Cat of the Century

Cat of the Century Cover

Cat of the Century

By Rita Mae Brown; Sneaky Pie Brown; Michael Gellatly (Illustrator)

Bantam, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553591606, 299pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2011

Description
Mary Minor Harry Haristeen's beloved, tart-tongued neighbor Aunt Tally is about to turn the big 1-0-0, and the alumnae association of Tally's alma mater is throwing a big fund-raising bash in her honor. The plan is to celebrate Tally's centennial and recoup some much-needed school revenue lost in the cratered economy, but when a killer blizzard bears down and a board member goes missing, it falls to Harry and her menagerie of mystery solvers to track down the truth behind what is rapidly becoming a perfect storm of embezzlement, political corruption, and the kind of long-smoldering enmity that can explode into murder. Does the key lie in a forty-year-old unsolved death? If so, Harry and her four-legged friends better find it or even at a hundred years old Aunt Tally may outlive them all.


About the Author
Rita Mae Brownis 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.""


Praise For Cat of the Century

“As feline collaborators go, you couldn’t ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Reading a Mrs. Murphy mystery is like eating a potato chip. You always go back for more. . . . A deserving bestselling series.”—The Midwest Book Review
 
“[Rita Mae Brown’s] animals are as witty as ever.”—Kirkus Reviews