Requiem for a Mouse (Cat in the Stacks Mystery #16) (Hardcover)

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Librarian Charlie Harris and his ever-intuitive feline friend Diesel must catch a killer in a deadly game of cat and mouse where no one is who they seem to be...

At last, Charlie and Helen Louise’s wedding is only a month away. They’re busy preparing for the big day, and the last thing Charlie needs is a new mystery to solve. Enter Tara Martin, a shy, peculiar woman who has recently started working part-time at Helen Louise’s bistro and helping Charlie in the archive. Tara isn’t exactly friendly and she has an angry outburst at the library that leaves Charlie baffled. And then she abruptly leaves a catered housewarming party Charlie’s son Sean is throwing to celebrate his new home in the middle of her work shift. Before ducking out of the party, Tara looked terrified and Charlie wonders if she’s deliberately trying to escape notice. Is she hiding from someone?

When Tara is viciously attacked and lands in the hospital, Charlie knows his instincts were correct: Tara was in trouble and someone was after her. With the help of his much beloved cat, Diesel, Charlie digs deeper, and discovers shocking glimpses into Tara’s past that they could never have predicted. Will they catch the villain before Charlie’s own happily ever after with Helen Louise is ruined?

About the Author

Miranda James is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries and the Southern Ladies Mysteries.

Praise For…


“Let us now praise the cozy mystery, so comforting on dark days, so warming on chilly nights—the literary equivalent of a cat.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Courtly librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, are an endearing detective duo. Warm, charming, and Southern as the tastiest grits.”—Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author of the Death on Demand Mysteries

“Ideal for Christie fans who enjoy a good puzzle.”—Library Journal

“A pleasing blend of crime and charm.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

“All my must-haves for a cozy mystery read: engaging story line, interesting and spunky characters . . . and a charming pet.”—Open Book Society

“Combines a kindhearted librarian hero . . . a sleepy Southern town, and a gentle giant of a cat that will steal your heart.”—Lorna Barrett, New York Times bestselling author of the Booktown Mysteries

“Excellent. . . . Reinforces James’s place in the top rank of cozy authors.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“James presents a sharply focused story that celebrates the role of the armchair investigator and his informants.”—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593199527
ISBN-10: 0593199529
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: June 25th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Cat in the Stacks Mystery