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Whisker of Evil

Rita Mae Brown

A mysterious death in a Virginia farm town has the locals scratching their heads-while frisky feline Mrs. Murphy and her friends, fat-cat Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker, uncover clues as they curl their way around a cold-blooded killer. This balmy summer in Crozet, Virginia, postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen has a lot to think about. Things have been pretty cozy between her and her ex-husband, Fair and her beloved old post office is in danger of being replaced with a modern building-and modern rules. Harry's thoughtful contemplation is shattered the day she stumbles over a dead body near Potlicker Creek. Barry Monteith, the handsome local horse breeder, has been savagely murdered. A true ladies' man, Barry was known to have left a string of broken hearts behind him. But could a spurned lover be responsible for his untimely demise? The plot only thickens when an autopsy reveals that Barry was infected with rabies weeks before he was killed. As usual, Harry can't resist doing a little digging-with Mrs. Murphy close by to warn of approaching danger. Harry makes a remarkable discovery in the creek-the class ring of Mary Pat Reines, a local woman who disappeared thirty years earlier along with her prized Thoroughbred stallion. Like Barry, Mary Pat was a successful horse breeder-and now all of Crozet is wondering if the two cases are linked. As the police struggle with the evidence, the pressure gets hotter than a June afternoon-especially when another person is found dead of less-than-natural causes. As usual, Mrs. Murphy and her crew are the first to sniff out the truth. But if they don't find a way to help Harry piece together the puzzle, she could become the killer's next target-and even Mrs. Murphy's slinkiest moves won't be able to save her.

A mysterious death in a Virginia farm town has the locals scratching their heads-while frisky feline Mrs. Murphy and her friends, fat-cat Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker, uncover clues as they curl their way around a cold-blooded killer. This balmy summer in Crozet, Virginia, postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen has a lot to think about. Things have been pretty cozy between her and her ex-husband, Fair and her beloved old post office is in danger of being replaced with a modern building-and modern rules. Harry's thoughtful contemplation is shattered the day she stumbles over a dead body near Potlicker Creek. Barry Monteith, the handsome local horse breeder, has been savagely murdered. A true ladies' man, Barry was known to have left a string of broken hearts behind him. But could a spurned lover be responsible for his untimely demise? The plot only thickens when an autopsy reveals that Barry was infected with rabies weeks before he was killed. As usual, Harry can't resist doing a little digging-with Mrs. Murphy close by to warn of approaching danger. Harry makes a remarkable discovery in the creek-the class ring of Mary Pat Reines, a local woman who disappeared thirty years earlier along with her prized Thoroughbred stallion. Like Barry, Mary Pat was a successful horse breeder-and now all of Crozet is wondering if the two cases are linked. As the police struggle with the evidence, the pressure gets hotter than a June afternoon-especially when another person is found dead of less-than-natural causes. As usual, Mrs. Murphy and her crew are the first to sniff out the truth. But if they don't find a way to help Harry piece together the puzzle, she could become the killer's next target-and even Mrs. Murphy's slinkiest moves won't be able to save her.
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A mysterious death in a Virginia farm town has the locals scratching their heads-while frisky feline Mrs. Murphy and her friends, fat-cat Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker, uncover clues as they curl their way around a cold-blooded killer. This balmy summer in Crozet, Virginia, postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen has a lot to think about. Things have been pretty cozy between her and her ex-husband, Fair and her beloved old post office is in danger of being replaced with a modern building-and modern rules. Harry's thoughtful contemplation is shattered the day she stumbles over a dead body near Potlicker Creek. Barry Monteith, the handsome local horse breeder, has been savagely murdered. A true ladies' man, Barry was known to have left a string of broken hearts behind him. But could a spurned lover be responsible for his untimely demise? The plot only thickens when an autopsy reveals that Barry was infected with rabies weeks before he was killed. As usual, Harry can't resist doing a little digging-with Mrs. Murphy close by to warn of approaching danger. Harry makes a remarkable discovery in the creek-the class ring of Mary Pat Reines, a local woman who disappeared thirty years earlier along with her prized Thoroughbred stallion. Like Barry, Mary Pat was a successful horse breeder-and now all of Crozet is wondering if the two cases are linked. As the police struggle with the evidence, the pressure gets hotter than a June afternoon-especially when another person is found dead of less-than-natural causes. As usual, Mrs. Murphy and her crew are the first to sniff out the truth. But if they don't find a way to help Harry piece together the puzzle, she could become the killer's next target-and even Mrs. Murphy's slinkiest moves won't be able to save her.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Forbes

Length:

9h 59m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:50


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

18:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

14:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

17:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

12:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

16:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

17:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

14:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:13