Hamilton, bookmobile librarian extraordinaire, and her feline
companion, Eddie, a rescue cat, find themselves once again
embroiled in a murder mystery. This time, Eddie discovers
the corpse in the bed of a pickup truck at one of their stops.
The major problem is, the driver of the truck is Minnie’s
friend, attorney Leese Lacombe, and the victim is Leese’s
father! You can see where this is going right? Leese is suspect
number one, and Minnie sets out to prove her friend’s
innocence, which may trigger the killer to target Minnie next
if she comes too close to solving the crime!
cozy mystery will entrench the reader in the fabric of the
small town life, while also providing enough clues, suspects
and red herrings to keep the reader flipping the pages as
chapter by chapter goes by. This book did exactly that for
me. I didn’t know who the killer was, except when I
was sure who the killer was, only to then rethink the whole
thing and end up back to not knowing who the killer was!
for me, if you have a mystery with a librarian and a cat,
I’m hooked. Make it a bookmobile and I’m game
to jump on board and go for the ride! Throw in some solid
friendships, a romance or two, and I become ready for the
author to be my new best friend!
Side of the Paw is a fantabulous read and I can’t recommend
it highly enough to cozy mystery lovers. There is not a single
thing I didn’t enjoy about this story. I love the fall
feel of the cover, with the leaves and the cat pawing at them,
haven’t read any of the prior books in this series,
and there are five, you’ll want to scoop them all up.
Reading them in order would make a better use of your free
time than binge watching something on Netflix! That said,
this is fine as a stand-alone read, and would be an awesome
selection for your book club this fall! It is also age appropriate
for teens on up, and it would be great to tuck into someone’s
back to school bag or off to college suitcase for a surprise!
of other titles in this series
on Murder #4
With a Clue #5