I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the first in the series, CAT IN THE STACKS. I had started it with a later book and then went to the beginning. I liked Charlie Harris, the main character and archivist at a college in a small town in Mississippi and his LARGE Maine coon cat, Diesel who goes everywhere with him–and on a leash too.
The mystery revolves around a best-selling author, an alumnus of the college and old “pal”–make that an old enemy of the main character–who comes to town. But he doesn’t stay long–at least alive, that is.
I don’t enjoy a mystery that I can solve easily and this one had a wonderful cast of likely suspects. Note to self–DO NOT live in such a way as to amass a sizeable number who would be glad to see me dead. So far I think–hope–I’ve lived far away from the murder victim’s penchant for leaving human wreckage in his wake. But such people do exist and most of them don’t get murdered. Still…I wouldn’t chance it myself–Start mending fences, people! 🙂