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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring has sprung in Crozet, Virginia—a time for old friends to gather and bid farewell to the doldrums of winter. Harry and her husband, Fair, are enjoying a cozy dinner with some of the town’s leading citizens, including beloved University of Virginia history professor Greg “Ginger” McConnell and several members of UVA’s celebrated 1959 football team. But beneath the cloak of conviviality lurks a sinister specter from the distant past that threatens to put all their lives in jeopardy.

When Professor McConnell is found murdered on the golf course the next day—gunned down in broad daylight by an unseen killer—no one can fathom a motive, let alone find a suspect. Just as Harry and her furry cohorts begin nosing into the case, however, a homeless UVA alum confesses to the crime. Trouble is, no one believes that the besotted former All-American could have done the foul deed—especially after Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker make another gruesome discovery.

As the questions surrounding Ginger’s death pile up, Harry’s search for answers takes her down the fascinating byways of Virginia’s Revolutionary past. The professor was something of a sleuth himself, it seems, and the centuries-old mystery he was unraveling may well have put a target on his back. As Harry edges closer to identifying an elusive killer, her animal companions sense danger—and rally to find a way to keep Harry from disappearing into history.



Read from March 25 to 26, 2015

I would like to thank NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group - Bantam Dell for giving me the opportunity to read this book.

I have not read a Rita Mae Brown book in years. I loved Harry and the animals, Tucker, the Corgie and the two cats, Mrs. Murphy and Pewter. I always thought it would be funny seeing someone driving around and taking their cats places, the dog no problem. Don't forget the two horses, snake and opposum in the barn . It's cute how the author has the animals talk amongst each other.

This story goes back and forth from present, to the past during the American Revolution. I think maybe that is why I wasn't as into this particular book as a lot of her earlier works. I'm not into history too much in my books unless it's a memoir, etc. The thing I liked is the author puts in this particular story about a real place that was a prisoner-of-war camp. The place called Camp Security in York County, PA fought to become a historic landmark. By writing this into the story, people can go there and donate or whatever to help out. I think that was the nice part.

The book is about a friend that is murdered while out playing golf. Ginger McConnell was looking into old historical records, land aquisitions, etc. and this leads to his murder as there is always someone evil trying to hide something in these mystery cases.

I think people that love history and mysteries will greatly enjoy this book.  3 Stars

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