The Silence of the Library by Miranda James
(Berkley, 2014, 308 pages)
In honor of National Library Week, I am reviewing a book written by a librarian with the story occurring during National Library Week. The novel is The Silence of the Library by Miranda James. It is the 5th novel in the A Cat in the Stacks Mystery series featuring librarian, Charlie Harris, and his Maine coon cat, Diesel.
To celebrate National Library Week, the Athena Public Library where Charlie volunteers is doing an exhibition of vintage young adult detective mysteries like Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. The exhibit will include selections from Electra Barnes Cartwright who authored the Veronica Thane series. Mrs. Cartwright who is almost 100 years old is scheduled to be a guest speaker at the Library. Mrs. Cartwright has some very devoted fans even though her last novel was published 30 years prior to this event. Unfortunately, one of Mrs. Cartwright’s biggest fans is murdered before Mrs. Cartwright’s appearance. Charlie Harris and Diesel once again have a murder to help solve.
The A Cat in the Stacks Mystery novels are always fun to read. The characters are interesting. The pace of the story is steady. And Diesel almost always gets his treat!