Most widely held works by Kate Forbes
Judy Moody gets famous by Megan McDonald ( Recording )
28 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,294 libraries worldwide
Judy Moody's new friendship with Amy Namey causes problems with her old friends and the school project they are working on together.
Sour puss by Rita Mae Brown ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,261 libraries worldwide
Visiting the local vineyards of Crozet, Virginia, world-renowned grape and fungus expert Professor Vincent Forland loses his head--literally. Forland had recently delivered a lecture on how distilled fungus plays a critical role in chemical warfare. Figuring the murder is political, the Crozet residents are hardly bothered and return to their routines--until another headless body shows up. Now it's up to Mary Minor Haristeen and her sleuthing animals to sniff out a killer before someone else dies.
Cat's eyewitness by Rita Mae Brown ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,211 libraries worldwide
The sleepy little town of Crozet, Virginiahas seen its share of mischief and mayhem, but nothing like this. While visiting the Mt. Carmel monastery, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen witnesses a statue of the Virgin Mary cry tears of blood. Legend says this fortells crises, and soon a monk is found frozen to death near the statue. Before long the monk's body disappears, another Crozet citizen dies, and a shocking revelation to an ages-old mystery surfaces. Thankfully, Harry and her sleuthing animals are on the case--unofficially, or course.
Whisker of evil by Rita Mae Brown ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,129 libraries worldwide
Barry Monteith is barely alive when Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen finds him lying on the ground. His throat is ripped open, the jugular severed, and he is gurgling his last breaths. The obvious explanation is a wild animal attack. But there are no tracks of every kind surrounding the body. Even more preplexing, tiger cat Mrs. Murphy and her animal pals can't detect the scent of any possible attackers.
The purrfect murder by Rita Mae Brown ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,104 libraries worldwide
Harry Haristeen and the peaceable residents of Crozet, Virginia, are found busily preparing their gardens and homes for winter. When wealthy Carla Paulson begins plotting her extravagant new home, she ruffles more than a few feathers. Soon Carla is stabbed to death, and standing over her with knife in hand is one of Harry's good friends.
The tail of the tip-off by Rita Mae Brown ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,093 libraries worldwide
When the dead body of building contractor H.H. Donaldson is found in the parking lot during a basketball game, felines Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with Tee Tucker the Corgi, know just what will happen next. Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen can't help but try to solve the puzzle. Who could be the killer? Is it a mistress, an archrival, or Donaldson's ailing wife? Soon Harry can't trust anyone. Leave it to Mrs. Murphy and her gang to lead Harry right to the missing piece.
Gap Creek by Robert Morgan ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
Julie Harmon is a hard worker living a hard life. Only a teenager, she has already witnessed the deaths of her brother and father when she loses herself in the work of a new marriage. The trials she faces in early 20th century Appalachia gradually build into an examination of the ways the human spirit can triumph.
Puss 'n cahoots a Mrs. Murphy mystery by Rita Mae Brown ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
The famous Saddlebred show in Shelbyville, Kentucky, is the perfect opportunity for remarried newlyweds Harry and Fair Haristeen to finally go on their long-delayed (second) honeymoon-a chance to combine business and pleasure, as well as to drop in on some old friends. Mrs. Murphy (a tabby cat), Tucker (a Corgi), and Pewter (a fat gray kitty) are all along for the trip as well, and when their hosts are robbed the very first day they arrive, Mrs. Murphy pounces right on solving the mystery. Soon, however, they are all sidetracked by even bigger crimes: a $200,000 mare owned by a young film star is stolen in broad daylight, and worst of all, a groom is found murdered. Clearly, winning at Shelbyville is secondary; first prize is survival.
Claws and effect by Rita Mae Brown ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,068 libraries worldwide
Set in the quiet town of Crozet, Virginia. In the middle of a particularly dull winter, nobody pays much mind to rumors of bad blood among the staff of Crozet Hospital, until a member of the hospital staff turns up dead. So much for the uneventful season. Harry can't resist doing some investigating of her own, but it's her sleuthing feline whose nose sniffs out the biggest clue. Co-written by the smartest cat to ever put paw to typewriter.
Judy Moody saves the world by Megan McDonald ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,045 libraries worldwide
When Judy Moody gets serious about protecting the environment, her little brother Stink thinks she is overdoing it, but she manages to inspire her third grade class to undertake an award-winning, environment-saving project.
Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
Orphaned Judy Abbot relates her college adventures in letters to the mysterious benefactor that she calls Daddy-Long-Legs.
Last lessons of summer by Margaret Maron ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
Amy Steadman is the young heiress of a prosperous children's book publishing franchise in New York. After her grandmother is murdered, apparently in a botched robbery, Amy goes to North Carolina to clean out the family home. But as she sorts through dusty files and boxes, she is haunted by the memory of her mother's suicide, which apparently happened here when Amy was only three.
Judy Moody predicts the future by Megan McDonald ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 996 libraries worldwide
After Judy obtains a mood ring, she tries to convince herself and her third-grade classmates that she can predict the future.
Judy Moody declares independence by Megan McDonald ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 996 libraries worldwide
After learning about the American Revolution on a family trip to Boston, Massachusetts, Judy Moody makes her own Declaration of Independence and tries to prove that she is responsible enough to have more freedoms, such as a higher allowance and her own bathroom.
Catch as cat can by Rita Mae Brown ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 970 libraries worldwide
When a rare set of hubcaps is stolen, it seems like a harmless offense, until the suspected thief is found hanged in the woods. Soon the body count rises, forcing Harry to divide her time between getting to the bottom of the malfeasance and dating a handsome visitor from Uraguay.
Murder, she meowed by Rita Mae Brown ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 931 libraries worldwide
The annual steeplechase at Montpelier, the high point in the social calendar of the horse set in Virginia, is disturbed by the stabbing of two jockeys, each with a playing card attached to his body. Sleuth Mrs. Murphy and her cat investigate, wondering whether the motive was greed, drugs or sex.
Santa clawed by Rita Mae Brown ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 924 libraries worldwide
When murder befouls the idyllic winter wonderland of Crozet, Virginia, amateur sleuth Harry Haristeen takes up the investigation. Also on the scent are Harry's intrepid, four-legged friends--who never met a mystery they couldn't solve.
Pawing through the past [a Mrs. Murphy mystery by Rita Mae Brown ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 916 libraries worldwide
In this audio selection from Rita Mae Brown a class reunion takes an interesting turn when many receive a note with the simple message: "You'll never get old." What may be a practical joke becomes more sinister when a classmate turns up dead.
Cat of the century by Rita Mae Brown ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 881 libraries worldwide
Using animal cunning and human canniness, Harry Harristeen and her menagerie of mystery solvers must sniff out the answers behind the disappearance of alumni association board member Mariah D'Angelo. Mariah's car is on campus, and Tucker has found human blood near the school's stables.
Hiss of death a Mrs. Murphy mystery by Rita Mae Brown ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Shortly before the 5K Run for Breast Cancer Awareness, Harry and her pets find the corpse of well-liked OR nurse Paula Benton, one of the event's organizers, who appears to have died of anaphylactic shock from a hornet's sting. But was it murder?
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