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Rita Mae Brown


USA flag (b.1944)

Rita Mae Brown is the highly prolific best-selling author of many titles including Rubyfruit Jungle, In Her Day, Six of One, Southern Discomfort, Sudden Death, and a memoir, Rita Will. With her tiger cat, Sneaky Pie, she also collaborates on the New York Times best-selling Mrs. Murphy mystery series, including Wish You Were Here (available from Turnaround). An Emmy nominated screenwriter and a poet, she lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.   
 


Genres: Cozy Mystery, General Fiction, Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
April 2024

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Feline Fatale
(Mrs Murphy, book 32)
November 2024

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Time Will Tell
(Jane Arnold, book 16)
Series
Runnymede
   1. Six of One (1978)
   2. Bingo (1988)
   3. Loose Lips (1999)
   3.5. The Sand Castle (2008)
   4. Cakewalk (2016)
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Mrs Murphy (with Sneaky Pie Brown)
   1. Wish You Were Here (1990)
   2. Rest In Pieces (1992)
   3. Murder at Monticello (1994)
     aka Or, Old Sins
   4. Pay Dirt, or Adventures at Ash Lawn (1995)
   5. Murder, She Meowed (1996)
   6. Murder on the Prowl (1998)
   7. Cat on the Scent (1999)
   8. Pawing Through the Past (2000)
   9. Claws and Effect (2001)
   10. Catch As Cat Can (2002)
   11. The Tail of the Tip-Off (2003)
   12. Whisker of Evil (2004)
   13. Cat's Eyewitness (2005)
   14. Sour Puss (2006)
   15. Puss 'n Cahoots (2007)
   16. The Purrfect Murder (2008)
   17. Santa Clawed (2008)
   18. Cat of the Century (2010)
   19. Hiss of Death (2011)
   20. The Big Cat Nap (2012)
   21. Sneaky Pie for President (2012)
   22. The Litter of the Law (2013)
   23. Nine Lives to Die (2014)
   24. Tail Gait (2015)
   25. Tall Tail (2016)
   26. A Hiss Before Dying (2017)
   27. Probable Claws (2018)
   28. Whiskers in the Dark (2019)
   29. Furmidable Foes (2020)
   30. Claws for Alarm (2021)
   31. Hiss & Tell (2023)
   32. Feline Fatale (2024)
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Jane Arnold
   1. Outfoxed (2000)
   2. Hotspur (2002)
   3. Full Cry (2003)
   4. The Hunt Ball (2005)
   5. The Hounds and the Fury (2006)
   6. The Tell-tale Horse (2007)
   7. Hounded to Death (2008)
   8. Fox Tracks (2012)
   9. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (2014)
   10. Crazy Like a Fox (2017)
   11. Homeward Hound (2018)
   12. Scarlet Fever (2019)
   13. Out of Hounds (2021)
   14. Thrill of the Hunt (2022)
   15. Lost & Hound (2023)
   16. Time Will Tell (2024)
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Novels
   Rubyfruit Jungle (1973)
   In Her Day (1976)
   Southern Discomfort (1982)
   Sudden Death (1983)
   High Hearts (1986)
   Venus Envy (1993)
   Dolley (1994)
   Riding Shotgun (1996)
   Alma Mater (2001)
   I'd Kill for That (2004) (with others)
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Collections
   The Hand That Cradles the Rock (poems) (1971)
   Songs to a Handsome Woman (1973)
   Poems of Rita Mae Brown (poems) (1987)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Rita Mae Brown recommends
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The Two Mrs. Carlyles (2020)
Suzanne Rindell
"Evil is endlessly imaginative and such dark fun, whether set in 1906 or today. The Two Mrs. Carlyles makes that abundantly clear."
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Paris to Die For (2011)
(Jackie Bouvier, book 1)
Maxine Kenneth
"Great fun! Makes you want to buy big sunglasses and fly to Paris."
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The False-Hearted Teddy (2007)
(Bear Collector's Mystery, book 2)
John J Lamb
"Once you start, you can't bear to miss a teddy mystery."

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