Tailing a Tabby (Bookmobile Cat Series #2)

Tailing a Tabby (Bookmobile Cat Series #2)

by Laurie Cass

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ISBN-13: 9780451415479
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Bookmobile Cat Series , #2
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 174,512
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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Praise for Lending a Paw
 
Lending a Paw is a charming start to the new Bookmobile Cat series. Librarian Minnie Hamilton is kind-hearted, loyal, and resourceful. And her furry sidekick, Eddie, is equal parts charm and cat-titude. Readers who are fans of cozy mysteries—and cats—will want to add this whodunit to their must-read lists.”—Sofie Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Cat mysteries
 
Lending a Paw is a pleasurable, funny read. Minnie is a delight as a heroine, and Eddie could make even a staunch dog-lover more of a cat fan.”—RT Book Reviews
 

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Tailing a Tabby (Bookmobile Cat Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 3.5 Second in the series, but easily read out of order, Eddie and his erstwhile owner Minnie are traversing the Michigan countryside when they are stopped by a frantically waving woman, desperate for help. Her husband is desperately in need of medical care, and Minnie and Eddie shift into “helpful’ mode, getting the man to the hospital. Soon Minnie discovers that the man is renowned artist, Russel McCade, and a friendship of sorts is formed from her actions. But after Cade leaves the rehab center after his stroke, he’s found slumped over a body – and is the first, primary and only suspect. Minnie knows that he’s not a murderer – and she’s determined to find the real culprit. Off she and Eddie go, conversations and Eddie’s apparent ‘nose’ for clues leads them in several different investigative directions, all highlighted with the conversations that bring Eddie to the forefront, as Minnie works out her ideas, questions and conclusions. Different from other cozies in that Minnie is obviously an amateur, but rather than the police ignoring her input, they actually glean information from her – resulting in some lovely interactions with Wolverson. Like the first, the storyline is gently implausible, but wholly engaging, although there is a touch of ‘overuse’ of descriptive that occasionally feel overworked and trying too hard. The return of secondary characters, from Minnie’s BFF Kristin, her Aunt Frances and a rather questionable ‘love interest’ in Dr. Tucker all add some depth – and the budding friendship with Barb and Cade, including their ‘letter game’ brings another level of atmosphere to the story – all overseen by Eddie – the cat with his Main Character personality and plenty of input into nearly every scene. Again the narration is provided by Erin Bennett, and she’s got Minnie and Eddie perfectly represented, full of the emotions, camaraderie and even a solid ‘voice’ for Eddie – amazingly so as he’s not said a word. Friends and acquaintances are also present and clearly distinct: from the ‘all business’ approach of the police, to the rather frantic, at first, Barb, and the quietly outrageous Aunt Frances, the characters all have a subtle, or not so, influence on the storyline and progression, as well as some quickly introduced and forgotten suspects. This is a series that returns the ‘fun’ to cozies: a candy-floss tidbit of sweetness, clever, engaging and utterly perfect to put a smile on your face. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Tantor Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, another great book mobile book!!
nhr3bookcrazyNR More than 1 year ago
Loved this second book in the series. I find Minnie so sweet and refreshing, and LOVE the way she interacts with Eddie. I won't give the story away, but just love how upbeat and positive Minnie always tries to be. There's a real honesty about these books. Can't wait to read #3
AuthorsWebTVHost More than 1 year ago
Bookmobile driver and library employee, Minnie, is back with Eddie, the bookmobile feline mascot. After reading Lending a Paw, I expected to read about someone ending up deceased again, but this one took me by surprise. This is a wonderful tale (or should I say tail) and once again it kept me up half the night. I’m beginning to expect that Laurie Cass will be the reason I walk around seriously sleep deprived for a while – her books are just that good. Her characters are becoming more defined and we learn a bit more about dear Aunt Frances; Stephen, the Library manager; Minnie’s best friend and chef, Kristen; along with her rather unusual neighbors. While it never occurred to me to live on a houseboat, this setting just seems right for Minnie and Eddie and I believe their story is only going to get better. I’m definitely looking forward to Book Three.
Debb23 More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to win this book and I enjoyed it very much. Minnie and Eddie are a great team, their conversations have me laughing, mainly because I've had a few of them with my own cats. I loved the introduction of the McCades and I hope that we see them in upcoming books, their relationship with Minnie turned into a nice friendship. The mystery was good I did get lost on a couple of the characters, I just didn't see their purpose but otherwise I enjoyed the mix of personalities. I didn't figure it out until close to the end. I will definitely continue on with this series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a cool book because cats are my fav animal and, a tabby is my fav kind of cat.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
I forgot how fun these cozy mysteries are. And the covers are adorable. Really enjoyed reading the sequel. I liked he first one but also the second one as well. I think this is my new favorite series right now. I probably said it in the last one but it needs repeating. Pretty good read. Looking forward to the next book in the series and that Minnie stays likeable because you really like her and her determination and that she really does care about the bookmobile, her friends, family, the people who visit the bookmobile and of course adorable cat Eddie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laurie Cass's series about the Bookmobile Cat are entertaining, light reading that keep your interest. Nice to read between heavier books.
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
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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chefdt More than 1 year ago
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.
TessT More than 1 year ago
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!