The Tell-tale Horse

The Tell-tale Horse

Large Print - 2007
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"The hunt is on in this new installment of Rita Mae Brown's clever and engaging series. Only instead of chasing foxes into their dens, the locals must track down a killer and save the life of one of the most beloved folks in town." "It's February, prime foxhunting season for the members of Virginia's Jefferson Hunt Club. The girls at Custis Hall are finishing their last semester before heading off to college, the entrepreneurially shrewd Crawford Howard is still smarting from January's breech in hound etiquette, and the Casanova Hunt Club is hosting its annual ball. New neighbors bring new friendships, and romance is in the air." "Then a shocking event alarms the community. A woman is found brutally murdered, stripped naked, and meticulously placed atop a horse statue outside a tack shop. The theft of a treasured foxhunting prize from inside the store may be linked to the grisly scene, and everyone is on edge." "With few clues to go on, "Sister" Jane Arnold, master of the Jefferson Hunt Club, uses her fine-tuned horse sense to try to solve the mystery of this "Lady Godiva" murder. The septuagenarian still has a strong spring in her step and her wits about her, but that may not be enough. As Sister gets closer to the truth, she could become the killer's next victim." "But people aren't the only ones equipped to sniff out the trail. The local foxes, horses, and hounds have their own theories on the whodunit. If only these peculiar humans could just listen to them, they'd see that the killer might be right under their oblivious noses." "Once again, this charming southern community finds itself caught up in a bone-chilling tale of murder and greed. It's up to everyone, two- and four-legged alike, to band together, beat the bushes, and bring to bay the evil forces that have declared the Jefferson Hunt Club fair game - because foul play is never in season."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Publishing, [2007]
Edition: Unabridged large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781602850828
Branch Call Number: BRO
Characteristics: 316 pages.


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Feb 21, 2012

One of her better ones, I think, and the most gruesome, I think (don't be misled by the talking animals thing). I am loving the little subplots; I think the line about Felicity, who had always thought that her parents loved her, was worth the price of admission for that alone.


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Jun 17, 2013

Jane "Sister" Arnold, Master of Foxhounds of the Jefferson Hunt, her escort, Gray Lorillard, and a large contingent of Jefferson members had come to the Casanova Hunt Ball. The two clubs enjoyed warm relations as well as a touch of competitiveness. The Jefferson Hunt members, whose own ball had been marred by a drunken scuffle and torn bodices, relaxed here. Surely nothing so tacky could happen at Casanova.

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