When a phony obituary appears in the local paper, the good people of Crozer, Virginia, are understandably upset when days later that person ends up murdered. Mrs Murphy, the canny tiger cat along with her friends,Tee Tucker the Welsh corgi, Pewter a fat gray cat help their human Harry Haristeen to solve the mystery
Another wonderful Mrs Murphy mystery. With the assistance of Tee Tucker, the clever Corgi, and Pewter, the fat cat, she must solve the riddle of the fake obits being placed in the papers. Her human may be marked for the next obit and killing!
These "Mrs. Murphy" mysteries are delightful. Involved in the detecting process are two cats and a dog, who "talk" over the case with each other and try to leave clues for their "mother," postmistress Mary Minor Haristeen (Harry) to follow. The dialog and actions of cats and dog(one cat slim and trim the other rotund)and Welsh Corgi make the plot so much more interesting. The concept of talking animals sounds juvenile but really works here. Enjoy!
This was my first Rita Mae Brown book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Mrs. Murphy, Tucker and Pewter prove that sometimes animals are much smarter than people. Their conversations with each other are hilarious, too bad the people can't understand them.
I plan to read more of Brown's books, she has a unusual approach to her writing and I like the list of characters in the front since there are a lot to keep track of.