By Rita Mae Brown
The chase is on in New York Times bestselling writer Rita Mae Brown’s gripping new foxhunting secret, that includes the irrepressible “Sister” Jane Arnold and the wily antics of her four-legged pals. In Let sound asleep canine Lie, a century-old crime reawakens undesirable will—and stirs up a scandal that chills Sister to the bone.
Sister Jane and the Jefferson Hunt membership have traveled from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains to the Bluegrass country of Kentucky to trip with the participants of the Woodford Hounds—in tooth of foul climate. Sister is aware greater than someone that an unwell wind blows no good.
After the quest, Sister Jane and her boyfriend, grey Lorillard, head to a luxurious occasion on a close-by property, additionally domestic to a historical equine graveyard. The revelry is interrupted by means of jarring information: the invention of grisly is still within the cemetery which are decidedly no longer equine.
Now Sister and her hounds are at the case, digging up clues to an outdated homicide that hyperlinks 3 well-connected Southern households. while mayhem follows the Jefferson Hunt again to Virginia, the lethal doings develop into all too genuine: a pricey buddy of Sister’s is located murdered. Sister and her animal acquaintances needs to paintings quickly to discover a smart killer decided to maintain deep-rooted secrets and techniques buried.
A rollicking, riveting secret, Let napping canine Lie is a masterly novel filled with colourful characters, wonderful kingdom landscapes, and the breathtaking thrill of the hunt.
Praise for Let slumbering canine Lie
“A knotty homicide secret . . . crafty foxes, good hounds, and sweet-tempered horses are one of the gleaming conversationalists during this captivating sequence starring Jane (Sister) Arnold. . . . the most important thrills are driving out with Sister and her chatty hounds on a chilly, crisp morning.”—The long island occasions publication Review
“[Brown] combines a smart plot, adored characters and the great thing about nature and rural lifestyles to supply an pleasing whodunit.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Sister continues to be an interesting and difficult sleuth. . . . [Brown’s] foxhunting titles are nice for readers who like gentility with a depraved little twist.”—Library Journal
“Enjoyable [and] pleasant . . . adequate with the demographics of foxhunting as most folks view it; if I’ve realized something from interpreting Rita Mae Brown, it's to count on the unexpected!”—Huntington News
“Whether you’re a fox chaser or now not, Brown’s storytelling abilities will maintain you entertained throughout.”—In & round Horse Country
“As ordinary, Brown is at her top while relaying the animals’ quirks and conversations, and mischievous foxes are a delight.”—Publishers Weekly
“Fun . . . [Let snoozing canine Lie takes] readers on an adventure.”—RT e-book Reviews
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Then he excited by Eli, now status at the different facet of the chair. “Westlake serves a number of breeding Thoroughbred barns, dressage, jumper barns—everything from a tremendous operation like huge Creek Stables to a person like me, who owns one horse and loves that horse like loopy. ” “So your horse will be prescribed steroids? ” Ben nodded. “Maybe for an strange ailment. Foxhunters finish up with leg accidents, a tendon challenge, an abscess within the hoof, perhaps even an abscess in a teeth. Or we would see West Nile virus, issues that decision for particular medicinal drugs. regrettably, there are various difficulties for which there particularly aren’t reliable medications. yet a hunt horse could not often be wear a managed substance. Penny gave me joint supplementations for Nonni, a bit equine aspirin whilst Nonni wanted it. ” Eli smiled. “I have much to benefit. ” “We all do,” acknowledged Ben. “Like you, i've got my hunches. I go away the scientific research to these with that ability, yet you and i've to think about all demeanour of items, regardless of how extraordinary. the one clue we've without delay is that Penny most likely knew her killer and relied on her or him. ” “We have her desktop. ” Eli cocked his head in its course. It used to be nonetheless grew to become on, a letter to at the monitor. “She’d been analyzing The Blood Horse, Mercer Laprade’s letter. whilst our group is going during the desktop, they’ll locate bills, all demeanour of barn calls, sufferer notes, magazines, expert newsletters. Getting again to hunches, my stoop is that Penny stumbled onto anything. ” “Could be it has not anything to do with being a vet. ” “True. ” Ben sighed deeply. “She was once an outstanding lady and a very good vet. You didn’t be aware of her yet these folks who did depended on her with the lives of our horses, that's like trusting somebody with the lifetime of a loved one. ” He held up his hand. “I comprehend that sounds foolish to a person who doesn’t personal a horse. ” “I have Joker, that counts. ” Eli smiled. Joker used to be a cat so fats he must have been named Ton. “Counts. ” Ben seemed round. “Let’s wade through every one room yet another time. lets have ignored whatever, specifically me, considering the fact that i do know the sufferer. irrespective of how skilled you're, whilst an individual you love is murdered, it will get you. ” They opened the closet door in Penny’s place of work. fresh overalls held on a hook, in addition to lab coats. a couple of labor boots and a couple of Wellies sat on newspaper, caked with dust. Leaving her own place of work, the 2 males walked down the corridor, changing into every one partner’s room. there have been 3, counting Penny. They opened a provide room. The drug closet was once locked. whilst her senior associate arrived, they’d take on that. Penny’s unlocked truck have been searched via the 1st workforce at the scene. Very neat, Penny even had a tray in her truck the place small goods like pens, notepads, and Scotch tape have been geared up within the middle console. the big drugs cupboard at the again of the truck was once locked, however the keys have been within the truck in order that used to be investigated, too. pretty well, she carried what each equine vet may keep on a choice: plenty of elbow-length, skinny rubber gloves, syringes, clenbuterol, magnesium-based medications for joints, horse tranquilizer, and a steel field with scalpel and different instruments.