The annual steeplechase races at the historic house of James and Dolley Madison bring the horsey set of Crozet, Virginia together for a cracking good time with old friends, and a chance to get even--on the racecourse--with old enemies. There's sure to be some emotional fireworks at Montpelier--but no one expects the day to end in murder!Dead in the main barn is one of the day's riders. Nigel Danforth, still wearing his red silks and blue sash, has a knife plunged through his heart. The only clue is a playing card, the Queen of Clubs, impaled over the fatal wound. Left behind are pretty, rambunctious, young Ace Valiant, Nigel's lover, who has a history of backing a long string of losers; her brother Clark who never had much use for the English jockey; and Linda Forloines who engaged in some very unsportsmanlike conduct during the most hotly contested race of the day. But could one of them be the murderer? Harry is stumped. But Mrs. Murphy, Harry's corgi Tee Tucker, and their over-fed grey cat friend Pewter will use their animal instinct to trace a killer who's intent on leaving a trail...of corpses. And when Harry herself ends up a target, it's not the long arm of the law, but a pair for sharp claws that can save her.
In "Murder, She Meowed, " Sneaky Pie Brown and her co-author Rita Mae Brown have penned another fast-moving, exciting mystery thriller that probes the depths of human evil and the heights of feline genius.
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. Sneaky Pie Brown, a tiger cat born somewhere in Albemarle County, Virginia, was discovered by Rita Mae Brown at her local SPCA. They have collaborated on numerous Mrs. Murphy mysteries--in addition to Sneaky Pie's Cookbook for Mystery Lovers and Sneaky Pie for President.