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Whiskers in the Dark

(2019)
(Book 28 in the Mrs Murphy series)
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Death stalks the Blue Ridge Mountains as a centuries-old mystery resurfaces and murder mars the lead-up to an annual beagle competition, in a thrilling new tale from Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown.

"As feline collaborators go, you couldn't ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown." - The New York Times Book Review

A massive nor'easter has hit northern Virginia, where Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen joins groundskeeping efforts at the National Beagle Club at Aldie as the date for its springtime Hounds for Heroes veterans' benefit approaches. Harry's fellow volunteers, including her oldest friend, Susan Tucker, comprise a spirited group of hunting enthusiasts, some former service members themselves. But things take a sinister turn when, after a routine tree cleanup along the Club's hunting trails, retired foreign services officer Jason Holzknect is found dead, throat slit from ear to ear. Soon enough, another murder in their midst jolts the preparations, convincing Harry that the killer is familiar with the Club - and must be close by, masked in plain sight.

The intrigue extends to the grounds of Harry's beloved local church, where the identity of an eighteenth-century skeleton wearing precious pearls remains a mystery. The anonymous woman's neck had been snapped, and marks on the grave where her body was secreted indicate that someone recently tried to remove it, leading Harry to question how well she really knows those around her.

As always, Harry's crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker the Corgi share her determination to sniff out the foes among friends, even those long buried. Harry will need her four-legged companions' help more than ever: a ghostly beagle only they can see may hold the key to the culprit.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Rita Mae Brown's Whiskers in the Dark

Hardback Editions

June 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Whiskers in the Dark (A Mrs. Murphy Mystery)
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
ISBN: 1-4328-6720-2 / 978-1-4328-6720-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Whiskers in the Dark: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 0-425-28718-1 / 978-0-425-28718-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Whiskers in the Dark: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 0-399-17831-7 / 978-0-399-17831-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Whiskers in the Dark: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery, Book 28
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Whiskers in the Dark: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery, Book 28
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Whiskers in the Dark: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon CA