Tailing a Tabby is the second entry in the Bookmobile Cat Mysteries by Laurie Cass. Librarian Minnie is in charge of the bookmobile, much to the consternation of her stuffy boss. Adding to its charm is Eddie, a tabby cat who adopted Minnie and the bookmobile and has proven he’s got a nose for sniffing out clues. This time out, a woman stops the bookmobile because her husband is having a heart attack. Minnie rushes him to the hospital, where she learns that he’s no ordinary person, he’s a famous artist. He and Minnie strike up a friendship which is tested when the artist leaves the hospital and is found over a dead body, leaving it up to Minnie to prove he didn’t do it.
This is a charming series. I love the quirky characters, and there are plenty of secondary plots to keep the action going (Minnie trying to keep her boss from knowing Eddie rides on the bookmobile; Minnie agonizing over getting rid of a troublesome patron in the library; Minnie finding out her boyfriend has an allergy…to cats). Laurie Cass does an excellent job of “humanizing” Eddie – I can see much of my own cat(s) in him! A definite “four paws” - ROCCO LOTEMPIO
In the bookmobile, librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, roll out great summer reads to folks all over the lake town of Chilson, Michigan. And when real-life drama turns deadly, Minnie makes sure justice is never overdue.
The bookmobile is making its usual rounds when Minnie and Eddie are flagged down by a woman in distress. The woman’s husband, a famous artist, needs emergency medical care. After getting him into the bookmobile, Minnie races the man to the hospital in time?but his bad luck has only just begun.
After disappearing from the hospital, the artist is discovered slumped over the body of a murdered woman. Minnie knows that her new friend didn’t commit the crime, but the evidence paints an unflattering picture. Now this librarian and her furry friend have to put the investigation in high gear and catch the real killer before someone else checks out.