I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Tailing a Tabby by Laurie Cass
Length: 9 hours and 35 minutes
Series: , #2
Published by NAL Pages: 340
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Erin Bennett
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In the bookmobile, librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, roll out great summer reads to folks all over the lake town of Chilson, Michigan. And when real-life drama turns deadly, Minnie makes sure justice is never overdue. The bookmobile is making its usual rounds when Minnie and Eddie are flagged down by a woman in distress. The woman’s husband, a famous artist, needs emergency medical care. After getting him into the bookmobile, Minnie races the man to the hospital in time…but his bad luck has only just begun.
After disappearing from the hospital, the artist is discovered slumped over the body of a murdered woman. Minnie knows that her new friend didn’t commit the crime, but the evidence paints an unflattering picture. Now this librarian and her furry friend have to put the investigation in high gear and catch the real killer before someone else checks out.
Here is what I thought
Minnie is a librarian who is also in charge of the bookmobile. Her cat Eddie loves to go on the bookmobile even though she is pretty sure he is not suppose to be there, but he is now a noted figure of the bookmobile and everyone expects him to be on it.
While on her route she stops and helps a woman who says her husband is having a stroke. She figures getting him in the bookmobile and taking him to the hospital would be the faster way than calling for an ambulance, so off they go. The man was none other than Cade a famous artist and his wife and him was so grateful that Minnie helped that day.
She gets to know them and really takes a liking to them but then Cade is accused of murder when he is found standing over a young lady who is dead. He swears he didn’t do it and that she was dead when he got there, but he was also supposed to still be in the hospital so why was he out? Minnie decides to help the artist out because she just doesn’t believe he done it, but she really doesn’t know him.
This was a decent mystery with a few different suspects and you even wonder a bit if it wasn’t the artist himself and I pretty much had it pinned down to the who but not so much the why.
I enjoy the cast of characters though I haven’t really pinpointed as to why this isn’t really a series I am in love with, it’s decent and has all the cozy elements but for some reason it just seems to take me a bit to get into it. Minnie is a lot of fun and I felt sorry for her boyfriend because I figured out his problem before they did when it comes to Eddie. I really like Tucker and I think they make a cute couple it’s nice to have the boyfriend not be the cop in charge sometimes as Tucker is a doctor. Eddie is a cute cat if your like cats though I am more of a dog fan, he loves going on the bookmobile.
If your a fan of pet themes and libraries (who wouldn’t be a fan of libraries!) then check it out. 🙂
Erin Bennett does a really good job with this series and is enjoyable to listen too.
Audio rating: 4