Monday, January 15, 2018

Review: Claws for Concern by: Miranda James

Title: Claws for Concern
Author: Miranda James
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Cat in the Stacks #9
Pages: 288
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley


Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, are embroiled in a new mystery when a cold case suddenly heats up in the latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series.

Charlie Harris is busy enjoying his new grandson when a mysterious man with a connection to Charlie's family starts visiting the library, bringing with him troubling questions about an unsolved murder...

Charlie may be a proud new grandfather, but he and Diesel still have work to do at Athena College and the small Mississippi town's public library. He's too busy to deal with true-crime writer Jack Pemberton, who wants Charlie as the subject of his latest book--and who won't take no for an answer. 

A more appealing proposition for Charlie is spending time helping a kind, elderly man navigate the library's genealogical database. But he's shocked when he learns that the visitor's search is focused on a member of his own family: his late aunt's husband.

Charlie befriends the man and considers inviting him to stay in his home, but he's soon given reason to question that notion. Jack is certain that Charlie's new houseguest was involved in a shocking homicide that took place years ago in a small town near Athena. As this cold case heats up, Charlie and Diesel have to uncover a killer who may already be too close to home...

My Thoughts:

This book follows our beloved Charlie Harris and his cat Diesel.  While working at the library they meet a man who has interest in Charlie's family.  Also Charlie is being contacted by Jack Pemberton a true crime writer who seems fascinated by Charlie's solving murders.  Charlie is hesitant to work with Jack until his long lost relative Bill Delaney ends up almost killed in a car accident.  After Laura and her husband witness the accident Charlie becomes determined to help Bill whether he wants it or not.  This case leads back to a 20 year old crime that happened.  With Jack determined to find out who killed a family that Bill was the prime suspect for could Bill be the killer or was it someone else?

I love Cat in the Stacks.  I have been such a fan since I picked up the first book and these books never disappoint.  It's like going back to Athena to see all sorts of people that we've come to know and love and see Diesel and Charlie and see what they are involved with now.  I can't wait to see where the next journey will lead and hopefully with a new baby whose very due soon! 
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