Whiskers in the Dark

Whiskers in the Dark

Death stalks the Blue Ridge Mountains as a centuries-old mystery resurfaces and murder mars the lead-up to an annual beagle competition, in a thrilling new tale from Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown. "As feline collaborators go, you couldn't ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown."--The New York Times Book Review A massive nor'easter has hit northern V Death stalks the Blue Ridge Mountains as a centuries-old mystery resurfaces and murder mars the lead-up to an ann...

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Title:Whiskers in the Dark
Author:Rita Mae Brown
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0425287181
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Whiskers in the Dark Reviews

  • Susan
    Jul 16, 2019
    This mystery cuts back and forth between an historic antebellum cast of characters and a current storyline featuring amateur detective ?Harry? Harristeen and her band of pets. Even with the interwoven plot, each side of the story fell a little short as if they did not have enough s...
  • Msgypsy
    Jul 10, 2019
    I can't explain why I enjoy this series so much. I mean, I know that I love reading the animals but the human characters have always felt like stereotypes. And I sometimes want to yell that I don't need southern culture explained to me AGAIN! But I continue to love this series. N...
  • Trish
    Jun 10, 2019
    Whiskers in the Dark is a cozy mystery set in rural Virginia. There are two mysteries in this book: one involves a body from the 1700's that was recently discovered in Virginia, and then in present day, retired foreign services officer Jason Holzknect is murdered. The present day story...
  • Barbara
    Apr 27, 2019
    Ricki Lake as 'Harry Haristeen' with Mrs. Murphy (cat) and Tucker (dog) In this 28th book in the 'Mrs. Murphy' series, amateur sleuth Harry Haristeen investigates several unnatural deaths with the help of her cadre of 'talking pets': the cats - Mrs. Murphy and Pewter; the c...
  • Ann
    Jun 18, 2019
    This is book 28 in the Mrs. Murphy series and I love the concept of the animals taking such an important part of the books. Unfortunately this may be my last book in the series I read because of the politics and strong opinions of Ms. Brown. This book again features the duel time lines...
  • Nora-adrienne
    Jun 22, 2019
    Once again Miss Rita Mae has taken me on a journey of adventure and exploration into an amazing mystery. I've spent the last 24 hours reading it, because it was too good to put down. The ending will remain a mystery until you also pick up this book. ...
  • JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
    May 28, 2019
    Harry and her friend Susan are helping out clearing the grounds for the Hounds for Heroes run for Bassets and Beagles. Along with other volunteers, they find a problem on the road that needs the help of a tractor, and one of their friends, Jason Holzknect, sets off to find one. But whe...
  • Helen
    Jun 28, 2019
    I rarely DNF a book--maybe twice in several years--but I couldn't get past p. 30. The first rule of writing is, don't bore the reader, either with meaningless chit-chat between characters or by using dialogue to provide the reader with backstory or historical detail both characters alr...
  • Laura Reading
    Jun 06, 2019
    Rita Mae Brown has a very loyal following. Her mysteries have been enjoyed and loved for years. Her characters have been adopted by readers. Especially endearing to them are the chattering animals. This book fits the Amateur Sleuth genre, but has elements of a harder, classic myste...
  • Mayda
    Jul 27, 2019
    This book was a disappointment. I very much enjoyed the earlier mysteries in this series for the banter between the animals and their somewhat limited interaction with their humans, to get the humans on the right track to solve the murders. Now, the books have two storylines going, one...
  • Judy
    May 15, 2019
    This was an interesting mystery set in two time periods - present day and 1787. There are suspicious murders in both time periods. In the present day scenario Harry Harristeen and her pets - cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter (love this name for a cat) and two dogs Tucker and Pirate - investi...
  • Bam
    Jun 09, 2019
    In the 28th outing of this mystery series set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, 'Harry' Haristeen and her friend Susan have joined a crew of workers who are cleaning up the weather-damaged site belonging to the National Beagle Club of America in Aldie, Virginia which is about to...
  • Kate Baxter
    May 13, 2019
    3.5/5 stars Four murders, two time periods, a lovely Virginia estate, a hunting hound competition and a bunch of retired former members of the diplomatic corps, military and CIA. Sound interesting? Sure enough, it truly was. A fully clothed African American woman's body bedecked ...
  • Paula
    Apr 13, 2019
    Whiskers in the Dark by Rita Mae Brown has two murders?one current day and one from the eighteenth century. I loved all the animals written about and involved in this story. It took me a bit to get fully invested in the storyline, and there were several characters to keep track of, b...
