Murder on the prowl: Mrs. Murphy Mystery Series, Book 6

Book Cover
Average Rating
Series:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
"People who love cats...have a friend in Rita Mae Brown," declaresThe New York Times Book Review.  And nowhere is it more obvious than in this, her sixth deliciously witty foray into detective fiction written with the paws-on help of collaborator Sneaky Pie Brown, and starring that irrepressible crime-solving tiger cat, Mrs. Murphy. As the principal of St.  Elizabeth's, an exclusive private school that caters to Crozet, Virginia's, best families, Roscoe Fletcher has proven himself to be a highly effective and vastly popular administrator.  So when his obituary appears in the local paper, everyone in town is upset.  Yet nothing compares to the shock they feel when they discover that Roscoe Fletcher isn't dead at all.  Someone has stooped to putting a phony obituary in the newspaper.  But is it a sick joke or a sinister warning? Only Mrs. Murphy, the canny tiger cat, senses the pure malice behind the act.  And when a second false obit appears, this time of a Hollywood has-been who is Roscoe Fletcher's best friend, Mrs. Murphy invites her friends, the corgi Tee Tucker, and fat cat Pewter, to do a bit of sleuthing.  It's obvious to this shrewd puss that two phony death notices add up to deadly trouble.  And her theory is borne out when one of the men is fiendishly murdered. "Harry" Haristeen, in her position as Crozet's postmistress, is the first to hear all the theories on whodunit--starting with the man's jealous wife.  Then a second bloody homicide follows, and a third.  People are dropping like flies in Crozet and no one seems to know why.   Fearlessly exploring all the places where humans never think to go, Mrs.  Murphy manages to untangle the knots of passion, duplicity, and greed that have sent someone into a killing frenzy.  Yet knowing the truth isn't enough.  Mrs.  Murphy must somehow lead Harry, her favorite human, down a trail that is perilous...to a killer who is deadly...and a climax that mystery lovers will relish.  
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
Forbes, Kate. Narrator
ISBN:
9780553099706
9781449885885
9780553898668
9780553575408
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 17f5bd6a-8d98-036b-0b80-fc392aace8ca
Grouping Title murder on the prowl
Grouping Author brown rita mae
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-16 23:07:43PM
Last Indexed 2018-07-16 23:37:44PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Forbes, Kate.
author Rita Mae Brown
author2-role Forbes, Kate.|Narrator
author_display Brown, Rita Mae
available_at_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction
display_description

It takes a cat to write the purr-fect mystery--

"People who love cats...have a friend in Rita Mae Brown," declares The New York Times Book Review. And nowhere is it more obvious than in this, her sixth deliciously witty foray into detective fiction written with the paws-on help of collaborator Sneaky Pie Brown, and starring that irrepressible crime-solving tiger cat, Mrs. Murphy.

As the principal of St. Elizabeth's, an exclusive private school that caters to Crozet, Virginia's, best families, Roscoe Fletcher has proven himself to be a highly effective and vastly popular administrator. So when his obituary appears in the local paper, everyone in town is upset. Yet nothing compares to the shock they feel when they discover that Roscoe Fletcher isn't dead at all. Someone has stooped to putting a phony obituary in the newspaper. But is it a sick joke or a sinister warning?

Only Mrs. Murphy, the canny tiger cat, senses the pure malice behind the act. And when a second false obit appears, this time of a Hollywood has-been who is Roscoe Fletcher's best friend, Mrs. Murphy invites her friends, the corgi Tee Tucker, and fat cat Pewter, to do a bit of sleuthing. It's obvious to this shrewd puss that two phony death notices add up to deadly trouble. And her theory is borne out when one of the men is fiendishly murdered.

"Harry" Haristeen, in her position as Crozet's postmistress, is the first to hear all the theories on whodunit--starting with the man's jealous wife. Then a second bloody homicide follows, and a third. People are dropping like flies in Crozet and no one seems to know why.

Fearlessly exploring all the places where humans never think to go, Mrs. Murphy manages to untangle the knots of passion, duplicity, and greed that have sent someone into a killing frenzy. Yet knowing the truth isn't enough. Mrs. Murphy must somehow lead Harry, her favorite human, down a trail that is perilous...to a killer who is deadly...and a climax that mystery lovers will relish.

From the Paperback edition.

format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 17f5bd6a-8d98-036b-0b80-fc392aace8ca
isbn 9780553099706, 9780553575408, 9780553898668, 9781449885885
item_details OneClickdigital:rbz90003478|rbz90003478|OneClickdigital|Online OneClickdigital|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OneClickdigital||http://nashvilletn.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781449885885||Available Online||OneClickdigital||, ils:CARL0000098888|35192017110960|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brown|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000098888|35192047077627|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brown|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, overdrive:d024e2e2-b2e5-4839-a4e7-eae687e4b406|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-07-17T04:37:44.918Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Brown
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids
primary_isbn 9780553099706
publishDate 1998, 2004, 2011
record_details OneClickdigital:rbz90003478|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Recorded Books ;|2011, p2003.|1 sound file (9 hr., 15 min.) : digital., ils:CARL0000098888|Book|Books||English|Bantam Books,|1998.|320 p. ; 24 cm., overdrive:d024e2e2-b2e5-4839-a4e7-eae687e4b406|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2004|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
OneClickdigital:rbz90003478 rbz90003478 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
overdrive:d024e2e2-b2e5-4839-a4e7-eae687e4b406 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000098888 35192017110960 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000098888 35192047077627 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
series Mrs. Murphy mysteries
series_with_volume Mrs. Murphy mysteries|6
subject_facet Cats -- Fiction, Cats -- Virginia -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, Downloadable audio books, Haristeen, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Murphy, Mrs. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Virginia -- Fiction, Women cat owners -- Fiction, Women cat owners -- Virginia -- Fiction, Women detectives -- Fiction, Women detectives -- Virginia -- Fiction, Women postal service employees -- Fiction, Women postal service employees -- Virginia -- Fiction
title_display Murder on the prowl
title_full Murder on the Prowl Mrs. Murphy Mystery Series, Book 6, Murder on the prowl / by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrations by Wendy Wray, Murder on the prowl [electronic resource] / Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown
title_short Murder on the prowl
title_sub Mrs. Murphy Mystery Series, Book 6
topic_facet Cats, Fiction, Haristeen, Harry (Fictitious character), Murphy, Mrs. (Fictitious character), Mystery, Women cat owners, Women detectives, Women postal service employees