Tuesday, February 23, 2016

No Cats Allowed

It is Book Release Tuesday!  Some great new books came out today!  Fogged Inn by Barbara Ross, Domestic Secrets by Rosalind Noonan, A Girl's Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber, Shards of Murder by Cheryl Hollon, and Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O'Connor are just a few of the book released today.   I will be reviewing all these books on my blog!  You know the saying that "every dog has his day"?  This is a day for dogs.  It is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day!  Only a dog can really enjoy this day (mine will).  On this day (February 23) in 1455 The Gutenberg Bible was the first book in the west printed with moveable type printing press invented by Johannes Gutenberg.  Other events are the Tootsie Roll was introduced in 1896 by Leo Hirshfield and in 1940 Walt Disney released the animated feature Pinocchio!

No Cats Allowed by Miranda James is the seventh book in A Cat in the Stacks Mystery series.  There is a new interim director at the Athena College Library.  Unfortunately, Oscar Reilly is going out of his way to alienate everyone on the staff including Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel.  When Charlie is asked to leave Diesel at home, Charlie decides to take a leave of absence.  But then Oscar Reilly turns up dead in the basement (crushed with shelving).  When Charlie's friend and co-worker, Mabel Gilley is accused of the crime, Charlie starts investigating.  Then Charlie is asked to step in as the new interim director.  Charlie may not last long on the job when someone tries to put him out of commission.  Can Charlie figure out who the killer is and stay out of harm’s way?  I enjoyed reading No Cats Allowed.  No cats Allowed may be the seventh book in the series, but it can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.  I have not read any of the other books in the series, but I will definitely be reading them now.  I liked the characters in the book (there are a lot of them) and Diesel, the cat.  The mystery was interesting, but it was child's play to solve (I kept hoping for a good twist at the end, but there was not one).  I give No Cats Allowed 4 out of 5 stars (I liked it).  I look forward to the next book in A Cat in the Stacks Mystery

Other books in A Cat in the Stacks Mystery series are Murder Past Due, Classified as Murder, File M for Murder, Out of Circulation, The Silence of the Library, and Arsenic and Old books.  I received a complimentary copy of No Cats Allowed from NetGalley in exchange for an honest evaluation of the book!

I am currently reading She's Not There by Joy Fielding (extremely disappointing).  We had quite a rain storm in our area last night. We last power and I missed the end of Castle (I think the blond guy with glasses was the culprit).  I hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday!  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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