Small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson often seems to gets mixed up in murder, but luckily, her very special cats always find a way to help her close a case . . .
The charming Minnesota town of Mayville Heights is hosting a music festival, and the whole place is bustling with musicians and tourists. Kathleen is looking forward to taking in some fabulous performances–and her two cats, Owen and Hercules, are looking forward to taking in some fabulous sardine crackers. But then the trio stumbles across a dead body by the river.
The victim is a close friend–who also happens to be a look-alike of a popular cabaret singer set to perform at the festival. Who could have wanted to harm this innocent girl? Was it a case of mistaken identity?
As accusations abound and suspicions swirl, Kathleen, Hercules and Owen will put their abilities–both mundane and magical–to the test, and lay down the paw.
Sofie Kelly is a New York Times bestselling author and mixed-media artist who writes the Magical Cats Mysteries and, as Sofie Ryan, writes the Second Chance Cat Mysteries. Sofie lives on the east coast with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she practices Wu style tai chi and likes to prowl around thrift stores.
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Book Review by Bree Herron
I love mysteries that revolve around cats. I am that gal- the one that loves her kitties, stops to help one across the street, and swears they are all magical. Okay, that sounds weird but really cats, I can understand. So when I started reading this series, I just loved these boys. They were Kathleen’s buddies, and in my mind friends as well. In this mystery we have a music festival that certainly made me think of having music in the background. The murder may or may not be what you think, and you will be devouring the story line to the very end!
There is purple and the cats- I think this says it all. It poses with how the hardbacks look and I have always loved the bold single color behind the cats for this series.
This group (Kathleen, Owen, Hercules) are always on the move. I think these cats would keep anyone on their toes and I love where they were “popping” up in this book. I really loved the murder scene as well, and the way I questioned my thoughts on who did the murdering. It is always nice to feel like you might have it solved and then be surprised.
Overall, another hit from Sofie Kelly! I can’t get enough of this series and am always curling up with my kitties to read these books. The magic and the bonds the characters makes the story worth reading. The murder will have a reader guessing to solve to the very end. I encourage fans of Sofie Kelly and Miranda James to dive into this book!
I have now given it serious thought as to what my cats would do with magic- I think they would not only run for president but possibly become dictators that could speak to humans. Think Salem from the 1990’s Sabrina and add extra fluffy cuteness.
What magical powers would your pet have?
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