Hamilton is a contented librarian, with a wonderful bookmobile,
good friends, and a smart rescue cat named Eddie. It is spring
in Chilson, Michigan and the maple syrup is flowing. One of
her patrons, Henry Gill, a widower who is a sugarer, gives
Minnie and her part-time bookmobile clerk, Julia their own
Mason jars filled with his maple syrup. What a great gift!
days later Phyllis Chambers is the bearer of bad news. She
tells Minnie that Henry Gill is dead. A horrible accident
- or so it seems. A tree fell on him! While Minnie is saddened,
she still has to carry on. She's in the midst of moving from
her aunt's house, where she lives in the winter, to her small
houseboat for the warmer months. She also continues her work,
and picks up a new stop on the bookmobile route, at the home
of the man who was with Henry when the tree fell on him. Adam
had a heart-attack on the spot, and while he is recovering,
it seems that someone is out to silence the only possible
witness to what may have been, after all, no accident. The
busy police in town aren't digging deeply enough into Henry's
death or the attempts on Adam's life to satisfy Minnie, so
she decides to follow the clues and find the truth herself.
With, of course, more than a little help from Eddie the cat!
is the first book that I have read in this series, and it
won't be the last. In fact, I intend to go back and read the
previous three. The mystery was so good that I couldn't put
it down. I didn't figure out who the killer was until the
author was ready to share. Minnie's long-distance romance
was keeping her from possible love-interests in town, and
it was fun to read how things progressed along that front,
for me, the ultimate cat-lady, Eddie was the star of the story.
Eddie demonstrated intelligence, humor, and love for his person
and drew me in from the first time he entered the picture.
I loved this book and highly recommend it. Pick up your copy
today- you won't be sorry! Four paws up!
Reviews of other titles in this series
a Paw #1
a Tabby #2
on Murder #4