xvi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
A Mrs. Murphy mystery ; 25
Brown, Rita Mae. Mrs. Murphy mystery ; 25.
When the governor of Virginia passes away from a telling disease, Harry and her furry detective cohorts look for answers in the 18th century, where they discover a secret ancestry that originated in brutality and silence.
"Returning to Virginia's post-revolutionary history and to characters introduced in Tail Gait, the story follows the Garth sisters and their husbands, neighbors to a brutal slaveholder whose murder at the hands of one of his slaves is neither unexpected nor unwarranted, especially when the impetus was an attack on that slave's wife. The sisters manage to smuggle the fugitive to safety in York, Pennsylvania, while ensuring that the circumstances underlying the entire ordeal stay long buried. Until now. Harry and her animal companions come closer to drawing a link between the past and the present. And in this centuries-spanning caper, they will discover that hiding who you really are may have mortal consequences... As the questions surrounding"-- Provided by publisher.
Online version: Brown, Rita Mae, author. Tall tail. First edition. New York : Bantam Books,  9780553392470 (DLC) 2015047670
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