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Friday, July 28, 2017

Cephalopod Coffee House | Twelve Angry Librarians

Welcome one and all to the Cephalopod Coffeehouse, a cozy gathering of book lovers, meeting to discuss their thoughts regarding the works they enjoyed most over the previous month.  Pull up a chair, order your cappuccino and join in the fun.  If you wish to add your own review to the conversation, please sign on to the link list at the end of my post.

It's been a while since I've last participated in the Cephalapod Coffee House, I've been applying for Canada and other opportunities that utilize my degree. I've also been reading a lot of the New York Times and I don't think that'd make an interesting post for the Coffee House. ;)

This month I have returned to reading novels again. This month I read Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James. I noticed the book while I was at work at the library and I had to check it out. I'm glad I did!

Mystery is a guilty pleasure of mine. While the genre is not literary masterpieces, they are fun to read and they do make me think. Also the sub-genres are fun: cat, teddy bear, knitting, and food mysteries are my favorite. Twelve Angry Librarians was a cat in the stacks (a cat in the library) mystery series. My two favorite things!

While Twelve Angry Librarians isn't the first book in the Cat in the Stacks series, it was easy to pick up from the previous books. This was my first book I ever read and I was filled in rather quickly that the protagonist had solved a murder mystery at his temporary library job. Now that the murder was solved, he was looking forward to planning the library conference and help the committee find his replacement for the job.

Unfortunately, that does not quite happen. The protagonist's foe is murdered during the conference and since the protagonist had a falling out with him the day before, many thought it was him that murdered the foe. The foe was a big mouth and had a lot of enemies within the library field; it wasn't surprising that he was poisoned during his speech. His friend was poisoned too, but the next day.

The book is full of twists and turns, I don't like giving spoilers because I think my readers should check out Twelve Angry Librarians. The story line is not predictable and it'll leave you shocked.


  1. I do like a good mystery so I may check this out. Thanks!

    1. I highly recommend Twelve Angry Librarians!

  2. I think my daughter has one of these...

    Btw, delighted to hear about your possible China adventure! I spent two years as an EFL teacher in Japan. It's a fantastic way to see the world. Good luck!

    1. I want to check out the others in the series.

      Thank you! I'm not telling many - I don't want to overshare like I did with Canada. I'm waiting to hear from Canada and while I'm not giving up on it, I want to do something else as I wait. I want to get teaching experience and I want to see the world. May I send you an e-mail?

  3. Shocking children's books are usually a hit for bedtime books. I'll be checking these out with my boys. Thanks for sharing!
    V :)