Saturday, February 6, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: No Cats Allowed by Miranda James

 Title: No Cats Allowed
 Author: Miranda James
 Series: Book 7 A Cat in the Stacks Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
 Format: Hardcover
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Rating: Five Stars
 Reviewed by: Tina





 Some students say that Charlie Harris is a eccentric man because he walks his pet cat, a large Maine Coon, Diesel on a leash and brings him to work. Charlie is a librarian that catalogues rare books and maintains the archives at Athena College in Mississippi. When a new library director is brought in after the previous director's sudden departure, Oscar Reilly, he is not met with the warmest welcome.

 Oscar soon starts throwing his weight around and targets Charlie and wanting to cut costs in the rare books and archives and Reilly files a complaint he is allergic to Diesel and he is no longer able to bring him to to work. Reilly also sets his sights on Charlie's friend Melba who works in the office with Charlie. The whole office starts feeling Oscar Rielly's wrath. When he is discovered in the library dead under a book shelf. Charlie's friend and co-worker, Melba becomes the main suspect in his death.

Charlie knows that Melba couldn't have possibly killed the man no matter how much he was hated. Possibly all the staff and students of Athena College could have had a motive for killing him and suspicious things start happening around campus but when a mysterious stanger is seen by Melba outside the college, things start getting more suspicious and Charlie is determined to find the killer so the police can throw the book at him.

This is one of my favorite series that I am always anxious to read. I love heading back to this southern town in Mississippi to visit Charlie and Diesel to see what murder mystery they will get themselves caught up in next. No Cats Allowed is a comfort and cozy read with a hateful murder victum that no one missed, including me. Diesel will tug on your heart strings and the characters have no shortage of southern charm.

 Libraries, books and a big, lovable cat is just purrfect perfection. Author Miranda James weaves out an excellent plot that leaves you hooked until the end. I can't wait to read and review the next in the series.

 FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are honest and our own



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42 comments:

  1. This is just such a nice series. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. I love this series and love Diesel. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. A really good series, thanks for the chance to win :)
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  6. Looks like a great read. Yep. Looks like Oscar deserved what he got. Would love to read this to see how Charlie and Diesel solve this one. Thanks for the opportunity to do so
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  7. I love this writer's work—thanks for the chance to win a copy of No Cats Allowed!

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read it! Kkcochran@hotmail.com

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  9. I am such a fan of this series! I love reading about Charlie and Diesel's adventures. It is unusual how Diesel walks on a leash and is almost like a dog in some ways. Can't wait for the new book to come out. Thank you for having this giveaway.
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  10. Miranda James is a "new-to-me" author ... thank you for the introduction. "No Cats Allowed" sounds like a delightful read.
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  11. I love people who love cats or dogs! I would think there would be loads of suspects for this murder! Thank you for the chance to read this great cozy!

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  12. Charlie + Diesel = a must read!

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  13. This is one of my most favorite cozy series. I just love Charlie and Diesel. Thanks for the giveaway! Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. This cozy is delightful and very special. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. This author writes unique stories and a cozy with animals is for me. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. Diesel is such a great book cat! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  17. Sounds like a great addition to this series, thanks for the chance to win!
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  18. I love Charlie and Diesel and can't wait to read about their next adventure! cking78503@aol.com

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  20. A wonderful series. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. elainehroberson@gmail.com

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  21. I too love to read about the adventures of Charlie and Diesel. Working in a library or bookstore would be awesome.

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  22. Good series. Only on book 3 but can't wait to read more. Firelily001 (at)gmail (dot) com

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  23. I recently read my first book in this series and enjoyed it; would be fun to win this one. Thanks for the chance. My email is: maforbes231@yahoo.com.

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  24. Sounds like a winner! Love cats and libraries.

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  25. Would love to win being a cat lover and mystery reader! Thanks for the chance.
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  26. I love Miranda's writing. I own 4 of the Cat in the series and the two Southern Ladies books. I'd love to add this newest one to my home library.

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  27. I love the title of the book, the description and the picture just sealed the deal.

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  28. Love this series and can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  29. Oh, I love this series, just started reading Arsenic and Old Books last night. Diesel is my kind of cat (but don't tell mine!) jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  30. Great author and a fabulous series. I've been looking forward to No Cats Allowed coming out pretty much since I finished Arsenic and Old Books last May. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. I need to try this series again. Thank you for the chance to receive a copy.
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