Sour Puss - Mrs Murphy, Bk 14 Author:Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown After an unexpected rekindling of their romance, Harry and her veterinarian ex-husband, Fair Haristeen, have happily remarried. But the excitement of their nuptials is quickly overshadowed by the murder of Professor Vincent Forland, a world-famous grape and fungal expert who was in town visiting the local vineyards. — Within days of giving a lect... more »ure on how distilled fungus and cattle diseases are the current basis of chemical warfare, ForlandÃÂs decapitated body is discovered. After their initial fright, the residents of Crozet believe that this was a political murder and settle back into their routinesÃÂuntil a local is also found dead, killed in the same gruesome manner as Professor Forland. Now residents canÃÂt help wondering, is this really the work of an outsiderÃÂor one of their own?
No longer working in the post office, Harry had just planted a quarter acre of grapes, which fuels her natural curiosity over just what the two murder victims knew and had in common. Once the warmth of spring arrives, the grapevines blossom and HarryÃÂs furry entourage discovers the first critical clue. But how can they show the humans what theyÃÂve learned? And how can theyÃÂor anyoneÃÂstop the killing?« less
OK. This series has been going downhill since the author began apparantly using it as a platform for her personal issues. The cuteness and the mystery are still there but you have to work for it, slogging through lengthy discourses on ecoterrorism, viticulture, and oenology. Don't know what these are? You will! I kept wondering if there was going to be a pop quiz.