The Tail of the Tip-Off

The Tail of the Tip-Off

Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her sleuthing pets are back for their 11th Mrs. Murphy mystery in this "New York Times" bestselling series. Accelerated Reader: Reading Level 4.6, 12 Points....

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Title:The Tail of the Tip-Off
Author:Rita Mae Brown
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Tail of the Tip-Off
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:367 pages pages

The Tail of the Tip-Off Reviews

  • Kate
    Apr 01, 2009
    Better than the last Mrs Murphy I read, but not as good as the early ones. And Harry seemed a bit cranky and foolish in this one. ...
  • dianne
    Nov 02, 2018
    Well, i was looking for a light read, and by George, i got one. These characters are so flat they could have come with the book as page markers. Yes, the cats and dogs are slightly more interesting with occasional insights like: Cat ?There is such a thing as a good death? Dog ?...
  • Laurel Bradshaw
    Nov 14, 2017
    Not a review. Comments are for my own recollection... Time: Winter. Harry is "late 30s". Four years since her divorce. Susan's son is a freshman in college. Blair is dating Little Mim. Characters: Ned and Susan Tucker, Big Mim, Little Mim, Boom Boom, Mrs. Hoggendobber, Tally, Ric...
  • Jen
    Oct 05, 2008
    Too many characters, convoluted story, mediocre at best writing, and just overall weak. But I did read the whole thing! And I have to admit I like how the animals help solve the mystery and get the bad guys. ...
  • Lizabeth Tucker
    Feb 25, 2013
    When contractor H. H. Donaldson is murdered after a women's basketball game, the whole town is buzzing. Was it related to his business or to his affairs? As Harry Haristeen begins snooping into the why and how of the murder, there's another death. can she and her animals discover the t...
  • Samantha
    Jun 29, 2009
    Equations: Murder + Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen = trouble, Mrs. Murphy + Tee Tucker + Pewter = Save the day! Seriously, that is all you need to know about any Mr/s Murphy mystery. Why do I keep reading them then, if they are so predictable?? Because they are just so darned cute a...
  • Patrick Gibson
    Dec 05, 2010
    This is my first (and probably only) Sneaky Pie (Rita?s cat) murder mystery. It's cute, but? The Virginia town of Crozet is in the middle of a nasty winter, which is warmed somewhat by public love for basketball. One of those basketball fans is H.H. Donaldson, the town builder a...
  • Margaret
    Aug 10, 2014
    I picked this up as a "vacation read," and was sorely disappointed. It felt cutesy and constructed, and made for good bedtime reading since it was so easy to put down. And the characters had weird, frequently gender-neutral names that - even 3/4 of the way through - I could not keep st...
  • Rebecca
    Jul 30, 2019
    It's winter in Crozet, Virginia, and snow is on the ground...unfortunately, so are bodies! And they appear to have one thing in common, the stadium known as "The Clam," or maybe (horrors) the ladies' basketball team. And if you think for one red-hot minute that Harry (Mary Minor) Haris...
  • Marjorie
    Aug 31, 2014
    It didn't detract from my enjoyment of this books, but the author let in a continuity error. I won't say what. Figure it out yourself. ...
  • Melissa
    Aug 14, 2019
    Harry and her friends(which include Pewter and Mrs. Murphy the cats and Tee Tucker and Brinkley the dogs) help the sheriff and deputy solve the latest mystery. Recommended. ...
  • Tara
    Jul 14, 2018
    Another interesting mystery. I love the characters and the animals. I really love what the pets say versus what their humans think they are saying. I think it?s hilarious. ...
  • Debbie
    Jul 17, 2015
    I really have enjoyed all the books in this series, and as I have said before I love the interaction between the animals. ...
  • Gena Lott
    Nov 01, 2011
    Not nearly as fun as Lillian Braun's series of "Cat Who. . ." books. In fact, for me, this book bordered on fantasy because the author gets into the cats' and dog's heads, discusses their conversations and explores their motives as much as the human characters. ...
  • Sanya Weathers
    Jan 25, 2011
    I was vaguely horrified to realize that I was enjoying these cozy mysteries with talking cats and corgis. I'm not really a cozy mystery person. I'm unable to finish most examples of the genre. Credit where credit is due - the Mrs. Murphy series is a lot of fun. This one was not f...
  • Susan
    Oct 18, 2012
    Brown's the Tail of the Tip-Off is another wonderful addition to her Mrs. Murphy series. This book brings the reader back to Crozet, Virginia while the residents are in the middle of winter. To keep warm, the residents gather to root for the University of Virginia's women's basketball ...
  • Bodosika Bodosika
    Dec 02, 2017
    I don't like this almost drop it half way...2star ...
  • Nick
    Sep 24, 2012
    Another winning tale from Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown. I've enjoyed the first books in this series and now the latter tales as well. The middle ones, in my opinion, aren't well written from either character development or plotting. TAIL OF THE TIP-OFF is one of the delightful u...
  • Mary
    Jan 07, 2017
    Overall a good read as usual the animals make the story interesting. ...
  • Pearl Drolet
    May 24, 2013
    You don't have to be a cat lover to enjoy Brown's 11th Mrs. Murphy novel (after 2002's Catch as Cat Can), which centers on the "Clam," the University of Virginia's giant sports complex. After a women's basketball game, construction company owner H.H. Donaldson falls dead in the parking...
  • Christyn
    Jun 10, 2017
    It's hard to say something new about a series after you've read so many books in one. It's an easy read. It's not overly complicated, but it's not boring either - it's a decent mystery. This is the kind of book you can pick up when you want to read, but don't really know what you want ...
  • Randee
    May 03, 2018
    11 visits with Mrs. Murphy, Tucker and Pewter have been enjoyable for me. I am almost half way through this series and have not been disappointed. Full steam ahead and on to number 12!!! ...
  • Judi Mckay
    Aug 13, 2019
    The only mystery I want to solve is how come this series is so popular? It really didn't do it for me ...
  • Lindsey
    Mar 25, 2019
    Winter blues have descended on Crozet, Virginia, putting the residents in low moods. Thankfully, they have women's basketball games to attend at the University of Virginia to take their minds off of the dark days and snowstorms. But when a local building developer drops dead of a heart...
  • Nothing Like A Good Book!!!! wood
    Apr 22, 2019
    just loved it.....on to the next.. ...
  • Nancy Fredenburgh
    Aug 19, 2017
    One of the better Brown and Sneaky Pie books. Very few dull moments! ...
  • Donnie Bailey
    May 10, 2015
    I have to agree with others that this was not the best in the series. This is my sixth in the series, and I was not impressed with Harry's intelligence, or rather lack of, in this novel. First review! ...
  • Terralyn Brown Barfield
    Aug 14, 2018
    3 Stars. Not as good as the first books but still a fast, fun read. ...
  • Pam
    Jun 10, 2019
    Pretty good mystery with animals. The animals talk to each other. ...
  • Oceana2602
    Apr 04, 2009
    Ok, I'm going to do a standard review for the rest of the Mrs. Murphy books I read, because I really can't think of something smart to say about every single one of them. Actually, it's hard to come up with something smart to say about any one of them, because they are not really smart...