I love this series. The hero is a retired librarian who moves back to his home town in Mississippi. He works part time at the college archives and volunteers at the public library. And he has a Maine Coon cat, Diesel. The cat doesn't help solve mysteries (well, maybe just a little), he's just a neat addition to the cast of characters.
There's an easy flow to these stories. No "on stage" violence, no gore, no crude language, no smut. Just a relaxing and enjoyable read. Highly recommended to anyone who likes cozy mysteries.