Classified as Murder (Cat in the Stacks Series #2)

Classified as Murder (Cat in the Stacks Series #2)

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by Miranda James
     
 

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Aging eccentric James Delacorte asks Charlie the librarian to do an inventory of his rare book collection-but the job goes from tedious to terrifying when James turns up dead. Relying on his cat Diesel to paw around for clues, Charlie has to catch the killer before another victim checks out.

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Aging eccentric James Delacorte asks Charlie the librarian to do an inventory of his rare book collection-but the job goes from tedious to terrifying when James turns up dead. Relying on his cat Diesel to paw around for clues, Charlie has to catch the killer before another victim checks out.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Bringing local color to life, this second entry in the series (Murder Past Due) featuring librarian Charlie Harris and his cat, Diesel, is a gentle, closed-room drama set in Mississippi. Charlie is hired by James Delacorte to inventory his rare books collection with the understanding that the local college will eventually inherit it. But almost immediately, James is poisoned, and Charlie is suddenly in the midst of solving the murder. Charlie has to deal with James's eccentric family while he's perplexed by the return home of his own adult son, lawyer Sean. And what to make of yet another cat detective? Well, Diesel, a huge Maine coon, is no ordinary cat. VERDICT You just never know who you're going to meet on the reference desk, do you? A slow start, but James picks up the pace and the humor as Sean's character thaws. Ideal for Christie fans who enjoy a good puzzle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425241578
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Series:
Cat in the Stacks Series, #2
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
88,774
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Miranda James is a pseudonym for Dean James, the Agatha Award-winning author of several works of mystery nonfiction as well as four mystery series including the New York Times bestselling Cat in the Stacks series.

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