitive to safety in York, Pennsylvania, while ensuring that the circumstances underlying the entire ordeal stay long buried. Until now. Harry and her animal companions come closer to drawing a link between the past and the present. And in this centuries-spanning caper, they will discover that hiding who you really are may have mortal consequences.... As the questions surrounding"--
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10480940
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DLC
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Brown, Rita Mae,
Dewey number
813/.54
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OTtXQMrOJVI
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.R698
LC item number
T36 2016
Literary form
fiction
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1982-
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Brown, Sneaky Pie
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True
Series statement
A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Series volume
[Book 25]
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  • Haristeen, Harry (Fictitious character)
  • Murphy, Mrs. (Fictitious character)
  • Women detectives
  • Women cat owners
  • Cats
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • FICTION / Humorous / General
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Mrs. Murphy mystery
Label
Tall tail, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly
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Book 25 of the Mrs. Murphy Mystery series (series numeration from NoveList)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20440040
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xvi, 320 pages
Isbn
9780553392463
Lccn
2015045502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Tall tail, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly
Publication
Copyright
Note
Book 25 of the Mrs. Murphy Mystery series (series numeration from NoveList)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20440040
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xvi, 320 pages
Isbn
9780553392463
Lccn
2015045502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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