Pay Dirt

Pay Dirt

an alternate cover edition can be found here The residents of tiny Crozet, Virginia, thrive on gossip, especially in the post office, where Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen presides with her tiger cat, Mrs. Murphy. So when a belligerent Hell's Angel crashes Crozet, demanding to see his girlfriend, the leather-clad interloper quickly becomes the chief topic of conversation. Then an alternate cover edition can be found here The residents of tiny Crozet, Virginia, thrive on gossip, especially ...

DownloadRead Online
Title:Pay Dirt
Author:Rita Mae Brown
Rating:
Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Pay Dirt
ISBN
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Pay Dirt Reviews

  • Heather
    Jul 19, 2009
    This was my first Rita Mae Brown book. I love mysteries, but this one is different than what I'm used to reading, mainly because of the "talking" animals throughout the book. That part is at the same time silly but likable. I'm a huge animal lover and have had cats and dogs my entire l...
  • Amy
    Mar 19, 2019
    Love the Mrs Murphy series. Combines fox hunting, animals and mystery! ...
  • Trish
    Aug 03, 2015
    Been a while since I read any of the books in this series. I'd forgotten how much I liked them - especially the snarky cat - even if I figured out who the murderer was about half-way through the book. ...
  • Karen
    Mar 10, 2019
    Very like a cat to have to stop and wash her paws on the way to catch a killer. :) ...
  • Rebecca
    Jul 11, 2019
    OH MY! Let's start with a murder, oh, take two, they're small-ish...When a stranger turns up murdered in Crozet, Virginia, Harry Haristeen is, of course, bound and determined to find the killer with the able assistance of her brilliant tabby, Mrs. Murphy, her Welsh Corgi, Tee Tucker, a...
  • Melissa
    May 28, 2019
    This time Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tee Tucker help the humans sp;ve a triple murder and banking computer virus mystery. A few cute illustrations and the cute animals make this a must reading. Recommended. ...
  • Tara
    Mar 01, 2018
    My favorite part of these books is the animals? commentary on the humans. It cracks me up. I also love the way the continuing characters develop. The mystery is interesting and involves old school computer viruses and Hell?s Angels which is a great combination. ...
  • Fiona
    Feb 12, 2015
    Cute story. Harry is one of the two postmistresses in Crozet, Virginia. She has a cat, Mrs Murphy, and a corgi, Tucker. The other postmistress is Mrs Hogendobber (Miranda) who really doesn't care to much for animals but has no choice since Mrs Murphy & Tucker go wherever Harry g...
  • Patricia
    Mar 17, 2017
    Who doesn't love a mystery series with a dog and 2 cats. ...
  • Georgene
    Jan 16, 2019
    An early Sneaky Pie Brown entry, before Rita Mae Brown got so politically correct. Pretty good and very enjoyable. ...
  • Debbie Hagedorn
    Feb 15, 2019
    Mrs. Murphy hits Pay Dirt Fans of the lovable pair, Mrs. Murphy and Tee Tucker, will love this adventure. A touch of danger, romance, jealousy and laughter will hit pay dirt for the reader. Sneaky Pie Brown is always a winner! ...
  • Aprilleigh
    Jul 23, 2018
    An improvement over the previous volume, which focused a little too much on questionable history for my taste (I prefer to know where the lines are being blurred), this one gets right back to the author's strengths - an unexplained murder confuses the town, not least because no one kno...
  • Lora Shouse
    Dec 19, 2017
    In the Mrs. Murphy mystery series, the characters occasionally find their mysteries at one or another of the various historic homes of early Presidents from Virginia that are so thickly clustered in their neighborhood. The previous book dealt with a murder at Monticello, the home of Th...
  • Beatrice M
    Aug 12, 2019
    3 murders seems more then normal. But still no idea til the very end. ...
  • Randee
    Jan 10, 2018
    The fourth book in the Mrs. Murphy series was quite satisfying as cozies go. I liked that there was a lot of comedic interaction between Mrs. Murphy, Tucker and Pewter. I am not embarrassed to admit that I like this series precisely because of the two cats and dog. They are the highlig...
  • Cassandra
    Dec 16, 2017
    Pay Dirt was enjoyable and definitely better than the last book in the series. In Pay Dirt it feels as though the author is going back to what made the first two books good, except the author didn't quite make it there. The author fleshes out the characters even more without them being...
  • Lindsey
    Dec 20, 2018
    This was a fun, cozy mystery that held my attention and entertained me from the beginning to the end. The familiar residents of Crozet, Virginia, continue to evolve their relationships with one another in the face of multiple mysteries going on, namely a frightening new computer virus ...
  • Christine (KizzieReads)
    Apr 24, 2019
    Even though I am getting better and reading between the lines and figuring out the whodunnit part, I still really enjoyed this! I love the animals and their banter to each other and towards the humans. Being a cat owner, the author has nailed their mannerisms down pat. This install...
  • Susan
    Jan 18, 2019
    The gossip mill is working overtime in Crozet. Harry Haristeen and her pets, Mrs. Murphy the cat and Tucker the corgi get involved in a case. When a leather-clad biker storms into the Monroe house looking for 'Malibu' and apparently high on something, he is eventually ousted but then t...
  • Terralyn Brown Barfield
    Aug 14, 2018
    4 Stars. I love the human and animal characters in this series and I?m very picky when they have speaking parts in particular. A fun read. ...
  • karen wendt
    Jan 16, 2019
    Always a pleasure to read this series. ...
  • Cheri
    Dec 25, 2016
    I kinda had this one figured out but it was still a good read. ...
  • Lagniappe
    May 09, 2018
    I always enjoy visiting Crozet, Virginia, and this visit did not disappoint. These books are not read solely for the actual mystery, as there usually isn't much mystery to them. In this case I knew "who done it" from about chapter two or three. But it's the charm of the characters, bot...
  • Fred Nachbrunn
    Jul 27, 2017
    Great who done it A mystery book to challenge even the most jaded armchair sleuth. Find the clue solve the crimes. A great who done it. ...
  • Juliane
    Sep 26, 2019
    I read many of the Mrs. Murphy books as a child, but never read them in the right order. I do remember lots of snippets, but missed the big picture. Now that I try to read all of them in the right order, I realize how the characters gain depth over time. So far, I liked this book defin...
  • Jae
    May 04, 2018
    The small town of Crozet is atwitter when a biker roars into town, looking for a woman named Malibu. When the biker is found murdered, some speculate that he was at the epicenter of a drug deal gone bad. In the meantime, the town's residents are also worried about the dreaded Threadnee...
  • Michelle Stewart
    Jun 30, 2018
    loved it ...
  • Karen Newby
    Feb 06, 2019
    Awesome read!! ...
  • Carol Layton
    Mar 16, 2019
    This fourth book in the Mrs. Murphy series is finally settling down...the character development in the first three is rather ragged. It is still pretty far-fetched in terms of the philosophical capacities of the cat and dog, but the stories are fun and now that I can relate to the char...
  • Nancy L.
    Mar 09, 2019
    This book was the first I?d read by this author, and I will be looking for more. The murder mystery involved was not too explicit in detail, and the best part were the animals involved, who comment on clues and are as well charactered as the humans. Their role in pointing out clues t...