A mysterious death in a Virginia farm town has the locals
scratching their heads?while frisky feline Mrs. Murphy and
her friends, fat-cat Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker, uncover
clues as they curl their way around a cold-blooded killer.
This balmy summer in Crozet, Virginia, postmistress Mary
Minor ?Harry? Haristeen has a lot to think about. Things
have been pretty cozy between her and her ex-husband, Fair
and her beloved old post office is in danger of being
replaced with a modern building?and modern rules. Harry?s
thoughtful contemplation is shattered the day she stumbles
over a dead body near Potlicker Creek. Barry Monteith, the
handsome local horse breeder, has been savagely murdered. A
true ladies? man, Barry was known to have left a string of
broken hearts behind him. But could a spurned lover be
responsible for his untimely demise?
The plot only thickens when an autopsy reveals that Barry
was infected with rabies weeks before he was killed. As
usual, Harry can?t resist doing a little digging?with Mrs.
Murphy close by to warn of approaching danger. Harry makes
a remarkable discovery in the creek?the class ring of Mary
Pat Reines, a local woman who disappeared thirty years
earlier along with her prized Thoroughbred stallion. Like
Barry, Mary Pat was a successful horse breeder?and now all
of Crozet is wondering if the two cases are linked. As the
police struggle with the evidence, the pressure gets hotter
than a June afternoon?especially when another person is
found dead of less-than-natural causes. As usual, Mrs.
Murphy and her crew are the first to sniff out the truth.
But if they don?t find a way to help Harry piece together
the puzzle, she could become the killer?s next target?and
even Mrs. Murphy?s slinkiest moves won?t be able to save