Hounded to Death - Jane Arnold, Bk 7 Author:Rita Mae Brown “Sister” Jane Arnold, esteemed master of the Jefferson Hunt Club, has traveled to Kentucky for one of the biggest events of the season: the Mid-South Hound Show, where foxhounds, bassets, and beagles gather to strut their champion bloodline stuff. But the fun is squelched when, immediately after the competition, one of the contestant... more »s, Mo Schneider, turns up dead -- facedown, stripped to the waist, and peppered with birdshot. Universally detested by his peers, Mo had no shortage of enemies, making the list of suspects as long as the line for homemade pecan pie at a church bake sale.
Two weeks later, back in Virginia, Sister is rocked when her friend the popular veterinarian Hope Rogers dies from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sister refuses to believe that Hope killed herself and vows to sniff out the truth. But before she can make real headway, a wealthy pet food manufacturer vanishes during the granddaddy of all canine exhibitions, the Virginia Hound Show. Ever reliant on her “horse sense,” Sister can’t help but connect the three incidents. And what she uncovers will make her blood run colder than the bodies that keep turning up in unexpected places.« less
Unfortunatley, Rita Mae Brown is losing her edge earlier in this series than she did with her other one. There was no real plot, just people dying and the reason for it in the end didn't match the intensity of the murders, nor did the murderer make any sense at all. Horribly put together. I love Sister, I want to be Sister, but the plots Rita Mae Brown keeps putting her in are getting worse and worse. Maybe Rita Mae should just stick to being a Master and take a break from trying to write.