Sunday, January 19, 2014

Out of Circulation

Out of Circulation
by Miranda James

There are fireworks in Athena, Mississippi but they are not the pyrotechnic sort. The library board of directors is making plans for the annual fundraising gala. The Ducote sisters feel that their spacious home is perfect for the event while Vera Cassity thinks that her mansion is much better suited for the party. The Ducote sisters win the battle but sparks fly at the fundraiser when Azalea has words with Vera. Shortly after their argument Vera falls down the servant's stairs. Board member Charlie Harris tries to stay out of the fray but he involves himself in the investigation when Azalea, who is his housekeeper, is found standing over Vera's body. This book has a lot of charm. Some of it comes from the likable characters and much of it comes from Diesel, Charlie's Maine Coon cat. Diesel doesn't have any special powers he just does what cats do and brings pleasure to many people. -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Ellery Adams, Erika Chase and Blaize Clement.]

[ official "Cat in the Stacks" series web site and Miranda James web site ]

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