"New Mrs. Murphy mystery"
In the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia lies the
small bucolic town of Crozet located in the middle of
Albermarle County. It is a special, magical town unlike
any other because all the animals are sentient and can talk
to each other including cross-species communication with
one "muted" exception: that of the inferior humans who have
not evolved enough to be on their level. Since man is the
only species who kills for reasons other than food and
defense, the animals of Crozet may have a point.
Currently Crozet is suffering from a crime wave with three
murders, a stolen truck, an unexplained $530,000 in one of
the homicide victim's safe, and other lesser felonies.
Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, her gray tiger cat Mrs.
Murphy, Pewter a fat gray cat, and Tucker the Welsh Corgi
are as usual in the middle of the investigation and hope to
close the case soon.
Any new Mrs. Murphy mystery is a joyful reading experience
and CATCH AS CAT CAN is no exception. Rita Mae Brown and
her feline Sneaky Pie have co-authored an adult mystery
that appeals to the child in all of us. Although Harry and
her ex-husband are still dating, the fair maiden has a
gorgeous new suitor who seems to good to be true. Still
Harry and her "owners" will never allow her romance to get
in the way of justice; but then again she is human.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 2, 2002