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Cat With a Clue

(A Bookmobile Cat Mystery #5)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,057 ratings  ·  150 reviews
The national bestselling author of Pouncing on Murder returns as librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat Eddie discover there’s a true crime story unraveling in their own nonfiction section. . . .
Early one morning while shelving books in the library, Minnie stumbles upon a dead body. Authorities identify the woman as an out-of-towner visiting Chilson for her great-
Mass Market Paperback, 331 pages
Published August 2nd 2016 by NAL
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Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm still totally fan-girling over this series but...horrors...there's one aspect of Minnie's personal life that looks to be...well, not what I expected...and the uncertainty is putting a bit of a damper on my desire to read (or listen to) the next book. Whimper. But I still need my Eddie (cat) fix so I'll be brave....
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Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A real page turner, CAT WITH A CLUE will leaving you purring for more!

I can’t believe we’re already up to book five in this fan-cat-stic series. It feels like yesterday that I picked up the first book, LENDING A PAW, and fell in love with Minnie, Eddie, and their wonderful bookmobile.

This fifth book in the Bookmobile Cat Mysteries is the second best book in this series (I’ll always have a soft spot for the first book). Author Laurie Cass continues to up her game with strong, more intricate myst
Teresa Kander
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
I am a big fan of this author and of this series. Cozy mysteries in which cats play a large role are a huge favorite of mine, and this one is very well-written.

This time around, Minnie and Eddie are involved in solving a murder which takes place right in the library, as well as a string of break-ins around town. Ms. Cass keeps the reader guessing right up to the final reveal as to the identity of the killer, and keeps building the suspense all the way through the story.

I love to see the human c
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great series, especially if you love cozy's and cats. Eddie is great Mrrrrr.
Sue Em
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
From finding a body in the library to unmasking the murderer, Minnie Hamilton investigates with intelligence and persistence. Her sidekick, Eddie the bookmobile cat, adds his feline talents to the case. Cass peoples her books with such a varied yet distinct cast of characters, you can't help wanting to return to Chilson as soon as possible. Probably would have rated this book with 5 stars except for identifying the murderer at his/her introduction. Still the whys and hows keep you quickly turnin ...more
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jeanie

Cat with a Clue
A Bookmobile Cat Mystery #5
By Laurie Cass
ISBN 9780451476555
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie


Early one morning while shelving books in the library, Minnie stumbles upon a dead body. Authorities identify the woman as an out-of-towner visiting Chilson for her great-aunt’s funeral. What she was doing in the library after hours is anyone’s guess . . . but Minnie and Eddie are determined to save the library’s reputation
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
The 5th in the continuing adventures of Minnie and Eddie and the bookmobile. Books, a cat, a librarian and a mystery. I like.
T K Nelson
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cat-cozy
The author again does a good job of intertwining story lines
- mystery - romance - friends, family and coworkers
If you’re looking to read and get swept away by a deep mystery, this might not be your series. There is a lot of superfluous, random things that fill Minnie’s day. As cozy readers we know and expect to read less about gruesome details and more about adorable crepes with sliced strawberries.

Starting in reverse order, the friends, family and coworker characters are great and well develope
Pauline Barlow
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a clever quick read. I adore the cat, Eddie, and the way he listens to Minnie and responds to what she says. Of course he understands and yes, he has an opinion on what happens.
I'm glad Minnie likes Ash. I wonder if the very interesting character, Dana Coburn, will be in future books.
I found it a bit of a slow read and there was not any real action until page 361 of 399 pages and then for only about seventeen pages. The last twenty one pages were almost not necessary; except to find ou
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
I like the characters and the setting. But this one felt really slow through the first half of the book. Also, it took Minnie way too long to figure out what was going on, I thought. 2.5 stars
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was another fun trip to Chilson to see what Minnie and Eddie are up to this time. This series makes me really wish for a Bookmobile in my town. An enjoyable cozy and I can't wait to read the next installment!
Aug 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, cozy-mysteries
Cat with a Clue by Laurie Cass is the fifth in A Bookmobile Cats Mystery series. Minnie Hamilton is the interim Director of the Chilson Public Library since the director left for a better position. She is still driving the bookmobile as well. Minnie arrives two hours early for work to get ahead and starts by shelving books. Minnie is naturally reading while walking to the shelves (and not watching where she is going) and stumbles. She looks down to find the body of a woman with a knife sticking ...more
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This review is based on an ARC I received from NetGalley. It is an honest review and the advanced receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.

Minnie Hamilton is an assistant library director in the small town of Chilson. Her cat and confidante Eddie is the officially unofficial ambassador of the bookmobile that Minnie and Eddie drive through the county and in his downtime he is a typical cryptic feline out for his own gain. Life in this small town is quaint and typically nothing really
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. And my honest opinion is that I really enjoyed this book. I have not read any of this series before but I wasn't lost at all. The author did a very good job of introducing the characters in this book without being tedious. I feel that I can go back and read the other books in the series and not feel too out of place. The mystery of who committed the murder and why was nicely laid out and kept me guessing, although there was a hint ...more
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I actually would give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars, but Goodreads doesn't let me do that.

"Cat with a Clue" is the 5th installment of the Bookmobile Cat mysteries by Laurie Cass, and I have to say that I think this one is my favorite in the series so far.

