By Rita Mae Brown
Mrs. Murphy thinks the hot guy on the town is the cat's meow.... probably she should still imagine again. Small cities do not take kindly to strangers--unless the stranger occurs to be a drop-dead attractive and seemingly unattached male. while Blair Bainbridge comes to Crozet, Virginia, the neighborhood matchmakers lose no time in mentioning him excellent for their newly divorced postmistress, Marry Minor "Harry Haristeen." Even Harry's tiger cat, Ms. Murphy, and her Welsh Corgi, Tee Tucker, think he smells A-okay. may well his one little imperfection be that he is a killer? Blair turns into the most likely suspect whilst the items of a dismembered corpse begin tuming up round Crozet. not anyone is familiar with who the lifeless guy is, but if a grisly clue makes a spectacular visual appeal in the course of the fall festivities, greater than an early wintry weather snow begins chilling the blood of Crozet's best possible people. That's while Ms. Murphy, her pal Tucker, and her human spouse Harry start to variety all through the clues . . . in basic terms to discover themselves a whisker away from changing into the killer's next victims.
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