Hiss Me Deadly (Cat in the Stacks Mystery #15) (Hardcover)
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Charlie and Diesel must catch a killer before he strikes another deadly note in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling Cat in the Stacks Mysteries.
Charlie Harris remembers Wilfred “Wil” Threadgill as one of the outsiders during high school in Athena. Although Wil was a couple of years ahead of him and his friend Melba Gilley, Melba had a big crush on Wil, who dropped out after his junior year. An aspiring musician, Wil hit the road for California and never looked back. Wil eventually became a star, fronting a band and writing award-winning songs.
Coming back to Athena to work for two weeks with students in the college music department, Wil is now the big man on campus. Not everyone is happy to have him back, however. His entourage have been the target of several acts of petty harassment. At first they are easy for Wil to shrug off, but the incidents escalate and become more troubling. When one of the band members is killed Charlie worries that Melba, now deeply involved with the man at the center of the attacks, could be in deadly danger. It is up to Charlie and Diesel to find out who hates Wil Threadgill enough to silence his song . . . forever!
About the Author
Miranda James is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries and the Southern Ladies Mysteries.
PRAISE FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING CAT IN THE STACKS MYSTERIES
“Let us now praise the cozy mystery, so comforting on dark days, so warming on chilly nights—the literary equivalent of a cat.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Courtly librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, are an endearing detective duo. Warm, charming, and Southern as the tastiest grits.”—Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author of the Death on Demand Mysteries
“Ideal for Christie fans who enjoy a good puzzle.”—Library Journal
“A pleasing blend of crime and charm.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“All my must-haves for a cozy mystery read: engaging story line, interesting and spunky characters . . . and a charming pet.”—Open Book Society
“Combines a kindhearted librarian hero . . . a sleepy Southern town, and a gentle giant of a cat that will steal your heart.”—Lorna Barrett, New York Times bestselling author of the Booktown Mysteries
“Excellent. . . . Reinforces James’s place in the top rank of cozy authors.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“James presents a sharply focused story that celebrates the role of the armchair investigator and his informants.”—Kirkus Reviews