The Crime That Binds

Berkley Prime Crime. (Bookmobile Cat Mystery, Bk. 10). Oct. 2022. 368p. ISBN 9780593197738. pap. $8.99. M
Cass’s 10th “Bookmobile Cat Mystery” (after Checking Out Crime) finds Northern Michigan librarian Minerva “Minnie” Hamilton and her rescue cat Eddie involved once again in a case. During one of her bookmobile stops, a patron mentions to Minnie that a piece of modern sculpture has gone missing from his home. The same day, at a different stop, another patron abruptly leaves the bookmobile after getting a text from his mother and then seems to vanish into thin air. Minnie talks to people in the local art community to find out more about the sculptor and the missing artwork. But everything changes when a bookmobile patron is murdered. Minnie, with help from her fiancé Rafe, works to find a connection among all these events before a killer can strike again. As always, Eddie lends a helping paw to bring the criminals to justice.
VERDICT This is another entertaining addition to the series. Subplots, featuring familiar characters from previous books, add to the story line. Recommended for followers of the series and fans of library cozy mysteries by Eva Gates and Holly Danvers.
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