It is hard to believe that this is the thirty-first book in the long running series. I have loved spending time with Harry ( former postmistress), Fair (vet and husband to Harry) and Susan (close friend) in Crozet, Virginia the whole time. And, of course, don’t forget those highly intelligent animals who work so hard to help their humans.
For those who are not already acquainted with the series, there is a treat in store. Brown helps readers out by including a detailed list of characters that will bring them up to speed.
As this book opens, Christmas is approaching and Harry finds that she has a lot to do. She wasn’t planning to add solving murders to her list of tasks but, of course, she must as there are a number of them and she is not a person to stand by idly. Note that the story has elements of both past and present. There are drugs and a new dog here as well.
The delight in reading a book by Rita Mae Brown is being entertained by an author who has mastered her craft. The illustrations add an extra bonus .
Recommended to those who enjoy domestic mysteries and those that feature animals.
Many thanks to Random House Publishing Group for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 28 March 2023
PS: If you want to start at the beginning, look for Wish You Were Here.