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The Resource Cat's eyewitness, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrations by Michael Gellatly

Cat's eyewitness, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrations by Michael Gellatly

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Cat's eyewitness
Title
Cat's eyewitness
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Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrations by Michael Gellatly
Title variation
Cats eyewitness
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eng
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Review
The 12th novel in this bestselling cozy series from Brown and her feline collaborator (after 2004's Whisker of Evil) offers the usual irresistible mix of talking animals and a baffling murder or two. After she decides to quit her job as the Crozet, Va., postmistress because her animal companions—cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker—are no longer permitted to accompany her to work, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and best friend Susan Tucker retreat to a Blue Ridge Mountains monastery, where a statue of the Virgin Mary suddenly begins to bleed from the eyes. This curiosity, which attracts national media attention after a local reporter, Nordy Elliott, files a short piece on it, becomes more of a concern when Susan's beloved great-uncle, a monk, turns up dead at the foot of the statue. While Harry, her two cats and her dog investigate, Elliott becomes the next murder victim, in a symbolic manner linked to the supposed miracle. Though the culprit's identity is fairly obvious and some exposition borders on the simplistic ("If a person's last name began with 'A,' their large package would go on the 'A' section," we learn as Susan sorts packages at the PO), the animals' wry observations on human nature and beliefs amuse as ever. Michael Gellatly's charming illustrations perfectly complement the text. Agent, Wendy Weil. (Feb. 1) --Staff (Reviewed January 31, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 5, p52)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
133352
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Brown, Rita Mae
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illustrations
Index
no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Mrs. Murphy mysteries
Series volume
0013
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  • Haristeen, Harry (Fictitious character)
  • Murphy, Mrs. (Fictitious character)
  • Women postal service employees
  • Women detectives
  • Women cat owners
  • Monasteries
  • Cats
  • Virginia
Label
Cat's eyewitness, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrations by Michael Gellatly
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
502068
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780553801644
Lccn
2004046207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780553801644
Label
Cat's eyewitness, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrations by Michael Gellatly
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
502068
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780553801644
Lccn
2004046207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780553801644

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