Найдите свой следующий любимый аудиокнига

Станьте участником сегодня и слушайте бесплатно в течение 30 дней
Tailing a Tabby: Bookmobile Cat Mysteries, Book 2

Tailing a Tabby: Bookmobile Cat Mysteries, Book 2

Написано Laurie Cass

Озвучено Erin Bennett


Tailing a Tabby: Bookmobile Cat Mysteries, Book 2

Написано Laurie Cass

Озвучено Erin Bennett

оценки:
4/5 (10 оценки)
Длина:
9 hours
Издатель:
Издано:
Jan 2, 2018
ISBN:
9781977370570
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

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.

Издатель:
Издано:
Jan 2, 2018
ISBN:
9781977370570
Формат:
Аудиокнига


Об авторе

Laurie Cass lives on a lake with her husband and two cats.

Связано с Tailing a Tabby

Похоже на «Аудиокниги»

Обзоры

Что люди думают о Tailing a Tabby

4.1
10 оценки / 13 Обзоры
Ваше мнение?
Рейтинг: 0 из 5 звезд

Отзывы читателей

  • (2/5)
    Minnie and Eddie the cat are out for another day in their bookmobile when she sees a woman flagging her down in the road. When she stops it turns out the woman is Barbara McCade, and it seems her husband Russell, a famous artist, has had a stroke and she needs help. She broke her cell phone and has no way to reach 911, so Minnie helps her get him into the bookmobile and they take him to the nearest hospital.Later on, after making friends with the couple she receives a frantic call from Barb. It seems her husband has left the hospital on his own and was found in the home of a woman recently murdered, and they think he's responsible. After hiring a high-priced attorney, it appears that Cade, as he's known, may be in the clear, but he's still a suspect, so Minnie decides to help find the murderer.But it seems the woman wasn't discreet when it came to affairs - even though Cade and Barb tell Minnie that they barely knew the woman - yet Minnie still needs to find a murderer if she doesn't want her new friend to wind up in prison. With a little help from Cade and, of course, her loyal cat Eddie, Minnie might be able to discover the truth...I started this book because I read the first in the series and love cats. But it almost lost me at the beginning. It's awfully convenient to the story line to say that she broke her phone, can't find her husband's and they don't have a landline. Anyway...Minnie has a cell phone, but she thought it would be better to bounce a stroke victim around on the dirty floor of a bookmobile (people walk all over it) than use her cell to call the paramedics? I guess she has all kinds of medical equipment in the bus that we didn't know about. What would she do if there were problems on the way to the hospital? Watch him die on the floor? That was just sloppy writing.As far as her Aunt Frances' matchmaking goes, it all seems too pat for me. Did she only invite people who lived in the same cities? I can't imagine anyone just picking up their life so easily to move in with someone or get married. Leave your job? Sure! I have a partner now! Leave your home and family? Why not? No one makes a decision like that over the course of a few weeks unless their life is going bad anyway and they have nothing to keep them...but then again, if they can afford to be "boarders" for a few months, they probably aren't working anyway. Sorry, but Aunt Frances is a busybody who needs to find a boyfriend of her own and stop interfering in other people's lives. These people didn't sign up for a matchmaking service. She's an unlikable character. As much as I love Eddie, I find it odd that a man who just had a stroke and his wife is worried about his health - would start a conversation with, "How's your cat?" I can't even imagine how that would occur to someone. No one has ever started a conversation with me asking about my cat. Ever.Then there's the interesting part about the candy jar. People were making entries based on the number of original candies they saw in the jar; not a new amount that was less because of children digging their hands in the jar because a mother never taught her kids any better than to just take something without asking. (One of these kids was pretty smart-mouthed so I'm assuming they were old enough to learn manners). So even "averaging out" the number would have been a cheat because of this. She should have stopped the contest then and there and picked a winner from the people who had entered thus far; but Minnie doesn't seem to have a lot of common sense anyway.I say this because she's a pretty bad sleuth. She just walks up to strangers and asks them about the dead woman - and they just tell her what she wants to know. They offer up unsolicited alibis without knowing why she's asking. ("Oh, I have a friend who's a suspect in a murder and I'm trying to find someone else for the police to turn to instead"). Really?Now, I know people can develop allergies out of the blue, but it's hard to believe that a 35-year-old man has never been in close contact with a cat at least once in his life. Never had a patient who owned cats and had fur on their clothes or petted their cat before seeing the doctor? Never had a relative who owned a cat - aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, etc.? (Her response about never petting a llama was ridiculous - honestly, how many people own llamas that you know as opposed to how many cat owners there are in the US?) Even if you have an allergy to dogs, chances are you would