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Santa Clawed (Mrs. Murphy Mysteries) by Rita…

Santa Clawed (Mrs. Murphy Mysteries)

by Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown (Author)

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Another cozy mystery from the series with Harry and her fur person, Mrs. Murphy, Pewter and Tucker.

Christmastime in Crozet, Virginia is something out of a picture book. Snow on the ground, the beauty of fresh Christmas trees on the lot and a body found among them. Hmmmm....

The tree lot is owned by the Brothers of Love. A monastic group of men whose focus is to provide care for those in need. But are they really what they claim to be. True they have been around for a number of years, but the backgrounds of some of them raise questions.

Meanwhile, a number of prominent men in Crozet seem to by dying off under suspicious circumstances. What is the tie in?

A fun series to read, especially if you have a soft spot for furries and like light, cozy reads. ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Jun 23, 2016 |
An interesting little book. I appreciate her feminism and pro gay stance but she's a little off putting with her aggressive southernism. ( )
  Citizenjoyce | Dec 10, 2010 |
Number 17 in the Mrs. Murphy series.
  OSLCTopeka | Oct 14, 2010 |
This was a really cute mystery by RM Brown. Monks involved with a mystery--now that's a new one. She had a good pace and seemed to (for once) not get up on her soapbox on a topic. Maybe that is a product of her advancing years. My favorite part is always when the cats and dog fight and talk amongst themselves. Wouldn't that e great if we knew what they were saying in real life? ( )
  hklibrarian | Jan 12, 2009 |
Ever go to pick out your Christmas tree and find a dead body under it? Well, Harry did and for some reason, she decided against buying that tree! But who killed the victim and will there be more and why? Can Harry stay out of trouble this Christmas and what can Mrs. Murphy, Tee Tucker and Pewter do to help? If only they could talk!

I love Rita Mae Brown's books. They are short, easy to read and I never figure out who did it until the end and reading a book at Christmas time with Christmas time going on is especially nice. ( )
  koalamom | Dec 19, 2008 |
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New York Times bestselling authors Rita Mae Brown and her feline partner, Sneaky Pie Brown, are back for the holidays in a new mystery featuring Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen, the sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and corgi Tee Tucker. Can they save the season from a killjoy who’s decided to gift the festive little town…with murder?

As Harry well knows, there’s hardly a place on earth cozier than Crozet, Virginia, at Christmastime. The snowflakes drifting lazily down, the soft glow of the winter light, the sound of old carols in the streets…even cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter get into the spirit batting ornaments and climbing the holiday tree. In fact, it’s this year’s tree that Harry and her husband, Fair, have gone to fetch when they find the one they’ve chosen grimly decorated with a dead body.

The tree farm is run by The Brothers of Love, a semimonastic organization that tends to AIDS patients. The brothers live in a monastery atop the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Harry is surprised to find an old high-school friend associated with The Brothers of Love. Christopher Hewitt wasn’t a bad man, but good works weren’t exactly one of his priorities. But then, if even Scrooge could turn over a new leaf, certainly Chris could. And after the scandal that all but destroyed his life, there were probably few in Crozet who needed the gift of a second chance more.

Harry knows she shouldn’t take it personally, but it was her tree that someone left the corpse under. Now, as the season grows merrier, a murderer is growing bolder. One by one, prominent men of Crozet are being crossed off Christmas shopping lists and added to the morgue. And if Harry and her four-legged helpers aren’t very good—and very careful—this Christmas may be her last.

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Harry and her husband, Fair, have gone to fetch a Christmas tree at the tree farm run by The Brothers of Love, a semimonastic organization that tends to AIDS patients, when they find the tree they've chosen grimly decorated with a dead body. Can Harry, the sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and corgi Tee Tucker save the season from a killjoy who's decided to gift the festive little town of Crozet, Virginia, with murder?… (more)

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