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Crazy like a fox : a novel, Rita Mae Brown

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Crazy like a fox : a novel
Title
Crazy like a fox
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a novel
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Rita Mae Brown
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eng
Summary
"In this thrilling new foxhunting mystery from New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown, an investigation into a missing and valuable object flushes out murder, ghosts, and old family rivalries. Now "Sister" Jane Arnold and a pack of four-legged friends must catch the scent of a killer and unearth a long-buried truth. As the calendar turns, the crisp October winds bode well for this year's hunting season. But before the bugle sounds, Sister Jane takes a scenic drive up the Blue Ridge Mountains for a board meeting at the Museum of Hounds and Hunting. Brimming with colorful stories and mementos from hunts of yore, the mansion is plunged into mystery when a venerable hunting horn is stolen right out of its case.The only clue, on a left-behind cell phone, is what seems to be a "selfie" video of the horn's original owner, Wesley Carruthers--deceased since 1954. Odder still, Wesley's body was never found. When Sister makes a discovery that may explain his unsolved disappearance, it leads her back to the Jefferson Hunt at midcentury, with her faithful hounds at her side. But as the clues quickly mount, Sister is no longer sure if she's pursuing a priceless artifact, a thief, Wesley's killer. or a ghost. The only certainty is that someone wants to put Sister off the chase--perhaps permanently. Teeming with familiar and beloved characters, intrigue, and the rich local history of Virginia's horse country, Crazy Like a Fox races toward its stunning conclusion in full cry and packed with plenty of surprises. Once again, Rita Mae Brown dazzles and delights in her irresistible style, with a novel readers are certain to be crazy about. Praise for Rita Mae Brown Let Sleeping Dogs Lie "Cunning foxes, sensible hounds and sweet-tempered horses are among the sparkling conversationalists in this charming series."--The New York Times Book Review Fox Tracks "[Brown] enlivens a timely tale with. amusing accounts of her four-legged creations and delightful descriptions of the central Virginia countryside."--Richmond Times-Dispatch Hounded to Death "Fast-paced and filled with scenes from the world of fox hunting. Brown delivers the brush."--The Baltimore Sun The Tell-Tale Horse "Grabs readers from the opening scene and gallops through to the very surprising end."--Horse Illustrated The Hounds and the Fury "An intriguing story."--Associated Press"--
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  • Feathers are flying in a Virginia henhouse, and Master of the Hunt "Sister" Jane Arnold, her gentleman friend Gray Lorillard, and members of the Jefferson Hunt Club gather for the chase. But does the culprit have a furry, red tail? From the New York Times best-selling author. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed 05/15/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 9, p59)
  • An older community of Virginians competes with exhaustively detailed descriptions of fox hunting to investigate the mysterious return of one of their own.<br><br>Given her many years of experience as the Master of the Jefferson Hunt, Jane "Sister" Arnold thought she had seen it all, but a video her friend Marion finds on her phone after having left it behind at the Hunting Hall of Fame has her doubting herself. The video appears to be a selfie taken by none other than Wesley "Weevil" Carruthers, who disappeared in a hunt back in 1954, never to be seen again. To make matters worse, he doesn't appear to have aged a day since then, right down to his rendition of "Gone to Ground" on a cow horn. Sister would dismiss the video if it were the only evidence of Weevil's return, but he appears to be picking up exactly where he left off as the playboy of his day, making social rounds among the fox-hunting crew and leaving Sister to ask why he's come back—and whether he's a ghost. Although this mystery ruffles the feathers of the older members of the fox-hunting group, which ranges in age up to 100, Sister's friend and protégée Tootie Harris is more distracted by news arriving from home in the form of ex-model Yvonne Harris, the mother who hasn't offered her much support since she left Princeton for the fox-hunting life. Now Yvonne is determined to make amends and perhaps make an ally of Tootie as she prepares for a messy divorce from her husband and Tootie's father, businessman Victor Harris. As Brown (<i>Let Sleeping Dogs Lie</i>, 2014, etc.) presents painstakingly accurate details of the fox hunts—which she assures her readers are humane—Sister toils to unravel the mystery of Weevil's return while ensuring that Tootie and Yvonne don't unravel.<br><br>The book begins with a multipaged cast of characters, which includes sections for humans, American foxhounds, horses, foxes (red), foxes (gray), birds, and Sister's house pets and a separate glossary of useful terms. These should help identify potential readers who will enjoy a mild mystery filled with lovingly painted details—while deterring the uninterested.(Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2017)
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10569152
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Brown, Rita Mae
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Sister Jane Foxhunting mysteries
Series volume
0010
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  • Arnold, Jane (Fictitious character)
  • Fox hunting
  • Detective and mystery stories
Label
Crazy like a fox : a novel, Rita Mae Brown
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000060756468
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pages cm.
Isbn
9780399178344
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(hardback)
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2017038843
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(OCoLC)970026440
Label
Crazy like a fox : a novel, Rita Mae Brown
Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060756468
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780399178344
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017038843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)970026440

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