  • Kathy
    Jun 16, 2019
    I have read most of the books in the series, and this one. Like a few others I have recently read, it just is not up to the level of most of the series? books. Unfortunately, the author is still stuck in the history of Harry?s area, fighting the civil war. I wish she would stop thi...
  • Toni
    Jun 04, 2019
    This is the 28th book in the Mrs. Murphy mystery series. I should have gone with my first instinct and passed this ARC right on by. I knew I might not like talking animals in my stories and I was right. But there was so much more wrong with this than the talking animals. The author ...
  • Annie
    Jun 22, 2019
    Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. Whiskers in the Dark is the 28th (!!!) book in the Mrs. Murphy mystery series by Rita Mae Brown (& Sneaky Pie). Released 4th June 2019 by Random House on the Bantam imprint, it's 278 pages and available in hardcover, ebook, and ...
  • Jeanie
    Jun 04, 2019
    It is pure delight to visit Harry, best friend Susan, and Harry?s pets and horses! The setting is interesting, with the backdrop of hunting to raise funds for a worthy cause, Hounds F4R Heroes, present day Crozet, historical events, and the intriguing mysteries occurring before and a...
  • Diane Hernandez
    Jun 11, 2019
    Set at a National Beagle Association event, Whiskers in the Dark is another satisfying entry in the Mrs. Murphy cat cozy mystery series. Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, crime solving cats, plus Tee Tucker, a Corgi dog, and Pirate, an Irish Wolfhound puppy, get clues to two mysteries from a ...
  • Betty
    Apr 19, 2019
    I found an easy to read text and a nice flow between the the two time periods. Very little about animals for which I read the series. There are a number of excellent pictures showing some of the events. The graveyard near St Luke's church is vandalized an in the grave an unburied skele...
  • Jean
    May 03, 2019
    As a cozy mystery, Whiskers in the Dark may seem cute with cats and dogs that talk to one another and try to help their person, Mary Minor Haristeen (known affectionately as Harry), when trouble comes her way. Having read most of Rita Mae Brown?s 28 books in this series, I have gro...
  • Randee
    Jul 05, 2019
    I am now hooked on the parallel story that runs in the last few Mrs. Murphy books about the families back in the 1700's. In this story, I was more interested in them than the goings on of Harry and Susan at the hound hunting contest. Funny how things change. The first time the story wa...
  • Jordan Stivers
    May 31, 2019
    I just really didn't like it. For a cozy mystery, it's neither cozy or much of a mystery. A significant amount of the story was focused on teaching the reader historical facts about American history and how hound hunting works. The mystery didn't even begin until I was one-third into t...
  • John Presler
    Jun 04, 2019
    Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen and her best friend, Susan Tucker, have traveled to northern Virginia to help with a clean-up effort at a local Beagle club in preparation for the annual Hounds for Heroes benefit event. The weather is definitely not cooperating and the hunt trails are in ...
  • D.B. Moone
    Jun 04, 2019
    Rita Mae Brown began writing poetry before she wrote her first novel, Rubyfruit Jungle in 1973. I read Rubyfruit Jungle shortly after its publication. The second Rita Mae Brown book I read was Starting from Scratch: A Different Kind of Writers? Manual, published in in 1988. Brown has...
  • Karen Seibert-Combs
    Jun 04, 2019
    Another investigating adventure for Harry Harristeen and her four four legged companions and fellow investigators. Harry is helping to clean up the grounds of the National Beagle Club Grounds to prepare for the Hounds F4 Heroes competition event. Harry discovers the body of a committee...
  • Merrilee Gibson
    Apr 22, 2019
    I have been a fan of the Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown from the very beginning, and I always look forward to the latest story. As with several recent Mrs. Murphy books, this one features a dual story line: a new, current story in April, 2018, the other an...
  • Coralee Hicks
    Apr 19, 2019
    Rita Mae Brown is so much more than just a writer of mysteries. Social commentator, rabble rousing feminist, and long time resident of Virginia. She brings a great depth to her long running Mrs Murphy series. All lovers of this series know it is co-authored by Sneaky Pie Brown (her cat...
  • Tracy Cavanah
    Mar 29, 2019
    A massive nor?easter has hit northern Virginia, where Mary Minor ?Harry? Harristeen joins groundskeeping efforts at the National Beagle Club at Aldie as the date for its springtime Hounds for Heroes veterans? benefit approaches. Harry?s fellow volunteers, including her oldest...
  • Sonia Azaravich
    Jul 16, 2019
    Reading this book was like watching an episode of a sitcom in the middle of a season. The character descriptions given at the beginning of the novel seemed to be an attempt to make up for the lack of depth in each character. Maybe I need to read the other 27 books in this series for it...