Join us for an afternoon with Rita Mae Brown, who will read from her new Mrs. Murphy Mystery, Feline Fatale. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: Politicians fight like cats and dogs, but when things take a deadly turn at the Virginia House of Delegates, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen calls on her beloved pets to help her crack the case and stop the fur from flying in this latest mystery from Rita Mae Brown and her feline coauthor Sneaky Pie Brown.
Spring flowers may be about to bloom in Crozet, Virginia, but Harry is thinking about snow. Her dear friend Ned Tucker is in the House of Delegates, advocating for a bill to improve road clearing during bad weather, and Harry and Ned’s wife, Susan, have gone down to the statehouse to support him. Tensions are high between political parties, and no one can agree on anything for long enough to get something done.
The bill’s chief detractor is the glamorous Amanda Fields, a former newscaster turned delegate whose flair for the dramatic has earned her a formidable reputation—and made her more than a few enemies. Amanda’s claws-out approach to politics might have some of her colleagues wishing she was dead, but the statehouse is rocked when one of the young pages who assists the delegates dies under mysterious circumstances.
Could his death be related to the political infighting? Or is something even more sinister threatening the lives of Virginia’s finest representatives? With help from her feline sidekicks, Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, as well as Tee Tucker the corgi and Irish Greyhound Pirate, Harry is determined to find the answers and restore order once more to the Capitol.
About the Authors: Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown, a tiger cat rescued from the local SPCA, have collaborated on twenty-eight Mrs. Murphy mysteries, and they are involved in many local events to raise money for animal shelters. Rita Mae also writes the “Sister” Jane Arnold Outfoxed series and the Mags Rogers series, and has authored the memoir Animal Magnetism. She and Sneaky Pie live with many other rescued animals.
Feline Fatale will be released on April 16. To order the book, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.
"As feline collaborators go, you couldn’t ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown."
—The New York Times Book Review
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Rita Mae Brown Photo Credit: Danielle A. Durkin