A Purr-fect Couple

When Rita Mae Brown isn’t penning best sellers like the coming-of-age lesbian novel Rubyfruit Jungle, the Virginian is writing books with her cat, Sneaky Pie. The pair just published Puss ’n Cahoots, the latest whodunit in a series that stars talking felines and other animals. “I communicate with them better than people,” says Brown. The popular books feature a barnyard of chatty creatures that investigate mysteries. “It’s a fascinating genre,” she says. “I was snotty about it at first, but I really like its format now. It gives me a break from having to invent everything.”
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