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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling Mrs. Murphy mystery series is a favorite with cozy fans and cat lovers all over the world, and Sour Puss has all the red herrings and surprising plot twists fans adore. When world-renowned grape and fungus expert Professor Vincent Forland is decapitated in Crozet, Virginia, it looks like a political killing. Forland had recently lectured on how distilled fungus plays a critical role in chemical warfare. But then another headless body turns up, and the residents of Crozet wonder who will be next.
©2006 American Artists, Inc.; (P)2006 Recorded Book, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"This venerable mystery series has been on a good run of late. Brown does everything right here, from creating a suspenseful plot to introducing readers to Virginia vineyards and the art of winemaking....Wine fanciers or not, readers will happily toast the animal-loving author for creating this robust and flavorful tale." (Booklist)
"A captivating look at grape growing and the passionate dedication it requires." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Jane Mcdowell on 07-29-06

Tedious

The story and the plot were mildly entertaining, but there were far too many minor characters with little to add to the story, making it difficult to know which characters to remember and which to forget. There were a couple of fist fights which seemed to be added in for no particular reason. This is one book which would work well as an abridged audiobook.

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By Melody on 09-02-07

Toady

Rita Mae Brown appears to be totally obsessed with garnering favor from Patricia Kluge, a real person of social consequence and considerable wealth in Albemarle County, rather than writing a clever, well plotted mystery. To fans of her other Sneaky Pie mysteries this one will be a real disappointment. It is dreadful. Ms. Brown appears to have forsaken her considerable talents to social climbing.

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