Out of Circulation

Out of Circulation

eBook - 2013
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Librarian Charlie Harris and his cat Diesel must content with some spirited southern ladies when a feud ends in murder in this mystery in the New York Times bestselling series.

The Ducote sisters are in a tiff with Vera Cassity over the location of Athena, Mississippi's annual 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. When Charlie discovers Azalea standing over Vera's dead body, it's up to him--with a little help from Diesel--to clear Azalea's name, and catch a killer before his last chapter is finished.
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group,, 2013.
ISBN: 9781101619117
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Nov 18, 2020

This is a great series. I highly recommend it.

May 25, 2016

I have to fully agree with the comment made on Feb 19. Could not have said it better myself. The characters and the cat get to seem like old friends. Great plots.

Feb 19, 2015

This series rolls on a slower pace, just like life in the south. Once you adjust to Athena's small-town life, there is much to be appreciated. Good characters, good plots, Diesel the Maine coon, and Charlie just get under your skin.

Cdnbookworm Feb 20, 2014

This is part of a mystery series called "A Cat in the Stacks" featuring library board member, archivist and library volunteer Charlie Harris and his thirty-six pound Maine Coon cat Diesel.
Two local older ladies An'gel and Dickce Ducote, also on the library board are having another instance in a long-standing disagreement with another library board member, this time over where to hold this year's fundraising gala. Charlie tries to stay out of these as both he and Diesel dislike disagreements.
But it does seem like the one older woman, Vera, has no shortage of enemies. When Vera turns up dead at the gala, held at the Ducote sisters large house, the sheriff seems to suspect the only witness and Charlie is asked to help get to the bottom of things.
We are introduced to Charlie's lady friend, as well as his two children and their friends, as well as Charlie's boarder Stewart.
The deputy has a personal interest in the case since the witness is her mother, and Charlie's housekeeper. Lots of false trails and intrigue and some family skeletons that emerge.
Despite the presence of cats and libraries and a decent plot, the book didn't grab me and I won't be going out of my way for more of the series.

mrsgail5756 Jan 17, 2014

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Related Authors


Subject Headings


Find it at My Library

To Top