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Twelve Angry Librarians

Twelve Angry Librarians

Написано Miranda James

Озвучено Erin Bennett


Twelve Angry Librarians

Написано Miranda James

Озвучено Erin Bennett

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4.5/5 (7 оценки)
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Издано:
Feb 21, 2017
ISBN:
9781515976493
Формат:
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Charlie Harris is stressed out. The Southern Academic Libraries Association is holding this year's annual meeting at Athena College. Since Charlie is the interim library director, he must deliver the welcome speech to all the visiting librarians. And as if that weren't bad enough, the keynote address will be delivered by Charlie's old nemesis from library school.



It's been thirty years since Charlie has seen Gavin Fong, and he's still an insufferable know-it-all capable of getting under everyone's skin. In his keynote, Gavin puts forth a most unpopular opinion: that degreed librarians will be obsolete in the academic libraries of the future. So when Gavin drops dead, no one seems too upset . . .



But Charlie, who was seen having a heated argument with Gavin the day before, has jumped to the top of the suspect list. Now Charlie and Diesel must check out every clue to refine their search for the real killer among them before the next book Charlie reads comes from a prison library . . .
Издатель:
Издано:
Feb 21, 2017
ISBN:
9781515976493
Формат:
Аудиокнига


Об авторе

Miranda James is the pseudonym of Dean James, a seventh-generation Mississippian recently returned home after over thirty years in Texas. A mystery fan since the age of ten, he wrote his first novel at the ripe old age of twelve. The only copy of The Mystery of the Willow Key vanished years ago, but since it was highly derivative of the Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden mystery series, that’s probably a good thing. Currently a librarian in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Dean has published articles on topics in library science, the history of science/medicine, and mystery fiction. His first novel, Cruel as the Grave (Silver Dagger Mysteries) was published in 2000. Since then he has published eighteen more novels, writing under his own name and the pseudonyms Jimmie Ruth Evans and Honor Hartman. He has also co-authored or co-edited six works of mystery reference and one short story anthology. In August 2010 he launched a new series writing as Miranda James. The first book under this name, Murder Past Due spent four weeks on the extended New York Times bestseller list. Subsequent titles in the series, Classified as Murder, File M for Murder, Out of Circulation, The Silence of the Library,   and Arsenic and Old Books  all hit the New York Times  bestseller list, qualifying the series as a bestseller hit. Dean lives with two young cats, thousands of books, and thinks frequently about killing people – but only in the pages of fiction.

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  • (4/5)
    Lowering rating due to copy editing errors.

