Mrs Murphy was on form and her human predictably curious The bracelet began and finished the crime Enjoyed this one. I love RMB s style of writing Have read most of her books Didn t like all of them but I love this series of stories and all the charactors Always on the lookout for the next one and order as soon as it is posted Love the Sister Jane series too and wish RMB could create stories even faster but realize it takes time to write good stories that her fans will love. ok. I stopped buying the series, and disappointed, because it felt, as if RMB didn t have any ideas for the essential part, the crime, and tried to camouflage the lack with facts about something which had just caught her interest, and her social, monetary and political issues The reviews for NINE LIVES TO DIE made me hope, she might have found her way back to the right mix of fun and crime Sorry, no Too many characters, all those wonderful friends, ideal people accumulated over the series, and a few other charactes to be killed off or suspected Too many issues unrelated to the crime or rather crimes Cut all the stuff that neither has anything to do with the crimes nor can be seen as red herrings and your down to half the book Maybe RMB should change the approach to the series Switch from detective story to southern family and friends Warning, Spoiler She could then hopefully avoid gross mistakes, which in this case are the main reason for the worst review I ever wrote Fingers cut off and no blood in the car A skeleton that holds together while you move it around Despite all that, for old times sake and thanks to drama queen Pewter and the not quite trustworthy Odin two stars. Im Original ist das Skript im Text ebwnso spritzig, spannend und liebenswert trotzdem noch besser als die hervorragende deutschsprachige bersetzung Leichte Lekt re mit sprechenden Tieren Muss einem gefallen Ziemlich harmlos, schon fast Kinder Krimi Trotzdem ganz nett, wenn man sich nicht aufregen will. Book arrived in a short amount of time It s a great story and fun to read. Gotta love Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie so much fun. NATIONAL BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SUSPENSE MAGAZINERita Mae Brown and her feline co author Sneaky Pie Brown return with a mystery starring Mary Minor Harry Haristeen, intrepid kitty sleuths Mrs Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker, the ever faithful crime solving corgi This time around, Harry and her animal friends track a killer whose trail has gone as cold as the weather in December NINE LIVES TO DIE Winter has come to Crozet, Virginia, bringing with it a fresh blanket of snow Harry and her husband, Fair, are hip deep in their usual end of the year activities distributing food to needy residents, and shopping for outfits for the Silver Linings youth organizations annual fundraising gala But buried beneath the white stuff are dark secrets from Crozets pastand Harry and her posse of pet detectives are determined to sniff them out Two Silver Linings mentors have been found dead in suspicious circumstances If that werent enough to chill the bones of the locals, a pair of severed human fingers has turned up in a pencil jar in the bookkeepers office at St Cyrils church What does this grisly display have to do with the mysterious disappearance of Harrys voluptuous high school Latin teacher, a quarter of a century ago Maybe nothing But when the animals make another gruesome discovery in the woods behind Harrys farm, it becomes clear that terrible crimes have been committed in Crozetand somebodys gone to great lengths to cover them up Its time to stop shoveling snow and start digging for clues The truth will be revealed A cold case will be solved And a twenty five year old love triangle is about to get untangled The weather outside may be frightful, but Harry and her four legged friends refuse to be spooked off the casePraise for Nine Lives to Die Witty and entertaining a recipe for continued success and an engaging read Richmond Times DispatchThe unabashed loves of Rita Mae Browns life are infectious Perhaps because they are so clearly heartfelt, its easy to be swept up in the glory of her passions New York Journal of BooksMurder and mayhem are the order of the day in bestseller Rita Mae Browns well plotted twenty second Mrs Murphy mystery Browns idyllic world, with its Christian values, talking animals, and sympathetic middle aged pet owners, has understandably struck a chord with many readers Publishers WeeklyRita Mae Brown, along with Sneaky Pie, have made Harry Harristeen and her feline companion, Mrs Murphy, household names Library JournalPraise for the Mrs Murphy mysteries As feline collaborators go, you couldnt ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown The New York Times Book Review And another great read.