have come across a few in this lifetime; and peoples' allergies can actually disappear over time. Will she choose Tucker or Eddie? Gee, that's a tough one to figure out.Then there was the problem of Mitchell, who was hanging around the library because he didn't have anywhere else to go, and somehow it became Minnie's problem to tell him he wasn't welcome there anymore. (Actually, it was kind of creepy how he just hung around all day). She didn't really do anything about it, it sort of resolved itself and she actually came off as a bad employee. So the police couldn't prove the phone call to Cade - the one drawing him away from the hospital - was ever made? They must be the most inept police ever. It's nice to know hospital phone calls aren't monitored - like when someone calls a hospital and has to ask for a patient and they get the nurses' station and the nurse has to transfer them to the room. But this hospital doesn't do that? They have no records of phone calls to a specific room on their logs? The telephone company doesn't keep records of this information?These might seem minor details to some, but it is the minor details that make up the whole of the book, and I always notice details. If a book has one or two incidents that don't make sense I will let it go; but if there are too many - and there were others I didn't list - then in all conscience I can't ignore it and I won't give a good review if the book doesn't deserve one. Sorry, but there it is.At the last, there were way too many people in the book, and because of this, no real clues to the murderer until the very last pages. There was no indications at all about this person, so to say it was a surprise is an understatement. However, I will read the next in the series in the hopes that it will improve.
  • (4/5)
    Although this former librarian was going to dismiss Tailing a Tabby as merely an average, pleasant read, it improved by chapter 11. I enjoyed the bookmobile scenes. (It was amusing that the patrons called librarian Minnie Hamilton 'Bookmobile Lady' and her teen assistant 'Bookmobile Girl,' but they knew the bookmobile cat's name was Eddie.) The book does accurately convey how much a librarian can love librarianship and the joy of matching the right book to the right patron.Eddie is black and white, not a regal Siamese, but he does share a character trait with Lilian Jackson Braun's Koko in the Cat Who series: Eddie tries to clue in his oblivious human.The subplot about Minnie's Aunt Frances' worries that this summer's matchmaking efforts weren't going to according her plan annoyed me. Who cares if her boarders are matching with the wrong boarders? It's still a successful summer if they find their match, isn't it?Minnie needed a poke in the ribs, in my opinion. She helps save a wealthy man's life and when he and his wife want to repay her, she doesn't ask for continued funding for the bookmobile??? That's something she's worried about.Minnie is only the assistant library director the of Chilson District Library. The actual director is Stephen Rangel. While he's not as bad as high school principal Homer Knapik in the Scumble River series by Denise Swanson, he's definitely a thorn in Minnie's side.The author introduces a possible stumbling block in Minnie's romance with handsome doctor Tucker Kleinow. I was getting really annoyed that neither Minnie nor Tucker thought of the obvious, but there was a reasonable excuse given for that late in the book.The scene where Minnie finds herself alone with one of the suspects was pretty good. I also liked the scenes where she discovered what secrets two suspects were hiding, as well as the chase scene at the climax.Chapter 16 has a sentence used to remember scientific nomenclature in biology.All in all, I think I'll read the next book.
  • (3/5)
    The story was a cute one, with the characters growing more.
  • (3/5)
    Minnie, library assistant director/bookmobile librarian, finds another mystery to unravel near Lake Michigan. When her newfound friend and artist Cade McCade is suspected of murder, she begins investigating. In another story line, her volunteer assistant Thessie, is about to head off to college so she needs a new volunteer. Eddie the cat is still stowing away on the bookmobile and assisting with the investigation. Eddie reminds me in some ways of Koko in the "Cat Who" series. While it's a fun read, the story isn't all that plausible. I'm sure, however, that I'll read the next in the series when I need a light read.
  • (3/5)
    Enjoyable characters, obvious mystery,
  • (3/5)
    The second in a series, this book can stand alone. It follows librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, as they drive the library's bookmobile to various spots around town. Minnie has a few problems in her life, most of them to do with work -- until she and Eddie happen across a woman in need of help for her husband, who's had a stroke. Minnie and Eddie take the couple to the hospital, where Minnie finds out the man in question is Russell 'Cade' McCade, her favourite artist. The four become steadfast friends, so it's not surprising that Minnie agrees to help out once again when Cade is suspected of murder. It's a good mystery, but the most fun to be had is in reading about Eddie's antics. The characters are well-done and interesting, and readers will want to read the next installment just to visit those characters again. The book has humour and suspense, and plenty of local flavour. It's certain to draw both cat lovers and book lovers.
