Fox Tracks

Fox Tracks

A Novel

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
Random House, Inc.
“[Rita Mae Brown] enlivens a timely tale with . . . amusing accounts of her four-legged creations and delightful descriptions of the central Virginia countryside.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown bounds to the front of the pack with Fox Tracks, the thrilling new mystery in her beloved foxhunting series featuring the indomitable “Sister” Jane Arnold and, among others, the boisterous company of horses and hounds. Now, as a string of bizarre murders sweeps the East Coast, this unlikely alliance must smoke out a devious killer who may be closer than they first think.

While outside on Manhattan’s Midtown streets a fierce snowstorm rages, nothing can dampen the excitement inside the elegant ballroom of Manhattan’s Pierre Hotel. Hunt clubs from all over North America have gathered for their annual gala, and nobody is in higher spirits than “Sister” Jane, Master of the Jefferson Hunt in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Braving the foul weather, Sister and her young friend “Tootie” Harris pop out to purchase cigars for the celebration at a nearby tobacco shop, finding themselves regaled by the colorful stories of its eccentric proprietor, Adolfo Galdos.

Yet the trip’s festive mood goes to ground later with the grisly discovery of Adolfo’s corpse. The tobacconist was shot in the head but found, oddly enough, with a cigarette pack of American Smokes laid carefully over his heart.

When a similar murder occurs in Boston, Sister’s “horse sense” tells her there’s a nefarious plot afoot—one that seems to originate in the South’s aromatic tobacco farms. Meanwhile, Sister’s nemesis, Crawford Howard, will stop at nothing to subvert the Jefferson Hunt Club. There’s more than one shadowy scheme in the works in Albemarle County, and some conspirators are unafraid of taking shots at those evidencing too keen an interest in other people’s business. When Sister voices her suspicions, she, too, becomes a target. Fortunately for her, the Master of the Jefferson Hunt may rely upon the wits and wiles of her four-legged friends—including horses Lafayette and Matador, the powerful hound, Dragon, and even the clever old red fox, Uncle Yancy!

From Manhattan’s gritty streets to the pastoral beauty of Virginia horse country, Fox Tracks features the beloved characters from past Sister Jane novels in a fascinating new intrigue. This sly, fast-paced mystery gives chase from sizzling start to stunning finish!

Praise for Rita Mae Brown’s “Sister” Jane novels

“Brown is a keen plotter who advances her story with well-placed clues and showy suspects.”—The New York Times Book Review

“[Brown] succeeds in conjuring a world in which prey are meant to survive the chase and foxes are knowing collaborators.”—People

“One of the most entertaining amateur sleuths since those of Agatha Christie.”—Booklist

Baker & Taylor
A latest installment in the best-selling series that includes Hounded to Death finds Sister Jane Arnold Foxhunting tracking clues during an outbreak of crimes related to the world of competitive hunting and the tobacco industry. 30,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Sister Jane Arnold tracks clues during an outbreak of crimes related to the world of competitive hunting and the tobacco industry.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345532978
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY BRO
Characteristics: xxi, 293 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gildea, Lee

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

bookfanatic1979 Jan 17, 2013

Brown's opinions on gun control, terrorism, and the tobacco industry are in full force during this novel. She hasn't yet reached the level of opinionism (not sure if that's a word but it works for me) as in her "Mrs. Murphy" series, but it's getting there. I stopped reading the Mrs. Murphy books because her opinions began overshadowing the plot. Hopefully I won't be driven to do the same here.

p
Palomino
Dec 30, 2012

I never suspected the villain, and learned a bit about tobacco.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at FVRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top