A hiss before dying: a Mrs. Murphy mystery
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New York : Bantam Books, [2017].
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First edition.
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9780553392494, 0553392492
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xvii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Brighton - Adult Fiction - Mystery
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"Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown are back chasing mystery with their unique circle of Southern sleuths. And though the changing colors of fall are a beauty to behold, this year the scattered leaves hide a grim surprise. Autumn is in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia--and all the traditions of the changing seasons are under way. Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen cleans her cupboards, her husband, Fair, prepares the horses for the shorter days ahead, and the clamorous barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But the last thing the local beaglers and their hounds expect to flush out is a dead body. Disturbingly, it's the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver too disfigured to identify. The deaths seem unrelated--until Harry picks up a trail of clues dating back to the state's post-Revolutionary past. The echoes of the Shot Heard Round the World pale in comparison to the dangerous shootout Harry narrowly escapes unscathed. Next time, it may be the killer who gets lucky. But not if Harry's furry friends Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker can help it. Lending their sharp-nosed talents to the hunt, they'll help their mistress keep more lives from being lost--and right an injustice buried since the early days of America's independence. "As feline collaborators go, you couldn't ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown."--The New York Times Book Review"--

"A Hiss Before Dying is a current contemporary mystery exploring wild animal poaching counterpointed with a historical narrative set in America's post-revolutionary past, featuring the characters readers embraced in Tail Gait and Tall Tail"--

When Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen--together with her feline companions--investigates two seemingly unrelated deaths in her Blue Ridge Mountain community, she discovers a trail of clues connected to Virginia's post-revolutionary past.

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"Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown are back chasing mystery with their unique circle of Southern sleuths. And though the changing colors of fall are a beauty to behold, this year the scattered leaves hide a grim surprise. Autumn is in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia--and all the traditions of the changing seasons are under way. Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen cleans her cupboards, her husband, Fair, prepares the horses for the shorter days ahead, and the clamorous barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But the last thing the local beaglers and their hounds expect to flush out is a dead body. Disturbingly, it's the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver too disfigured to identify. The deaths seem unrelated--until Harry picks up a trail of clues dating back to the state's post-Revolutionary past. The echoes of the Shot Heard Round the World pale in comparison to the dangerous shootout Harry narrowly escapes unscathed. Next time, it may be the killer who gets lucky. But not if Harry's furry friends Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker can help it. Lending their sharp-nosed talents to the hunt, they'll help their mistress keep more lives from being lost--and right an injustice buried since the early days of America's independence. "As feline collaborators go, you couldn't ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown."--The New York Times Book Review"--,Provided by publisher.
Description
"A Hiss Before Dying is a current contemporary mystery exploring wild animal poaching counterpointed with a historical narrative set in America's post-revolutionary past, featuring the characters readers embraced in Tail Gait and Tall Tail"--,Provided by publisher.
Description
When Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen--together with her feline companions--investigates two seemingly unrelated deaths in her Blue Ridge Mountain community, she discovers a trail of clues connected to Virginia's post-revolutionary past.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Brown, R. M., & Brown, S. P. (2017). A hiss before dying: a Mrs. Murphy mystery. First edition. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Brown, Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown. 2017. A Hiss Before Dying: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Brown, Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown, A Hiss Before Dying: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery. New York: Bantam Books, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Brown, Rita Mae,, and Sneaky Pie Brown. A Hiss Before Dying: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery. First edition. New York: Bantam Books, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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