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Murder Past Due by Miranda James
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Dec 12, 2011

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bookshelves: cozy-mystery, librarian-character

The main character of this cozy mystery is a librarian who owns a Maine Coon cat that he walks on a leash and brings with him to work. Cats + libraries = I'm intrigued. The writing was a bit above the usual average level of the typical cozy. The characters were a bit more fleshed out and not so stereotypical or cookie-cutter. Also, the main character is male, which is unusual in a cozy series. Charlie works as a cataloger in the rare books department of a university and also volunteers in a public library. He lives with a boarding college student, named Justin, who is the son of a friend. Justin is a bit too polite to be believable. Also, Charlie's major interferences in the police investigation and the subsequent lack of reprimands are also unbelievable. The mystery is fairly intriguing, one of Charlie's high school classmates who has become a best-selling author in the crime/thriller genre is murdered on a visit to his hometown. I would continue with this series.

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