What's a librarian to do when she finds a murdered woman's
body in the stacks? Minnie Hamilton doesn't set out to get
involved in the investigation, but she does have to protect
her library's reputation. She's also dealing with the
board's search for a new library director, and a rash of
vandalism in the small resort community. Good thing she has
the bookmobile cat, Eddie, to look out for her safety, while
she looks for the culprit.
CAT WITH A CLUE is the fifth book in Laurie Cass's
Cat series. They are always fun, fast reads,
with clever plots that let you guess along with Minnie as
she and Eddie uncover the clues to the killer. Part of their
charm is that you get to know Minnie's circle of friends a
little better in each book, and meet a few newcomers (some
nicer than others) each time around.
Minnie herself is a kindred spirit for book lovers. She
namedrops books and authors, and if we don't know them, we
want to look them up. She's horrified when the vandal
mistreats books at several crime scenes. She's good natured
but has her bad days, just like any of us. Pet parents will
also recognize themselves in Minnie, as she carries on
conversations with Eddie and complains about his bad habits
while slipping him treats.
CAT WITH A CLUE and the other Bookmobile
Cat Mysteries are
good, clean stories that you can recommend to your church
friends, young adult readers, or old-fashioned older folks.
They're smartly written and will appeal to cozy mystery
fans, cat fanciers, and people who love books.
The national bestselling author of Pouncing on Murder returns as
librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat Eddie discover there’s a true
crime story unraveling in their own nonfiction section. . . .
Early one morning while shelving books in the library, Minnie stumbles upon
a dead body. Authorities identify the woman as an out-of-towner visiting
Chilson for her great-aunt’s funeral. What she was doing in the library
after hours is anyone’s guess . . . but Minnie and Eddie are determined to
save the library’s reputation and catch a killer.
As rumors about the victim circulate through Chilson, the police are in a
bind over a streak of baffling break-ins. Luckily, Minnie and Eddie are
traveling the county in their bookmobile, and they'll stop at nothing to
find the spineless killer before the final page is turned on someone else.