Bantam; Reissued version from 1994 edition (September 1, 1995)

Murder at Monticello: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

Author: Rita Mae Brown

Mrs. Murphy digs into Virginia history—and gets her paws on a killer.

The most popular citizen of Virginia has been dead for nearly 170 years. That hasn't stopped the good people of tiny Crozet, Virginia, from taking pride in every aspect of Thomas Jefferson's life. But when an archaeological dig of the slave quarters at Jefferson's home, Monticello, uncovers a shocking secret, emotions in Crozet run high—dangerously high.

The stunning discovery at Monticello hints a hidden passions and age-old scandals. As postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and some of Crozet's Very Best People try to learn the identity of a centuries-old skeleton—and the reason behind the murder—Harry's tiger cat, Mrs. Murphy, and her canine and feline friends attempt to sniff out a modern-day killer. Mrs. Murphy and corgi Tee Tucker will stick their paws into the darker mysteries of human nature to solve murders old and new—before curiosity can kill the cat—and Harry Haristeen.


Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages

Publication Date: September 1, 1995

Publisher: Bantam

Author: Rita Mae Brown

ISBN-13: 978-0553572353

Series: Mrs. Murphy (Book 3)

Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery