I loved everything about this series and #3 didn't disappoint. The new relationships are great, the characters are easy to like and they continue to grow. This is a wonderful series and for a cat lover, and owner of a Maine Coon, it is truly a nice series. The chirping and warbling is very familiar to me and my family. The mooching is also very familiar. Mine isn't as large, but is just as spunky and loves his treats.
Very good cozy. It is a nice change to have a man as a lead character in a cozy. Strong positive father image. Love the cat Diesel. Very good mystery didn't figure it out until the end.
"File M for Murder" is the 3rd installment in the Cat in the Stacks series. The series centers around the life of Charlie (the local librarian) and his Maine Coon cat Diesel.
Charlie's daughter Laura has come to teach a semester at the local college and moves into Charlie's home. In addition to Charlie & Diesel, Charlie's son Sean and 2 other boarders (Justin & Stewart) occupy the home. You will need to read the first two books of the series in order to gain background insight into Justin & Stewart and why they live with Charlie.
Shortly after Laura's arrival her ex- boyfriend is murdered and Laura becomes the prime suspect. Charlie, Diesel, and Sean are immediately wrapped up in the investigation to clear her name. Different suspects and motives will keep you guessing for quite a while until the real culprit(s) are revealed.
A good fun read, and anyone with a devoted house pet will definitely get a kick out of Diesel's constant chirping and mannerisms. Some of us do really believe that our pets understand what we are saying to them and swear that they answer us.
Love this series and am definitely looking forward to the next Charlie & Diesel adventure.
I really enjoy this series although this one didn't grab me the way the others have before. Not sure if it was the daughter or not but I just didn't enjoy this one as much. I will continue reading them and hope to recapture the magic!
A fun read without gore. I've enjoyed this series, especially the author's depth of making the characters real. Looking forward to book 4.