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Publisher's Summary

Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. The mayor would like Charlie to preserve and to 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 is Jasper Singletary, and their families have been bitter enemies since the Civil War. He'd like to get a look at the diaries in an attempt to expose the Long family's past sins. Meanwhile, a history professor at the college is also determined to get her hands on the books in a last-ditch bid for tenure. Now Charlie is left with a catalog of questions. The diaries seem worth killing for, and one thing is certain: Charlie will need to be careful, because the more he reads, the closer he could be coming to his final chapter...

©2015 Dean James (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Combines a kindhearted librarian hero, family secrets in a sleepy Southern town, and a gentle giant of a cat that will steal your heart." (Lorna Barrett, author of the Booktown Mysteries)

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Superb

Vintage Charlie Harris and Diesel! A joy to listen to and I will be listening again!! A fun read from Miranda James.

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Arsenic and old Books

This is a very good addition to the series. It has some well developed believable characters with a good story.

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Nice story

I found this addition to the Cat in the Stacks Mysteries as always a warm feel good story. Erin Bennett was wonderful as usual! Keep them coming Miranda and I'll keep listening!

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fascinating! great mystery and history. really

love these books. this was the best one so far. kept guessing. great intrigue and history

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  • Lorena
  • BUTTE, MT, United States
  • 02-28-18

Weird narration

Listening to an obvious female voice narrating for a guy named Charlie and the story is mostly in the first person, which is Charlie, was too weird for me to even enjoy the story.

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Another great story of Charlie & Diesel

Every book I read in the Cat in the Stacks series I’m sad when I reach the end. The end means I have until the next one in the series comes out.
This one does not disappoint!