Claws for alarm

Rita Mae Brown

Book - 2021

A thrilling new tale from New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown. Death stalks the Blue Ridge Mountains once again and Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen, along with her beloved cats, is on the case. Pharamond "Fair" Haristeen is known throughout Crozet, Virginia, as a good horse vet and a better man. When Benjamin Wagner, a new vet in town, is found dead in his unopened clinic, local police turn to Fair for help getting to the b...ottom of things. He quickly realizes Ben's clinic has been robbed of ketamine, used by doctors as a horse tranquilizer but also a popular recreational drug. Then Fair's own ketamine goes missing from the back of his truck. When Candida Perez, one of Crozet's oldest and most beloved citizens, is found dead at her desk it's not alarming, given her ninety years of life. But the bickering of her children, Ballard and Constance, over her will and the family's valuable collection of historical letters threatens to drive the rest of the town to madness. Just how far will they take their family squabble? -- adapted from jacket

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Series
Brown, Rita Mae. Mrs. Murphy mystery ; bk. 30.
Subjects
Genres
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Published
New York : Bantam Books [2021]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
xviii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN
9780593130094
059313009X
Main Author
Rita Mae Brown (author)
Other Authors
Sneaky Pie Brown, 1982- (author), Michael Gellatly (illustrator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

After a young horse veterinarian is found dead and his unopened clinic is robbed of ketamine, Mary Minor “Harry” Harristeen and her beloved cats investigate in the latest novel of the long-running series following Furmidable Foes.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"A thrilling new tale from New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown. Death stalks the Blue Ridge Mountains once again and Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen, along with her beloved cats, is on the case"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen gets a little help from her veterinarian husband to solve the murder of a young equine vet whose death may be linked to his new clinic in Claws for Alarm, a tantalizing mystery from Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown.Pharamond “Fair” Haristeen is known throughout Crozet, Virginia, as a good horse vet and a better man. So when Benjamin Wagner, a new vet in town, is found dead in his unopened clinic, local police turn to Fair for help getting to the bottom of things. Fair quickly realizes Ben’s clinic has been robbed of ketamine, used by doctors as a horse tranquilizer but also a popular recreational drug. Then Fair’s own ketamine goes missing from the back of his truck. Was Ben killed for his supply? Or was he mixed up in something bigger?Meanwhile, Candida Perez, one of Crozet’s oldest and most beloved citizens, is found dead at her desk. Perhaps not so alarming, given her ninety years of life. But the bickering of Candida’s children, Ballard and Constance, over her will and the family’s valuable collection of historical letters, threatens to drive the rest of the town to madness. Fair’s wife, Harry, tries to play peacemaker, but the bad blood between the two siblings runs deep. Just how far will they take their family squabble?With a little aid from hungry helpers Tee Tucker the corgi and sweet puppy Pirate, as well as feline sleuths Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, Harry and Fair team up to restore justice—and maybe a little peace and quiet—in Claws for Alarm.