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PAH Members Exclusive! Princess Anne Hunt “Book Club with the Masters”

Sunday, January 28, 2024 10:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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Join the Masters at Dogham Farm on Thursday, February 22nd from 6 to 8pm for cocktail refreshment and a fireside chat about the foxhunting murder mystery novel you can read during the cold Winter nights ahead! Read a good book by a popular Virginia Author and Master of Foxhounds; and learn a little bit about foxhunting on and off the field, in a fun, casual setting.

Selected read - “Outfoxed” by Rita Mae Brown

Mature content. Juniors under the age of 18 should have parental consent.

As Master of the prestigious Jefferson Hunt Club, Jane Arnold, known as Sister, is the most revered citizen in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain town where a rigid code of social conduct and deep-seated tradition carry more weight than money. Nearing seventy, Sister now must select a joint master to ensure a smooth transition of leadership after her death. It is an honor of the highest order---and one that any serious social climber would covet like the Holy Grail.

Virginian to the bone, with a solid foxhunting history, Fontaine Buruss is an obvious candidate, but his penchant for philandering and squandering money has earned him a less than sparkling reputation. And not even Sister knows about his latest tawdry scandal. Then there is Crawford Howard, a Yankee in a small town where Rebel bloodlines are sacred. Still, Crawford has money---lots of it---and as Sister is well aware, maintaining a first-class hunt club is far from cheap.

With the competition flaring up, Southern gentility flies out the window. Fontaine and Crawford will stop at nothing to discredit each other. Soon the entire town is pulled into a rivalry that is spiraling dangerously out of control. Even the animals have strong opinions, and only Sister is able to maintain objectivity. But when Opening Hunt Day ends in murder, she, too, is stunned.

Who was bold and skilled enough to commit murder on the field? It could only be someone who knew both the territory and the complex nature of the hunt inside out. Sister knows of three people who qualify ---and only she, with the help of a few clever foxes and hounds, can lay the trap to catch the killer.

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