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The New York Times bestselling author of The Silence of the Library returns with a tale of books worth killing for...
Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, Mississippi, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. She would like librarian Charlie Harris to preserve and substantiate them as a part of the Long family legacy something that could benefit her son, Beck, as he prepares to campaign for the state senate.
Beck's biggest rival would like to get a look at the diaries in an attempt to expose the Long family's past sins. Meanwhile, a history professor is also determined to get her hands on the books in a last-ditch bid for tenure. But their interest suddenly turns deadly, leaving Charlie with a catalog of questions to answer. Together with his Maine Coon cat Diesel, Charlie must discover why the diaries were worth killing for before he too reaches his final chapter.
INCLUDES A BONUS SHORT STORY
About the Author
Miranda James is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries, including No Cats Allowed, The Silence of the Library, and Out of Circulation, as well as the Southern Ladies Mysteries, including Dead with the Wind and Bless Her Dead Little Heart. James lives in Houston, Texas.