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File M for Murder (Cat in the Stacks, Bk 3)
File M for Murder - Cat in the Stacks, Bk 3 Author:Miranda James Athena College's new writer in residence is native son and playwright Connor Lawton, known for his sharp writing -- and sharper tongue. After an unpleasant encounter, librarian Charlie Harris heads home to a nice surprise: his daughter Laura is subbing for another Athena professor. Unfortunately her old flame Connor Lawton got her the job. — ... more »But before Connor finishes his newest play, he's murdered -- and Laura is the prime suspect. Charlie and his faithful cat, Diesel, follow Connor's cluttered trail to find the true killer before his daughter is forever catalogued under M...for murderer.« less
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.
"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.
Becky (rhg) - reviewed File M for Murder (Cat in the Stacks, Bk 3) on
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Continuing story of Diesel, the huge Maine coon who works in the library with his human, Charlie. Once again, Diesel helps Charlie solve a crime involving Charlie's daughter Laura. She's in town to substitute for a professor, and she was recommended for the job by Connor Lawton, her former boyfriend and mean guy. He ends up dead, with Laura as the main suspect. Diesel and Charlie come to Laura's rescue in this highly enjoyable mystery.
Connor Lawton was a disagreeable, acid tongued playwright, but did he deserve to die? It seems the dead man was Charlie Harris' daughter, Laura's, ex fiance and that makes her a prime suspect. Another death ...an assault on Laura, arson and a letter bomb all spur Charlie into ferreting out the truth. He is, as always, accompanied by his faithful pal Diesel, a very perceptive Maine coon cat. This book, with its wonderful characters (human, feline and canine), will warm your heart.....Great series....