Santa Clawed

Santa Clawed

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New York Times bestselling authors Rita Mae Brown and her feline partner, Sneaky Pie Brown, are back for the holidays in a new mystery featuring Mary Minor a€œHarrya€ Haristeen, the sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and corgi Tee Tucker. Can they save the season from a killjoy whoa€™s decided to gift the festive little towna€bwith murder? As Harry well knows, therea€™s hardly a place on earth cozier than Crozet, Virginia, at Christmastime. The snowflakes drifting lazily down, the soft glow of the winter light, the sound of old carols in the streetsa€beven cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter get into the spirit batting ornaments and climbing the holiday tree. In fact, ita€™s this yeara€™s tree that Harry and her husband, Fair, have gone to fetch when they find the one theya€™ve chosen grimly decorated with a dead body. The tree farm is run by The Brothers of Love, a semimonastic organization that tends to AIDS patients. The brothers live in a monastery atop the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Harry is surprised to find an old high-school friend associated with The Brothers of Love. Christopher Hewitt wasna€™t a bad man, but good works werena€™t exactly one of his priorities. But then, if even Scrooge could turn over a new leaf, certainly Chris could. And after the scandal that all but destroyed his life, there were probably few in Crozet who needed the gift of a second chance more. Harry knows she shouldna€™t take it personally, but it was her tree that someone left the corpse under. Now, as the season grows merrier, a murderer is growing bolder. One by one, prominent men of Crozet are being crossed off Christmas shopping lists and added to the morgue. And if Harry and her four-legged helpers arena€™t very gooda€”and very carefula€”this Christmas may be her last. From the Hardcover edition.Some fool, filled with good cheer and in a nice Nissan Murano, had disregarded the treacherous conditions, only to sail through a guardrail and ... If the boss worked in the middle of the night on Christmas, no one in the department could complain about their schedule. ... a€œA navy-blue 2008 Tahoe with Jamestown plates.

Title:Santa Clawed
Author:Rita Mae Brown
Publisher:Bantam - 2008-11-04


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