Miranda James - Cat in the Stacks mysteries


 

Blog Posts

Miranda / Dean contributes posts to a number of blogs and has a regular gig at Killer Characters. Here are a few of the most recent guest posts.

 

Books That Stay With Us
Originally posted at Femmes Fatales

One of the recent memes on Facebook is listing ten books that have stayed with us over the years. I was tagged in the game, and this is the list I posted:
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The Most Fatale of Femmes
Originally posted at Femmes Fatales

The late Agatha Christie is known the world over, having been published in over forty languages and Christiehaving sold several billion books. Most readers know her, of course, as the creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple.
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Trip of a Lifetime
Originally posted at Femmes Fatales

I've written before of the influence Nancy Drew has had on my reading and writing. She also whet my taste for travel through the adventures she had over the years, both in the United States and abroad.
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What a Character!
Originally posted at Killer Characters

When you're a librarian by profession, people assume that you spend a lot of your time reading. Sometimes they even think you sit behind a desk in the library and read all the time. That is not the case, however, for most librarians, because there are many tasks necessary to keep a library running efficiently.
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Crimes of the Past
Originally posted at Killer Characters

Last week, during one of my volunteer stints at the reference desk at Athena Public Library, a woman came to the desk and asked for recommendations. She was looking for historical mysteries, and since I love reading historical mysteries, I had no trouble talking to her about them. She wanted to know what my most favorite historical mysteries are, and I gave her a list. Others have since asked to see the list, so here it is.
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Cozy Guy in a Cozy Chick World
Originally posted at CozyChicks.com

ďWhat do you mean, youíre writing a cozy series with a guy as the main character? Donít you know that a cozy series has a female amateur sleuth as the protagonist?Ē Well, yeah, most cozy series these days do feature female leads, but thatís no reason to discriminate against a guy who isnít a hard-boiled private eye.
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Diesel SpeaksÖ
Originally posted at Dru's Book Musings

The first thing any human ever notices about me is my size. Theyíve usually never seen a cat like me before. Iím a Maine Coon, and we can get to be pretty big -- and Iím not talking about overeating and being obese, thank you. Male Maine Coons like me can weigh as much as twenty-five pounds, but I guess my parents must have been larger than average.
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Meet Laura Harris in File M for Murder
Originally posted at Dru's Book Musings

Iím excited about this gig in Athena. Dad is going to be so surprised when he sees me. As far as he knows Iím busy in L.A. going to auditions, meeting with producers Ė you know the drill. During our weekly phone call a couple of nights ago, I almost gave the game away, though, when he asked when I would have time for another visit home.
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