The Tell-tale Horse

The Tell-tale Horse

A Novel

Book - 2008
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New York Times bestselling author Brown continues her popular Foxhunting series, as a cold-blooded killer threatens the life of Sister Jane.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345490247
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 25 cm.

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jkeaton
Oct 21, 2019

As a novel, full of little subplots that obviously started in another book, with a tendency to over re-explanation that slows the narrative rhythm to a crawl.

As a mystery, ultimately unsatisfying; too much explanation, not enough exposition.

Only recommended if you like talking animals or foxhunting.

Oh, and while her choice of horses for foxhunting may work in Virginia (where the author is based), thoroughbreds are not common in foxhunting in England or further north in North America - not great jumpers on hard or icy ground, I'm told.

Her other series, featuring cat(s), are better reads.

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Palomino
Feb 21, 2012

One of her better ones, I think, and the most gruesome, I think (don't be misled by the talking animals thing). I am loving the little subplots; I think the line about Felicity, who had always thought that her parents loved her, was worth the price of admission for that alone.

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marciemcgowan63
Jun 17, 2013

Jane "Sister" Arnold, Master of Foxhounds of the Jefferson Hunt, her escort, Gray Lorillard, and a large contingent of Jefferson members had come to the Casanova Hunt Ball. The two clubs enjoyed warm relations as well as a touch of competitiveness. The Jefferson Hunt members, whose own ball had been marred by a drunken scuffle and torn bodices, relaxed here. Surely nothing so tacky could happen at Casanova.

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