Monday, June 8, 2015

"The Silence of the Library"

Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows Charlie Harris, the librarian with a rescued Maine coon cat named Diesel. He’s returned to his hometown to immerse himself in books, but a celebrated author’s visit draws an unruly swarm of fanatic mystery buffs…and one devious killer.

It’s National Library Week, and the Athena Public Library is planning an exhibit to honor the centenary of famous novelist Electra Barnes Cartwright—creator of the beloved Veronica Thane series.

Charlie has a soft spot for Cartwright’s girl detective stories (not to mention an extensive collection of her books!). When the author agrees to make a rare public appearance, the news of her whereabouts goes viral overnight, and series devotees and book collectors converge on Athena.

After all, it’s rumored that Cartwright penned Veronica Thane stories that remain under wraps, and one rabid fan will stop at nothing—not even murder—to get hold of the rare books… 

My Thoughts...

Well here I am again reading another Miranda James cozy mystery...I always know I can depend on James to satisfy me when I am in a cozy frame of mind. And he didn't disappoint me this time around either. 

He is now on my list of favorite authors, and if you like cozy mysteries, James' books are the best....there is humor and plenty of Southern charm to go around... Readers who have come to love Charlie and Diesel and the small town atmosphere of Athena, Mississippi  will find "The Silence of the Library" makes for a leisurely and enjoyable read.

The book has all the twists and turns that makes a good cozy mystery a good read. I enjoyed it so much that I awarded it 4 "Hair Ball Kitty" stars. I own this book and it is a part of my personal library.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a fun cozy, Gigi Ann. Your "Hair Ball Kitty" stars cracked me up.