Twelve Angry Librarians

Twelve Angry Librarians

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When the Southern Academic Libraries Association holds their annual meeting at Athena College, library director Charlie Harris is charged with delivering the welcome speech. And as if that weren't stressful enough, the keynote address will be delivered by Charlie's old nemesis from library school, Gavin Fong, an insufferable know-it-all capable of getting under everyone s skin, which he does in his keynote by declaring that librarians will soon be obsolete. When Gavin is found dead, no one seems too upset - except for Charlie, who has jumped to the top of the suspect list...
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780425277768
Characteristics: 259 pages ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: 12 angry librarians


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Feb 05, 2018

Nice little cozy. An easy fast read.

Nov 25, 2017

The books in this series are not great literature, but I really like the characters. While Diesel is the one who caused me to start reading this series, I have become fond of the human characters as well.

I do have a couple of observations about this series: First, the series is set in a sleepy college town in Mississippi, but they certainly have a very high murder rate! Usually the victim is a visitor or recent arrival, but still! I would not think that frequent murders would be a great marketing tool for the college.

Second, the murder victim is usually an obnoxious person that is disliked by everyone. It is difficult not to feel that the murderer has performed a public service in getting rid of this jerk. Of course, things are not so tidy in real life.

To be honest, I care less about the murder mystery than I do about hearing what the regular characters are up to, but I did think the plot of this book was very clever. This may be one of the best books in the series so far. I give it 4-4.5 stars.

If you like cats, books, libraries, and/or nice people, you would probably enjoy this series. Again, it is a pleasant break from real life. As always, I recommend reading this series in order for maximum enjoyment.

May 26, 2017

I enjoyed this "cozy mystery". I like the relationships between the people, and between the people and the pets. I was actually surprised by the ending. I'll look for more of these.

Apr 24, 2017

I liked the story and way it times a little redundant but overall a good cozy mystery with Charles and Diesel his buddy/cat/companion. Love the idea of a cat on a leash and "talking" to those who praise and pet him!!

Apr 02, 2017

This is Book 8 of the Cat in the Stacks series. My first (and probably last) encounter with “lighthearted librarian Charlie Harris” and his Maine Coon Diesel.

What a disappointment, because the title is so appealing. I like cats. I like libraries and librarians. I like mysteries. But the writing style in this “cozy mystery” is plodding; the characterization, repetitive and painfully simplistic; the dialog, dull as ditchwater.

The plot (with its twelve angry librarians) is fine. The execution is what killed me.

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