Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Review: 'File M for Murder' by Miranda James

File M for Murder by Miranda James, 2012, Berkley Prime Crime, $7.99, softbound, 294 pages. Category/Genre: mystery. Cover: great. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million. 

Part of the 'Cat in the Stacks' mysteries, this installment has librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine coon rescue cat, Diesel, solving another murder mystery.

This time Charlie's daughter, Laura, comes for a surprise visit; she's going to be teaching acting at the local college and helping with autumn productions of the theatre department there. When her ex, abrasive playwright Connor Lawton, is murdered, Charlie knows Laura is keeping secrets from the police. 

Laura is also getting harassing mail, she thinks from Connor's ex, Damitra Vane, a terrible actress who's jealous of Connor's relationship with Laura.

Helping Charlie and Diesel sort things out is Charlie's live-in son, Sean, who's studying for the bar and doing investigative work for the town's best-known lawyer. 

Filled with engaging characters and a solid plot, this book is a must-have for both mystery lovers and cat lovers.

Note: mild language.

If you like this one, try: Murder Past Due, by Miranda James; Classified as Murder, by Miranda James; and Out of Circulation, by Miranda James. 

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