Cat With a Clue (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery #5) by Laurie Cass (review)

August 28, 2016 All Reviews, Mystery 0 ★★★½

I received this book for free from Obsidian in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Cat With a Clue (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery #5) by Laurie Cass (review)Cat With a Clue (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #5) by Laurie Cass
Series: A Bookmobile Cat Mystery #5
Published by Obsidian on August 2nd 2016
Number of Pages: 352
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Source: Obsidian
Format: Paperback
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Purchase: At Amazon
three-half-stars

Early one morning while shelving books in the library, Minnie stumbles upon a dead body. Authorities identify the woman as an out-of-towner visiting Chilson for her great-aunt’s funeral. What she was doing in the library after hours is anyone’s guess . . . but Minnie and Eddie are determined to save the library’s reputation and catch a killer.

As rumors about the victim circulate through Chilson, the police are in a bind over a streak of baffling break-ins. Luckily, Minnie and Eddie are traveling the county in their bookmobile, and they'll stop at nothing to find the spineless killer before the final page is turned on someone else.

I had no idea who the killer was until about 3/4ths of the way into the book. Even then, it wasn’t anything specific, I just had a strong suspicion that that person had done it.

There were a number of funny Eddie moments in the book. I especially liked what he did to one of the Library Director candidates! I also really liked Dana. I hope we get to see more of that character in future books. I also liked getting to see the antics her fellow library workers got up to, and the worries that getting a new Library Director brought. There were also a few sweet and funny moments between Minnie and her Aunt, and Minnie and Ash.

There was a lot of small-town gossip in the book. It was interesting how Minnie got some clues from it, and I also liked that it helped flesh out the characters and backgrounds of some of the characters. This was a quick read, in that once I started reading it I wanted to know what would happen next. It was easy to get sucked in, and there weren’t any real slow spots. There wasn’t action on every page, but everything that happened fit well.

If you like cozy mysteries with cats in them, you need to try this series.

three-half-stars

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