In her well received novel Outfoxed, Rita Mae Brown vividly and deftly brought to life the genteel world of foxhunting, where hunters, horses, hounds, and foxes form a tightly knit community amidst old money and simmering conflicts With Hotspur, we return to the Southern chase and to a hunt on the trail of a murderer.Jane Sister Arnold may be in her seventies, but she sIn her well received novel Outfoxed, Rita Mae Brown vividly and deftly brought to life the genteel world of foxhunting, where hunters, horses, hounds, and foxes form a tightly knit community amidst old money and simmering conflicts With Hotspur, we return to the Southern chase and to a hunt on the trail of a murderer.Jane Sister Arnold may be in her seventies, but she shows no signs of losing her love for the Hunt As Master of the prestigious Jefferson Hunt Club in a well heeled Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain town, she is the most powerful and revered woman in the county She can assess the true merits of a man or a horse with uncanny skill In short, Sister Jane is not easily duped.When the skeleton of Nola Bancroft, still wearing an exquisite sapphire ring on her finger, is unearthed, it brings back a twenty one year old mystery Beautiful Nola was a girl who had male admirers than her family had money, which was certainly quite a feat In a world where a woman s ability to ride was considered one of her most important social graces, Nola was queen of the stable She had a weakness for men, and her tastes often ventured towards the inappropriate, like the sheriff s striking son, Guy Ramy But even Guy couldn t keep her eyes from wandering.When Nola and Guy disappeared on the Hunt s ceremonial first day of cubbing than two decades ago, everyone assumed one of two things Guy and Nola eloped to escape her family s disapproval or Guy killed Nola in a jealous rage and vanished But Sister Jane had never bought either of those theories.Sister knows that all the players are probably still in place, the old feuds haven t died, and the sparks that led to a long ago murder could flare up at any time Hotspur brings all of Rita Mae Brown s storytelling gifts to the fore It s a tale of Southern small town manners and rituals, a compelling and intricate murder mystery, and a look at the human animal relationship in all its complexity and charm.From the Hardcover edition.
Rita Mae Brown
Rita Mae Brown is a prolific American writer, most known for her mysteries and other novels Rubyfruit Jungle She is also an Emmy nominated screenwriter.Brown was born illegitimate in Hanover, Pennsylvania She was raised by her biological mother s female cousin and the cousin s husband in York, Pennsylvania and later in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.Starting in the fall of 1962, Brown attended the University of Florida at Gainesville on a scholarship In the spring of 1964, the administrators of the racially segregated university expelled her for participating in the civil rights movement She subsequently enrolled at Broward Community College 3 with the hope of transferring eventually to a tolerant four year institution.Between fall 1964 and 1969, she lived in New York City, sometimes homeless, while attending New York University 6 where she received a degree in Classics and English Later, when she received another degree in cinematography from the New York School of Visual Arts citation needed Brown received a Ph.D in literature from Union Institute University in 1976 and holds a doctorate in political science from the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.Starting in 1973, Brown lived in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles In 1977, she bought a farm in Charlottesville, Virginia where she still lives 9 In 1982, a screenplay Brown wrote while living in Los Angeles, Sleepless Nights, was retitled The Slumber Party Massacre and given a limited release theatrically.During Brown s spring 1964 semester at the University of Florida at Gainesville, she became active in the American Civil Rights Movement Later in the 1960s, she participated in the anti war movement, the feminist movement and the Gay Liberation movement.Brown took an administrative position with the fledgling National Organization for Women, but resigned in January 1970 over Betty Friedan s anti gay remarks and NOW s attempts to distance itself from lesbian organizations She claims she played a leading role in the Lavender Menace zap of the Second Congress to Unite Women on May 1, 1970, which protested Friedan s remarks and the exclusion of lesbians from the women s movement.In the early 1970s, she became a founding member of The Furies Collective, a lesbian feminist newspaper collective in Washington, DC, which held that heterosexuality was the root of all oppression.Brown told Time magazine in 2008, I don t believe in straight or gay I really don t I think we re all degrees of bisexual There may be a few people on the extreme if it s a bell curve who really truly are gay or really truly are straight Because nobody had ever said these things and used their real name, I suddenly became in the late 1970s the only lesbian in America.
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