Monday, April 30, 2018

Probable Claws by Rita Mae Brown

This is a tale of the past and present times in Virginia.  I almost found it confusing.  I was interested in both stories but in one chapter you're in one era and the next you're in present day.  I found myself wavering between which story I wanted to follow the most...

Bantam and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 29th.

The history was interesting.  It's set in the early days of the formation of the states and they have negro slaves and breed horses.  There's more than one formidable woman in the historical tale and I enjoyed reading about them and how they got what they wanted.

Harry makes a pretty good sleuth.  When she's standing out on the sidewalk talking to friends and a person on a motorcycle stops and shoots the man in the middle, she's very shocked but does not miss the make of the motorcycle.  There is no license plate.  

When a young man who was a friend of the dead man dies also, she knows there must be some connection between the two besides friendship.  But she should also realize if she can figure it out, it will put her in danger, too.

The final confrontation was great fun to read about.  I worried about Harry, but her animal friends came to her rescue so it all ends well.

This one is a bit different from the others in the series but it was a good mystery, too.  And you even learn some history...

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