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In Athena, Mississippi, librarian Charlie Harris is known for his good nature—and for Diesel, his Maine coon cat that he walks on a leash. Charlie returned to his hometown to immerse himself in books, but taking the plunge into a recent acquisition will have him in over his head.

Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. The mayor would like Charlie to preserve and to substantiate them as a part of the Long family legacy—something that could benefit her son Beck as he prepares to campaign for the state senate.

Beck’s biggest rival is Jasper Singletary, and their families have been bitter enemies since the Civil War. He’d like to get a look at the diaries in an attempt to expose the Long family’s past sins. Meanwhile, a history professor at the college is also determined to get her hands on the books in a last-ditch bid for tenure.

Now Charlie is left with a catalog of questions. The diaries seem worth killing for, and one thing is certain: Charlie will need to be careful, because the more he reads, the closer he could be coming to his final chapter.

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  • “Combines a kindhearted librarian hero, family secrets in a sleepy Southern town, and a gentle giant of a cat that will steal your heart.”

    Lorna Barrett, New York Times bestselling author of the Booktown Mysteries

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About the Author

Miranda James is the pen name of New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Dean James. He was a medical librarian for nearly twenty years and published articles on topics in library science, the history of science/medicine, and mystery fiction. His books include the Simon Kirby-Jones series, the Wanda Nell Culpepper series, the Silver Dagger series, and the Agatha Award winner By a Woman’s Hand, which he cowrote with fellow librarian Jean Swanson. James lives in Texas.