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Rita Mae Brown

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane series; A Nose for Justice and Murder Unleashed; Rubyfruit Jungle; In Her Day; and Six of One, as well as several other novels. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia.

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Alma Mater
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | October 2002
$13.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-45532-1 (0-345-45532-0)

Sex makes monkeys out of all of us. If you don’t give in to it, you wind up a cold, unfeeling bastard. If you do, you spend the rest of your life picking up the pieces. . . .

At the start of senior year at William & Mary, the six-foot-tall, raven-haired... Read more






Animal Magnetism
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 2010
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-51180-5 (0-345-51180-8)

 
Rita Mae Brown’s earliest memory is of the soothing purr of Mickey, her family’s long-haired tiger cat, who curled up and claimed a spot in her crib. From there, a steady parade of cats, dogs, horses, and all manner of two- and four-legged critters have walked, galloped, and flown into and...

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The Big Cat Nap
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Paperback | April 2013
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-53045-5 (0-345-53045-4)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“As feline collaborators go, you couldn’t ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown.”—The New York Times Book Review 
 
It’s mid-May and murder is once again in full bloom in Crozet, Virginia—or so it seems to Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen. The trouble begins when Harry’s dear friend Miranda Hogendobber... Read more






Bingo
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Trade Paperback | July 1999
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-38040-8 (0-553-38040-0)

In the sequel to her beloved Six of One, Rita Mae Brown returns with another witty tale of passion and rivalry in the small Southern town of Runnymede, Maryland. Newspaper editor Nickel Smith is scrambling to save the local paper from corporate extinction, even as she is engaged in an affair... Read more






Cat of the Century
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Paperback | January 2011
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-59160-6 (0-553-59160-6)

Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen’s beloved, tart-tongued neighbor Aunt Tally is about to turn the big 1-0-0, and the alumnae association of Tally’s alma mater is throwing a big fund-raising bash in her honor. The plan is to celebrate Tally’s centennial and recoup some much-needed school revenue lost in the cratered economy... Read more






Cat on the Scent
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Paperback | April 2000
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-57541-5 (0-553-57541-4)

It takes a cat to write the purr-fect mystery.

Things have been pretty exciting lately in Crozet, Virginia—a little too exciting if you ask resident feline investigator Mrs. Murphy. Just as the town starts to buzz over its Civil War reenactment, a popular local man disappears. No one's seen Tommy Van Allen's... Read more






Cat's Eyewitness
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Paperback | February 2006
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-58287-1 (0-553-58287-9)

It’s no secret that cats are a mystery writer’s best friend. Just ask the bestselling team of Rita Mae Brown and her furry partner, Sneaky Pie Brown, back on the prowl with another unforgettable whodunit. This time a controversial miracle in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains sparks religious fervor–and a suspicious death... Read more






Catch as Cat Can
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Paperback | February 2003
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-58028-0 (0-553-58028-0)

Spring fever comes to the small town of Crozet, Virginia. As the annual Dogwood Festival approaches, postmistress Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen feels her own mating instincts stir.

As for tiger cat Mrs. Murphy, feline intuition tells her there’s more in the air than just pheromones. It begins with a case of... Read more






Claws and Effect
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Paperback | January 2002
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-58090-7 (0-553-58090-6)

CLAWS AND EFFECT

Winter puts tiny Crozet, Virginia, in a deep freeze and everyone seems to be suffering from the winter blahs, including postmistress Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen. So all are ripe for the juicy gossip coming out of Crozet Hospital–until the main source of that gossip turns up dead. It’s not... Read more






Dolley
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Paperback | April 1995
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-56949-0 (0-553-56949-X)

She had the president's ear and the nation's heart.

She's the wife of the fourth president of the United States; a spirited charmer who adores parties, the latest French fashions, and the tender, brilliant man who is her husband. But while many love her, few suspect how complex Dolley Madison really is.

Only... Read more






Fox Tracks
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | October 2013
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-53299-2 (0-345-53299-6)

“[Rita Mae Brown] enlivens a timely tale with . . . amusing accounts of her four-legged creations and delightful descriptions of the central Virginia countryside.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown bounds to the front of the pack with Fox Tracks, the thrilling new mystery in her beloved foxhunting... Read more






Full Cry
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Ballantine Books | Paperback | October 2004
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-46520-7 (0-345-46520-2)

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... Read more






High Hearts
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Paperback | April 1987
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-27888-0 (0-553-27888-6)

From the celebrated author of Rubyfruit  Jungle and Bingo  comes a stirring novel of the Civil War, a tale of  true love and mistaken identity. Brimming with  colorful characters and vivid settings, High  Hearts is Rita Mae Brown at her most  ambitious and entertaining.

