The Resource Tall tail, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly

Tall tail, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly

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Tall tail
Title
Tall tail
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Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly
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eng
Summary
Spring has sprung in Crozet, Virginia, a time for old friends to gather and bid farewell to the doldrums of winter. Harry and her husband, Fair, are enjoying a cozy dinner with some of the town's leading citizens, including beloved University of Virginia history professor Greg "Ginger" McConnell and several members of UVA's celebrated 1959 football team. But beneath the cloak of conviviality lurks a sinister specter from the distant past that threatens to put all their lives in jeopardy. When Professor McConnell is found murdered on the golf course the next day, gunned down in broad daylight by an unseen killer, no one can fathom a motive, let alone find a suspect. Just as Harry and her furry cohorts begin nosing into the case, however, a homeless UVA alum confesses to the crime. Trouble is, no one believes that the besotted former All-American could have done the foul deed, especially after Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker make another gruesome discovery. As the questions surrounding Ginger's death pile up, Harry's search for answers takes her down the fascinating byways of Virginia's Revolutionary past. The professor was something of a sleuth himself, it seems, and the centuries-old mystery he was unraveling may well have put a target on his back. As Harry edges closer to identifying an elusive killer, her animal companions sense danger--and rally to find a way to keep Harry from disappearing into history
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"Returning to Virginia's post-revolutionary history and to characters introduced in Tail Gait, the story follows the Garth sisters and their husbands, neighbors to a brutal slaveholder whose murder at the hands of one of his slaves is neither unexpected nor unwarranted, especially when the impetus was an attack on that slave's wife. The sisters manage to smuggle the fugitive to safety in York, Pennsylvania, while ensuring that the circumstances underlying the entire ordeal stay long buried. Until now. Harry and her animal companions come closer to drawing a link between the past and the present. And in this centuries-spanning caper, they will discover that hiding who you really are may have mortal consequences.... As the questions surrounding"--
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10480940
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Brown, Rita Mae
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1982-
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  • Brown, Sneaky Pie
  • Gellatly, Michael
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True
Series statement
Mrs. Murphy mysteries
Series volume
0025
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  • Cats
  • Haristeen, Harry (Fictitious character)
  • Murder
  • Murphy, Mrs. (Fictitious character)
  • Women detectives
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Mrs. Murphy mystery
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Tall tail, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
000057253721
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
479 pages (large print)
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large print
Isbn
9781410489876
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Tall tail, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000057253721
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
479 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410489876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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