Twelve Angry Librarians

Twelve Angry Librarians

by Miranda James

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Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James

The author of the New York Times bestselling Cat in the Stacks series is back with more Southern charm and beguiling mystery as Charlie Harris and his cat Diesel must find a killer in a room full of librarians...
Charlie is stressed out. The Southern Academic Libraries Association is holding this year’s annual meeting at Athena College. Since Charlie is the interim library director, he must deliver the welcome speech to all the visiting librarians. And as if that weren’t bad enough, the keynote address will be delivered by Charlie’s old nemesis from library school.
It’s been thirty years since Charlie has seen Gavin Fong, and he’s still an insufferable know-it-all capable of getting under everyone’s skin. In his keynote, Gavin puts forth a most unpopular opinion: that degreed librarians will be obsolete in the academic libraries of the future. So when Gavin drops dead, no one seems too upset...
But Charlie, who was seen having a heated argument with Gavin the day before, has jumped to the top of the suspect list. Now Charlie and Diesel must check out every clue to refine their search for the real killer among them before the next book Charlie reads comes from a prison library...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425277775
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Series: Cat in the Stacks Series , #8
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 40,088
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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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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Twelve Angry Librarians (Cat in the Stacks Series #8) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ii love this series. Kept me guessing also. Most of all i like the characters and am happy to have visited with them again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series has never disappointed me. Ms. James knows how to write great stories. I have enjoyed each book in the series. Plz don't retire it. Your characters feel like a part of my family and for me that is highest praise I can give.
CozyMarie More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I’ve read in the Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series, but it won’t be my last. A charming and entertaining book from beginning to end! Sub-Themes: animals (cats), male protagonist, middle aged protagonist, library setting Can You Start The Series in the Middle? This was the first book in the series I have read and I had no problem picking it up. I did not feel at all left behind in any back stories. I was looking forward to reading this one. It is the first cozy mystery I’ve ever read with a male protagonist and I enjoyed it. Charlie was a strong character and someone you wanted to root for. It was a fast read that pulled you in. Once I started I had the book completed in 48 hours.
Jani8 More than 1 year ago
Ms. James has another winner on her hands in “12 Angry Librarians.” I do so enjoy this series. The solution is always interesting and sometimes downright astounding such as this book has. I love Charlie and Diesel and all the familiar characters. They are well developed and continue to grow. One thing I like about this series is there usually isn’t a climactic scene where the hero or heroine does over the top death defying acts to escape death at the hands of the murderer. It’s a bit of an Agatha Christie style. It’s an elegant style. This is one series that I always have to buy the first day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful old fashioned kind of read. And I love that cats are involved.
bookwomen37 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this series and this one did not disappoint. Charlie and Diesel are back solving a murder. The college is hosting a library convention and Charlie has been asked to help out. Attending the convention are old friends from Library School. Some he liked and some he did not. When a librarian every one hated drops dead during his lecture there are plenty of suspects. The characters and the town are always a lot of fun. The mystery was good and the solution made sense. Enjoy this visit
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Twelve Angry Librarians is the eighth book in the A Cat In The Stacks Mystery series. Another wonderful book in this great series. This is one of my favorite series and I just love Diesel and Charlie Harris, actually all the characters. Charlie is interim library director and the Southern Academic Library Association is holding their annual meeting at Athena College. Charlie is rather upset when he sees that Gavin Fong, a nemesis from his college days, will be the keynote speaker at the meeting. As the meeting is about to begin Fong approaches Charlie and tells Charlie to put in a good word for him for the director’s job. He insinuates that he will tell the people that Charlie reports to something from his past that will harm his position at the college. He continues to harass until Charlie hauls off and punches him in the nose. Several people are aware of what has taken place and offer to be witnesses if Charlie decides or Fong decides to file charges. As Fong is about to begin his speech he asks a bottle of water and he takes a drink, he collapses and dies. Of course, Charlie fears that once his altercation with Fong becomes known, he will become a person of interest. Charlie certainly is new to investigations, so he begins to learn more about Fong’s past since their college days. He soon finds that there is no shortage of suspects. Charlie soon finds that Fong had been changing jobs every two years and those at the meeting that had worked with him almost all say that they are not sorry he’s dead, just that it is terrible he was murdered. It will appear that he might have been blackmailing people that he had been working with, but Charlies needs to find the one that enough to do Fong in. In addition to worrying about solving Fong’s murder, Charlies is concerned that his daughter, Laura who is expecting, will be moving with her husband to Virginia. Also, he has been offered the Library Directors position. He doesn’t need a full-time job and he certainly enjoys the freedom of the part-time job as head of historical archives at Athena College. I will be definitely looking forward to the next exciting book in this masterfully written series.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Seeing that kitty on the cover always makes me smile. I can’t believe this it the 8th Cat in the Stacks Mystery. This time we find Charlie running into some people he attended college with. Two he is very happy to see, one he wants to avoid. Knowing the one he wants to avoid is giving a keynote speech means they are going to meet face to face because Charlie’s library is hosting the event. The meeting does not go well but when the man drops dead during his address all eyes turn to Charlie as the prime suspect. Charlie quickly finds out there are several other librarians angry with Mr. Gavin Fong, he just needs to figure out which one permanently checked him out. This is one of my favorite series of all time. I reviewed the first book, Murder Past Due, back in 2010 and absolutely loved it. Each story continues to build on that first one and always draws me in at page 1. Miranda James writes us another excellent mystery this time. One I read all in one sitting. It was like curling up with some old friends. Charlie and his wonderful feline sidekick, Diesel, make a fantastic team and they work together so well in their “purr – suit” to find the guilty party. This time there are so many suspects it was fun to parry them down one by one and even circle back to a few that I had already written off. This Gavin Fong sure rubbed people the wrong way. Charlie also has some things happening in his private life as well. Some great things, some that will take some thought, and one that has him a little worried. Diesel is such a calming presence in his life and one I understand so well myself. This story is the epitome of what a cozy mystery is supposed to be with the exception that our amateur sleuth is a man, but a very lovable man. It is set in a small college town, we have a victim that has plenty of faults, and we are given a great mystery to solve. All the books in this series are outstanding. A Cat-ivating Cozy !! A Purr-fect Escape!! 5 Paws!!
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
Fans of Miranda James will not want to miss this excellent installment of the Cat in the Stacks Mystery series! While TWELVE ANGRY LIBRARIANS is the eighth book in this series, it is only the third I have read. With each new title I am becoming more emotionally involved with its characters. Author Miranda James has imbued them with qualities that make it hard to not enjoy them. I found the librarian convention featured in this story to be fascinating. I enjoyed reading the personalities of the different librarians, and indeed the one who is killed in the book, I’m sad to say, very much acted like one of the ones I have met (only mine is the female version). As the title suggests, there were plenty of suspects is this story. There were so many that couldn’t stand the murder victim at all. Our own Charlie didn’t like him from over three decades before. So, it was tricky trying to figure out the killer. I suspected right at first, but author James did a great job of throwing me off the scent and leading me astray. TWELVE ANGRY LIBRARIANS is written with the same consistent style and talent that has come to be expected of Miranda James. It’s this kind of writing that keeps us coming back for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring no plot exciting enough to keep reading past a horrible first few chapters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Murder fails to disrupt an academic libraries convention. The smug, self-satisfied protagonist has to face an old classmate who's even more obnoxious than he is as he tries halfheartedly to learn empathy from a cat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago