Center Point brought out their large print edition of book two, TAILING A TABBY, first. I'd liked it, so I was glad to snatch LENDING A PAW from the new large print mysteries shelf. Assistant Library Director Minnie Hamilton has the misfortune to work for a bean counter who believes in a centralized library. I didn't like her boss, Stephen Rangle, much in the second book. In chapter three we learn that he convinced the library board that e-book lending meant they could shut down all of their small outlying libraries, I wanted to yell at the twit that he was disenfranchising patrons who didn't have cars or internet access. That the Chilson Library District has a bookmobile at all is thanks to Minnie and a generous donation from an elderly rich developer friend, Stan Larabee. Is Rangle grateful? No, he's looking for an excuse to get rid of the bookmobile. Minnie's handsome cat, Eddie, sneaks into the bookmobile on its maiden run. She's sure her boss will have kittens (pun intended) if he finds out, but the patrons like Eddie. Minnie intended it to be a one-time deal, but a sick little girl's longing to meet Eddie changes her mind. It's Eddie who discovers a murder victim. Eddie is very helpful about clues. Too bad Minnie isn't good at picking that up. Still, with her beloved aunt thinking she may have set up the victim through good intentions, and her best friend on the library staff high on the suspect list, Minnie is doing her best. Too bad the two local detectives on the case don't seem interested in the information Minnie brings them. There hasn't been anything going on the romance front for Minnie since she moved to Chilson, Michigan to take up her job. Neither of the matchmaking attempts made on her behalf have struck any sparks. One of them did land her a handy friend who just might be her ticket to meeting Mr. Right, assuming that Mr. Right doesn't turn out to be that good-looking deputy she meets during the investigation. There is a first date in chapter 14 that had me chuckling. Plenty of Minnie's encounters with locals and library/bookmobile patrons did that for me, too. Notes: 1. Minnie calls her little microwave the 'Eddie Safe' because her cat loves bread and it's the only place she can keep hers safe. (No room for a bread box?) Chapter 1 (That's the same chapter where we find out what's on Cookie Tom's bakery sidewalk sign. It made me smile.) 2. Look in chapter 10 for some of Stan Larabee's other donations to worthy causes. 3. The oldest headstone in the Lakeview Cemetary is that of Mary Alvord, who was born in London, England in 1815, and died in Chilson, Michigan in 1877. Chapter 10 (Well, the cemetary is named in chapter 1, and nothing indicates that there's more than one cemetary in Chilson.) 4. Aunt Frances knows Gwen, daughter of Stan Larabee's oldest daughter. Chapter 13 5. Stan's full name was Stanley Warren Larabee. He weighed seven pounds and ten ounces (3.458 kilograms) when he was born at home. His parents were named Silas and Belinda Larabee. Chapter 14 (Read further for Minnie's reaction to Stan's high school graduation photo, not to mention another newspaper announcement.) 6. Stan's six older sisters were/are Sarah, Shirley, Stella, Sadie, Sylvia, and Sophie. Chapter 14 (The same chapter tells us that Audry Brant lives at 17981 Valley Road. The Brants' farmhouse has a 'Centennial Farm' sign out front.) 7. See chapter 18 for a tidbit about Stephen Rangel's family. That's also where we learn that he never comes in on a Saturday and his reason for that. 8. The answer to where Onaway potatoes originated is also in chapter 18. The only part about this cozy that I didn't like was Minnie's Aunt Frances Pixley's fretting over her latest matchmaking attempts not going as planned. I didn't like that in the second book, either. I wish I had book two in hand because a breakfast scene I remember from it seems to be contradicted by a sentence early in chapter 5. I mildly regret that Ms. Cass never channeled that 1955 Bugs Bunny cartoon, 'Hare Brush,' and informed us that Stan Larabee was a millionaire. He owned a mansion and a yacht. (No yacht mentioned, alas.) The Bookmobile Cat Mysteries are a pleasant way to pass some time. I look forward to book three.