By Rita Mae Brown
It takes a cat to put in writing the purr-fect mystery.
Things were beautiful fascinating in recent times in Crozet, Virginia—a little too interesting when you ask resident tom cat investigator Mrs. Murphy. simply because the city starts off to buzz over its Civil warfare reenactment, a well-liked neighborhood guy disappears. No one's visible Tommy Van Allen's single-engine aircraft, either—except for Mrs. Murphy, who noticed it in the course of a foggy evening's mousing.
Even Mrs. Murphy's favourite human, postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, can experience that whatever is amiss. yet issues fairly take an unsightly flip while the city reenacts the conflict of Oak Ridge—and a player finally ends up with 3 very genuine bullets in his again. whereas the shrewdpermanent tiger cat and her associates sift via clues that simply don't healthy jointly, quite a lot of locals worry that the scandal will strength well-hidden city secrets and techniques into the tough mild of day. And while Mrs. Murphy's relentless monitoring locations family at risk, it takes greater than a canny kitty and her staff of animal sleuths to set issues correct again....
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Cat on the Scent (Mrs. Murphy, Book 7) by Rita Mae Brown