Cat on the Scent - Mrs Murphy, Bk 7 Author:Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown Things have been pretty exciting lately in Crozet, Virginia -- a little too exciting if you ask resident feline investigator Mrs. Murphy. Just as the town starts to buzz over its Civil War reenactment, a popular local man disappears. No one's seen Tommy Van Allen's single-engine plane, either -- except for Mrs. Murphy, who spotted it dur... more »ing a foggy evening's mousing.
Even Mrs. Murphy's favorite human, postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, can sense that something is amiss. But things really take an ugly turn when the town reenacts the battle of Oak Ridge -- and a participant ends up with three very real bullets in his back. While the clever tiger cat and her friends sift through clues that just don't fit together, more than a few locals fear that the scandal will force well-hidden town secrets into the harsh light of day. And when Mrs. Murphy's relentless tracking places loved ones in danger, it takes more than a canny kitty and her team of animal sleuths to set things right again....« less
Pat W. reviewed Cat on the Scent (Mrs Murphy, Bk 7) on
Brown pulls off an amazing feat: she carries the plot forward through animal characters who are completely believable. And she cleverly maintains her humans' ignorance of what the animals are staying and thinking--only the reader knows for sure.