Today’s prompt for the Library Read-a-thon was to think of library words. Here are mine:
I actually went back to my library today to drop off File M for Murder and to pick up some of my holds that came in:
I finished File M for Murder by Miranda James this morning. This is the 3rd book in the series.
I love the characters in this series, particularly Charlie Harris, his son Sean, and Diesel, his Maine Coon cat. Characters are definitely the main strength of the “A Cat in the Stacks” mysteries. The setting and all the auxiliary characters are becoming more fleshed out as the series has progressed. Charlie’s daughter has arrived in this book and we get to know her as well. I love that the main protagonist, Charlie is a man and that gives this cozy a little bit different feel. I also like that he is not involved in a love triangle that occurs in so many mysteries.
I did figure out the mystery prior to the reveal, but it didn’t stop me from enjoying the book. I don’t know exactly why this one was easier to solve than the others but I just had a hunch right away upon meeting the culprit that something was off about them. There is a major misdirection in the form of a new character but that seemed a little to obvious to be anything but a red herring.
An enjoyable, quick read and I will continue to read more in this series.