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In Athena, Mississippi, librarian Charlie Harris is known for his good natureand#151;and for his Maine coon cat Diesel that he walks on a leash. Charlie returned to his hometown to immerse himself in books, but taking the plunge into a recent acquisition will have him in over his headand#133;

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Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. The books were recently discovered among the personal effects of an ancestor of Mrs. Longand#8217;s husband. The mayor would like Charlie to preserve and to substantiate them as a part of the Long family legacyand#151;something that could benefit her son, Beck, as he prepares to campaign for the state senate.

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Beckand#8217;s biggest rival is Jasper Singletary. His Southern roots are as deep as Beckand#8217;s, and their families have been bitter enemies since the Civil War. Jasper claims the Long clan has a history of underhanded behavior at the expense of the Singletarys. Heand#8217;d like to get a look at the diaries in an attempt to expose the Long familyand#8217;s past sins. Meanwhile, a history professor at the college is also determined to get her hands on the books in a last-ditch bid for tenure. But their interest suddenly turns deadlyand#133;

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Now Charlie is left with a catalog of questions. The diaries seem worth killing for, and one thing is certain: Charlie will need to be careful, because the more he reads, the closer he could be coming to his final chapterand#133;

Synopsis:

The first in a brand-new series inspired by Dewey the Library Cat. [A] kindhearted librarian hero, family secrets in a sleepy Southern town, and a gentle giant of a cat that will steal your heart.--"New York Times"-bestselling author Lorna Barrett. Original.

Synopsis:

Butterscotch tabby Quincy is back and hungrier than ever in this frisky follow-up to Fat Cat at Large

A booth at the Bunyan County Harvest Fair seems like the perfect opportunity for Charity “Chase” Oliver and Anna Larson to promote their Bar None bakery business. Unfortunately, plus-sized pussycat Quincy has plans for their delicious dessert bars other than selling them to customers. After tearing through their inventory, Quincy goes roaming the fairgrounds in search of more delights.

But what he finds is murder. One of the top contenders in a butter-sculpting contest has been killed, and Chase is churning on the inside when she sees Quincys handsome veterinarian, Dr. Mike Ramos, being led away by the police. With a little help from a kitty with butter on his whiskers, Chase needs to find the real killer and clear the doctors good name…

Includes recipes for people and cats!

Synopsis:

FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!

When shes not dreaming up irresistible dessert bars for her Minneapolis treatery, Bar None, Charity “Chase” Oliver is running after her cat, Quincy—a tubby tabby with a gift for sniffing out edibles. But what happens when this cat burglar leads Chase to the scene of a real crime?

 

The jig is up for Chases adorable plus-size cat, Quincy. His new vet says “diet”—that means no more cherry cheesecake bars. From now on he gets low-calorie kibble only. But one taste of the stuff is all it takes to drive him in search of better things. Quincys escape is the last thing Chase needs after the nasty run-in she has with underhanded business rival Gabe Naughtly.

 

Chase tracks Quincy down in a neighbors kitchen, where hes devouring a meatloaf, unaware of the much more serious crime hes stumbled upon. Gabes corpse is lying on the kitchen floor, and when Chase is discovered at the murder scene, she becomes suspect number one. Now, with a little help from her friends—both human and feline—shell have to catch the real killer or wind up behind bars that arent so sweet.

 

Includes recipes for people and cats!

 

About the Author

Miranda James is a pseudonym for Dean James, the Agatha Award-winning author of several works of mystery nonfiction as well as four mystery series including the New York Times bestselling Cat in the Stacks series.

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Kaye, August 24, 2010 (view all comments by Kaye)
Charlie and Diesel are a wonderful team. I only wish my cats were as smart as Diesel. I quickly became invested in the characters lives and cared about their outcome. I'm going to be looking forward to more mysteries in this series.
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Dollycas, July 29, 2010 (view all comments by Dollycas)
I LOVED IT!!!!!This book had me from page one, I fell in love with this cat and the rest of the story very quickly. I was at a high school basketball tournament and couldn't put it down. Charlie and Diesel make a formidable detective team in their purr-suit of the truth. The characters are so well developed you become invested in their lives without any effort at all. This is a wonderful debut to what I know will be a paws down successful series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425236031
Author:
James, Miranda
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Author:
Gates, Eva
Author:
Cantrell, Janet
Author:
James, Dean
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
A Southern Ladies Mystery
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes teaser
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 320 pages Berkley - English 9780425236031 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The first in a brand-new series inspired by Dewey the Library Cat. [A] kindhearted librarian hero, family secrets in a sleepy Southern town, and a gentle giant of a cat that will steal your heart.--"New York Times"-bestselling author Lorna Barrett. Original.
"Synopsis" by ,
Butterscotch tabby Quincy is back and hungrier than ever in this frisky follow-up to Fat Cat at Large

A booth at the Bunyan County Harvest Fair seems like the perfect opportunity for Charity “Chase” Oliver and Anna Larson to promote their Bar None bakery business. Unfortunately, plus-sized pussycat Quincy has plans for their delicious dessert bars other than selling them to customers. After tearing through their inventory, Quincy goes roaming the fairgrounds in search of more delights.

But what he finds is murder. One of the top contenders in a butter-sculpting contest has been killed, and Chase is churning on the inside when she sees Quincys handsome veterinarian, Dr. Mike Ramos, being led away by the police. With a little help from a kitty with butter on his whiskers, Chase needs to find the real killer and clear the doctors good name…

Includes recipes for people and cats!

"Synopsis" by ,
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!

When shes not dreaming up irresistible dessert bars for her Minneapolis treatery, Bar None, Charity “Chase” Oliver is running after her cat, Quincy—a tubby tabby with a gift for sniffing out edibles. But what happens when this cat burglar leads Chase to the scene of a real crime?

 

The jig is up for Chases adorable plus-size cat, Quincy. His new vet says “diet”—that means no more cherry cheesecake bars. From now on he gets low-calorie kibble only. But one taste of the stuff is all it takes to drive him in search of better things. Quincys escape is the last thing Chase needs after the nasty run-in she has with underhanded business rival Gabe Naughtly.

 

Chase tracks Quincy down in a neighbors kitchen, where hes devouring a meatloaf, unaware of the much more serious crime hes stumbled upon. Gabes corpse is lying on the kitchen floor, and when Chase is discovered at the murder scene, she becomes suspect number one. Now, with a little help from her friends—both human and feline—shell have to catch the real killer or wind up behind bars that arent so sweet.

 

Includes recipes for people and cats!

 

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