The basic synopsis is that strange things are happening in Chilson and in its library. We start off with our heroine, Minnie, finding a dead body in the library and then there are a series of strange break-ins, both at the library and at other
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-crew
Cat with a Clue is the 5th installment in the Bookmobile Cat Mystery series. Minerva "Minnie" Hamilton is the assistant director of the Chilson District Library in northern Michigan and drives the Bookmobile throughout the county delivering books to those that can't get to the main library. Minnie is stretched thin because in addition to her regular duties she is also acting as the interim director of the library until the board finds someone to fill the position left vacant by Stephen Rangel. T ...more
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

As an avid reader since before I started school (Grandma was a teacher...taught me to read when I was four), I was always excited to see the bookmobile. When I saw this series was coming, I looked forward to reading the first installment. Including Eddie the "bookmobie cat" was the cherry on top! I've enjoyed the previous books in this series, and "Cat with a Clue" did not disappoint!

Minnie Hamilton is interim library di
Silvara Wilde
Aug 25, 2016 rated it liked it
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I received this book for free from Obsidian in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I had no idea who the killer was until about 3/4ths of the way into the book. Even then, it wasn't anything specific, I just had a strong suspicion that that person had done it.

There were a number of funny Eddie moments in the book. I especially liked what he did t
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a gift for a review on this site.

I can't tell you enough how much I enjoyed this book. The characters are likable and fun. Minnie Hamilton and her bookmobile Cat Eddie, are great together. All Eddie says is Mrr. but that does stop Minnie from talking to him all the time and asking him questions that she knows he will not answer with anything but "Mrr"

Minnie is dating a cop, Ash Wolverson who gets involved in the murder of the lady that Minnie finds in her library on a Sa
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Murder has once again come to Chilson, this time when Minnie actually rips over the dead body in the stacks of the library before the library opened. Minnie and her bookmobile cat, Eddie, are on the lookout for clues because this is now personal. Then, someone vandals both the bookmobile and the used book room of the library. Can there possibly be a connection with this murder? This is an enjoyable series with an adorable cat as part of the cast of characters. I like how Minnie has extensive con ...more
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tuesday night I finished reading Cat With A Clue, A Bookmobile Cat mystery by Laurie Cass. I had read the first two, a few years back and I loved the concept. The idea of an independent and vertically challenged librarian who lived on a house boat, brought the concept of the bookmobile to life for her library and surrounding areas and who had a cat that stowed away really appealed to me. In this the 5th book in the series I was very pleased with how the characters have grown and that all of the ...more
Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was the first book I have read in the Bookmobile Cat Mysteries and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Minnie, Assistant Director for the Chilson Library, finds a dead body and along with her cat Eddie, they discover clues to help solve the mystery. I loved Eddie the Cat and the cast of characters in this little town, made me wish it was real so I could move there!
Stephani Phillips-Plapp
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you love cats, books and an easy clean read this book is for you.
I did not know who did it till the end.
I really like this book! Love Eddie(the cat)and most of the characters can't wait to read more.
2 things I didn't enjoy a little bit drawn out for me some points repeated to much, apply apply apply, and the distraction factor. And other thing was next book not out for a year this makes me sad.
This is the 5th book but it can be read on its own.
I have never read any others or this author befo
Aug 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
just as good as the rest of the series.
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love the Bookmobile Cat Mystery series. :) Minnie Hamilton, librarian extraordinaire, and her kitty sidekick, Eddie make me smile. Minnie is independent, intelligent, a bit feisty, but still sweet. The side characters are interesting and more than a little small-town quirky. It makes for a funny and entertaining cozy mystery series.

Cat With a Clue is the fifth book in the series. It isn't necessary to read them in order. A reader could jump in with this book and still enjoy the sto
Brooklyn Tayla
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, 2018-reads
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When I started this book I assumed that Eddie the cat was going to contribute to solving the mystery-- as in Wishbone or Chet and Bernie stories. I was disappointed to realize that Eddie was a regular (and in my opinion, annoying) cat.

The beginning of Cat with a Clue is charming and the last pages are suddenly, abruptly, and unbelievably action-packed. But the majority of the book was terribly boring and felt like filler. It was a struggle for me to finish.

Cat with a Clue is my first cozy myst
Maybe because I read three books in this series, I guessed as soon as the character's name and profession was mentioned in the book. It might be better to not binge read these mystery series.(view spoiler)

Looking forward to the next book in the series d
Erin L
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-books, cozy-pets
I love this series. Eddie is such a realistic addition - he's pretty much a combination of the two cats who used to live in my house with me. In the audiobook, the narrator even manages to do a passable imitation of one of them.

There's library politics, small-town history and murders, of course.

Easily one of my favorite cozies.
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy, mystery, sweet
Super cute and fun - one of my favorites so far, I think. Some weird new relationship foreshadowing that I’m not sure about, but less putting herself in danger stupidly. Good character growth for all the side characters — and Eddie is just awesome.
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Laurie Cass is the national bestselling author of the Bookmobile Cat Mysteries, including Wrong Side of the Paw, Cat With a Clue, and Pouncing on Murder. She lives on a lake in northern Michigan with her husband and two cats.

Other books in the series

A Bookmobile Cat Mystery (9 books)
  • Lending a Paw (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #1)
  • Tailing a Tabby (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #2)
  • Borrowed Crime (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #3)
  • Pouncing on Murder (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #4)
  • Wrong Side of the Paw  (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #6)
  • Booking the Crook (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery #7)
  • Gone with the Whisker (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery #8)
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