Nov 14, 2013

Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass

Friday 56 Rules: *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. *Post it. *Add your (url) post in Linky at Freda's Voice.

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Title: Lending a Paw: A Bookmobile Cat Mystery by Laurie Cass
To be published December 3, 2013; Signet
Genre: cozy mystery
Source: publisher

Page 56:
"Don't tell me there's something wrong with the bookmobile.He squinted at the vehicle. "Mechanical problems happen regularly, I understand."
Opening paragraph:
When I was a little girl, I dreamed of growing up to be the president. Failing that, an astronaut or a ballerina.
Publisher description:
With the help of her rescue cat, Eddie, librarian Minnie Hamilton is driving a bookmobile based in the resort town of Chilson, Michigan. 

Eddie followed Minnie home one day, and now she can’t seem to shake the furry little shadow. The tabby sneaks out and trails her all the way to the bookmobile on its maiden voyage. Before she knows it, her slinky stowaway becomes her cat co-pilot!

Minnie and Eddie’s first day visiting readers around the county seems to pass without trouble—until Eddie darts outside at the last stop and leads her to the body of a local man who’s reached his final chapter. Initially, Minnie is ready to let the police handle this case, but Eddie seems to smell a rat. Together, they’ll work to find the killer—because a good librarian always knows when justice is overdue.

I don't think this is a talking cat type of mystery, even though Eddie seems to be able to help solve the crime.


Anonymous said...

Love that opening sentence! Sort of sounded like me when I was young (wanted to be an astronaut xD). Happy reading! :)

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Vonnie said...

This sounds like a very cute and cozy read.

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Brian Joseph said...

My wife likes some of the cat is involved in a mystery type books. I do not believe that she has read this one. She does draw the line and stays away from the ones when the cat talks so it is good to know that the feline does not pontificate here. I will point her in the direction of this book.

gautami tripathy said...

What a great beginning. It sure sounds like a great read!!

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Bev Hankins said...

Love the choices of what she wanted to be--astronaut or a ballerina! :-) Here's my Friday.

The Bookworm said...

This sounds like a fun one. And I like the idea of a bookmobile!

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