Tailing a Tabby: A Bookmobile Cat Mystery [NOOK Book]


In the bookmobile, librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, roll out great summer reads to folks all over the lake town of Chilson, Michigan. And when real-life drama turns deadly, Minnie makes sure justice is never overdue.

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In the bookmobile, librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, roll out great summer reads to folks all over the lake town of Chilson, Michigan. And when real-life drama turns deadly, Minnie makes sure justice is never overdue.

The bookmobile is making its usual rounds when Minnie and Eddie are flagged down by a woman in distress. The woman’s husband, a famous artist, needs emergency medical care. After getting him into the bookmobile, Minnie races the man to the hospital in time…but his bad luck has only just begun.

After disappearing from the hospital, the artist is discovered slumped over the body of a murdered woman. Minnie knows that her new friend didn’t commit the crime, but the evidence paints an unflattering picture. Now this librarian and her furry friend have to put the investigation in high gear and catch the real killer before someone else checks out.
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Summer along Lake Michigan should be idyllic, but from time to time assistant library director/bookmobile driver Minnie Hamilton and Eddie, her cat, encounter major drama. One afternoon, the bookmobile becomes an ambulance, transporting to the closest hospital a local artist, Russell McCade, who has suffered a stroke. Russell and his wife, Barb, are grateful, naturally, and a friendship evolves. When Russell is named as a suspect in a murder, Minnie is shocked. The McCades are devastated, and in true amateur sleuth fashion, Minnie knows she must investigate. After some harrowing situations, most notably on her houseboat, Minnie and Eddie solve the case. VERDICT Cass's heartfelt second series entry (after Lending a Paw) demonstrates real flair and features an earnest yet professional protagonist with an extremely likable and intuitive cat. Partner with Miranda James, of course, and also consider Clea Simon.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101638439
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Series: Bookmobile Cat Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 12,127
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Laurie Cass, the author of Lending a Paw and Tailing a Tabby, lives on a lake in northern Michigan with her husband and two cats. At the moment, she is busy working on the next bookmobile cat book and even busier picking Eddie hair off her clothes.

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

    My favorite "cozy mystery" cat, Eddie, returns with hi

    My favorite "cozy mystery" cat, Eddie, returns with his owner, "the bookmobile lady", Minnie Hamilton, to travel over the roadways and marina in Chilson, Michigan.  All Minnie wants is to get books to folks who live a long way from a local library.  All Eddie wants is......well, whatever suits his fancy at any time. And riding on the bookmobile, against the rules is one of his joys in life.  Everybody seems thrilled with the cute fuzzy purring kitty's wishes but the head librarian.  

    In the first book- LENDING A PAW, Eddie leads Minnie right to a dead body.  This time a frantic woman stops the bookmobile because her husband is having a heart attack.  They rush, as fast as a bookmobile can rush, this famous wealthy artist to the hospital where he is admitted .  Trouble comes when he leaves the hospital only to be found over a dead body.  Is he the murderer?  The police seem to think so, but Eddie and Minnie have other thoughts and they set off to prove his innocents.  But keeping Minnie alive then becomes one of Eddie's challenges! 

    Eddie is definitely a cat lover's dream, and makes these mysteries a purrrrrfect treat for cozy readers! His "murr" communicates a thousand thoughts in a most realistic way.  The rest of this books characters are a treat too!  

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  • Posted July 2, 2014

    Tailing A Tabby is the second book in the A Bookmobile Cat Myste

    Tailing A Tabby is the second book in the A Bookmobile Cat Mystery. And a good read, too.

    Minnie and her volunteer assistant, Thessie, set for bringing another day of joy for those that can't get into Chilson to get to the library. As they are driving down the road a woman flags them down and says that her husband is having a stroke and ask for their help. Knowing time is critical in these cases they get the man in the bookmobile and head for the hospital. Minnie soon learns the man whose life she help saved is Russell "Cade" McCade, s very famous artist. a few days later, Minnie gets a call in the middle of night, say that Cade is about to be arrested for murder. He was found bent over a lady, Carissa, who has been hit in the head with a rock. Evidence finally show that they don't have a lot to hold Cade with. But Minnie wants to find who killed Carissa, so that Cade can be cleared completely from having anything to do with her death.

    All the characters from the first book are back. Stephen, Minnie's boss, continues to be a less than desirable boss. Aunt Frances is back, but is having trouble with her "match making" at her Bed and Breakfast. The guests have their own ideas as who to match up with. Chris Ballou, manager of Uncle Chip's Marina, is back making up silly names using Minnie's name. Kristen owner of the Three Seasons restaurant is back as the sounding board for Minnie's sleuthing plans.

    And of course the handsome Eddie is back with his mischievous ways. Eddie doesn't help in solving the case, but his being certainly helps Minnie talk thru her plans. The scary thing is that he seems to understand what she is saying. I can understand Eddie knowing what she is saying, as my Westie seems to know what I am saying, too, but then he isn't vocal like Eddie.

    Definitely looking forward to the next book in this light- hearted series.

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  • Posted June 30, 2014

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    The Bookmobile Cat Mysteries are another fun series, which happe

    The Bookmobile Cat Mysteries are another fun series, which happens to be set in lower Michigan. Eddie the cat is a sweet little feline who shares the spot light in this book with his human friend, Minnie. Don't ever think that because of her slightly of fashioned name, that Minnie herself is not to be overlooked, especially when, on the bookmobile run Minnie is called upon to help save a man's life. As the man begins to recover, Minnie goes to visit her "patient" and soon she and the gentleman who turns out to be the famous artist Russell McCade and his wife are becoming good friends. When Mr. McCade is accused of murder, Mrs. McCades hears that Minnie had been helpful in the past on a murder case, and asks Minnie to help them prove his innocence.
    Laurie Cass writes with a fresh outlook on this wonderful cozy/books/animals past time that we all love so well.  The mixture of Eddie the cat and the mishaps of Minnie make this a great summer read!

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    Posted July 7, 2014

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