About the Book
Series: A Dulcie Schwartz Mystery (Book 9)
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Severn House Publishers; First World Publication edition (August 1, 2015)
E-Book ASIN: B010SWRCLE
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Did a down on his luck former student steal a priceless book? Grad student and cat lover Dulcie Schwartz thinks not and she sets out to prove it"
It's spring break, and Dulcie Schwartz has stayed behind in almost-deserted Cambridge, Massachusetts to concentrate on her thesis. But when a former student turned vagrant, Jeremy Mumbles, is found injured, with a valuable missing book clutched in his arms, Dulcie can t seem to let it go. What was he doing with the book? And why has it turned up after all these years?
With Jeremy now the prime suspect for a series of break-ins in the area, Dulcie is determined to clear the unfortunate former scholar s name. But when she finds a connection between the book he was carrying and her own research into an anonymous Gothic author, the search for clues takes on a new intensity and a new menace.
Dulcie Schwartz, a graduate student in Cambridge, Massachusetts, decides to spend her spring break alone working on her dissertation. You would think a deserted college would be a quiet place to do her studies, but not this spring break. When a former student, now homeless, Jeremy “Mumbles” Mumbleigh is injured and found holding a valuable missing book, Dulcie’s dissertation is put on hold. She’s convinced he’s innocent and intends to prove it, despite her boyfriend’s pleas for her to stay out of it.
Things take another dangerous turn when a series of break ins occur and “Mumbles” is accused of those crimes as well. Unfortunately, he is unconscious and can’t defend himself, but this doesn’t deter Dulcie. She will clear his name no matter what it takes.
With help from her “spirit animal”, Mr. Grey, the search is on for the real culprits.
This is the ninth book in the series. I do wish I had started reading this with book one. It’s not really necessary as the mystery is contained in this book, but it would have helped me know Dulcie better, as well as Mr. Grey. I am definitely going to start this series from the beginning as this book piqued my curiosity.
The story is a good, engrossing mystery with interesting characters. You can’t help but keep turning the pages to see what Dulcie does next. I think cat and mystery lovers will enjoy this book. It’s fast-paced and a quick read.
Clea Simon is one of my favorite cozy cat authors and I’ve read other series by her that I absolutely loved. I know the “Dulcie Schwartz” series will be another favorite of mine. It also helps that I have a grey cat that looks exactly like the one on the cover :) How can I possibly resist?
For reading challenges:
What An Animal Reading Challenge 2015
2015 NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge
FTC Disclosure: NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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