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Cat with a Clue By Laurie Cass: Review/Giveaway

IN THE September 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
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by Cynthia Chow

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Cat with a Clue, and a link to purchase it from Amazon, and from Mysterious Galaxy where a portion would go to help support KRL.

Minerva “Minnie” Hamilton loves being Chilson District Library’s bookmobile librarian, but as the interim director she’s working sixty to seventy hour a week with little time to focus on the job she truly adores. Minnie’s stress levels aren’t lessened one bit when she discovers a body in the library stacks, one quickly identified as Andrea Vennard. In town for her great-aunt’s funeral, the murder seems to trigger a series of acts of vandalism and break-ins around the town, starting with Minnie’s beloved library. And as much as Chilson Deputy Ash Wolverson might want to help his girlfriend, his being trained as a detective mostly sidelines into an observing role.

bookMinnie attempts to resume her beloved bookmobile trips around the small town, but she faces not a little pressure from her coworkers who want her to apply as library director. Although the position would cost her the ability to drive the bookmobile, a new director could shake up operations and possibly ban the bookmobile cat Eddie from the premises. Minnie is attempting to take an optimistic viewpoint, but Eddie doesn’t help matters by coughing up all over an applicant’s shoe. He’s not alone in making bad impressions, as in the presence of Ash’s beautiful and intimidatingly competent mother Minnie loses all social skills as well as the ability to form a cognitive sentence.

The joy of this fifth book in the Bookmobile Cats Mystery series comes from visiting Chilson and meeting all of its quirky but delightful residents. Minnie’s cordially hard-drinking and fishing houseboat neighbors are always willing to lend unasked opinions, while everyone is interested in the state of Minnie and Ash’s relationship. Minnie’s bed-and-breakfast owning aunt seems distracted from her usual matchmaking of the guests, although she’s maintaining her successful track record. Minnie’s best friend Kristin is neurotically prepping her Three Seasons restaurant for a television appearance, and dinner with two new artist friends may give Minnie just the information she didn’t know she needed. This is such a warm and comforting read that fans will eagerly welcome the next adventures of Minnie and her bookmobile cat Eddie.

To enter to win a book copy of Cat with a Clue, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “clue,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen September 10, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section.

Use this link to purchase the book & a portion goes to help support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

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Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Becky Richardson September 3, 2016 at 8:03am

Love cats that are featured in cozies.


2 Barbara September 3, 2016 at 8:10am

I love these kind of boys. A nice cozy to curl up with.


3 Mary Lee Barton
Twitter: @MaryLeeBarton
September 3, 2016 at 9:19am

I hadn’t yet discovered this series, so thanks for this review. I love cozies, but they need to be unique in some way for me–not the usual “heroine owns/inherits business in which she trips over a dead body and must solve the crime.” This fits the bill with the bookmobile slant and cat!


4 Dianne Casey September 3, 2016 at 6:24pm

“Cat with a Clue” by Laurie Cass is a great addition to the bookmobile series. Enjoy books including cats in the storyline, they add so much to a story.


5 Penney Wilfort
Twitter: @PWilfort
September 4, 2016 at 6:35am

Wonderful review thank you this sounds very goof


6 Judy Weaver September 4, 2016 at 7:04am

Cats and bookmobiles – a great combination!


7 Judy Tucker September 4, 2016 at 8:59am

Thanks for the chance to win and great review


8 Valerie Hoynacki September 4, 2016 at 10:15am

a cat, books, and a murder – what could be better?!?!?!


9 Vicki Highley September 4, 2016 at 7:05pm

How did I miss this series! Hopefully, I can win a copy of Cat With a Clue. Have added the series to my TBR list. Thanks for the introduction to what sounds like an awesome series, cats, books and a bookmobile.


10 Sandy McCarthy September 4, 2016 at 7:18pm

Would LOVE to read


11 K. Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
September 4, 2016 at 8:22pm

sounds like a fun read.


12 Sue C September 5, 2016 at 1:27pm

Great view. Love stories with cats in them.


13 Mollie F September 6, 2016 at 10:44am

I like this series for its realistic portrayal of library work–and, of course, Eddie.


14 Marilyn Watson
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
September 7, 2016 at 9:07am

I haven’t read any of these books but they sound delightful and I would love to. So please enter me.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


15 CANDY Kenndy September 7, 2016 at 10:39am

Love this series. Hope to win.


16 Margaret Rushton
Twitter: @cupcake5858
September 7, 2016 at 11:59am

I haven’t read this series yet so thanks for introducing me to a new author.


17 holdenj
Twitter: @.
September 7, 2016 at 4:57pm

Sounds like a great new book. Thanks for the chance to win!


18 Doward Wilson September 7, 2016 at 9:12pm

Thanks for the chance to win. I haven’t read this series yet.


19 Donamae Kutska
Twitter: @donamaekutska
September 8, 2016 at 9:02am

Donamaekutska7@gmail.com this one is new to me! Thanks for the chance!


20 SHELLEY S September 10, 2016 at 12:05pm



21 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
September 12, 2016 at 12:18pm

We have a winner!


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