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review 2018-11-27 02:07
The Silence of the Library
The Silence of the Library - Miranda James

It is Library Week and Charlie had suggested that they highlight authors that he had enjoyed in his youth. In the book, you have two stories happening at one time. You have the story that Charlie is re-reading, a Victoria Thane mystery, which makes me think of Nancy Drew Mysteries. The funny thing about the story is that a comment is made about how many times Victoria is injured, tied up, or drugged while sleuthing. The other mystery involves the death of a woman who loves the author of the Victoria Thane mysteries. She has a collection of different items that she has collected over her life. She even runs the EBC fan page. EBC agrees to come to the library and do a question-answer session and maybe meet some of her fans, but then she and her daughter started asking for money for their time. Then the lady who runs the fan page is found murdered. Charlie helps find out the truth while reading his book and researching the values of his prized books. 

 

I just used an audio version of this book as I was driving and we listened while driving to Navarre to visit family and then home again. My husband got into the book and wanted to find out how it ended. This is a win in my book when the whole family enjoys the story. 

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review 2018-04-21 00:00
The Silence of the Library
The Silence of the Library - Miranda James It’s National Library Week, and the librarians at the Athena Public Library are planning a display about teen girl detectives, as well as an exhibit to honor the famous author Electra Barnes Cartwright of the Veronica Thane series. Charlie's got a soft spot for the girl detective stories, as well as a collection of her books that he inherited from his Aunt Dottie. When Electra Barnes Cartwright agrees to make a public appearance, the news of her being alive and her whereabouts goes viral overnight, and Veronica Thane devotees and book collectors ascend on Athena. There's also a rumor going around that Cartwright has 5 unpublished Veronica Thane manuscripts, and one serious fan will stop at nothing to get a hold of the books, even if it means killing someone.

This mystery has a nice book in a book plot with Charlie rereading one of his books in the Veronica Thane series whose plot helps him solve the main stories mystery. Charlie's relationship with Diesel is so realistically you can see the two of them walking down the streets of Athena, Diesel in his harness and Charlie stopping to visit with friends or just waving at people as they pass. Diesel is also intuitive to when people need a little comfort during tense and difficult situations. Charlie, his son Sean, and his daughter Laura have all grown closer into together, and each of them have found love and maybe potential spouses. The mystery is full of twists and turns with plenty of secrets that are revealed that make the conclusion even more of a surprise.
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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 2015-04-05 07:27
The Silence of the Library (Cat in the Stacks, #5)
The Silence of the Library - Miranda James

This is an excellent book: well-written and well-plotted as is the rest of the series so far.  In fact, I probably enjoyed this one more than the previous four, as the mystery revolved around a children's mystery series (think Nancy Drew) author thought dead but very much alive and the five unpublished manuscripts she's squirrelled away all these years.  Charlie's re-read of one of his childhood favorite reads by the author helps him solve a very clever crime.

 

In spite of the quality of the story and writing, I've decided I'm going to drop the series from my reading lists.  I just can't get excited about reading them even though I know they are better than average, so rather than buying them only to have them languish on my TBR piles, contributing to the structural instability, I'm just going to say good-bye with high recommendations to anyone who might enjoy a slower paced mystery with a more sedate, mature MC.

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text 2014-03-20 01:46
Dance Like a Monkey for CJ Henderson

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