  • (4/5)
    I enjoyed this cozy mystery about a Librarian, Minnie Hamilton, who drives a Bookmobile with her cat Eddie and teenaged volunteer Thessie, and lives on a houseboat. One day Minnie helps to rescue a male stroke victim while driving the bookmobile and they become fast friends. When the man, who happens to be an accomplished artist, is arrested for a murder he presumably did not commit, Minnie springs into action to help find the real killer. This was a fun read, and although I didn't read the first book in the series it didn't seem to make a difference. I loved reading about Eddie the cat because I'm a cat owner myself and could identify with the cuteness of Eddie's kitty antics. I didn't feel that Eddie was a major contributor to the solving of the murder, but he was a constant feature of the book. I also really liked some of the quirky characters, especially Trock Farrand, star of the cooking show Trock's Troubles. He came across as charming and a bit eccentric. I found myself chuckling whenever his character was present. At times I had a little trouble keeping all of the characters straight, and I didn't see how the side story of Minnie's Aunt Frances and her matchmaking attempts fit with the story, but nevertheless it was a good cozy. I've heard some reviewers say they really liked the first book in the series so I might have to go back and read that one. If you are a fan of cozy mysteries you'll probably like this one too. I received this book free from Dru's Book Musings, and in exchange have provided an honest review.
  • (4/5)
    This is the 2nd novel in the series, "A Bookmobile Cat Mystery". I don't know how this can be true but I enjoyed it even more than the first mystery. Perhaps because Minnie and Eddie are such a delight to spend time with - it just doesn't last long enough!The joy of this book is truly cover-to-cover as although the book cover doesn't have to impress me to capture my attention to a novel or to draw me in to the story, in this series, they are definitely a bonus feature of enchantment and pleasingly colorful.I'm looking forward to my next visit with Minnie and Eddie. :)
  • (5/5)
    Good characters and murder plot. I really enjoy them b
  • (4/5)
    This is the 2nd novel in the series, "A Bookmobile Cat Mystery". I don't know how this can be true but I enjoyed it even more than the first mystery. Perhaps because Minnie and Eddie are such a delight to spend time with - it just doesn't last long enough!The joy of this book is truly cover-to-cover as although the book cover doesn't have to impress me to capture my attention to a novel or to draw me in to the story, in this series, they are definitely a bonus feature of enchantment and pleasingly colorful.I'm looking forward to my next visit with Minnie and Eddie. :)
  • (4/5)
    While she’s on her bookmobile run, Minnie Hamilton stops to help Barb McCade, whose husband just had a stroke. Time is of the essence, and Minnie decides that her bookmobile could do double duty as an ambulance. Turns out her passenger is the famous artist Russell “Cade” McCade. While he’s recovering, Cade is taken in by police for questioning in the murder of a young woman. Certainly, a man in his condition wouldn’t have the strength to murder anyone, she thinks. So, once again, Minnie sets out to do a little snooping, to give the police evidence that will convince police to look elsewhere. I just discovered this series, and really love it. The stories are just plain fun to read and Minnie is a gem, as is her rescue cat Eddie.
  • (4/5)
    Bookmobile librarian Minnie Hamilton is flagged down by a frantic woman seeking help for her ill husband and Minnie transports them to the hospital in the bookmobile. One good deed to help someone in need sparks a friendship and soon Minnie is attempting to prove her new friend’s innocence when he is unexpectedly charged with the murder of a young woman.This second book in the Bookmobile Cat series is just as charming as its predecessor. Minnie and the crew at the library, restauranteur Kristen, and the folks at the marina all return along with some new faces . . . and a new mystery to be solved. Minnie hasn’t lost a bit of the determination that drives her to help a friend and Eddie remains his irrepressible, furry self. Recommended.
  • (5/5)
    Bookmobile driver and library employee, Minnie, is back with Eddie, the bookmobile feline mascot. After reading Lending a Paw, I expected to read about someone ending up deceased again, but this one took me by surprise. This is a wonderful tale (or should I say tail) and once again it kept me up half the night. I’m beginning to expect that Laurie Cass will be the reason I walk around seriously sleep deprived for a while – her books are just that good. Her characters are becoming more defined and we learn a bit more about dear Aunt Frances; Stephen, the Library manager; Minnie’s best friend and chef, Kristen; along with her rather unusual neighbors. While it never occurred to me to live on a houseboat, this setting just seems right for Minnie and Eddie and I believe their story is only going to get better. I’m definitely looking forward to Book Three.~ Linda Thompson, Host of TheAuthorsShow.com