File M for Murder (Cat in the Stacks Series #3)

File M for Murder (Cat in the Stacks Series #3)

by Miranda James

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ISBN-13: 9780425246184
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Series: Cat in the Stacks Series , #3
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 52,736
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Miranda James is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries and the Southern Ladies Mysteries.

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File M for Murder 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Alwzreading More than 1 year ago
This third in the Cat in the Stacks mysteries is full of twists and turns. The characters are even more interesting this time around. The murder mystery twines in and around the story with the final revelation bursting open my conclusions. Definitely worth more than a single reading.
Lucilly More than 1 year ago
If you love cats, you will love this third book in the Cat in the stacks Mystery series. A compelling mystery with a lovable cat thrown into the mix. What more could you ask for? I loved it.
judiOH More than 1 year ago
this is another fascinating mystery in the ' cat in the stacks' books. charlie's daughter comes home to work at the local college, and in a turn of events is accused of murder. charlie and his eclectic band of roommates work to prove she is not guilty. i had a hard time putting this story down. interesting and mysterious... perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charlie & Diesel at it again. Always too many secrets in small town America. The more Miranda James puts the human element in it the better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Diesel doesn't talk (to other animals or his humans), doesn't do mysterious stunts; he's simply a big lovable cat. His human family are fun to read about as they try to solve mysteries with Diesel providing emotional encouragement.
DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
What a happy surprise for Charlie as his daughter, Laura, arrives for a visit that includes teaching at the local college. Laura’s visit is later marred when her ex-boyfriend is found dead and her life is threatened. This was a good read and I love the pace of this well-written story. I adore the relationship that Charlie has with his family and friends in this character-driven tale. I look forward to the next book in this enjoyably charming series.
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TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing 8 months ago
In this 3rd book in the Cat in the Stacks Mystery series, Charlie's actress daugther, Laura, is home to teach an acting class for one semester. Also in town is her former beau, playwrite Connor Lawton. Connor is annoying at best so when he turns up dead it is easy to imagine why many folks might want to see him dead. Charlie is not too concerned about it until it begins to look like Laura is the killer's next target. Then he goes into full research mode to uncover the killer.I really like this series. Charlie and his adorable cat, Diesel, are an irresistable team. Being from the South, I find Charlie totally believable. He is a conservative southern gentleman. The other characters in the book are also straight from any small southern town. I love the way Charlie uses his librarian skills to solve this murder. This book was lots of fun.
nlb1050 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Another fun read. I hope to see more of Charlie's daughter Laura in upcoming books.
LMHTWB on LibraryThing 8 months ago
File M for Murder is the third installment in the Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series and once again, librarian Charlie Harris finds himself involved in a murder. This time, however, the victim was his daughter's ex-fiancee and she, along with a long list of other people, is a suspect.The characters are even better than the last book. Charlie and Sean are joined by Laura (the daughter) and Stewart (from the previous book) and compliment each other quite nicely. The plot moves along nicely and has some interesting complications on the way to a surprising ending. The descriptive passages have been fleshed out so the overall story reads better than in the last book.I still would like to see more of Diesel! And it seemed that the writing of Deputy Berry was somewhat softened, which I didn't like at all.Overall, this is the best of the first 3 books in this series. I'm now eager for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.
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Ever since I read the first book of this serie s, I look for more. I enjoy the relationship between man and his Maine Coon cat. In this book, I was introduced to his daughter and discovered his son was still with him as introduced in the second book. The relationship between siblings and parent is respectful and loving, unlike what is reflected in todays world. He does stumble onto some murders and has an unusual relationship with the top cop who is his housekeepers' daughter. I hope there is a fourth book out there as I look forward to the inter-relationships between the cat and dog and humans...reminds me of mine!
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jackiestone More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
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irishclaireKG More than 1 year ago
Yikes. I picked this up because of the Humane Reading tag; I'm a huge cat (animal) lover, and this was an inexpensive little trifle to read in one evening. I finished--but barely. While I have not read the other books in this series, it does not seem necessary to follow the wafer-thin plot or undeveloped characters. I have no intention of picking up the others. While I realize this is not supposed to be heavy literature, I was rather stunned that a publishing house like Penguin didn't use more editing on this. Characters are stereotyped and cardboard cut outs; the victim is obvious on the first page; the suspects pretty much scream "I am a suspect.' Charlie, the narrator, is apparently only 50--52 years old but comes across as 150. It is supposed to take place in a small Mississippi town so why do Charlie and his son often fall into British references like 'bloody this' and 'bloody that' or 'I say....' Then, sometimes in the next few lines, they'll revert to 'yal'll reckon' or some similar 'southern' dialect. Language and descriptions are incredibly repetitive. One that drove me especially crazy is Charlie using the phrase 'my daughter' over and over again when talking about Lauren, yes; his daughter--but good grief has the author never heard of a pronoun, sentence combining or revision? When a doctor is introduced 'the doc' seemingly becomes the person name--and it sounds almost ridiculous coming from the mouth of a narrator who has just used something British or quite frankly, old feeble lady-sounding. While I am one of the great animal, especially cat, fanatics, the descriptions of petting Diesel, putting Diesel into the harness, Diesel 'chirping' and other sounds--takes up pages and pages. Some of the places the characters take the cat--to a theatre??--seem off the wall even for someone like me. I LOVE the idea of Humane reading; I LOVE the idea of animals treated in beautifully compassionate and kind ways--so give the entire book to the cat and make him the narrator. It would be worlds better than his human counterparts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good cozy mystery
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