Thrill of the hunt A novel

Rita Mae Brown

Book - 2022

"A blackmailer targeting wealthy members of "Sister" Jane Arnold's club has turned the hunters into the hunted in this thrilling mystery from New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown. It's the start of fox hunting season and Sister is training a new generation of hounds in eager anticipation of Opening Hunt. But before they make it to that exciting day, several members of the hunt club receive ominous videos in which they appear to be doing scandalous, career-end...ing deeds. The videos are doctored, but does it matter? The unknown blackmailer promises to publish the clips if he or she doesn't get paid, and even the most upstanding citizen can be brought down by the court of public opinion. While Sister and her friends try to unmask the dastardly mind behind the videos, mysteries abound in their beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain town home. Two men die, apparently by suicide, shocking a community that never saw their deaths coming. And rumors abound that Old Paradise, the estate being lovingly restored by Crawford Howard, houses a secret stash of gold from its original owner. Does someone want the treasure badly enough to kill for? Sister and her fellow Jefferson Hunt Club members, including friends both two- and four-legged, are on the case-and with any luck, they'll catch the criminals before the first horn sounds on Opening Day"--

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Series
Brown, Rita Mae. Sister Jane series ; 14.
Subjects
Genres
Detective and mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
Novellas
Published
New York : Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC [2022]
Edition
First Edition
Language
English
Physical Description
xxiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN
9780593357606
0593357604
Main Author
Rita Mae Brown (author)
Other Authors
Lee Gildea, Jr (illustrator)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

No word on the plot of this next "Sister" Jane novel from the New York Times best-selling Brown, but it's no mystery that horses and hounds will be on the hunt, splashing all over Brown's popular Crozet, VA, setting. Copyright 2021 Library Journal.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

No word on the plot of this next "Sister" Jane novel from the New York Times best-selling Brown, but it's no mystery that horses and hounds will be on the hunt, splashing all over Brown's popular Crozet, VA, setting. Copyright 2021 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When several members of the hunt club are blackmailed by doctored videos showing career-ending deeds, Sister and her friends set out to find the culprit while contending with other mysteries plaguing their beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain town, including two suicides and a secret stash of gold.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"A blackmailer targeting wealthy members of "Sister" Jane Arnold's club has turned the hunters into the hunted in this thrilling mystery from New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown. It's the start of fox hunting season and Sister is training a new generation of hounds in eager anticipation of Opening Hunt. But before they make it to that exciting day, several members of the hunt club receive ominous videos in which they appear to be doing scandalous, career-ending deeds. The videos are doctored, but does it matter? The unknown blackmailer promises to publish the clips if he or she doesn't get paid, and even the most upstanding citizen can be brought down by the court of public opinion. While Sister and her friends try to unmask the dastardly mind behind the videos, mysteries abound in their beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain town home. Two men die, apparently by suicide, shocking a community that never saw their deaths coming. And rumors abound that Old Paradise, the estate being lovingly restored by Crawford Howard, houses a secret stash of gold from its original owner. Does someone want the treasure badly enough to kill for? Sister and her fellow Jefferson Hunt Club members, including friends both two- and four-legged, are on the case-and with anyluck, they'll catch the criminals before the first horn sounds on Opening Day"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A blackmailer targeting wealthy members of “Sister” Jane Arnold’s club has turned the hunters into the hunted in this thrilling mystery from New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown. “Cunning foxes, sensible hounds, and sweet-tempered horses are among the sparkling conversationalists in this charming series.”—The New York Times Book Review It’s the start of fox-hunting season and Sister is training a new generation of hounds in eager anticipation of Opening Hunt. But before they make it to that exciting day, several members of the hunt club receive ominous videos in which they appear to be doing scandalous, career-ending deeds. The videos are doctored, but does it matter? The unknown blackmailer promises to publish the clips if they don’t get paid, and even the most upstanding citizen can be brought down by the court of public opinion. While Sister and her friends try to unmask the dastardly mind behind the videos, mysteries abound in their beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain town home. Two men die, apparently by suicide, shocking a community that never saw their deaths coming. And rumors abound that Old Paradise, the estate being lovingly restored by Crawford Howard, houses a secret stash of gold from its original owner. Does someone want the treasure badly enough to kill for? Sister and her fellow Jefferson Hunt Club members, including friends both two- and four-legged, are on the case—and with any luck, they’ll catch the criminals before the first horn sounds on opening day.