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Forbes, Kate

Overview
Works: 278 works in 1,081 publications in 1 language and 67,426 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Domestic fiction  Christmas stories  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Interviews  Humorous fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor, Author
Classifications: PS3552.R698, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kate Forbes
Sour puss by Rita Mae Brown( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member 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
The purrfect murder by Rita Mae Brown( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member 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
Cat's eyewitness by Rita Mae Brown( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sleepy little town of Crozet, Virginia has 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
Puss 'n cahoots [a Mrs. Murphy mystery] by Rita Mae Brown( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member 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
Whisker of evil by Rita Mae Brown( Recording )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member 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
Cat of the century by Rita Mae Brown( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member 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
Judy Moody gets famous! by Megan McDonald( Recording )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feisty Judy Moody has a different emotion for every occasion. She wants to be famous after seeing her classmate Jessica Finch in the newspaper for winning the spelling bee. It seems like everyone has some claim to fame except Judy! But after several hilarious attempts at stardom, such as entering her toast-making cat in a pet contest, she is finally content with the satisfaction of helping others
Hiss of death [a Mrs. Murphy mystery] by Rita Mae Brown( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring is in the air in Crozet, Virginia, and Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen looks forward to her first season of harvesting grapes. But then Harry falls ill and finds herself in a hospital--where a nurse turns up dead. When another hospital staffer kicks the bucket soon after, it falls to Harry's animal friends to crack the case
Judy Moody saves the world! by Megan McDonald( Recording )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member 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
Claws and effect by Rita Mae Brown( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member 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 declares independence by Megan McDonald( Recording )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member 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
Gap Creek by Robert Morgan( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member 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
Judy Moody predicts the future by Megan McDonald( Recording )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Judy obtains a mood ring, she tries to convince herself and her third-grade classmates that she can predict the future. Suggested level: primary
Last lessons of summer by Margaret Maron( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member 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
The tail of the tip-off by Rita Mae Brown( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member 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
Judy Moody goes to college by Megan McDonald( Recording )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her substitute teacher realizes she is struggling in math, Judy is sent to a math tutor at the local college and soon is completely into the spirit of college life
Santa clawed by Rita Mae Brown( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member 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
Judy Moody, M.D. [the doctor is in!] by Megan McDonald( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judy is excited about becoming a doctor, especially when Class 3T starts a new unit on the human body, but she learns more about being a patient when she catches tonsillitis from her little brother, Stink
Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphaned Judy Abbot relates her college adventures in letters to the mysterious benefactor that she calls Daddy-Long-Legs
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Pye family's puppy, Ginger, disappears on Thanksgiving Day, the children are convinced that he has been adbucted by a stranger in a yellow hat
 
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The purrfect murderCat's eyewitnessPuss 'n cahoots [a Mrs. Murphy mystery]Whisker of evilJudy Moody gets famous!Judy Moody saves the world!Claws and effectJudy Moody declares independence