Cat in the Stacks Mysteries

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519 ratings

Murder Past Due Publisher's Summary

There's a cat in the stacks...and he makes the purr-fect partner for a librarian-turned-sleuth. Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows librarian Charlie Harris - and his Maine coon cat named Diesel that he walks on a leash. They also know his former classmate-turned-famous best-selling novelist, Godfrey Priest. But someone in Athena took Godfrey off the best seller lists - permanently, and with extreme prejudice. Now, Charlie and Diesel must browse through the history section of the town's past to find a killer.

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  • Book 1

    • Murder Past Due

    • Cat in the Stacks Mystery
    • By: Miranda James
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 282

    There's a cat in the stacks...and he makes the purr-fect partner for a librarian-turned-sleuth. Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows librarian Charlie Harris - and his Maine coon cat named Diesel that he walks on a leash. They also know his former classmate-turned-famous best-selling novelist, Godfrey Priest. But someone in Athena took Godfrey off the best seller lists - permanently, and with extreme prejudice. Now, Charlie and Diesel must browse through the history section of the town's past to find a killer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A cat and his librarian

    • By Byron on 06-08-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Classified as Murder

    • By: Miranda James
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    Aging eccentric James Delacorte asks Charlie the librarian to do an inventory of his rare book collection - but the job goes from tedious to terrifying when James turns up dead. Relying on his cat Diesel to paw around for clues, Charlie has to catch the killer before another victim checks out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun murer mystery. Realistic cat involvement.

    • By Kindle Customer on 11-19-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • File M for Murder

    • By: Miranda James
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    Athena College's new writer in residence is native son and playwright Connor Lawton, known for his sharp writing-and sharper tongue. After an unpleasant encounter, librarian Charlie Harris heads home to a nice surprise: his daughter Laura is subbing for another Athena professor. Unfortunately her old flame Connor Lawton got her the job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reall enjoying this series....

    • By Lynda Turpin on 05-16-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Out of Circulation

    • Cat in the Stacks, Book 4
    • By: Miranda James
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    The Ducote sisters are in a tiff with Vera Cassity over the location of this year's library fundraising gala, and Charlie would rather curl up in a corner than get into the fray. It seems everyone - even his housekeeper Azalea - has it in for Vera. And at the gala, she gives them good reason, with a public display of rancor aimed at anyone who gets in her way.But those bitter words wind up being her last.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A successful writer makes you care deeply about their characters...and I do!

    • By Jhbdesign on 09-11-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 5

    • The Silence of the Library

    • Cat in the Stacks, Book 5
    • By: Miranda James
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    It's National Library Week, and the Athena Public Library is planning an exhibit to honor the centenary of famous novelist Electra Barnes Cartwright - creator of the beloved Veronica Thane series. Charlie has a soft spot for Cartwright's girl detective stories (not to mention an extensive collection of her books!). When the author agrees to make a rare public appearance, the news of her whereabouts goes viral overnight, and series devotees and book collectors converge on Athena.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keeps getting better with each book!

    • By racer33 on 05-24-16

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 6

    • Arsenic and Old Books

    • Cat in the Stacks Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Miranda James
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Ms. Marjorie Dawson on 01-29-15

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 7

    • No Cats Allowed

    • Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series, Book 7
    • By: Miranda James
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Springtime in Mississippi is abloom with beauty, but the library's employees are too busy worrying to stop and smell the flowers. The new library director, Oscar Reilly, is a brash, unfriendly Yankee who's on a mission to cut costs - and his first targets are the archive and the rare book collection. But his biggest offense is declaring all four-legged creatures banned from the stacks. With enemies aplenty, the suspect list is long when Reilly's body is discovered in the library.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A fun book to listen to.

    • By Jean on 08-18-16

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 8

    • Twelve Angry Librarians

    • Cat in the Stacks Mysteries, Book 8
    • By: Miranda James
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Charlie Harris is stressed out. The Southern Academic Libraries Association is holding this year's annual meeting at Athena College. Since Charlie is the interim library director, he must deliver the welcome speech to all the visiting librarians. And as if that weren't bad enough, the keynote address will be delivered by Charlie's old nemesis from library school. It's been 30 years since Charlie has seen Gavin Fong, and he's still an insufferable know-it-all capable of getting under everyone's skin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book production problems

    • By Kimberly on 02-28-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 9

    • Claws for Concern

    • Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series, Book 9
    • By: Miranda James
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Charlie may be a proud new grandfather, but he and Diesel still have work to do at Athena College and the small Mississippi town's public library. He's too busy to deal with true-crime writer Jack Pemberton, who wants Charlie as the subject of his latest book - and who won't take no for an answer. A more appealing proposition for Charlie is spending time helping a kind, elderly man navigate the library's genealogical database. But he's shocked when he learns that the visitor's search is focused on a member of his own family: his late aunt's husband.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A clever mystery with new styles of detection

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 02-22-18

    Regular price: $24.49