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The Tail of the Tip-Off

Rita Mae Brown

When winter hits Crozet, Virginia, it hits hard--and hangs on for months. That's nothing new to postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her friends, who keep warm with hard work, hot toddies, and rabid rooting for the University of Virginia's women's basketball team at the old stadium affectionately dubbed "The Clam." But the usual postgame high spirits are laid low when contractor H. H. Donaldson drops dead in the parking lot. And pretty soon word has spread that it wasn't a heart attack that did him in. It just doesn't sit right with Harry that one of her fellow fans--perhaps even an acquaintance or neighbor sitting close by in the stands--is a murderer. And as tiger cat Mrs. Murphy is all too aware, things that don't sit right with Harry make her restless, curious, and prone to poking her not-very-sensitive human nose into dangerous places. So the animals start paying closer attention to what the people around them are doing--and they're the first ones to realize when the next murder occurs. It seems obvious to Harry that the deaths are connected--and she intends to find out exactly how. There's no shortage of suspects, considering that H.H. was a ladies' man who'd left a trail of broken hearts all over town--the most recent belonging to his wife-- and that the second murder victim was not very popular in Crozet.As the police launch their investigation, Harry picks up clues through savvy questioning of everyone she knows. But it's the critters who are most attuned to trouble--they scent something wicked wafting Harry's way on the tail of the next snowstorm. And as Harry draws closer to the truth about a brutal killer, Mrs. Murphy and her friends realize it's up to them to make sure their intrepid mom lands on her feet.

When winter hits Crozet, Virginia, it hits hard--and hangs on for months. That's nothing new to postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her friends, who keep warm with hard work, hot toddies, and rabid rooting for the University of Virginia's women's basketball team at the old stadium affectionately dubbed "The Clam." But the usual postgame high spirits are laid low when contractor H. H. Donaldson drops dead in the parking lot. And pretty soon word has spread that it wasn't a heart attack that did him in. It just doesn't sit right with Harry that one of her fellow fans--perhaps even an acquaintance or neighbor sitting close by in the stands--is a murderer. And as tiger cat Mrs. Murphy is all too aware, things that don't sit right with Harry make her restless, curious, and prone to poking her not-very-sensitive human nose into dangerous places. So the animals start paying closer attention to what the people around them are doing--and they're the first ones to realize when the next murder occurs. It seems obvious to Harry that the deaths are connected--and she intends to find out exactly how. There's no shortage of suspects, considering that H.H. was a ladies' man who'd left a trail of broken hearts all over town--the most recent belonging to his wife-- and that the second murder victim was not very popular in Crozet.As the police launch their investigation, Harry picks up clues through savvy questioning of everyone she knows. But it's the critters who are most attuned to trouble--they scent something wicked wafting Harry's way on the tail of the next snowstorm. And as Harry draws closer to the truth about a brutal killer, Mrs. Murphy and her friends realize it's up to them to make sure their intrepid mom lands on her feet.
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When winter hits Crozet, Virginia, it hits hard--and hangs on for months. That's nothing new to postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her friends, who keep warm with hard work, hot toddies, and rabid rooting for the University of Virginia's women's basketball team at the old stadium affectionately dubbed "The Clam." But the usual postgame high spirits are laid low when contractor H. H. Donaldson drops dead in the parking lot. And pretty soon word has spread that it wasn't a heart attack that did him in. It just doesn't sit right with Harry that one of her fellow fans--perhaps even an acquaintance or neighbor sitting close by in the stands--is a murderer. And as tiger cat Mrs. Murphy is all too aware, things that don't sit right with Harry make her restless, curious, and prone to poking her not-very-sensitive human nose into dangerous places. So the animals start paying closer attention to what the people around them are doing--and they're the first ones to realize when the next murder occurs. It seems obvious to Harry that the deaths are connected--and she intends to find out exactly how. There's no shortage of suspects, considering that H.H. was a ladies' man who'd left a trail of broken hearts all over town--the most recent belonging to his wife-- and that the second murder victim was not very popular in Crozet.As the police launch their investigation, Harry picks up clues through savvy questioning of everyone she knows. But it's the critters who are most attuned to trouble--they scent something wicked wafting Harry's way on the tail of the next snowstorm. And as Harry draws closer to the truth about a brutal killer, Mrs. Murphy and her friends realize it's up to them to make sure their intrepid mom lands on her feet.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Forbes

Length:

10h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:44


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

23:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

28:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

12:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

26:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

11:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:06