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Rubyfruit Jungle, her first novel, established Rita Mae Brown's reputation as a writer. With its feminist and lesbian themes, it was unusual for its time. Brown is also a poet, screenwriter and author of mystery novels and non-fiction. Born in 1944 in Hanover, Pennsylvania, she grew up in Florida. Brown attended Broward Community College and University of Florida, and graduated from New York University with a degree in classics and English. She also earned a degree in cinematography from New York School of Visual Arts. Brown earned a doctorate in literature from Union Institute & University and one in political science from the Institute for Policy Studies. She has worked as a photo editor, lecturer, and visiting faculty member. Brown lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Books by Rita Mae Brown

Rubyfruit Jungle 055327886X Book Cover

Rubyfruit Jungle

Rita Mae Brown

$3.99 - $25.66

Probable Claws 0425287157 Book Cover

Probable Claws

Rita Mae Brown

$3.99 - $5.79

Wish You Were Here (Mrs. Murphy Book 1) 0553287532 Book Cover

Wish You Were Here (Mrs. Murphy Book 1)

Rita Mae Brown

$3.59 - $5.09

A Hiss Before Dying 0553392514 Book Cover

A Hiss Before Dying

Rita Mae Brown

$3.99 - $6.39

Whiskers in the Dark 0425287181 Book Cover

Whiskers in the Dark

Rita Mae Brown

$5.39 - $15.47

Tall Tail 0553392484 Book Cover

Tall Tail

Rita Mae Brown

$3.99 - $5.09

The Litter of the Law 0345530497 Book Cover

The Litter of the Law

Rita Mae Brown

$3.99 - $5.59

Tail Gait 0553392360 Book Cover

Tail Gait

Rita Mae Brown

$4.19 - $5.09

The Big Cat Nap 0345530446 Book Cover

The Big Cat Nap

Rita Mae Brown

$4.19 - $5.39

Murder at Monticello 0553081403 Book Cover

Murder at Monticello

Rita Mae Brown

$4.09 - $4.79

Cat of the Century: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery 0553807072 Book Cover

Cat of the Century: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

Rita Mae Brown

$4.19 - $6.69

Hiss of Death: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery 0553591614 Book Cover

Hiss of Death: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

Rita Mae Brown

$4.19 - $7.29

Pay Dirt 0553572369 Book Cover

Pay Dirt

Rita Mae Brown

$3.59 - $5.09

Santa Clawed (Mrs. Murphy Book 17) 0553591592 Book Cover

Santa Clawed (Mrs. Murphy Book 17)

Rita Mae Brown

$4.19 - $5.09

Cat's Eyewitness (Mrs. Murphy Book 13) 0553582879 Book Cover

Cat's Eyewitness (Mrs. Murphy Book 13)

Rita Mae Brown

$3.59 - $7.19

Nine Lives to Die 0345530519 Book Cover

Nine Lives to Die

Rita Mae Brown

$3.99 - $5.89

Whisker of Evil (Mrs. Murphy Book 12) 0553582860 Book Cover

Whisker of Evil (Mrs. Murphy Book 12)

Rita Mae Brown

$4.69 - $4.79

The Purrfect Murder (Mrs. Murphy Book 16) 0553586831 Book Cover

The Purrfect Murder (Mrs. Murphy Book 16)

Rita Mae Brown

$4.19 - $5.49

Sour Puss (Mrs. Murphy Book 14) 0553586815 Book Cover

Sour Puss (Mrs. Murphy Book 14)

Rita Mae Brown

$4.09 - $4.89

Cat on the Scent 0553575414 Book Cover

Cat on the Scent

Rita Mae Brown

$3.59 - $4.89

Murder, She Meowed 0553096044 Book Cover

Murder, She Meowed

Rita Mae Brown

$3.59 - $5.89

Homeward Hound 0399178376 Book Cover

Homeward Hound

Rita Mae Brown

$4.29 - $12.39

Rest in Pieces 0553077287 Book Cover

Rest in Pieces

Rita Mae Brown

$4.19 - $4.99

Murder on the Prowl (Mrs. Murphy Book 6) 0553099701 Book Cover

Murder on the Prowl (Mrs. Murphy Book 6)

Rita Mae Brown

$4.19 - $4.69

Furmidable Foes 0593130030 Book Cover

Furmidable Foes

Rita Mae Brown

$6.19 - $11.59

The Tail of the Tip-Off 0553582852 Book Cover

The Tail of the Tip-Off

Rita Mae Brown

$3.59 - $4.69

Catch as Cat Can 0553580280 Book Cover

Catch as Cat Can

Rita Mae Brown

$4.69 - $15.89

Pawing Through the Past (Mrs. Murphy Book 8) 0553580256 Book Cover

Pawing Through the Past (Mrs. Murphy Book 8)

Rita Mae Brown

$4.19 - $4.79

Puss 'n Cahoots (Mrs. Murphy Book 15) 0553586823 Book Cover

Puss 'n Cahoots (Mrs. Murphy Book 15)

Rita Mae Brown

$3.59 - $4.99

Sneaky Pie for President 0345530470 Book Cover

Sneaky Pie for President

Rita Mae Brown

$4.09 - $7.89

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