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Tall tail : a Mrs. Murphy mystery / Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly.

By: Brown, Rita Mae [author.].
Contributor(s): Brown, Sneaky Pie, 1982- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Thorndike Press large print basic.Brown, Rita Mae. Mrs. Murphy mystery: bk. 25.Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016Copyright date: �2016Edition: Large print edition.Description: 479 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781410489876 (hardback : large print); 1410489876 (hardcover : large print).Subject(s): Haristeen, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Murphy, Mrs. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Women detectives -- Virginia -- Fiction | Women cat owners -- Fiction | Cats -- Fiction | Large type books | FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths | Cats | Haristeen, Harry (Fictitious character) | Large type books | Murphy, Mrs. (Fictitious character) | Women cat owners | Women detectives | VirginiaGenre/Form: Mystery fiction. | Large type books. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 Other classification: FIC022040 Summary: At any moment a perfect summer day in Crozet, Virginia -- nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains -- might turn stormy and tempestuous, as Harry knows too well when a squall suddenly sweeps in. In a blink, Harry's pickup nearly collides with a careening red car that then swerves into a ditch. Harry recognizes the dead driver slumped over the vehicle's steering wheel: Barbara Leader was nurse and confidante to former Virginia governor Sam Holloway. Though Barbara's death is ruled a heart attack, dissenting opinions abound. After all, she was the picture of health, which gives Harry and her four-legged companions pause. A baffling break-in at a local business leads Harry to further suspect that a person with malevolent intent lurks just out of sight: Something evil is afoot. As it happens, Barbara died in the shadow of the local cemetery's statue of the Avenging Angel. Just below that imposing funereal monument lie the remains of one Francisco Selisse, brutally murdered in 1784. Harry's present-day sleuthing draws her back to Virginia's slave-holding past and the hunt for Selisse's killer. Now it's up to Harry and her furry detectives -- Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tee Tucker -- to expose the bitter truth, even if it means staring into the unforgiving eyes of history and cornering a callous killer poised to pounce.
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At any moment a perfect summer day in Crozet, Virginia -- nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains -- might turn stormy and tempestuous, as Harry knows too well when a squall suddenly sweeps in. In a blink, Harry's pickup nearly collides with a careening red car that then swerves into a ditch. Harry recognizes the dead driver slumped over the vehicle's steering wheel: Barbara Leader was nurse and confidante to former Virginia governor Sam Holloway. Though Barbara's death is ruled a heart attack, dissenting opinions abound. After all, she was the picture of health, which gives Harry and her four-legged companions pause. A baffling break-in at a local business leads Harry to further suspect that a person with malevolent intent lurks just out of sight: Something evil is afoot. As it happens, Barbara died in the shadow of the local cemetery's statue of the Avenging Angel. Just below that imposing funereal monument lie the remains of one Francisco Selisse, brutally murdered in 1784. Harry's present-day sleuthing draws her back to Virginia's slave-holding past and the hunt for Selisse's killer. Now it's up to Harry and her furry detectives -- Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tee Tucker -- to expose the bitter truth, even if it means staring into the unforgiving eyes of history and cornering a callous killer poised to pounce.

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