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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 0553052845 Book Cover

Rubyfruit Jungle

Rita Mae Brown

$4.39 - $47.09

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

Wish You Were Here (Mrs. Murphy Book 1)

Rita Mae Brown

$4.59 - $8.99

Probable Claws 0425287173 Book Cover

Probable Claws

Rita Mae Brown

$4.39 - $8.14

Whiskers in the Dark: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery 0425287181 Book Cover

Whiskers in the Dark: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

Rita Mae Brown

$4.69 - $13.55

The Big Cat Nap 0345530454 Book Cover

The Big Cat Nap

Rita Mae Brown

$4.49 - $32.99

The Litter of the Law 0345530497 Book Cover

The Litter of the Law

Rita Mae Brown

$4.89 - $7.92

Rest in Pieces 0553077287 Book Cover

Rest in Pieces

Rita Mae Brown

$4.69 - $10.19

Pay Dirt 0553572369 Book Cover

Pay Dirt

Rita Mae Brown

$4.59 - $9.69

A Hiss Before Dying 0553392514 Book Cover

A Hiss Before Dying

Rita Mae Brown

$5.09 - $8.99

Nine Lives to Die 0345530500 Book Cover

Nine Lives to Die

Rita Mae Brown

$4.29 - $31.49

Murder at Monticello 0553081403 Book Cover

Murder at Monticello

Rita Mae Brown

$4.39 - $8.99

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

Cat of the Century: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

Rita Mae Brown

$4.29 - $6.69

Furmidable Foes 0593130030 Book Cover

Furmidable Foes

Rita Mae Brown

$6.49 - $12.91

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

The Purrfect Murder (Mrs. Murphy Book 16)

Rita Mae Brown

$3.99 - $16.79

Hiss of Death 0553591614 Book Cover

Hiss of Death

Rita Mae Brown

$4.59 - $32.69

Tall Tail: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery 0553392484 Book Cover

Tall Tail: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

Rita Mae Brown

$4.79 - $47.29

Claws for Alarm 059313009X Book Cover

Claws for Alarm

Rita Mae Brown

$6.09 - $13.55

Murder, She Meowed 0553572377 Book Cover

Murder, She Meowed

Rita Mae Brown

$5.19 - $10.99

Tail Gait 055339245X Book Cover

Tail Gait

Rita Mae Brown

$5.29 - $8.89

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

Santa Clawed (Mrs. Murphy Book 17)

Rita Mae Brown

$4.09 - $9.79

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

Cat's Eyewitness (Mrs. Murphy Book 13)

Rita Mae Brown

$4.19 - $11.39

Murder on the Prowl (Mrs. Murphy Book 6) 0553575406 Book Cover

Murder on the Prowl (Mrs. Murphy Book 6)

Rita Mae Brown

$3.89 - $9.69

Catch as Cat Can 0553580280 Book Cover

Catch as Cat Can

Rita Mae Brown

$4.89 - $47.69

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

Sour Puss (Mrs. Murphy Book 14)

Rita Mae Brown

$4.59 - $11.59

Sneaky Pie for President 0345530470 Book Cover

Sneaky Pie for President

Rita Mae Brown

$4.59 - $17.49

Claws and Effect 0553107437 Book Cover

Claws and Effect

Rita Mae Brown

$4.89 - $10.19

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

Whisker of Evil (Mrs. Murphy Book 12)

Rita Mae Brown

$4.19 - $5.99

The Tail of the Tip-Off 0553801589 Book Cover

The Tail of the Tip-Off

Rita Mae Brown

$5.09 - $10.89

Pawing Through the Past (Mrs. Murphy Book 8) 0553107380 Book Cover

Pawing Through the Past (Mrs. Murphy Book 8)

Rita Mae Brown

$4.69 - $5.59

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

Puss 'n Cahoots (Mrs. Murphy Book 15)

Rita Mae Brown

$4.29 - $7.99

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