Synopses & Reviews
Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows Charlie Harris, the librarian with a rescued Maine coon cat named Diesel. Heand#8217;s returned to his hometown to immerse himself in books, but a celebrated authorand#8217;s visit draws an unruly swarm of fanatic mystery buffsand#133;and one devious killer.
Itand#8217;s National Library Week, and the Athena Public Library is planning an exhibit to honor the centenary of famous novelist Electra Barnes Cartwrightand#151;creator of the beloved Veronica Thane series.
Charlie has a soft spot for Cartwrightand#8217;s girl detective stories (not to mention an extensive collection of her books!). When the author agrees to make a rare public appearance, the news of her whereabouts goes viral overnight, and series devotees and book collectors converge on Athena.
After all, itand#8217;s rumored that Cartwright penned Veronica Thane stories that remain under wraps, and one rabid fan will stop at nothingand#151;not even murderand#151;to get hold of the rare booksand#133;
"Miranda James should soon be on everyone's list of favorite authors."--Leann Sweeney, author of the Cats in Trouble Mysteries
"[A] kind-hearted librarian hero...and a gentle giant of a cat that will steal your heart."--Lorna Barrett, New York Times bestselling author
"Courtly librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine coon cat, Diesel, are an endearing detective duo."--Carolyn Hart, author of the Bailey Ruth Mysteries
"Humor and plenty of Southern charm buoy Jamesand#8217;s fifth Cat in the Stacks mystery...Cozy fans will hope James (a pen name of Dean James) will keep Charlie and Diesel in action for years to come." --Publisher's Weekly
There's a cat in the stacks...
...and he makes the purr-fect partner for a librarian-turned-sleuth.
Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows librarian Charlie Harris-and his Maine coon cat named Diesel that he walks on a leash. They also know his former classmate-turned-famous bestselling novelist, Godfrey Priest.
But someone in Athena took Godfrey off the bestseller lists- permanently, and with extreme prejudice. Now, Charlie and Diesel must browse through the history section of the town's past to find a killer.
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.