Publication Order of Bookmobile Cat Mysteries Books
|Lending a Paw||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Tailing a Tabby||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Borrowed Crime||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Pouncing on Murder||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Cat with a Clue||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
The Bookmobile Cat Mystery is an interesting book series written by Laurie Cass, who is an American female author of cozy mystery novels. Bookmobile Cat Mystery which consists of four outstanding book titles is a well-developed story about how a dedicated female librarian teams up with an interesting cat with a knack for crime to solve various mysterious murders happening in Chilson, Michigan.
With each novel is a stand-alone story about how the investigative duo carefully yet craftily manages to bring to book murderers who had somehow evaded police scrutiny and arrest. This is a book series that you should not miss reading if you are a die-hard fan of interesting cat heroes. Laurie Cass has definitely used her never ending love for cats and amazing writing skills to develop a believable and realistic story based on a strong animal- human relationship.
A description of some of the book characters found in the Bookmobile Cat Mystery book series
Minnie Hamilton is a female librarian and the assistant director of the Chilson library. She has a passion for reading books, making it her duty to spread the joy to the rest of the residents in Michigan. She is determined to start a bookmobile even when she meets complete resistance from Stephen, who is her boss and supervisor. Apart from her pretty looks, the single short woman is sweet, strong, intelligent and driven. She can also be described as a feisty person who does not back down from a fight, especially when it involves what she believes in.
Eddie, who was previously a stray cat before he met Minnie, is an interesting lead animal character responsible for finding clues and pointing her beloved partner in the right direction. The rescue cat is not only a sweet, enchanting and fabulous furry feline, but also a smart and sneaky cat. What makes him to be more realistic is the fact that Eddie possesses no special powers and holds purely realistic animal traits.
Stephen is Minnie Hamilton’s boss and supervisor. He is often depicted as a mean character who is responsible for making Minnie’s life as miserable as possible. The no-nonsense boss is likely to torment or frustrate her efforts at any given chance without any second thought.
Novels in the Bookmobile Cat Mystery book series
“Lending a Paw”
Lending a Paw is the debut novel in the Bookmobile Cat Mystery book series. It is a fun, light-hearted cozy mystery that introduces us to the crime fighting lives of Minnie Hamilton and her beloved cat Eddie. A lot of libraries have been closed in Chilson, Michigan, forcing Minnie to come up with a strategy of using a bookmobile to provide reading materials to the area’s residents. This does not go well with Stephen, who is her supervisor and boss as he sees this as a waste of time and resources especially now during the library’s financial woes. After a long persuasion from Minnie, he agrees on the condition that she finds a benefactor to fund her projector.
A rich person by the name Stan Larabee agrees to fund her project and provides her with all the necessary monetary help that she needs in the form of a huge cheque. A stray cat which she later names Eddie decides to follow her home one day and it becomes impossible to shake the now furry little shadow off. Minnie tries all her best to keep Eddie from joining her in her bookmobile, but the sneaky stubborn cat is determined to follow his human partner sneaking out of the house and trailing her to the wagon on her first voyage.
Knowing it would be impossible to let Eddie go, Hamilton decides to tag him along only for the cat to run off to a nearby farmhouse where they stumble upon a dead person. What is even more disturbing is the fact that the victim is Minnie’s benefactor Starn. Initially, the librarian is left with no choice but to let the police carry out their investigation only to sense that there is more than meets the eye. She discovers that there are plenty of people who would have gladly done anything in their power to have benefactor Starn disappear.
Several people have become suspects as she teams up with her clever cat in an attempt to find the killers as she seems to sense that no one is willing to help. Things take a strange turn when her life is in danger making her realize that she was better off staying at home.
In the Borrowed Crime, Minnie loses her grant that was responsible for sustaining all the bookmobile project activities, making her to become afraid that her pet project is likely to come to an end soon disappointing her avid readers and Eddie’s fans in the process. She is particularly careful not to upset her stubborn boss in any way and she secretly hopes that he does not get to learn that she allows Eddie to tag along in the bookmobile. One of the major rules that was imposed on her is the fact that she has to be accompanied by volunteers as she travels. This rule is about to change everything for the worst.
A volunteer called Denise, who was supposed to accompany her, sends word that she is unable to volunteer sending her husband Roger instead. During one of the usual trips, she returns to find him dead and the police are quick to dismiss the case as an accident and not murder as she suspects. The police insist that it must have been a hunting accident due to the fact that there are many hunters in the area, but Minnie doesn’t agree with the statement. She follows some of her own clues only to come up with the chilling discovery that Roger’s death was, in fact, a murder although he was not the intended target.
The family of the deceased ends up blaming the library for Roger’s death providing Stephen with the much-needed excuse of closing the bookmobile project. In an attempt to come to the bottom of it while providing the family with closure, Minnie teams up with her partner to solve the mystery. This particular tale ends up revealing various unexpected yet dark secrets about the town. Will Minnie Hamilton and Eddie solve the murder and get their job back before it is too late?Book Series In Order » Characters » Bookmobile Cat Mysteries