Wednesday, September 08, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: A Nose for Justice

This is my first time joining in on "Waiting On" Wednesday. Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, WOW is a weekly meme that "spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating."

And the book I'm eagerly anticipating is:

A Nose for Justice
By Rita Mae Brown
Publication Date: 21 September 2010

Product Description (from
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 bestselling 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.
I love the Mrs. Murphy mysteries Rita Mae Brown writes (with the aid of Sneaky Pie Brown, her pet tabby cat). So this new series is something I'm really looking forward to, even if it does take the spotlight off those clever kitties.


  1. I love that series too and had no idea the author was coming out with a new series. Of course it would include animals.

  2. I too love the Mrs. Murphy series...curious to see if this one lives up to that :)

  3. Haven’t heard of this author. Love the pup on the cover :)

  4. I haven't seen this author's books in a good while. I hope that when you get your book, you enjoy it. Here is what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

  5. I have yet to try this author...on my TBR list.

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  6. Wow, I haven't read a book by Rita Mae Brown for a very long time! This one sounds really tempting....

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