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2 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library M JAM (Text) 33500013190053 New Checked out 03/07/2020
Halstad LINK Site M JAM (Text) 33500013190061 New Checked out 02/25/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451491152
  • ISBN: 0451491157
  • Physical Description: 289 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Sequel to: The pawful truth.
Summary, etc.:
"When Charlie's daughter is falsely accused of the murder of an angsty actor, he and Diesel must put their best paws forward to crack the case in this all-new installment in the New York Times bestselling series. The theater department at Athena is putting on a play by a fledgling playwright with local connections. Charlie's son-in-law, Frank Salisbury, will be calling the directorial shots, and his daughter, Laura, will be taking on the lead female role. Laura is excited to learn that there will be a guest artist, someone she knew in Hollywood, taking on a part in the production. The older male actor whose career in film has been on the wane, arrives with a small entourage in tow and proceeds to annoy everyone involved with the production. When he dies on stage, having drunk poison in a glass Laura handed to him, Laura becomes the chief suspect in his murder. Charlie and Diesel have to prove Laura's innocence and make sure the real killer does time for his crimes"-- Provided by publisher.
The theater department at Athena is putting on a play by a fledgling playwright with local connections. Charlie's son-in-law, Frank Salisbury, will be calling the directorial shots, and his daughter, Laura, will be taking on the lead female role. Luke Lombardi, the guest artist, is someone she knew in Hollywood. The older male actor-- whose career in film has been on the wane-- arrives with a small entourage and proceeds to annoy everyone involved with the production. When he dies on stage, having drunk poison in a glass Laura handed to him, Laura becomes the chief suspect in his murder. Now Charlie and Diesel have to prove Laura's innocence. -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    Archivist Charlie Harris provides support when Athena College's theater department puts on a production of Careless Whispers, starring Charlie's daughter, Laura, and directed by his son-in-law, Frank. Laura goes ballistic when the obnoxious, Tony-nominated Luke Lombardi is hired to star opposite her in the play. Laura has worked with Luke in the past, and she makes her dislike of him obvious to all. When Lombardi is murdered after being the butt of a series of ever-more-serious pranks, Charlie investigates when Laura becomes the chief suspect. Other possible suspects include Lombardi's girlfriend, her former husband, Lombardi's understudy, and even the playwright. Complicating matters, two different men claim to be the author of the play. Charlie unravels the mystery of the play's authorship and uncovers a killer, supplying evidence to the detective in charge of the case. Framed by its Mississippi college-town setting and the details of putting on a play, this cozy, with its sixtysomething male protagonist, will appeal to cat lovers due to the antics of felines Diesel and Ramses. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    Archivist Charlie Harris provides support when Athena College's theater department puts on a production of Careless Whispers, starring Charlie's daughter, Laura, and directed by his son-in-law, Frank. Laura goes ballistic when the obnoxious, Tony-nominated Luke Lombardi is hired to star opposite her in the play. Laura has worked with Luke in the past, and she makes her dislike of him obvious to all. When Lombardi is murdered after being the butt of a series of ever-more-serious pranks, Charlie investigates when Laura becomes the chief suspect. Other possible suspects include Lombardi's girlfriend, her former husband, Lombardi's understudy, and even the playwright. Complicating matters, two different men claim to be the author of the play. Charlie unravels the mystery of the play's authorship and uncovers a killer, supplying evidence to the detective in charge of the case. Framed by its Mississippi college-town setting and the details of putting on a play, this cozy, with its sixtysomething male protagonist, will appeal to cat lovers due to the antics of felines Diesel and Ramses. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Miranda James is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries, including The Pawful Truth, Six Cats a Slayin', and Claws for Concern, as well as the Southern Ladies Mysteries, including Fixing to Die, Digging Up the Dirt, and Dead with the Wind. James lives in Mississippi.

Subject: Drama > Fiction.
Librarians > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Cats > Fiction.
Actors > Crimes against > Fiction.
Library cats > Fiction.
College teachers > Fiction.
Mississippi > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Cats & Dogs.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional.
Cats.
Murder > Investigation.
Homicide > Fiction.
Librarians > Fiction.
Cats > Fiction.
Theater > Fiction.
Actors > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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