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Arsenic and Old Books: Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series, Book 6
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In this mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, librarian Charlie Harris and his cat Diesel have to battle a killer when a set of Civil War diaries inspires murder... Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, Mississippi, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. She would like librarian Charlie Harris to preserve and substantiate them as a part of the Long family legacy—something that could benefit her son, Beck, as he prepares to campaign for the state senate. Beck's biggest rival would like to get a look at the diaries in an attempt to expose the Long family's past sins. Meanwhile, a history professor is also determined to get her hands on the books in a last-ditch bid for tenure. But their interest suddenly turns deadly, leaving Charlie with a catalog of questions to answer. Together with his Maine Coon cat Diesel, Charlie must discover why the diaries were worth killing for before he too reaches his final chapter.INCLUDES A BONUS SHORT STORY
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Miranda James. (2015). Arsenic and Old Books: Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series, Book 6. Penguin Publishing Group.

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In this mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, librarian Charlie Harris and his cat Diesel have to battle a killer when a set of Civil War diaries inspires murder...

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Beck's biggest rival would like to get a look at the diaries in an attempt to expose the Long family's past sins. Meanwhile, a history professor is also determined to get her hands on the books in a last-ditch bid for tenure. But their interest suddenly turns deadly, leaving Charlie with a catalog of questions to answer. Together with his Maine Coon cat Diesel, Charlie must discover why the diaries were worth killing for before he too reaches his final chapter.
INCLUDES A BONUS SHORT STORY
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        In James’s diverting sixth cozy featuring librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel (after 2014’s The Silence of the Library), Mayor Lucinda Long donates a set of Civil War–era family diaries to the archives of Athena College in Athena, Miss. Interest in the volumes is surprisingly high—so high that they disappear from Charlie’s locked office. Politics enters the picture when rumor has it that the diaries contain a Long family secret that could affect the race Lucinda’s son, Beck, is running against an old family rival for the state senate. Soon the books mysteriously reappear, and everyone’s attention turns to the murder of an unpopular Athena faculty member who was involved with the diaries. What could be so shocking in the Long family history that someone would kill for it? Once again, series fans will learn that the library holds more than dusty tomes, besides enjoying a visit with their favorite oversized cat. Agent: Nancy Yost, Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

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        February 1, 2015

        When college librarian Charlie Harris takes possession of a set of Civil War-era diaries from the mayor of Athena, MS, they become the focus of a political and tenure battle that results in the death of one of the interested parties. In this sixth series entry (after The Silence of the Library), Charlie and his feline companion Diesel are once again drawn into Southern family scandals.

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        January 1, 2015
        Lucinda Beckwith Long, mayor of Athena, Mississippi, delivers four diaries to Charlie Harris, librarian and archivist at Athena College. The diaries were kept by an ancestor of Lucinda's husband and cover the Civil War period. Almost before he can complete their accessioning, Charlie receives a phone call from a reporter demanding a look at the material; a visit follows from an unpleasantand untenuredmember of the history faculty insisting on exclusive access, with threats to call in favors from the mayor, with whom she went to school. Then, in a short space of time, the diaries are stolen from Charlie's office, the faculty member is killed in a hit-and-run, and the diaries are returned. When he is able to read the returned diaries, assisted by his cat, Diesel, Charlie figures out their significance and works with Deputy Chief Kanesha Berry to identify the killer. Diesel talks as much as Koko, from Lilian Jackson Braun's the Cat Who series, which should delight Braun's fans looking for a new cat to follow.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

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In Athena, Mississippi, librarian Charlie Harris is known for his good nature—and for his Maine coon cat Diesel that he walks on a leash. Charlie returned to his hometown to immerse himself in books, but taking the plunge into a recent acquisition will have him in over his head...

Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. The books were recently discovered among the personal effects of an ancestor of Mrs. Long's husband. The mayor would like Charlie to preserve and to substantiate them as a part of the Long family legacy—something that could benefit her son, Beck, as he prepares to campaign for the state senate.

Beck's biggest rival is Jasper Singletary. His Southern roots are as deep as Beck's, and their families have been bitter enemies since the Civil War. Jasper claims the Long clan has a history of underhanded behavior at the expense of the...
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