By Rita Mae Brown
The yearly steeplechase races at Montpelier, as soon as the house of James and Dolley Madison, are the excessive aspect within the social calendar of the horse-mad Virginians of comfortable Crozet. The race meet bargains a cracking strong time with previous associates and an opportunity to get even--on the racecourse--with outdated enemies. Postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen may be within the thick of the motion in this day of excessive spirits and fierce festival. however the excellent thoroughbreds and the pinks and vegetables and purples worn through the riders don't blind Harry to the harmful undercurrents that begin to floor. There's guaranteed to be a few emotional fireworks at Montpelier. nonetheless, nobody expects the day to finish in tragedy.
Found lifeless on the whole barn is without doubt one of the day's riders, a knife plunged throughout the jockey's center. the single clue is a enjoying card, the Queen of golf equipment, impaled over the deadly wound. in the filthy rich, tight-knit global of horse proprietors, running shoes, and jockeys, the sufferer had either admirers and enemies.
Was the murderer's cause greed, drugs--a pervasive evil within the race world--or sexual competition? fortunately for Crozet's people, the tiger cat Mrs. Murphy is true at domestic within the reliable yard...and at the path of the surprising fact. yet will Harry seize on in time to forestall a killer grown bloodthirsty with success?
In Murder, She Meowed Sneaky Pie Brown and her co-author, Rita Mae Brown, have penned one other shrewdpermanent and sassy secret that probes the depths of human depravity and the heights of tom cat genius.
From the Paperback edition.