Book Review: Tailing a Tabby by Laurie Cass
Another Missed Michigan Opportunity
I wished I could say something nice about this installment, but unfortunately I can't. I'd hoped this would have possibly been the turning point in which the series would get better. It doesn't.
Bookmobile librarian Minnie Hamilton and her feline "assistant" Eddie are finishing up another day of delivering books around the county when she's flagged down by a woman in distress. The woman takes Minnie to her house where her husband, a famous artist, has just had a stroke. They get him into the bookmobile and head off to the hospital.
A few days later, he's missing from the hospital but is found over the body of one of his biggest fans. It's now up to Minnie to clear the artist and find out who the real killer is.
In a subplot, Minnie's Aunt Frances is still having troubles of her own as the residents of her boarding house aren't making the love connections she had hoped for. Every summer her aunt opens the house and after carefully selecting the residents she hopes the strangers will find lifelong love.
The one thing I like about the book is the setting is upper northern Michigan (a place where all of us "downstaters" like to visit) and author Laurie Cass does an excellent job of boosting the area. That's about the only thing the book has going for it.
I think there's room for improvement for the series but for now, I'll just have to wait until the next installment to decide whether I want to take the trip up north.