Saturday, February 25, 2012

LET'S GET COZY: FILE M FOR MURDER - A PREVIEW AND A GIVEAWAY

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FILE M FOR MURDER
A CAT IN THE STACKS MYSTERY
BY MIRANDA JAMES

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Athena College's new writer in residence is native son and playwright Connor Lawton, known for his sharp writing-and sharper tongue. After an unpleasant encounter, librarian Charlie Harris heads home to a nice surprise: his daughter Laura is subbing for another Athena professor. 

Unfortunately her old flame Connor Lawton got her the job. But before Connor finishes his newest play, he's murdered-and Laura is the prime suspect. Charlie and his faithful cat, Diesel, follow Connor's cluttered trail to find the true killer before his daughter is forever catalogued under M...for murderer.
AN EXCERPT FROM FILE ME FOR MURDER:
Connor Lawton made an abysmal first impression on his initial visit to the Athena Public Library.

Now, four weeks later, I’d seen enough of the tattooed playwright to know he didn’t improve on further acquaintance.

This afternoon, I wanted to curse my luck as I watched him amble toward the reference desk, where I waited to help library patrons.

From around my feet I heard an interrogative warble, and I glanced down at Diesel, my three–year–old Maine coon cat. He always seemed to sense when something, or someone, caused me stress or anxiety, and I had to smile. “It’s okay, boy. Nothing to worry about.”

Diesel warbled again and stretched, reassured.

“Talking to your feet?” Connor Lawton gave me a sour smile. He looked more like a prize fighter than a playwright, with his broken nose, buzzed haircut, and muscular frame. Today he wore a sleeveless shirt that revealed the colorful ink on his upper arms. The tattoos, Japanese in style, offered a stark contrast to his tanned skin and white shirt. A diamond stud glittered in his left ear.

“No, I was speaking to my cat. Remember him?” Lawton grimaced. “Unfortunately. Never seen such an unfriendly animal.”
TO FINISH READING THIS EXCERPT, VISIT PENGUIN PUBLISHING'S WEBSITE HERE. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Miranda James (aka Dean James, Honor Hartman, & Jimmie Ruth Evans) writes "The Cat in the Stacks" Mystery series among many others series as well. Miranda James s is a mystery author who has lived in Houston, Texas for over twenty-five years, has two cats and thousands of books, and plays bridge as often as possible. He is the Manager of Murder by the Book in Houston, one of the nation’s oldest and largest mystery bookstores. He has co-authored a number of works of mystery non-fiction and has won the Agatha and Macavity Awards and been twice nominated for the Edgar Award.  Though born and reared in Mississippi, he has lived in Texas for over half his life. He holds a Ph. D. in medieval history from Rice University.

OTHER BOOKS IN THE CAT IN THE STACKS MYSTERY SERIES BY MIRANDA JAMES:
                      
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Another great cozy. I would love to see how he solves the mystery, and how the cat is involved,too.
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All the reviews I've read have been great and I can't wait to be introduced to Diesel!
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