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Rita Mae Brown

Autor/a de Rubyfruit Jungle

97+ obres 28,190 Membres 662 Ressenyes 64 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Rita Mae Brown was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania, on November 28, 1944. She received an associate's degree from Broward Junior College in 1965, a B.A. in English and classics from New York University in 1968, a Cinematography Degree from the School of the Visual Arts in 1968, and a Ph.D. in English mostra'n més and political science from the Institute for Policy Studies in 1976. She was the writer-in-residence at the Women's Writing Center of Cazenovi College and a visiting instructor teaching fiction writing at the University of Virginia. After publishing two books of poetry, she published her first novel, Rubyfruit Jungle, in 1973. Her works include The Hand that Cradles the Rock, Sudden Death, Venus Envy, Loose Lips, and Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser. She writes the Mrs. Murphy Mystery series and Foxhunting Mysteries series. She also writes screenplays and teleplays including Sweet Surrender, Room to Move, Table Dancing, and The Long Hot Summer. Her work on TV earned several Emmy nominations and she received the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Variety Show in 1982 for I Love Liberty. (Bowker Author Biography) Rita Mae Brown is the author of many novels, including "Outfoxed" & "Loose Lips". She & her collaborator, Sneaky Pie Brown, have written eight previous Mrs. Murphy mysteries, most recently "Pawing Through the Past". (Publisher Provided) mostra'n menys


Obres de Rita Mae Brown

Rubyfruit Jungle (1973) 3,235 exemplars
Wish You Were Here (1990) 1,165 exemplars
Rest in Pieces (1992) 849 exemplars
Murder, She Meowed (1996) 832 exemplars
Murder at Monticello (1994) 824 exemplars
Six of One (1978) 824 exemplars
Pawing Through the Past (2000) 795 exemplars
Pay Dirt (1995) 784 exemplars
Venus Envy (1993) 768 exemplars
Claws and Effect (2001) 757 exemplars
Murder on the Prowl (1998) 730 exemplars
Catch as Cat Can (2002) 729 exemplars
Cat on the Scent (1999) 727 exemplars
Sour Puss (2006) 724 exemplars
Whisker of Evil (2004) 711 exemplars
Cat's Eyewitness (2005) 700 exemplars
The Tail of the Tip-Off (2003) 682 exemplars
Puss 'n Cahoots (2007) 584 exemplars
Bingo (1988) 564 exemplars
Southern Discomfort (1982) 538 exemplars
The Purrfect Murder (2008) 508 exemplars
Santa Clawed (2008) 468 exemplars
Outfoxed (2000) 442 exemplars
Starting from Scratch (1988) 436 exemplars
Cat of the Century (2010) 403 exemplars
High Hearts (1986) 400 exemplars
Sudden Death (1983) 395 exemplars
In Her Day (1976) 374 exemplars
Riding Shotgun (1996) 320 exemplars
Hiss of Death (2011) 318 exemplars
Alma Mater (2001) 308 exemplars
Hotspur (2002) 307 exemplars
The Litter of the Law (2013) 290 exemplars
The Big Cat Nap (2012) 288 exemplars
A Nose for Justice (2010) 279 exemplars
Dolley (1994) 278 exemplars
Full Cry (2003) 261 exemplars
Loose Lips (1999) 255 exemplars
The Hunt Ball (2005) 250 exemplars
Nine Lives to Die (2014) 245 exemplars
Tail Gait (2015) 234 exemplars
Tall Tail (2016) 214 exemplars
The Hounds and the Fury (2006) 197 exemplars
Hounded to Death (2008) 192 exemplars
The Tell-Tale Horse (2007) 192 exemplars
A Hiss Before Dying (2017) 177 exemplars
Probable Claws (2018) 160 exemplars
Sneaky Pie for President (2012) 154 exemplars
Murder Unleashed (2011) 147 exemplars
I'd Kill for That: A Serial Novel by 13 authors (2004) — Col·laborador — 145 exemplars
Whiskers in the Dark (2019) 126 exemplars
Fox Tracks (2012) 121 exemplars
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (2014) 114 exemplars
The Sand Castle (2008) 113 exemplars
A Plain Brown Rapper (1976) 112 exemplars
Crazy Like a Fox (2017) 93 exemplars
Cakewalk (2016) 91 exemplars
Poems (1973) 90 exemplars
Furmidable Foes (2020) 84 exemplars
Claws for Alarm (2021) 74 exemplars
Songs to a Handsome Woman (1601) 68 exemplars
Homeward Hound (2018) 66 exemplars
The Hand that Cradles the Rock (1971) 60 exemplars
Scarlet Fever (2019) 48 exemplars
Out of Hounds (2020) 40 exemplars
Thrill of the Hunt (2022) 28 exemplars
Venus Envy | Bingo (1999) 9 exemplars
High Hearts | In Her Day (1993) 5 exemplars
Six of One | Bingo (1998) 2 exemplars
Ghost at Work 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Col·laborador — 372 exemplars
Double for Death (1939) — Introducció, algunes edicions298 exemplars
Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian: A Literary Anthology (1993) — Col·laborador — 284 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Col·laborador — 236 exemplars
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Col·laborador — 123 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Col·laborador — 118 exemplars
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Col·laborador — 106 exemplars
Lesbianism and the Women's Movement (1975) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
Love Match: Nelson vs. Navratilova (1993) — Introducció — 71 exemplars
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery [1998 TV Episode] (1998) — Original Books — 2 exemplars


