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Gone with the Whisker: 04/29/20
Gone with the Whisker by Laurie Cass is the eighth book in the Bookmobile Cat mystery series. It's July and Minnie's niece, Kate, is visiting from Florida. She's hoping they'll spend the summer bonding, but not over a murder investigation! Unfortunately they each discover a body.
The only thing the two victims appear to have in common is a single bookmobile stop. Minnie has her theories and Kate has others. Both have nightmares over what they've seen. The stress of the situation threatens to drive the two apart.
Much of the novel, maybe a third or even close to half, is focused on the changes in Minnie's life and her desire to be the cool aunt.
On the homefront, Minnie is preparing to move in with Rafe. Her cousin is now running the boarding house and Minnie won't be living there in the winter.
With Kate, she's having trouble making a connection. Kate seems moody and flighty. She'd rather go to bed early and sleep in late, and play on her tablet, than spend time with Minnie. Yet, from her friends she hears how responsible her niece is at her summer jobs.
On the mystery front, the clues are there for the observant reader. The solution isn't as easy as previous books in the series, but it's a logical and satisfying one.