Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Blog Tour: Borrowed Crime by Laurie Cass (Review)

About the Book

Genre: Cozy Mystery, #3 in A Bookmobile Cat Mystery Series
Publisher: Obsidian
Release Date: March 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Librarian Minnie Hamilton spreads the joy of reading throughout Chilson, Michigan, with her bookmobile, but she doesn’t ride alone. Her rescue cat, Eddie, and a group of volunteers are always on board to deliver cheer—until one of her helpers gets checked out for good...

When Minnie loses a grant that was supposed to keep the bookmobile running, she’s worried her pet project could come to its final page. But she’s determined to keep her patrons—and Eddie’s fans—happy and well read. She just needs her boss, Stephen to see things her way, and make sure he doesn’t see Eddie. The library director doesn’t exactly know about the bookmobile’s furry co-pilot.

But when a volunteer dies on the bookmobile’s route, Minnie finds her traveling library in an even more precarious position. Although the death was originally ruled a hunting accident, a growing stack of clues is pointing towards murder. It’s up to Minnie and Eddie to find the killer, and fast—before the best chapter of her life comes to a messy close…

My Review

Minnie Hamilton and her faithful kitty companion, Eddie, are back for another adventure in Chilson, Michigan’s bookmobile. Her boss is still trying to get the bookmobile closed and Minnie is sure he would close it if he knew Eddie rides along with Minnie. So, she continues to keep it a secret and prays everyone will keep the secret too.

It’s the dead of winter and Minnie has to rely on volunteers to staff the bookmobile. One of the major rules is that someone always accompany Minnie on her travels. When her recent volunteer can’t make the trip, the woman sends her husband in her place. During one of their trips, the husband dies in what is called a hunting accident. However, Minnie is beginning to suspect there’s more to this “hunting accident” than meets the eye. The man’s sister and wife are furious and blaming the library. This could be exactly what Minnie’s boss needs to close the bookmobile for good.

Minnie is not about to let that happen. With the help of Eddie, they search for a killer.

I love this series. I’ve loved it since the first book. Minnie is a sweet, yet strong, character. She doesn’t back down from a fight. The only one she gives into is Eddie and who can blame her? LOL I always smile when she talks to Eddie as if he’s a person. I do the same with my kitties. There’s even some romance tossed into the story.

The plot flows through each page and makes for a quick read. I didn’t want to put it down. There are twists and turns as readers try to figure out whodunit along with Minnie and Eddie. This is a series where I’ve come to feel close to the characters and feel as if I’m in their small town. I hate to leave them and can’t wait for another visit to Chilson.

For reading challenges:
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2015
Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2015
What An Animal Reading Challenge
Where are you reading? challenge (Michigan)

FTC Disclosure: The publisher 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.


  1. Borrowed Crime sounds like a great book. I look forward to reading it. Thank you for the review.

  2. This does sound very engaging. I'm glad you enjoyed this cozy, Yvonne.

  3. I love the sound of this! I'm a sucker to anything with books. This sounds like a series I could just jump into which I always like. Great review! Can't wait to read it!

  4. This sounds like a fun series and I'd love my own bookmobile !


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