Claws and Effect

Claws and Effect

CLAWS AND EFFECT Winter puts tiny Crozet, Virginia, in a deep freeze and everyone seems to be suffering from the winter blahs, including postmistress Mary Minor ?Harry? Haristeen. So all are ripe for the juicy gossip coming out of Crozet Hospital?until the main source of that gossip turns up dead. It?s not like Harry to resist a mystery, and she soon finds the hospital a ho CLAWS AND EFFECT Winter puts tiny Crozet, Virginia, in a deep freeze and everyone seems to be suffering fr...

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Title:Claws and Effect
Author:Rita Mae Brown
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Claws and Effect - A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (Mrs. Murphy Book #9)
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Claws and Effect Reviews

  • Kathryn
    Mar 04, 2018
    i got this book as a christmas gift because it was purple and about cats:) for a book about cat detectives it was ok i guess. the town was cute and that was nice to read about, but there were way too many characters to keep straight and the hunting part was too detailed. ...
  • Laurel Bradshaw
    Jun 08, 2017
    Not a review. These notes are for my own reference and may contain spoilers! Reread on audio. 3.5 stars. Takes place in February. Harry has been divorced for four years. She is said to be 37. Tracy, Mrs. Hoggendobber's "boyfriend" is away in Hawaii selling his house. Plot revo...
  • Dolly
    Mar 20, 2010
    I brought this book along for a relaxing getaway weekend on Lana'i (at the Four Seasons, Manele Bay no less!) It was very tranquil there; I would get some coffee and read some brain candy on the lanai (porch, actually balcony) of our hotel room, occasionally looking up to watch abo...
  • Jan
    Jun 21, 2014
    I place this kind of book in what I call the "Murder She Wrote" category, where I would also place the Judge Deborah Knott series from Margaret Maron and the Caterer Goldy Schulz series from Diane Mott Davidson. As interesting as these series may be, and possibly well written, I can't ...
  • Jessika
    May 26, 2010
    As my first Mrs. Murphy mystery, I have to admit that this was definitely the cute, cozy mystery I was looking for. I picked this one up at my grandma's library sale because I had been hearing about Rita Mae Brown and wanted to try her out. I wasn't disappointed, even though I can'...
  • Samantha
    Jun 09, 2009
    Not my favorite of the Mrs. Murphy Mysteries. These are not exceptionally brainy mysteries. Very often one can figure it out before the end and even more often belief must be suspended to imagine the cats and dog are solving the crime and then leading the humans to the answer. I mean, ...
  • Karen
    Nov 22, 2017
    I read this first, and I think I need to go back and start with book one. I always see these at booksales and finally took a stab at it. The animals are cute but it would be even better if we only learned through them. ...
  • Rebecca
    Jul 23, 2019
    Something nefarious is going on a Crozet Hospital. First, the long-time head of the Maintenance department is found dead in the boiler room. This prompts Harry (Mary Minor) Haristeen to go prowling. She just wanted to see where it happened, to get a feel for the incident, but she ends ...
  • Steve Chaput
    Feb 19, 2015
    I wonder if other folks familiar with the Lilian Jackson Braun "Cat Who..." series picked up this book or others by Brown expecting more of the same. I don't want to say that I was disappointed, as I enjoyed the book, but it didn't strike me as special as the Braun series. As in the...
  • Patt
    Jan 05, 2010
    This series by Rita mae Brown will be a pleasure to anyone who has lived with a pet and enjoys mysteries that are of the "cozy" variety. The animal characters are fun; the characters engaging and the books an easy and pleasurable read. ...
  • Melissa
    Jul 24, 2019
    Mrs. Murphy and Pewter the cats as well as Tee Tucker the corgi are back to help Harry solve the crime when three people end up dead and they are all affiliated with the hospital. Illustrated as usual. Cute and recommended. ...
  • Tara
    Jun 19, 2018
    I love these books. The mysteries are good. The characters are interesting and the animals are the best. ...
  • MayberryAfterMidnight
    Jan 28, 2018
    Bumping up to 3 stars because animals are main characters and there's a shout-out or two for adopting from shelters. :-) It is not absolutely essential that you read the other books in the series before picking this one up, but it likely would have made me care more about the character...
  • Joyce
    Feb 15, 2019
    Love it as usual. Easy to read. Love the cars and dog. All the characters are good. Harry Haristene too. ...
  • Sara Marks
    Jan 19, 2015
    While the mystery is fun, the gimmick of the animals solving the mystery seems forced. Not only is 1/3 of the book full of unimportant information to the crime and solving it, that same third happens at the start of the book. That means you read 1/3 of the book before anybody dies. I h...
  • Deborah D.
    Mar 13, 2017
    What a hunt for the villain Good mystery, great town....Greedy bugger breaks the trust placed in them. Fixtures of Crozet abound. Harry and her furred sleuths are becoming a team! ...
  • Susan Ingraham
    Mar 10, 2019
    I really like this series. I started from the beginning and this is the ninth one. Easy and fast read that is very enjoyable. ...
  • Christyn
    Dec 14, 2015
    Claws and Effect is the 9th book in the Mrs. Murphy series. If you haven't read the other books in the series some of what's going on may not necessarily make as much sense to you, but this is minor because most of these little things don't impact the main storyline. You also may not h...
  • Joan
    Apr 12, 2018
    Funny series! In this book besides Mrs. Murphy ( tiger cat), Pewter (an overweight gray kitten) and Tee Tucker (a corgi dog) who always talk to each other to help their human solve murders, they are talking to horses, Simon (a possum), Flatface ( a huge owl) and barn mice!!! I think ...
  • Cheryl
    Jan 24, 2014
    3.5 stars here. I would give it 4, but the things I liked best were not really related to the plot (an essential part of a mystery novel, IMHO). I always enjoy spending time in Crozet with Harry and Miranda and Susan and Coop and all the animals (would have liked to see Simon the Op...
  • Tiffany
    Jul 07, 2019
    It was ok, I guess. I didn't really connect to any of the human characters, and there wasn't enough of the animal characters. ...
  • Randee
    Mar 28, 2018
    Number 9 was another great visit with Mrs. Murphy, Pewter and Tucker!! Now on to 10!! ...
  • Lindsey
    Feb 20, 2019
    Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown deliver another wonderful Mrs. Murphy mystery with Claws and Effect. In this installment, a murder at Crozet Hospital raises questions about who could be responsible, especially considering the victim, Hank Brevard, was rather abrasive and none too missed....
  • Kellene
    Dec 21, 2016
    I really like the old books in this series better than the newer ones. ...
  • RICHARD B. REEVES
    Jan 12, 2016
    Great read Another enjoyable book with the cats and corgi. I wish my cat had their insights. Very enjoyable book. I look forward to the next one. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Fred Nachbrunn
    Aug 30, 2017
    A mystery lover's WHO done it A mystery lover's delight. A true challenge for every armchair sleuth to solve the mystery. A test of your deduction skills ...
  • Amy Ingalls
    Mar 02, 2019
    I thought the animals in this book were charming, I liked the small town friendships, and it was significantly less political than a later book that I read in the series. One thing that bugged me is that in the beginning chain letters were repeatedly mentioned, then towards the end it ...
  • Ewa
    Nov 04, 2018
    I really like this book, it's 100% cozy - nice small town setting, real characters, lovely animals, nice crime story, really light reading. I even don't mind talking animals. ...
  • 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...