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Miranda James Books In Order

Publication Order of Deep South Mysteries

Cruel as the Grave (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Closer Than the Bones (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death by Dissertation (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Simon Kirby-Jones Books

Posted to Death (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Faked to Death (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Decorated to Death (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baked to Death (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Trailer Park Mysteries Books

Flamingo Fatale (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Over Easy (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Served Cold (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bring Your Own Poison (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leftover Dead (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bridge Club Mysteries Books

On the Slam (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unkindest Cut (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cat In The Stacks Mysteries Books

Murder Past Due (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Classified as Murder (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
File M for Murder (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of Circulation (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silence of the Library (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arsenic and Old Books (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Cats Allowed (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Southern Sisters Mysteries

Bless Her Dead Little Heart (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead with the Wind (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Deadly Women (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Dines In (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

By a Woman's Hand: Guide to Mystery Fiction by Women (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer Books: A Reader's Guide to Exploring the Popular World of Mystery and Suspense (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dick Francis Companion (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Robert B. Parker Companion (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Miranda James is a prominent writer of mystery books and series and was born and brought up in Texas, United States. Since he was young, Miranda had a passion in writing and this was evident when he wrote a book a “Mystery of the Willow Key “when he was twelve years of age. His life revolved around mysteries, novels and book writing since he was young. James Miranda has been working for over fifteen years as a medical librarian and this has never stopped. He has written articles concerning the emergence of early science and medicine. As determined and a focus man, Miranda has been able to write many books with his early book “By a Woman’s Hand” he wrote with Jean Swanson being the most favorite books to be received with great anticipation and it won Agatha Award for being the best non-fiction book. His biography became more charming and interesting with his second spell of writing when he contributed in famous projects like Killer Books and the Dick Francis Companion. His first novel to be out was Cruel as Grave which was released in the year 2000.The book attracted great attention from many people in the United States and this motivated him to write his first series of books under his name with Murder Past Due being the most selling book in New York. His next book in the series was classified as Murder and it became one of the best books to be read and was released in 2011.This was his first book to top the NYT lists and this made him one the popular author and mystery writers of all time. His Next book was File M for Murder was also one the favorite books he wrote and it was among the best selling books. Another book in which Miranda made the best sales is Out Of Circulation which was followed by Silence Of The Library which is the latest book to be released and its gaining popularity within no time. Miranda James lives in his home in New York with his two pet cats and having a library of books written by different authors. His main passion and hobbies being writing and listening to music respectively, Miranda is not an independent writer and likes to collaborate with other writers in producing the best books with his major collaboration being with Jean Swanson and Elizabeth Foxwell. Dean’s fiction has been killing people and may be one day he will write a book on this.

The first of his early books in his series was Murder Past Due and the next was Classified as Murder. Murder past Due is a book whose setting is based in Athena , Mississippi in which it depicts various actors such as Charlie Harris who was a librarian and Maine coon cat as the main actors where Maine coon who was best known as Diesel who apart from acting on many areas goes through a leash. Charlie’s classmate and schoolmate Godfrey priest who was a crime fiction comes back to Athena where he comes to popularize on his new book and request Charlie to put on his library. Since Priest was not a good man and because his bad character and arrogance, this brings much trouble to Charlie and everyone in the town of Athena and within midday of his arrival Priest kills a man. Since the Dead of the man was said to be connected with Charlie’s friend and co-workers he faces a hard time to be involved in the investigation of the cause of the murder of the man. Diesel creates much of the drama in the book making it captivating by being involved in every aspect of controversy together with Charlie making it a very interesting book.

Classified as Murder, the second book in his series Cats in the Stacks describes how Charlie and Diesel are employed by a rich tycoon James Delacorte to his library of books after Charlie had retired as being a librarian. The family of James Delacorte begins to suspect that their collection of books is being stolen and decides to engage Charlie in finding out the number of books missing. Charlie feels happy to be involved in the investigation for he was paid well in his new job. Some of the Delacorte’s books make Charlie happy and keen to maintaining his job. Although some of the kin from Delacorte family tries to discourage Charlie, he keeps on loving what he does and remains steady in his work until only when he come to find Delacorte’s dead. Deputy Chief Kanesha Berry is very disappointed to find that Charlie is involved in the same Murder. She also realizes that Charlie will be the only person to help her carry out the investigation since he had been involved in the previous Murder Past Due scandal .She is also confident that the murder is connected with the Disappearance of the books in Delacorte’s collection. Berry requests him to be cautious and inform her of any suspicion while he carries out his work and Charlie promises to cooperate with her. Soon after that Charlie learns to survive with the family of the Delacorte.In his mystery of life, Charlie comes to realize that one local business entrepreneur was showing some interest in him. He is wise enough to carry himself decent manner and maintain his character. Diesel also known as Maine Coon,tries to woe the people by being a cat by exposing Charlie’s deeds and this does not kill the strong character of Charlie who handles the situation brilliantly.

The silence of the library is another book written by Miranda James in which focuses so much in mystery where a man vomits and a hero decides to clean him. The hero finds no reason why not to help the man and he is not even aware why the man vomited until somebody volunteered to explain to him. The hero was indeed a good man although his cat dictated his goodness and the like for people and hated people who disliked his cat. The cat made funny sound like that of birds and behaved at times like a real dog.

In his latest book Out on Circulation which is one the favorite books to read, Miranda James tries to explain how different ideologies among people results to conflicts because of having different opinions. In the Athena town, Miss Angel and Miss Dicke Ducote in this book seem to have prolonged rifts between them where Vera Cassity, a social person and a climber intervenes.

Cat in the Stacks series is one of the prominent TV Series by Miranda James which has been aired and it’s among the best selling series of all time which features Charlie and Diesel also known as Maine Coon as the main characters in which their mysteries revolve around Murder and other controversial issues which you would never afford to miss watching!

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