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Full Cry

Rita Mae Brown

In the third novel of her captivating foxhunting series, Rita Mae Brown welcomes readers back for a final tour of a world where most business is conducted on horseback-and stables are de rigueur for even the smallest of estates. Here, in the wealth-studded hills of Jefferson County, Virginia, even evil rides a mount. The all-important New Year's Hunt commences amid swirling light snow. It is the last formal hunt of the season; therefore, participation is required no matter how hungover riders are from toasting the midnight before. On this momentous occasion, "Sister" Jane Arnold, master of the foxhounds, announces her new joint master and the new president of the Jefferson Hunt. And her choices will prove to be no less than shocking. The day's festivities are quickly marred, though, by what appears on the surface to be an unrelated tragedy. Sam Lorillard, former shining star and Harvard Law School alum, lies dead of a stab wound on a baggage cart at the old train station, surrounded by the outcasts and vagabonds who composed his social circle at the end of life. No one can remember when Sam started drinking, but the downward spiral was swift-and seemingly deadly. Murder is followed by scandal when Sister Jane discovers dishonest hunting practices going on in a neighboring club. Unsure whether to turn a blind eye or report the infringement to the proper authority, Sister and her huntsman, Shaker Crown, decide to investigate a little further, with the help of their trusty hounds. But when they come a little too close to the staggering truth-and uncover an unforeseen connection to Lorillard's murder-they realize they might not survive to see the next New Year's Hunt. Intricate, witty, and full of the varied voices of creatures both great and small, Full Cry is an astute reminder that even those with the bluest of blood still bleed red.

In the third novel of her captivating foxhunting series, Rita Mae Brown welcomes readers back for a final tour of a world where most business is conducted on horseback-and stables are de rigueur for even the smallest of estates. Here, in the wealth-studded hills of Jefferson County, Virginia, even evil rides a mount. The all-important New Year's Hunt commences amid swirling light snow. It is the last formal hunt of the season; therefore, participation is required no matter how hungover riders are from toasting the midnight before. On this momentous occasion, "Sister" Jane Arnold, master of the foxhounds, announces her new joint master and the new president of the Jefferson Hunt. And her choices will prove to be no less than shocking. The day's festivities are quickly marred, though, by what appears on the surface to be an unrelated tragedy. Sam Lorillard, former shining star and Harvard Law School alum, lies dead of a stab wound on a baggage cart at the old train station, surrounded by the outcasts and vagabonds who composed his social circle at the end of life. No one can remember when Sam started drinking, but the downward spiral was swift-and seemingly deadly. Murder is followed by scandal when Sister Jane discovers dishonest hunting practices going on in a neighboring club. Unsure whether to turn a blind eye or report the infringement to the proper authority, Sister and her huntsman, Shaker Crown, decide to investigate a little further, with the help of their trusty hounds. But when they come a little too close to the staggering truth-and uncover an unforeseen connection to Lorillard's murder-they realize they might not survive to see the next New Year's Hunt. Intricate, witty, and full of the varied voices of creatures both great and small, Full Cry is an astute reminder that even those with the bluest of blood still bleed red.
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In the third novel of her captivating foxhunting series, Rita Mae Brown welcomes readers back for a final tour of a world where most business is conducted on horseback-and stables are de rigueur for even the smallest of estates. Here, in the wealth-studded hills of Jefferson County, Virginia, even evil rides a mount. The all-important New Year's Hunt commences amid swirling light snow. It is the last formal hunt of the season; therefore, participation is required no matter how hungover riders are from toasting the midnight before. On this momentous occasion, "Sister" Jane Arnold, master of the foxhounds, announces her new joint master and the new president of the Jefferson Hunt. And her choices will prove to be no less than shocking. The day's festivities are quickly marred, though, by what appears on the surface to be an unrelated tragedy. Sam Lorillard, former shining star and Harvard Law School alum, lies dead of a stab wound on a baggage cart at the old train station, surrounded by the outcasts and vagabonds who composed his social circle at the end of life. No one can remember when Sam started drinking, but the downward spiral was swift-and seemingly deadly. Murder is followed by scandal when Sister Jane discovers dishonest hunting practices going on in a neighboring club. Unsure whether to turn a blind eye or report the infringement to the proper authority, Sister and her huntsman, Shaker Crown, decide to investigate a little further, with the help of their trusty hounds. But when they come a little too close to the staggering truth-and uncover an unforeseen connection to Lorillard's murder-they realize they might not survive to see the next New Year's Hunt. Intricate, witty, and full of the varied voices of creatures both great and small, Full Cry is an astute reminder that even those with the bluest of blood still bleed red.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:00


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

52:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

31:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

21:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

31:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:18