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Six Cats a Slayin’
Cat in the Stacks Mystery #10
BY Miranda James

Berkley Prime Crime
October 23, 2018/ ISBN 978-0-451-49109-1
Mystery/Cozy / Holiday: Christmas

Reviewed by Laura Hinds

When the world seems too busy, it’s always a treat to enjoy the pace of Athena, Mississippi, and the lives of Charlie Harris, his Maine coon cat, Diesel, their family, friends, and other townspeople. And five new kittens, too!

The Cat in the Stacks books are truly a gift to readers When it is a Christmas season book, it feels as though it is wrapped festively with a big bow as you become engaged in the stories and try to unwrap the mystery.

The first mystery is where the box of five kittens found on Charlie’s doorstep came from? It seems a child left them along with a mysterious note about someone threatening them. Charlie and Diesel to the rescue! But before Charlie can get too involved with finding out who left the kittens for him to take care of, his new neighbor, Gerry Albritten throws a fancy holiday party.

Gerry is a generally unlikable woman, but no one can find out much about her past. She claims to be native to Athena, but no one remembers her. So that’s the second mystery.

The third mystery is presented when Gerry suddenly keels over dead at her own party! Although Charlie (and Diesel) have been involved in solving other murders, he vows to keep out of this one and leave it to the police. Then he decides that a little sleuthing into who Gerry really was would be okay. Wouldn’t it?

As is true of all of the books in this series, this is a wonderful read. Another special feature is the cover art done by Dan Craig. Craig is an amazing talent and his artwork has graced this series for years.

For mystery lovers, for cat lovers, for lovers of the south, this is another book you won’t want to be without. What a purr-fect gift idea, too!

Reviews of other titles in this series

Classified as Murder #2
File M for Murder #3
Out of Circulation #4
The Silence of the Library #5
Arsenic and Old Books #6
No Cats Allowed #7
Twelve Angry Librarians #8
Claws for Concern #9
Six Cats a Slayin’ #10

Reviewed 2018