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The Pawful Truth: 08/19/20
The Pawful Truth by Miranda James is the eleventh book in the Cat in the Stacks mystery series. Charlie is auditing a medieval literature class at the university where we works part time. The other older student ends up dead the day after Charlie turns down her offer of being study-buddies.
On the homefront, Charlie has a new border, an author who says he's refurbishing his home and needs somewhere quiet to stay. From the very get-go, Charlie feels there's something off about him, but he says yes.
What unfolds is a weird love triangle with multiple murders. A ton of time is wasted on wondering about everyone's possible relationship with everyone else involved. So much of this filler stems from Charlie's insistence on Southern propriety. But again and again he's been shown that no one in his circle of friends and acquaintances is as nice and proper as everyone pretends to me. I wish Charlie would grow a little more cynical.
The twelfth book is Careless Whiskers (2020).