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review 2018-02-26 01:43
Started in the middle of the series again
No Cats Allowed (Cat in the Stacks Mystery) - Miranda James

I have been wanting to read books by this author for a while. I found an audio version and paired it with the book. When I was driving, I would listen to the book and able to sit and read would read the book. 

 

Charlie Harris is a part-time librarian at Athena College Library and in charge of the old texts. He has a large Maine Coon cat that goes to the office with him, called Diesel. The old supervisor, Peter, left without warning from his job and the replacement is a hateful man named Oscar Reilly. Oscar is so hated by the staff that people start playing jokes on him (writing Oscar the Grouch on his windshield with pink lipstick and then covering with vaseline) and doing things to make him even angrier. Finally, one night he is murdered in the library and everyone is trying to figure out who hated him the most. 

 

This is a series of stories, and again I started in the middle, but it seems to be a series that can be read out of order and the story was very interesting. You meet Charlie's son and daughter and their spouses, his housekeeper and her daughter, a deputy, and many others. 

 

I did enjoy this story and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. 

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review 2018-02-21 03:09
CLAWS FOR CONCERN
Claws for Concern (Cat in the Stacks Mystery) - Miranda James

Murder in a cozy mystery doesn’t always happen on page four. Author Miranda James offers readers a cold case twenty years old. This made for an even more thrilling case to try and solve for series lead, Charlie Harris, and for readers!

 

With CLAWS FOR CONCERN, there’s not much I can say other than what I say each time I read a book in the Cat in the Stacks mysteries. Author James has created an excellent plot that draws the reader swiftly into the story. With the same consistent style, the author’s writing held me spell bound as I joined Charlie and Diesel in their investigation of the decades old case.

 

A fun addition to the series for readers is the presence of Charlie’s new grandson, and his and Diesel’s interaction with the baby. Charlie is such a proud Grandfather, I could feel the love oozing of the pages. And Diesel’s fascination with the baby brought a smile to my face.

 

A great addition to this series, CLAWS FOR CONCERN is written proof of why readers continuously return to the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries.

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url 2018-02-20 20:30
48 new releases in book series out today
Outpost - W. Michael Gear
Battle Hymn - William C. Dietz
Claws for Concern (Cat in the Stacks Mystery) - Miranda James
Ink, Iron, and Glass - Gwendolyn Clare,Mike Heath
Death of an Honest Man (A Hamish Macbeth Mystery) - M. C. Beaton
Winter Igniting (Scorpius Syndrome) (Volume 5) - Rebecca Zanetti
Source: www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar
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review 2017-07-30 15:55
THE SILENCE OF THE LIBRARY by Miranda James
The Silence of the Library - Miranda James

The library where Charlie volunteers is setting up a classic girl detective display when they discover that the author of the Veronica Thane series is not dead. They visit her to see if she is able and willing to come to the library to give a talk. She agrees and collectors of her books are coming out of the woodwork to meet her. Then the president of her fan club is found dead. Why?

I love Charlie and Diesel as they solve mysteries. I, once again, failed to discover the murderer before Charlie explained it. I enjoyed the story and would love to see what Diesel looks like. Everyone has an opinion. The characters are an interesting lot. The side mystery was fun especially when solved. I like the recurring characters as well as the new ones brought in for this book. I learned a lot about the girl detectives series of the past.

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review 2016-06-21 21:25
No Cats Allowed (Cat in the Stacks Mystery) - Miranda James

 always know when I pick up a book written by Miranda James I'm in for a cozy, good time that can be read on a dark and dreary night as well as a bright sunny day. There really is nothing more comforting than a smart, solid mystery that is light on the violence and heavy on the problem solving who-done-it. And let's face it, Diesel is absolutely charming as Charlie's empathetic Moon Cain cat and side kick.

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