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I was looking for a cozy after my previous reads, but this was not the right choice. Even more ridiculous than the previous books in the series, with long polemic and political digressions I could have done without.
ffortsa | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Feb 20, 2024 |
cozy-mystery, series, animal-narratives, anthropomorphic, virginia, rural, small-business, small-town, pet-cat, pet-dog, politics, politicians, attempted-murder, attitude-of-entitlement, drugs-issues, greed, political-corruption, political-intrigue

Some really serious stuff here that reflects the life happenings of 2023 in politics and the infiltration of the drug trade into too much of daily life. The historical learning (for those of us who geek history) relates to the use of Ham Radios and Morse Code from WW2 to the present as it pertains to the regular characters. There are several mysteries to solve and the furry ones continue to be essential. Always a good read from this author!
I requested and received a free temporary EARC from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine, Bantam via NetGalley. Thank you!
Pub Date 16 Apr 2024
#MrsMurphyMysteriesNo32 #Anthropomorphism
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jetangen4571 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Feb 18, 2024 |
This one was slow to start-- some bits of her childhood made me a bit nauseous. I read it in a few days, and I think I liked it fine at the time, but now I'm kind of hard-pressed to remember anything about it. I'd like to give it about 2 1/2 stars, I suppose.
caedocyon | Hi ha 58 ressenyes més | Feb 14, 2024 |
We are back in Crozet, Virginia with farmer "Harry" Harristeen and her husband and friends, not to mention her furry pets Mrs. Murphy and Pewter (the cats), Tucker and Pirate (the dogs). Harry is braving the last of winter when the threat of another snowstorm prevails, making everyone wonder how long winter is going to last. But it is also the time when the state house representatives meet in Richmond, and both Harry and her best friend, Susan Tucker, travel there to support Susan's husband Ned while he presents a bill to the house.

Unfortunately, it isn't received well by the other side, and a heated argument ensues where delegate Amanda Fields reacts violently to a slur by Aiden Harkness of the other side, which causes more problems along the way. Amanda seems obsessed with Aiden and his antics, and Ned is just trying to keep the peace. But when a young page is killed while in the car of the videographer, questions arise. What was he doing, and was he murdered?

Harry wants answers, and if it lies in the state house, then she's going to find it. But along the way she's learning Morse code, as an elderly town resident still uses a ham radio and Harry wants to be able to speak with her on days she can't get over to see her. But what is going on in the house, and does anyone know the truth?...

This is the latest book in the Mrs. Murphy series, and I have read as many as I can. I simply love the writing style of Ms. Brown. Although in the beginning I was disappointed to learn that this was not a mystery where we travel back in time to Revolutionary days, I also read the back where she stated that not everyone enjoyed that. (Really? It's part of the charm of the books, but just my humble opinion on that! I also love history, so it's again, part of the charm of reading these novels.) Anyway, since I was already invested, I continued to read on.

In this installment, as you've probably already gathered, Harry and pals are concerned with what is happening in Richmond. Ned Tucker is too concerned with what is going on in his own office to even take time to wonder -- and here is where he avails himself of both Harry and Susan's help -- because they are trying to finish the session and that means endless paperwork (don't we all have that?).

When the young page is killed, his girlfriend and family both insist that it must have been murder, and Harry tends to believe them. So does Amanda's assistant, Lucas. But what can be done? No one is going to admit it, and someone's sudden disappearance points to them as the prime suspect.

There is a lot going on in this book; a lot about politics (and honestly, I don't read political books as there is so much in the world right now that is wrong and I read to relax, not have everything shoved at me), but I will tell you that this book doesn't do any of that, and I appreciate it. While we may not agree on our politics, the book is subtle about it and you don't feel that you are getting a lecture on what to believe or not believe. And that, my friends, is all the difference.

Once again, Ms. Brown has written another mystery that will keep you reading merely to get to the final outcome, if nothing else. It is a wonderful read, and I look forward to the next in the series. Highly recommended.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley but this in no way influenced my review.
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joannefm2 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 30, 2024 |



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