Friday 13 May 2022

Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #203 featuring **File M For Murder** by Miranda James PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins

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Hello gorgeous library guests 


Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ 

Thank mew for joining me in the stacks today, and I have gotten over my little hissy fit from last week.

I decided after seeing last week's exceptionally grumpy picture that this week I needed some more sweetness and light in my life. I also concede that Melvyn was correct in his observation, that I did look like I was chewing a wasp, and I have apologised and given him a library bonus of an entire, unopened bag of Dreamies - ok so I filched them from the bunker, but it's the thought that counts, right?

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Plus I reasoned to move on and just let it go, as I don't need all those angry and toxic feelings consuming me at my time of life, but if I ever, EVER find out who didn't put my library stamp back properly, they're going to get a very severe lesson on how to put things back in their place!

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Today the P.A. is also joining in Friday Fill-ins Blog Hop with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
1. If you see me ____________ it means ____________________.
2. I am feeling _______________about _____________.
3. I wish I could go back and relive the moment when _________.
4. I would like to swap lives with _________ for a day.

The P.A.'s answers are...

1. If you see me running it means the zombie apocalypse is upon us. 

2. I am feeling hissed off about what's happening in the world. The most absurd thing I read this week is the Premier of Victoria, Australia is purportedly trying to pass an agricultural bill to stop individuals/private citizens within the state from growing their own produce/food/veg/fruit citing bio-hazard issues, like what the fluffing fluff?

3. I wish I could go back and relive the moment when: there are so many things I'd love to revisit: like the time I won every first rosette at the gymkhana with my epic pony Charlie. The time I went to the rescue and brought Basil home, in fact, every time I went to the rescue and brought one of The B Team home, there are lots and lots of epic moments worth reliving, far too many to mention here.

4. I would like to swap lives with no one for a day.  If you swapped with someone super-rich or really famous, you'd only be disappointed at how empty and unfulfilling their life was masqueraded beneath the guise of all that slathered on glitz and glam. You'd also discover how lonely their life is, and that they really live in self-imposed prisons, albeit very luxurious ones; they also can't go anywhere alone as it's not safe, and you'd have to have endless security protecting your person, and you could never trust anyone with anything, that's not a life, that's pure torment in my eyes. 

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Let's see what I've got to show mew this time!

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This week's top book pick is...

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File M For Murder
Cat in the Stacks Mystery Book 3


Miranda James

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

Athena College's new writer in residence is a famous native son, 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 visiting and will be subbing for another professor this fall semester. It's great news until he hears who got her the job: her old flame, Connor Lawton...

Fearing competition for Connor's affections, one of his admirers tries to drive Laura out of town. And then, before Connor finishes the play he is writing, he is murdered--and Laura is the prime suspect. 

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Finally as promised on Review 200, I'm here with book 3 in the Cat in The Stacks series.

I really don't know how I managed to mess up the sequencing of reviewing this series, but I'll just put it down to old age and a lapse in memory! MOL 

So what did I think about File M for Murder? As with all The Cat in the Stacks series so far, this one didn't disappoint. In this story, Charlie's daughter gets introduced into the main cast of characters, and then she's thrust centre stage as the murderer, but as mew all know that's not right, and it's just another detour via the Red Herring Express.

A well-plotted and paced story with all the necessary dead-ends and twists and turns and a gaggle of suspects is slowly whittled down as Diesel and Charlie close in on the real culprit. 

And I know I've said it before if mew love your kitty cozy mysteries, this series is a total must-read.


Here are the previous reviews for this series so far:

Murder Past Due ~ Book One - Reviewed by Humphrey

  • Publisher: ‎ Berkley Books
  • Mass Market Paperback: ‎ 304 pages
  • Audio: 8 hours 50 mins
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Ratings of:

File M For Murder

Overall Enjoyment

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Other Fun Blog Hops to Join in Today

         Catblogosphere        Feline Friday        Nature Friday        Flashback Friday     Friendship Friday       

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I really hope mew enjoy the book as much as I did if mew decide to read it.

It's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just for mew, and don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.

Until next time...

Keep calm and read more books


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  1. That is quite the sweet photo Amber and a really nice review too. Those were good answers, on #2, they're just nuts over there these days. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. Amber, that was very generous to give Melvyn the filched bag of Dreamies. Great fill ins from the PA. I particularly agree with #1 and #2.
    Another great review from you too.

  3. Amber 'tis good for the being-within to be forgiving...

  4. Much better shot of you this week, Amber. I do pity the one that put your library stamp in the wrong place though. I think your murder mitts will be out when you find out.

    Love all your fill-ins. Illegal to grow your own veggies? Goodness. Looks like the government wants to control every aspect of our lives. Not a good thing.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

  5. Amber, why not hiss at every cat; that'll teach 'em not to mess with your stuff!
    I've read a couple/three of this series, but got distracted from it. I'll put it back on my list.

  6. Cute picture of you Amber! That sounds like a good mystery, and a good series!

  7. amber ewe bee lookin most gorgeouz... but still "borrowz" a way :)
    thiz bee a grate ree veew N heerz two a grate week oh end two all ♥♥

  8. Amber, you are adorable even when grumpy, but I LOVE this photo of you. Congrats on 200 reviews! This one looks like a good book. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers, especially #3. I hope you have a nice weekend. XO

  9. Excellent review of this brilliant series. M.J. has a way with his stories that is really addictive. Look forwards to your next review. I'm off to go buy some more of this collection.


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