Jul 9, 2014

Book Review: Tailing a Tabby by Laurie Cass

Tailing a Tabby
Tailing a Tabby  is the second in the Bookmobile Cat Mystery series by Laurie Cass, published July 1, 2014 by Signet. I have not yet read the first, Lending a Paw, but plan to soon.

What's not to love about a bookmobile, a bookmobile driver who lives on a houseboat on a lake, and a friendly cat?

Minnie Hamilton is the librarian in a small lake town in northwest lower Michigan, and Eddie is the cat who showed up one day at her bookmobile and didn't want to leave. Minnie took him in and now he's a vital part of the bookmobile, though Minnie's strict boss at the main library doesn't know about it. The bookmobile patrons love Eddie, however, so he stays.

In Tailing a Tabby, Minnie drives a famous artist, Russell McCade, in the bookmobile to the hospital after he had a sudden stroke. She becomes more involved when this artist she so admires is later discovered at the home of a murdered woman. With Eddie for company, Minnie plans to find the real murderer and save the artist from prosecution for the crime. Along the way, she also has to deal with her cantankerous library boss and a quirky aunt.

The librarian and her cat in the traveling bookmobile stick in your mind and make me eager to read future adventures featuring these two. Humor, a good plot, easy reading, likeable characters, great setting....

Thanks to the publisher for a review copy of this book for a book tour.   

5 comments:

Brian Joseph said...

My wife really likes these bookish cat themed mysteries. I will recommend this one to her.

The idea behind this series looks to be amusing and fun.

The Literary Lioness said...

I've been wanting to read this series. What's not to like? Cats, books, and a mystery! :-)

Unknown said...

This sounds like a good read. I love the cover.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good, fun read to me! Thanks for a good review.

Carol said...

I'm never quite sure about cat mysteries.

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