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New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown bounds to the front of the pack with Fox Tracks, the thrilling new mystery in her beloved foxhunting series featuring the indomitable “Sister” Jane Arnold and, among others, the boisterous company of horses and hounds. Now, as a string of bizarre murders sweeps the East Coast, this unlikely alliance must smoke out a devious killer who may be closer than they first think.

While outside on Manhattan’s Midtown streets a fierce snowstorm rages, nothing can dampen the excitement inside the elegant ballroom of Manhattan’s Pierre Hotel. Hunt clubs from all over North America have gathered for their annual gala, and nobody is in higher spirits than “Sister” Jane, Master of the Jefferson Hunt in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Braving the foul weather, Sister and her young friend “Tootie” Harris pop out to purchase cigars for the celebration at a nearby tobacco shop, finding themselves regaled by the colorful stories of its eccentric proprietor, Adolfo Galdos.

Yet the trip’s festive mood goes to ground later with the grisly discovery of Adolfo’s corpse. The tobacconist was shot in the head but found, oddly enough, with a cigarette pack of American Smokes laid carefully over his heart.

When a similar murder occurs in Boston, Sister’s “horse sense” tells her there’s a nefarious plot afoot — one that seems to originate in the South’s aromatic tobacco farms. Meanwhile, Sister’s nemesis, Crawford Howard, will stop at nothing to subvert the Jefferson Hunt Club. There’s more than one shadowy scheme in the works in Albemarle County, and some conspirators are unafraid of taking shots at those evidencing too keen an interest in other people’s business. When Sister voices her suspicions, she, too, becomes a target. Fortunately for her, the Master of the Jefferson Hunt may rely upon the wits and wiles of her four-legged friends — including horses Lafayette and Matador, the powerful hound, Dragon, and even the clever old red fox, Uncle Yancy!

From Manhattan’s gritty streets to the pastoral beauty of Virginia horse country, Fox Tracks features the beloved characters from past Sister Jane novels in a fascinating new intrigue. This sly, fast-paced mystery gives chase from sizzling start to stunning finish!

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“[Rita Mae Brown] enlivens a timely tale with...amusing accounts of her four-legged creations and delightful descriptions of the central Virginia countryside.” Richmond Times-Dispatch

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“Brown is a keen plotter who advances her story with well-placed clues and showy suspects.” The New York Times Book Review

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“[Brown] succeeds in conjuring a world in which prey are meant to survive the chase and foxes are knowing collaborators.” People

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“One of the most entertaining amateur sleuths since those of Agatha Christie.” Booklist

About the Author

Rita Mae Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of the Mrs. Murphy mystery series (which she writes with her tiger cat, Sneaky Pie), Murder Unleashed and A Nose for Justice (the first two books in her new canine mystery series), and the Sister Jane novels, as well as Rubyfruit Jungle, In Her Day, Six of One, The Sand Castle, and the memoirs Animal Magnetism and Rita Will. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia, with cats, hounds, horses, and big red foxes.

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Cathleen Casey, July 24, 2013 (view all comments by Cathleen Casey)
If you like Alexander McCall Smith and that detective genre, you will enjoy Rita Mae Brown's Fox Tracks, one in her fox hunting series. It's funny, sweet, thrilling and strangely riveting considering the Southern pace of life. The rituals and skills of fox hunting are fascinating. And the animals even talk!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345532978
Author:
Brown, Rita Mae
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.52 x 6.37 x 1.08 in 1.14 lb

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Product details 320 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345532978 Reviews:
"Review" by , “[Rita Mae Brown] enlivens a timely tale with...amusing accounts of her four-legged creations and delightful descriptions of the central Virginia countryside.”
"Review" by , “Brown is a keen plotter who advances her story with well-placed clues and showy suspects.”
"Review" by , “[Brown] succeeds in conjuring a world in which prey are meant to survive the chase and foxes are knowing collaborators.”
"Review" by , “One of the most entertaining amateur sleuths since those of Agatha Christie.”
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