In this latest whodunit, Rita Mae Brown and her feline partner-in-crime-detection, Sneaky Pie Brown, return to the scene of their bestselling crimesapicturesque Crozet, Virginia. Love is in the air as spring comes to the small town, but no sooner has Mary Minor aHarrya Haristeen remarried than she is rudely interruptedaby murder. And no sooner does the trouble start than curious cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with corgi Tee Tucker, sink their claws into the case.ab After an unexpected rekindling of their romance, Harry and her veterinarian ex-husband, Fair Haristeen, have happily remarried. But the excitement of their nuptials is quickly overshadowed by the murder of Professor Vincent Forland, a world-famous grape and fungal expert who was in town visiting the local vineyards. Within days of giving a lecture on how distilled fungus and cattle diseases are the current basis of chemical warfare, Forlandas decapitated body is discovered. After their initial fright, the residents of Crozet believe that this was a political murder and settle back into their routinesauntil a local is also found dead, killed in the same gruesome manner as Professor Forland. Now residents canat help wondering, is this really the work of an outsideraor one of their own? No longer working in the post office, Harry had just planted a quarter acre of grapes, which fuels her natural curiosity over just what the two murder victims knew and had in common. Once the warmth of spring arrives, the grapevines blossom and Harryas furry entourage discovers the first critical clue. But how can they show the humans what theyave learned? And how can theyaor anyoneastop the killing? From the Hardcover edition.Tired, the three sat down for a breather under a towering sycamore, little May apples covering the ground. aThink a cat ... aFor a short time, but the deer can go for miles and miles. Youa#39;re ... You can do backflips over your pursuer, if you want.
|Author||:||Rita Mae Brown|
|Publisher||:||Bantam - 2006-02-28|