Book Reviews of Claws and Effect (Mrs Murphy, Bk 9)

Claws and Effect (Mrs Murphy, Bk 9)
Claws and Effect - Mrs Murphy, Bk 9
Author: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
ISBN-13: 9780553107432
ISBN-10: 0553107437
Publication Date: 2/27/2001
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Claws and Effect (Mrs Murphy, Bk 9) on + 46 more book reviews
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Delightful! If you like simple mysteries and animals, this is a good book to read. Also enjoyed learning more about Virgina and the beautiful scenery in that area.
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Not the best of the Mrs. Murphy mystery series, but still a good read. If you enjoy a mystery series with good character development, this is one for you. I used to live over the mountain from Crozet in Harrisonburg, so it's also nice to read about places I've been.
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Love the series with detective animals-although I do look at my cats and wonder....
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Rita and her crew are always fun and interesting. Great characters.
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Yet another delightful Mrs. Murphy title. Did you know that one was made into a TV movie with Rickie Lake? Great read!
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Great and enjoyable mystery. Your going love it!
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Another great Mrs Murphy Book
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Great book by Rita Mae Brown. I absolutely love reading her stories! This one is as good as you can get!
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When a body turns up in the basement of the local hospital and a chain letter is found in the office of the newly deceased hospital worker, the story begins.

Did the chain letter have anything to do with it? What is happening at Crozet's hospital that has people dying?

A normal character beloved by the towns folk in the series meets an untimely end in this issue from the Mrs. Murphy series.

As the body count rises, Harry almost becomes one of the numbers! Rick and Cynthia, Albermarle County law enforcement officials, are trying to get to the bottom of this.

Mim's heartbreak gets a public view at the scene of the death of one of the citizens.

A very good read, the book flies by as twists and turns abound as the story unfolds.
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Very good.
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These are the best mysteries with an added pet touch! You will laugh until you cry at the antics of the pets, and enjoy a wonderfully written mystery!
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It took me a while to catch the author's style and to be able to sort the names of the players, the human as well as the four-legged. the storyline was interesting, and I liked the use of real places in the storyline. not necessarily the town or Crozet, I don't know if exists in name or in fancy, and it doesn't matter, but the author drew me in with the references to other places of my acquaintance, and I was hooked.

the plot was somewhat fiendish, I mean the perpetrator almost had to be one of the people we knew, you know, like, "the butler did it." but not quite. trying to keep up, let alone get ahead of the plot was a good challenge. I liked it. I'd be looking for more books by this author, and being animal fanciers, I'll probably send it back for my wife and daughters to read, as well. loved the canine/feline dialog, although that's what took me a while to understand who the real players were. yup, I liked it.
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I didn't like this one as well as the other Mrs. Murphy title I've read. Perhaps the more she writes, the better she gets at crafting story.
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Winter puts tiny Crozet, VA in a deep freeze and everyone seems to be suffering from the blahs, including postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Hairsteen. So all are ripe for the juicy gossip coming out of Crozet Hospital - until the main source of that gossip turns up dead.

Sleuth Harry is assisted by her two cats and a dog in solving the mystery.
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"Winter puts tiny Crozet, Virginia, in a deep freeze and everyone seems to be suffering from the winter blahs, including postmistress Mary Minor 'Harry'haristeen. So all are ripe for the juicy gossip coming out of Cozet Hospital--until the main source of that gossip turns up dead. It's not like Harry to resist a mystery, and she soon finds the hospital a hotbed of ego, jealousy, and illicit love. But it's tiger cat Mrs. Murphy, roaming the netherworld of Crozet Hospital, who sniffs out a secret that dates back to the Underground Railroad. Then Harry is attacked and a doctor is executed in cold blood. Soon only a quick-witted cat and her animal pals feline Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker stand between Harry and a colodly calculating killer with a prescription for murder."
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Very good story, one of the best so far. Love the characters and the animals.