April 12,  1861. Bright, gutsy and young,Geneva Chatfield  marries Nash Hart in Albemarle County, Virginia, the  same... Read more






Hiss of Death
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Paperback | February 2012
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-59161-3 (0-553-59161-4)

Ah, spring! The brighter days and singing birds have a way of lifting people’s spirits, as well as those of their animal companions. But the season can also bring out the first blossoms of murder. As the redbuds open in Crozet, Virginia, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen is especially excited—until a health...

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Hotspur
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Ballantine Books | Paperback | November 2003
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-42823-3 (0-345-42823-4)

In her well-received novel Outfoxed, Rita Mae Brown vividly and deftly brought to life the genteel world of foxhunting, where hunters, horses, hounds, and foxes form a tightly knit community amidst old money and simmering conflicts. With Hotspur, we return to the Southern chase–and to a hunt on the trail of... Read more






Hounded to Death
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 2009
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-51237-6 (0-345-51237-5)

“Sister” Jane Arnold, esteemed master of the Jefferson Hunt Club, has traveled to Kentucky for one of the biggest events of the season: the Mid-America Hound Show, where foxhounds, bassets, and beagles gather to strut their champion bloodline stuff. But the fun is squelched when immediately after the competition a contestant... Read more






The Hounds and the Fury
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 2007
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-46548-1 (0-345-46548-2)

Critics and fans alike are wild about Rita Mae Brown’s richly imagined and utterly engaging foxhunting mysteries–and this latest novel promises more thrilling hunts, breathtaking vistas, and an all-new sinister scandal.

Millions of dollars seem to be missing after a long-overdue audit of the local aluminum plant reveals a major accounting... Read more






The Hunt Ball
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 2006
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-46550-4 (0-345-46550-4)

“A rich, atmospheric murder mystery . . . rife with love, scandal . . . redemption, greed and nobility,” raved the San Jose Mercury News about Outfoxed, Rita Mae Brown’s first foxhunting masterpiece. In The Hunt Ball, the latest novel in this popular series, all the ingredients Brown’s readers love are... Read more






In Her Day
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Paperback | October 1988
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-27573-5 (0-553-27573-9)

For years a "lost" collector's item, here is the second novel from a brilliant young author testing her literary muscle, and it's bursting at the seams with Rita Mae Brown's trademark cast of characters and crackling quips. Written immediately after her classic Rubyfruit Jungle, In Her Day takes a loving swipe... Read more






Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Ballantine Books | Hardcover | November 2014
$26.00/31.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-39262-3 (0-553-39262-X)

The chase is on in New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown’s gripping new foxhunting mystery, featuring the irrepressible “Sister” Jane Arnold and the wily antics of her four-legged friends. In Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, a century-old crime reawakens bad will—and stirs up a scandal that chills Sister to the... Read more






The Litter of the Law
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Paperback | August 2014
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-53049-3 (0-345-53049-7)

Rita Mae Brown collaborates with feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown in a new mystery starring Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen, the curious cat detectives Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker, the valiant crime-solving corgi. Halloween arrives early this year to rural central Virginia, when a twisted killer will stop at nothing... Read more






Loose Lips
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Trade Paperback | May 2000
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-38067-5 (0-553-38067-2)

If you crossed Mitford, North Carolina, with Peyton Place, you might come up with Runnymede, Maryland, the most beguiling of Southern towns. In Loose Lips, Rita Mae Brown revisits Runnymede and the beloved characters introduced in Six of One and Bingo, serving up an exuberant portrayal of small-town sins and Southern... Read more






Murder at Monticello
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Paperback | September 1995
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-57235-3 (0-553-57235-0)

Mrs. Murphy digs into Virginia history—and gets her paws on a killer.

The most popular citizen of Virginia has been dead for nearly 170 years. That hasn't stopped the good people of tiny Crozet, Virginia, from taking pride in every aspect of Thomas Jefferson's life. But when an archaeological dig of the... Read more






Murder on the Prowl
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Bantam | Paperback | February 1999
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-57540-8 (0-553-57540-6)

It takes a cat to write the purr-fect mystery—

"People who love cats...have a friend in Rita Mae Brown," declares The New York Times Book Review. And nowhere is it more obvious than in this, her sixth deliciously witty foray into detective fiction written with the paws-on help of collaborator Sneaky Pie... Read more






Murder Unleashed
Written by Rita Mae Brown
Ballantine Books | Paperback | September 2012
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-51184-3 (0-345-51184-0)

The next scintillating novel in this acclaimed author’s delightful series featuring doggedly determined canine sleuths and their intrepid human companions.
 
Settling into ranch life with her wire-haired dachshund, Baxter, former Wall Street trader Mags Rogers doesn’t miss the world of investment banking—because its destructive tentacles have reached Reno, Nevada, where... Read more





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