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 aHarrya Haristeen, the sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and corgi Tee Tucker. Can they save the season from a killjoy whoas decided to gift the festive little townabwith murder? As Harry well knows, thereas 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 streetsabeven cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter get into the spirit batting ornaments and climbing the holiday tree. In fact, itas this yearas tree that Harry and her husband, Fair, have gone to fetch when they find the one theyave 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 wasnat a bad man, but good works werenat 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 shouldnat 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 arenat very goodaand very carefulathis 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. ... aA navy-blue 2008 Tahoe with Jamestown plates.
|Author||:||Rita Mae Brown|
|Publisher||:||Bantam - 2008-11-04|