Sunday, February 7, 2016

No Cats Allowed by Miranda James

I was selected to read Miranda James' No Cats Allowed before its release later this month. I was beside myself with excitement as this is one of my most favorite cozy mystery series. Our rescue cat Squirrel shown above came to live with us a little over two years ago as a result of reading this series, I was so moved by main character Charlie's rescue of Diesel, that we rescued Squirrel from our local SPCA.  Though like Diesel and Charlie I am not sure who rescued who and can not imagine our lives with out Squirrel the Cat. No Cats Allowed is a 2016 Must Read! 

Miranda James (Dean James) has a way of writing that had me so caught up in the story my own blood pressure rose along with Charlie's in this very intense addition of the Cat In The Stacks mystery series. The mystery and the side story lines had me caught up from page one and when I finally put the book down at the end I was relaxed and grinning from ear to ear.
"In the latest mystery in the "New York Times" bestselling Cat in the Stacks series, librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat Diesel must clear a friend when the evidence is stacked against her Springtime in Mississippi is abloom with beauty, but the library s employees are too busy worrying to stop and smell the flowers. The new library director, Elwyn Dillard, is a brash, unfriendly Yankee who s on a mission to cut costs and his first targets are the archive and the rare book collection. As annoying as a long-overdue book, Dillard quickly raises the hackles of everyone on staff, including Charlie s fiery friend Melba whom Dillard wants to replace with someone younger. But his biggest offense is declaring all four-legged creatures banned from the stacks. With enemies aplenty, the suspect list is long when Dillard s body is discovered in the library. But things take a turn for the worse when a threatening e-mail throws suspicion on Melba. Charlie is convinced that his friend is no murderer, especially when he catches sight of a menacing stranger lurking around the library. Now he and Diesel will have to read between the lines, before Melba is shelved under G for guilty "

Even our kitten Mia got into my tea shot the other morning, making her debut in the cutest of ways, Mia even looks a bit like the kitty on the cover. 
This story will have you  feeling all kinds of emotions, the writing is superb and the series is tremendous. Miranda James has a way with words, characters and stories that make you feel just like one of the family.
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  1. I will definitely have a copy of this series. Thanks for reviewing.

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your review. I love, love, love all of the awesome books in this series and am axiously awaiting reading this new one. I absolutely agree with what you said that "Miranda James has a way with words, characters and stories that make you feel just like one of the family." I can't wait to read "No Cats Allowed."