Friday, 18 July 2014

Review: 'Tailing a Tabby' by Laurie Cass

Tailing a Tabby by Laurie Cass, 2014, Obsidian, $7.99, softbound, 340 pages. Category/Genre: mystery. Cover: quite good. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million.

The second in a series, this book can stand alone. It follows librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, as they drive the library's bookmobile to various spots around town. Minnie has a few problems in her life, most of them to do with work -- until she and Eddie happen across a woman in need of help for her husband, who's had a stroke. Minnie and Eddie take the couple to the hospital, where Minnie finds out the man in question is Russell 'Cade' McCade, her favourite artist. The four become steadfast friends, so it's not surprising that Minnie agrees to help out once again when Cade is suspected of murder. 

It's a good mystery, but the most fun to be had is in reading about Eddie's antics. The characters are well-done and interesting, and readers will want to read the next installment just to visit those characters again. The book has humour and suspense, and plenty of local flavour. It's certain to draw both cat lovers and book lovers.

If you like this one, try: Murder Past Due, by Miranda James; Bookmarked for Death, by Lorna Barrett; and Double Booked for Death, by Ali Brandon.

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