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THE HOUNDS AND THE FURY
by Rita Mae Brown

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth

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While the animals in this novel are captivating -- especially when they communicate with one another -- the humans are unfortunately less interesting, and as a result the book suffers. Brown is obviously a knowledgeable hunter, but there's too much inside information here for the average reader to absorb or understand, even with the included information on the characters. This steep learning curve, combined with a plot that only comes to life when the animals (especially her dogs) are front and center, makes for an uninteresting read.

In the fifth installment
of Brown's Foxhunting series, master
of the hunt Sister Jane is again up
to her jodhpurs in mystery. This time she must rely on her wits and her friends when her search for some
misappropriated funds leads to the
discovery of murder. (BALLANTINE, Nov.,
316 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed By: Stephanie Schneider

Publisher: Ballantine

Published: November 2006

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