Thursday, August 4, 2016

Tall Tail (Mrs. Murphy #25) by Rita Mae Brown

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"At any moment a perfect summer day in Crozet, Virginia—nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains—might turn stormy and tempestuous, as Harry knows too well when a squall suddenly sweeps in. In a blink, Harry’s pickup nearly collides with a careening red car that then swerves into a ditch. Harry recognizes the dead driver slumped over the vehicle’s steering wheel: Barbara Leader was nurse and confidante to former Virginia governor Sam Holloway.
 
Though Barbara’s death is ruled a heart attack, dissenting opinions abound. After all, she was the picture of health, which gives Harry and her four-legged companions pause. A baffling break-in at a local business leads Harry to further suspect that a person with malevolent intent lurks just out of sight: Something evil is afoot.
 
As it happens, Barbara died in the shadow of the local cemetery’s statue of the Avenging Angel. Just below that imposing funereal monument lie the remains of one Francisco Selisse, brutally murdered in 1784. Harry’s present-day sleuthing draws her back to Virginia’s slave-holding past and the hunt for Selisse’s killer. Now it’s up to Harry and her furry detectives—Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tee Tucker—to expose the bitter truth, even if it means staring into the unforgiving eyes of history and cornering a callous killer poised to pounce."





Tall Tail (Mrs. Murphy #25) by Rita Mae Brown

If you like your southern mysteries to flow as slow as molasses during a Northern February, then this cozy is going to be right up your alley.  At about the fifth time I picked up this book, and the fifth time I found myself dozing off while reading it, I finally gave up.

I’m sorely getting tired of author’s pushing their personal agenda’s on me.  I swore   with the last Mrs. Murphy novel I read that did this, I was going to be finished for good...well she did it again.  I don’t want to hear about organic gardening, I don’t want to read a book about the author’s politics or how they feel superior to the people in the Northern part of the country (Hint-the war is over).  I don’t want another book that flits from era to era –maybe this flip-flopping had a point, but if it did then  it just waited too long to let me know what that point was.    

I finally gave up after my fifth snooze.


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