Less of a mystery and more of a continuation of what is happening to the characters in the mystery series as all mystery series tend to become after a while. However, in a good series, you will be invested in the characters and a book like this isn't a problem! Predictable solution to the mystery, but good as a plain old novel!
Rita Mae Brown with help from her perfect co-author, her cat Sneaky Pie Brown, has produced another good mystery. Of course, it probably helps that she is helped by her co-author who gives their human help in solving the mystery, with help from two cats, a possum, a wise owl, and numerous mice, all of whom observe the clues and try to give them to the slow witted humans, who finally do get a "clue" and solve the mystery.
Rita Mae Brown's books are so much fun to read, although if you've never read them before, you might want to get the first one in the series and read up to this one. Great reading!!
"Harry" Haristeen, her Welh Corgi, Tucker and feline sleuths Pewter and Mrs. Murphy, are swept up in the mystery of a crying statue; along with Harry's friend BoomBoom, who thinks she is falling in love with a woman.
This may be the last book in this series that I will read. I don't know what Rite Mae Brown was trying to prove here but there are many personal agendas that she is addressing and very little "murder mystery".
With her animal entourage in tow - cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and the canny corgi Tucker, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her best friend, Susan Tucker, head to the mountain monastery of Mount Carmel for some much-needed rest and relaxation. There, under the benevolent gaze of the statue of the Virgin Mary, their worldly worries are soon forgotten, as the statue begins to cry tears of blood!
I loved this book. It centers around a statue of the Vigin Mary which seems to be crying tears of blood. Most of the normal Mrs. Murphy caharacters are in it. A secret is revealed that was alluded to in previous books in the series.
Another book by Sneaky Pie Brown (and Rita Mae Brown) about Mary Minor 'Harry' Haristeen and her best friend Susan Tucker. They take a much needed time-out at the mountain monastery of Mount Carmel. But their worldly worries are soon overshadowed when a statue of the Virgin Mary begins to cry tears of blood. Legend has it that Mary's tears foreshadow crises--and legend may be right!
Delightful light mystery for animal lovers.
This has been my favorite Rita Mae Brown thus far. The cats and dogs make comments and laugh at the human foibles. Harry comes to a point in her life where she has to decide what she wants out of life.