Rita Mae Brown
Rita Mae Brown is an American author of mystery novels, romance novels and women’s fiction, as well as screenplays and poetry. She writes the Runnymede, Mrs. Murphy and Jane Arnold series. Rita has a degree in classics and English from New York University. Rita became a political activist in ’60s for multiple movements, including civil rights, anti-war, gay liberation and feminism. She enjoys American fox hunting and playing polo. Rita is a former partner of fellow author Fannie Flagg.

Rita Mae Brown became a published author in 1971 with a poetry collection entitled The Hand That Cradles the Rock. Her first novel was 1973’s Rubyfruit Jungle, which is considered her best known work. Below is a list of Rita Mae Brown’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Runnymede Books


Six of One(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bingo(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Loose Lips(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sand Castle(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mrs. Murphy Books


Wish You Were Here(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rest in Pieces(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at Monticello(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pay Dirt(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder, She Meowed(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on the Prowl(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat on the Scent(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pawing Through the Past(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Claws and Effect(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Catch as Cat Can(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tail of the Tip-Off(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whisker of Evil(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat's Eyewitness(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sour Puss(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Puss 'n Cahoots(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Purrfect Murder(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Santa Clawed(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat of the Century(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hiss of Death(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Cat Nap(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sneaky Pie for President(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Litter of the Law(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nine Lives to Die(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jane Arnold/Foxhunting Mysteries Books


Outfoxed(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hotspur(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Full Cry(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hunt Ball(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hounds and the Fury(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tell-Tale Horse(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hounded to Death(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fox Tracks(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mags & Baxter Books


A Nose for Justice(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Unleashed(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Rubyfruit Jungle(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Her Day(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Southern Discomfort(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sudden Death(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Hearts(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Venus Envy(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolley(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Riding Shotgun(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alma Mater(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I'd Kill for That(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Hand That Cradles the Rock(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Songs to a Handsome Woman(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poems(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


Soooo Cute!!!! Sticker Book: Puppies(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Adorable You!(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


A Plain Brown Rapper(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starting from Scratch: A Different Kind of Writer's Manual(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sneaky Pie's Cookbook for Mystery Lovers(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: I’d Kill for That is a collaborative novel with contributions by Jennifer Crusie, Linda Fairstein, Lisa Gardner, Heather Graham, Kay Hooper, Katherine Neville, Anne Perry, Kathy Reichs, Julie Smith and Tina Wainscott.

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Rita Mae Brown Synopsis: Alma Mater is a standalone novel written by prolific author Rita Mae Brown. Victoria “Vic” Savedge’s future is already planned for her by her mother and aunt. The plan is for her to marry Charly, the high school football star, and eventually become the wife of a well-respected politician. But everything changes when she meets Chris, a woman new to the South from Vermont. Chris becomes instantly intrigued by Vic and the feeling is mutual. The two cannot resist their attraction for long, but now Vic must make some very tough decisions…

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