Cat Me If You Can: A Cat in the Stacks Mystery

Miranda James. Berkley Prime Crime, $26 (304p) ISBN 978-0-451-49118-3
James’s enjoyable 13th mystery starring rare books librarian Charlie Harris (after Careless Whiskers) takes Charlie from Athena, Miss., to Asheville, N.C., along with Charlie’s fiancée, bistro owner Helen Louise Brady, and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, for a weeklong retreat attended by members of the Athena Public Library mystery group. Charlie and Helen Louise are hoping for a relaxing time, despite Helen Louise’s anxiety about giving a presentation on British author Elizabeth Cadell, and Charlie’s Jessica Fletcher–like habit of getting enmeshed in real-life homicide investigations. Sure enough, lightning strikes again, and Charlie winds up evaluating the motives of his fellow mystery readers after one attendee is stabbed to death with a hatpin at the hotel hosting the event. That murder leads to a reevaluation of a previous death at the hotel that was attributed to natural causes. James makes Diesel, whose amiable presence prompts some witnesses to talk more openly, a plausible assistant. This puzzle will be like catnip for feline-loving whodunit fans. Agent: Nancy Yost, Nancy Yost Literary. (Aug.)
Reviewed on : 06/08/2020
Release date: 08/25/2020
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
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