Sunday, August 13, 2006

why should I make puns on the title when the author does it for me?

Title: Sour Puss
Author: Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown

Back to Harry and her pets Tucker, Pewter, and Mrs. Murphy. Harry just remarried her ex-husband, who’s been trying to win her back for a few years now. And the woman with whom Fair (the ex/current husband) had a relationship after the marriage ended (Boom Boom – apparently she’s rather well-endowed…) has, since the last book I read, also come out, and is in a relationship with the former girlfriend of the woman who disappeared in the last book.

The Browns threw in a few new characters (the regulars certainly can’t die or be sent to jail for murder!) that, this time, are vintners. Plus, one of the non-regulars (who is a winemaker) is also the guy with whom Harry had a relationship just after the marriage ended, though that apparently ended a few years ago. There’s a bit of scandal about how fungi that attack grapes can also be bioterror weapons, and the new, wine-making people start dying (and being accused of murder).

Harry, of course, is determined to find out what’s going on. Her pets, of course, are more successful than she is, and end up protecting her from a ruthless killer whom they saw coming long before she did…

Again, Rita keeps things pretty tame – maybe the cat is prudish? Lots of fun with the killers and such.

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Blogger Elizabeth said...

Wow, are you really reading all these books so quickly? Or are you simply going through backlogs?

8/13/2006 1:34 PM  

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