Tall Tail

Tall Tail

Large Print - 2016
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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.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2016.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410489876
Characteristics: 479 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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pokano
Aug 11, 2016

Book felt like it had been written to meet a deadline. Very little character development and the plot didn't hang together very well.

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djcowden
Jul 16, 2016

another wonderful story and do like how she chooses to use words concisely

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glennainkc
Jun 09, 2016

I agree with first comment. I personally didn't like the back and forth for the historical aspects of the book. The other characters could be given new story lines. This is one of my favorite series and one my first cozy mysteries I ever read. I love anticipating the books but was sad at being disappointed when reading the book.

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cardigramma
Jun 05, 2016

Not as good as earlier books in this series. I think Ms. Brown is tired of the characters.

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