Monday, October 18, 2010

A NOSE FOR JUSTICE: NATIONAL ADOPT-A-DOG MONTH MYSTERY GIVEAWAY

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A NOSE FOR JUSTICE
BY RITA MAE BROWN

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Explosive sabotage and the startling unearthing of a hundred-year-old skeleton on a Nevada ranch thrillingly start off this debut novel in a tail-wagging new series from
New York Times best selling author, Rita Mae Brown. 


With the ruins of her high-powered Wall Street job now far in the rearview mirror of her rented silver Camaro, thirty-two-year-old Mags Rogers arrives at her great-aunt Jeep’s sprawling Wings Ranch to reassemble her life. In the passenger seat, with his suspicious nose to a cracked window, is Mags’s beloved wirehaired dachshund, the urbane Baxter.  

Mags was named for her great-aunt, Magdalena—though everyone calls the spry octogenarian rancher Jeep. From piloting planes in World War II to discovering one of America’s largest gold deposits, Jeep has enjoyed a lifetime jam-packed with love and adventure, and she’s not done yet. At her side—to Baxter’s low-down distress—is Jeep’s loyal German Shepherd mix, King. The growlings are mutual: King sniffs that Baxter is a “fuzzy sausage.” Meanwhile, someone pipe-bombs Red Rock Valley’s pumping station, endangering the water supply near and far. Deputy Pete Meadows links the sabotage to a string of local murders, but he doesn’t yet know if it’s a corporate plot or twisted eco-terrorism. He’s also called out to Wings Ranch when human bones are dug up in Jeep’s barn; the dead man’s ring identifies him as an elite Russian military officer from the late 1800s, apparently knifed to death. In her search to find out whodunit, Mags uncovers fascinating history about Jeep’s ranch, including an intriguing connection to Buffalo Bill.

Mags and Pete have mysteries to solve, among them why they are so drawn to each other. Baxter and King team up when it comes time to protect their humans. And all the while, Jeep Reed, the sassiest wit in the West, has a bold plan for Red Rock Valley in which they all will play a part.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rita Mae Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of the Mrs. Murphy mystery series (which she writes with her tiger cat, Sneaky Pie) and the Sister Jane novels, as well as Rubyfruit Jungle, In Her Day, Six of One, The Sand Castle, and the memoirs Animal Magnetism and Rita Will. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia, with cats, hounds, horses, and big red foxes.
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50 comments:

debbie said...

I love how the dogs help solve the mystery. I have read her books before and enjoy them.
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debbie said...

I learned she got her first library card at 5 years old. I have read alot of her books,including cat's eyewitness.
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bermudaonion said...

I'd like to read this book because I love Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy series - I love the way she uses the animals' perspectives in her books.
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bermudaonion said...

I found it interesting that Brown was almost born on the Mason Dixon line. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Steve Capell said...

Rita Brown has been successful in writing an enormous number of books and screen plays. I found out that in 1982, Brown was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program for I Love Liberty. “A Nose For Justice” sounds interesting. A 100 year old skeleton and a dachshund sound like the perfect combination for a great mystery. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Sandra K321 said...

I love that Baxter is a wire-haired dachshund. You don't see them very often; I had a smooth dachshund when I was young but her dad was a wire-haired and I absolutely loved him.
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Tore said...

I love reading books with dogs or any other animals in them. It makes the books very interesting. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Margie said...

A mystery that includes a dog...what could be better!
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Margie said...

From the site....the author had a stream of pets as a child. She likes animals better than people, a trait she inherited from her mother. I read a couple of the Sneaky Pie series quite a while ago.
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Anonymous said...

I love to read mysteries where dogs either help or actually solve the mysteries.


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Anonymous said...

I learned that the author's earliest memory was having a tiger cat curling up with her in her crib.

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traveler said...

I love this idea of a dog and the mystery story. It sounds wonderful. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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petite said...

I am captivated with this new series which sounds unique with interesting characters and the dogs which are amazing. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

I haven't read her books but will start to now. Her ability to write these special books is great. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Laura H. said...

I like the unusual names of the book's characters. It's easier to keep track that way.

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Laura H. said...

I liked her comment about adopting an animal from the pound: "It's the only love that money can buy and far more dependable and pure than the human variety."

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holdenj said...

I think Mag's spry aunt sounds pretty fun and of course, so does that dachshaund! Thanks for the info and chance to win.
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holdenj said...

I haven't read any of Rita's other books, but they look good too.
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bison61 said...

intriguing connection to Buffalo Bill-this sounds like a fun book!

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Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love anything to do with dogs. I am crossing my fingers on this one.

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Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love anything to do with dogs. I am crossing my fingers on this one.

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Bethie said...

Ms. Brown got a scholarship to NYU.

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I follow on GFC

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Jolee said...

I like how the animals in this story actually work to protect their people....so true. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Learned that Miss Rita is a horsewoman (from her site). Had no idea. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

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hendy said...

I love novels with pets in them, they seem to add a special dynamic that human characters can't.
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rubynreba said...

I'd like to read this because mysteries are a favorite of mine and I like the cover with the cute little dachshund!
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rubynreba said...

She sounds like a very interesting woman. She has rescued hunderes of cats, dogs, foxes and hounds and found home for them!
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I follow on GFC
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Pamela Keener said...

I love Mysteries and the fact that she uses dogs, Baxter & King, to help.
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Pamela Keener said...

She sounds like a real down to earth woman. She lives in VA & participatesd in foxhunts. They don't kill foxes either.
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LAMusing said...

Love dogs. Love Mysteries. This sounds like a winner :)
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LAMusing said...

She is clearly a major animal lover :) I've read many of her Sneaky Pie books.
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Norma said...

I think I would love this - dogs and dirty deeds :)
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Norma said...

The author got her first library card at 5! Start off a child young and they usually develop a love of books.
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