Hiss Of Death

Hiss Of Death by Rita Mae Brown

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Beloved authors Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-conspirator, Sneaky Pie Brown, sow the seeds of an all-new mystery featuring Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and that incorrigible corgi Tee Tucker. This time around, the onset of spring ushers in more than hay fever as the animal friends must come to the aid of an ailing Harry to sniff out the season`s first blossom of murder. Ah, spring! The redbuds open, the robins return, and the days lengthen. People`s spirits lift--as do those of their animal companions. As a wave of tilling and planting sweeps over Crozet, Virginia, Harry is especially excited: This year is her first harvesting grapes to sell. But then a health crisis sends her reeling into the forbidding world of hospitals and doctors, treatments and procedures. Surviving this journey will be tough, but Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker will do their best to steer Harry in the right direction--as will her ever-helpful husband, Fair. Others will have worse luck: An especially promising nurse`s lifeless body is discovered without a mark on her. Then another hospital employee, who had seemed in perfect health, is also found dead. It`s clear there`s a mystery afoot--and that`s one thing Harry and her menagerie can`t keep their noses out of.

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Rita Mae Brown - American writer, screenwriter and publicist of a feminist orientation, advocate for the rights of lesbians. Best known for her novel "Rubyfruit Jungle", written in the genre of a parenting novel in 1973, and became a classic of lesbian literature. Brown also writes in the detective genre. Rita May Brown was born on November 28, 1944 in the American city of Hanover (Pennsylvania), and grew up in Florida. In 1962, Brown entered the University of Florida, from where she was expelled two years later for her active participation in the civilian movement for black rights (in those years, the university was racially segregated). She later moved to New York and continued her studies at New York University, where she earned her BA in English and Classical Literature. After graduating from university, Brown continued her studies at the School of Fine Arts in New York, where she studied cinematography. Rita May also received her PhD in Political Science from the Washington Institute for Policy Studies. In the late 60s, Rita Mae Brown was actively involved in politics. She was an activist in the American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968), the pacifist movement, the gay and lesbian rights movement "Gay Liberation", as well as the feminist movement, in particular, she was a member of the National Organization for Women (National Organization for Women, founded in 1966 from), from which she was soon expelled for protesting against Betty Friedan`s anti-gay policies and calling for the inclusion of homosexual women on the agenda. She was a co-founder of the LGBT organization "Student Homophile League", took an active part in the Stonewall riots in New York. In the early 70s, together with others, she founded the feminist-lesbian newspaper The Furies Collective. Rita Mae Brown had partnerships with Martina Navratilova (from the late 1970s to 1981), as well as with American writer and actress Fannie Flagg. Rita May began her literary career with poetry. She published two collections of poetry: The Hand That Cradles the Rock (1971) and Songs to a Handsome Woman (1973). She is best known for her novels, in particular the 1973 novel Pomegranate Jungle, which has sold over a million copies. Her other works include Six of One (1978), Southern Discomfort (1982), Sudden Death (1983), Brave Hearts (High Hearts, 1986), Venus Envy (1993) and others.

She wrote several screenplays for films. One of the most successful was the screenplay for the 1982 Emmy miniseries I Love Liberty, which was nominated for an Emmy in 1982. In 1985, Brown wrote The Long Hot Summer, which also received Emmy nominations. In 1988, Rita Mae Brown wrote an essay for aspiring writers, Starting from Scratch: A Different Kind of Writer`s Manual. In recent years, Rita Mae Brown has written detective novels that make up two large series: in one, the writer is co-authored by her cat Sneaky Pie Brown, and in these books the crime stories are investigated by Mrs Murphy`s cat detective; in another episode, the protagonist is Sister Jane Arnold, who runs the village fox hunting club.

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Rita Mae Brown - American writer, screenwriter and publicist of a feminist orientation, advocate for the rights of lesbians. Best known for her novel "Rubyfruit Jungle", written in the genre of a parenting novel in 1973, and became a classic of lesbian literature. Brown also writes in the detective genre. Rita May Brown was born on November 28, 1944 in the American city of Hanover (Pennsylvania), and grew up in Florida. In 1962, Brown entered the University of Florida, from where she was expelled two years later for her active participation in the civilian movement for black rights (in those years, the university was racially segregated). She later moved to New York and continued her studies at New York University, where she earned her BA in English and Classical Literature. After graduating from university, Brown continued her studies at the School of Fine Arts in New York, where she studied cinematography. Rita May also received her PhD in Political Science from the Washington Institute for Policy Studies. In the late 60s, Rita Mae Brown was actively involved in politics. She was an activist in the American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968), the pacifist movement, the gay and lesbian rights movement "Gay Liberation", as well as the feminist movement, in particular, she was a member of the National Organization for Women (National Organization for Women, founded in 1966 from), from which she was soon expelled for protesting against Betty Friedan`s anti-gay policies and calling for the inclusion of homosexual women on the agenda. She was a co-founder of the LGBT organization "Student Homophile League", took an active part in the Stonewall riots in New York. In the early 70s, together with others, she founded the feminist-lesbian newspaper The Furies Collective. Rita Mae Brown had partnerships with Martina Navratilova (from the late 1970s to 1981), as well as with American writer and actress Fannie Flagg. Rita May began her literary career with poetry. She published two collections of poetry: The Hand That Cradles the Rock (1971) and Songs to a Handsome Woman (1973). She is best known for her novels, in particular the 1973 novel Pomegranate Jungle, which has sold over a million copies. Her other works include Six of One (1978), Southern Discomfort (1982), Sudden Death (1983), Brave Hearts (High Hearts, 1986), Venus Envy (1993) and others. She wrote several screenplays for films. One of the most successful was the screenplay for the 1982 Emmy miniseries I Love Liberty, which was nominated for an Emmy in 1982. In 1985, Brown wrote The Long Hot Summer, which also received Emmy nominations. In 1988, Rita Mae Brown wrote an essay for aspiring writers, Starting from Scratch: A Different Kind of Writer`s Manual. In recent years, Rita Mae Brown has written detective novels that make up two large series: in one, the writer is co-authored by her cat Sneaky Pie Brown, and in these books the crime stories are investigated by Mrs Murphy`s cat detective; in another episode, the protagonist is Sister Jane Arnold, who runs the village fox hunting club.