    I love Charlie and Diesel. However, this is the 2nd time in the series that there is a blatant copy editing error. I would like copy editors in particular to assist their authors in all aspects. A copy editor's role is MORE than performing a spell check and grammar check. I'm very disappointed and it definitely distracted my reading pleasure of the novel.
  • (5/5)
    Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James is the eighth A Cat in the Stacks Mystery novel. Charlie Harris in is the interim library director at Athena College in Athena, Mississippi. Charlie must prepare a short speech to welcome the librarians to the Southern Academic Library Association Annual Conference. Charlie is shocked when he finds out that the keynote speaker is Gavin Fong. Charlie went to graduate school with Gavin over twenty-five years ago. There was an altercation between the two men after Gavin hit on Jackie, Charlie’s wife. After the opening speeches, the guests are mingling when Gavin approaches Charlie. Gavin has not changed one bit since college. He is still arrogant, condescending, and difficult. When Gavin tries to hit Charlie (three times), Charlie is forced to defend himself. This is not a good start to the conference. The next day Gavin is giving his upsetting keynote speech. After taking a drink of water, Gavin starts to choke and clutch at his throat while gasping for air. Gavin dies in front of the audience. Chief Deputy Kenesha Berry quickly arrives at the Farrington House (where the conference is being held). Kenesha has an unusual problem with this victim. Usually, she lacks for suspects. This time there are too many people who disliked Gavin (and would not mind seeing him dead). Charlie is a prime suspect after his altercation with Gavin the day before. Charlie wants to find the real killer before the conference ends and the killer gets away (or he ends up head librarian at the local prison). Things take a turn for the worse when another librarian is found dead in her hotel room with a water bottle nearby. Charlie has some personal matters that are diverting his attention. Charlie is in for a challenging weekend in Twelve Angry Librarians.I found Twelve Angry Librarians to be my favorite book in A Cat in the Stacks Mystery series. It is well-written and pleasurable to read. I also found it to have a good pace which makes it easy to read. Twelve Angry Librarians may be the eighth book in the series, but a reader can enjoy it as a stand-alone. Miranda James provides all the information a reader needs. Twelve Angry Librarians contains relatable characters that readers will love. Diesel, the Maine Coon Cat, is especially enjoyable (with his little chirps and trills). I give Twelve Angry Librarians 5 out of 5 stars. I especially appreciated the well-crafted mystery in Twelve Angry Librarians. It was puzzling (in a wonderful way). I do not believe that many people will be able to figure out the whole solution. I wish more authors would create out-of-box murder mysteries that are complex and difficult for the reader to crack. Twelve Angry Librarians has good characters, a little romance, family situations, and a perplexing mystery. All these qualities make for a delightful cozy mystery. I hope you let Miranda James transport you to Charlie and Diesel’s world in Twelve Angry Librarians.
  • (4/5)
    Academic librarians from all over the country are descending on Athena, Mississippi, home of Athena College. As interim director of the college’s library, Charlie Harris has to make an appearance at the event. Unfortunately, Gavin Fong is there, too. He and Charlie were in school together and there’s no love lost between the two men. Gavin Fong has a long line of people who’d love to punch him in the face, but it’s Charlie who does it. And he’s immediately ashamed of himself for losing control.Gavin Fong is just beginning a presentation to his fellow librarians when he dies after drinking poisoned water. Since Charlie has been known to “assist the police” with their investigations in the past, his colleagues at the college expect him to do the same. And, of course, he does. On a personal level, Charlie wrestles with his career, his romance and his future as a grandfather of two. I’ve not read this series before but was intrigued by the title. It’s a well-written cozy mystery with a great main character and an interesting premise … and I plan to try more of the books in this series. Twelve Angry Librarians is Number Eight.
  • (5/5)
    Charlie has some career-changing decisions to make in this eighth installment in this delightful series. And he isn’t the only one. His daughter and son-in-law have a career-changing decision in the works, too. They may be moving to the east coast, just as they are about to become parents. Charlie is disheartened by the news of a possible move, but not as upset as he is about a former colleague coming to his college for a workshop. And while Charlie isn’t the only one who actively dislikes this character, he is the only one who punches him. While he is chagrined by his lack of controlling his temper, others congratulate him on his pugilistic display. But when this nemesis is found dead, Charlie fears he may be the prime suspect for his murder. To clear his name, Charlie must narrow down the ever-growing list of suspects to the correct one – not an easy task when the deceased definitely had more foes than friends. These librarians may have had a legitimate reason to be angry, but if you like cozy mysteries and lovable cats, that’s reason enough to read this enjoyable tale. With likable characters, a puzzling mystery, an adorable cat, and a hint of romance, there’s something here for everyone in this entertaining novel.
  • (5/5)
    As Interim Library Director at Athena College, Charlie Harris has more than enough to do, including delivering the welcoming speech at the annual meeting of the Southern Academic Library Association. As much as Charlie hates giving speeches, he is more than happy to catch up with old friends attending the meeting. He is less pleased to run into Gavin Fong whom he has clashed with in the past and clashes with again at the meeting. When Gavin is murdered Charlie is high on the suspect list. The last thing he wants to do is get involved in yet another mystery but he knows he needs to clear his name. The more he investigates, the more he realizes he is not the only one who clashed with Fong, but who hated Fong enough to want to kill him?“Twelve Angry Librarians” is the excellent eighth book in Miranda James’ Cat in the Stacks cozy mystery series. I just love Charlie and Diesel, his Maine Coon cat who accompanies him to work and is almost human-like in his actions. I have enjoyed reading about Charlie and Diesel throughout the series but I especially enjoyed them in this book as Charlie is going through many life changes including having to make some important decisions about his future. I was especially happy to see Charlie's relationship with Helen Louise (which always seemed a bit flat to me) progress in this book and I look forward to seeing what happens next to the two of them. As for the mystery - it is brilliantly plotted with just the right amount of suspects and motives and an ingenious solution as to who the killer was. And the ending of the book brought a tear to my eye and I am eagerly looking forward to the next book in the series.“Twelve Angry Librarians” is a clever cozy mystery.