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The Resource Arsenic and old books, Miranda James

Arsenic and old books, Miranda James

Label
Arsenic and old books
Title
Arsenic and old books
Statement of responsibility
Miranda James
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Summary
"In Athena, Mississippi, librarian Charlie Harris is known for his good nature--and for his Maine coon cat, Diesel, whom he walks on a leash. Charlie returned to his hometown to immerse himself in books, but taking the plunge into a recent acquisition will have him in over his head... Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. The books were recently discovered among the personal effects of an ancestor of Mrs. Long's husband. The mayor would like Charlie 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 is Jasper Singletary. His Southern roots are as deep as Beck's, and their families have been bitter enemies since the Civil War. Jasper claims the Long clan has a history of underhanded behavior at the expense of the Singletarys. He'd like to get a look at the diaries in an attempt to expose theLong 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. But their interest suddenly turns deadly... 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 ..."--
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Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10361844
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
James, Miranda
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Cat in the stacks mysteries
Series volume
0006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil war
  • Librarians
Target audience
adult
Label
Arsenic and old books, Miranda James
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20818801
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
Berkley Prime Crime mass-market edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780425277539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)923566570
Label
Arsenic and old books, Miranda James
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20818801
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
Berkley Prime Crime mass-market edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780425277539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)923566570

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