Cat of the Century by Rita Mae Brown
A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (Mrs. Murphy Mysteries)

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BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Rita Mae Brown's Hiss of Death and A Nose for Justice.

Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen’s beloved, tart-tongued neighbor Aunt Tally is about to turn the big 1-0-0, and the alumnae association of Tally’s alma mater is throwing a big fund-raising bash in her honor. The plan is to celebrate Tally’s centennial and recoup some much-needed school revenue lost in the cratered economy, but when a killer blizzard bears down and a board member goes missing, it falls to Harry and her menagerie of mystery solvers to track down the truth behind what is rapidly becoming a perfect storm of embezzlement, political corruption, and the kind of long-smoldering enmity that can explode into murder. Does the key lie in a forty-year-old unsolved death? If so, Harry and her four-legged friends better find it or—even at a hundred years old—Aunt Tally may outlive them all.
 

About Rita Mae Brown

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Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane series; the first two books in her new Nevada series: A Nose for Justice and Murder Unleashed; Rubyfruit Jungle; In Her Day; and Six of One, as well as several other novels. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia.Sneaky Pie Brown, a tiger cat born somewhere in Albemarle County, Virginia, was discovered by Rita Mae Brown at her local SPCA. They have collaborated on twenty previous Mrs. Murphy mysteries: Wish You Were Here; Rest in Pieces; Murder at Monticello; Pay Dirt; Murder, She Meowed; Murder on the Prowl; Cat on the Scent; Pawing Through the Past; Claws and Effect; Catch as Cat Can; The Tail of the Tip-Off; Whisker of Evil; Cat's Eyewitness; Sour Puss; Puss 'n Cahoots; The Purrfect Murder; Santa Clawed; Cat of the Century; Hiss of Death; and The Big Cat Nap, in addition to Sneaky Pie's Cookbook for Mystery Lovers.
 
Published March 25, 2010 by Bantam. 241 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Mary Minor Haristeen, aka Harry, and her husband, equine veterinarian Fair Haristeen, both enjoy the hard work and the many pleasures of farming in Crozet, Va.

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Harry thinks she’s leaving trouble behind but finds that the bickering among the alumni association members is the least of her concerns when Mariah D’Angelo, head of Kansas City’s WWU Alumni Association, goes missing.

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Shady money dealings fuel Brown's solid 18th mystery featuring Mary Minor Haristeen and her cat pal, Sneaky Pie (after 2008's Santa Clawed ). Aunt Talle

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Brown’s 20th Mrs. Murphy mystery marks a welcome return to cozy form after the didacticism of 2011’s Hiss of Death.

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