Synopses & Reviews
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.
The Ducote sisters are in a tiff with Vera Cassity over the location of this year's library fundraising gala, and Charlie would rather curl up in a corner than get into the fray. It seems everyone--even his housekeeper Azalea--has it in for Vera. And at the gala, she gives them good reason, with a public display of rancor aimed at anyone who gets in her way.
But those bitter words wind up being her last. When Charlie discovers Azalea standing over Vera's dead body, it's up to him--with a little help from Diesel--to clear Azalea's name, and catch a killer before his last chapter is finished.
"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 James'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
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 several mystery series including the New York Times bestselling Cat in the Stacks series, The Silence of the Library, Out of Circulation, File M for Murder, Classified as Murder, and Murder Past Due, as well as the Southern Ladies Mysteries, beginning with Bless Her Dead Little Heart.