Saturday, April 4, 2015

Tail Gait: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown

If only she could understand her animals, her life would be a lot easier...

Bantam and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 26th, so make a note to pick it up then.

This cozy mystery wanders a bit and spends a bit too much time on issues that aren't directly tied to the mystery.  Other than that, it was enjoyable.

Ms. Brown did something different in this book.  She goes back to the Revolutionary War times for part of the story and does the rest in present time.  She has a good reason for doing this but it was like reading two stories.  I actually liked the war tale better than the main story.  Maybe she should trying writing more of that.  It was fascinating.

When a retired college professor that everyone knew and loved gets shot to death on the golf course they were all using, no one has a clue why it happened.  No one figures it out until it's almost too late for Harry.

As if one murder wasn't enough, an alcoholic man who had a connection to the professor from the past is also found dead.  He's buried beneath a newly planted tree.  Here's another almost impossible mystery.  How did he get there and who killed him?

One little historical fact killed the professor.  Sometimes being too thorough isn't appreciated.  Especially when it could cost the affected parties millions of dollars.  Somehow it always seems greed is involved in murder cases more often than not.

The ending is unusual and very fitting.  Harry will live to carry on another day, and that's good.

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