Mayville Heights is having major rain storms causing a huge flood in the small town’s local artists’ co-op. Librarian Kathleen Paulson is desperately trying to help her friends save their art work from being destroyed by all the water. She’s more than a little stunned when she discovers the body of one of the artists floating in the basement. The questions begin starting with why was he down there in the first place.
Kathleen stumbles upon a few clues that make her think the artist’s death is more than an accidental drowning. She’s devastated when the clues lead to her best friend, but she knows Maggie is innocent of any wrongdoing. Kathleen is determined to clear her friend’s name, as well as discover what really happened to Jaeger Merrill.
Kathleen gets quite a bit of help in her search for the truth starting with her two magical cats, Owen and Hercules. Their mystical powers come in handy in cracking this case, along with the help of the handsome detective, Marcus Gordon.
I absolutely love this series! It’s the third book and I’ve loved each book a little more than the previous one. I’ve come to love and care about all these characters. Kathleen is a strong character and her two best friends, Maggie and Roma, are equally as strong. Not to mention those two cutie pie cats – one disappears whenever he wants and the other walks through walls. The best part is when Kathleen has conversations with her cats. Mine aren’t magical, but I have conversations, too, and I’m sure they understand every word I say
This is a fast–paced book with a cozy setting, loveable characters and more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. An excellent cozy!
Yep, it gets 5 kitties from me and my Socrates’ Great Book Alert…
FTC Disclosure: The author and publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
For reading challenges:
2012 Cozy Mystery Reading Challenge
Merely Mystery Reading Challenge
Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge
What an Animal Reading Challenge
And now a guest blog post from the author, followed by an opportunity to win a copy of this book for yourself!
On May 1st the third book in the Magical Cats mysteries, Copycat Killing, will be released. Librarian, Kathleen Paulson, lives in Mayville Heights, Minnesota with Owen, a tabby with a love for catnip chickens and sardines, and Hercules, a tuxedo cat who adores Barry Manilow music and hates getting his feet wet. The boys aren’t exactly typical cats. Owen has the ability to disappear at will, while Hercules can walk through walls. They use their unique skills to help Kathleen—and Detective Marcus Gordon—solve crime in Mayville Heights.
So are you more like thoughtful Hercules or charming Owen? Take the Magical Cats quiz and find out.
1. Your mother brings your dinner. You:
a. Sniff each item on your plate and then move it to your place mat because who knows how clean those dishes really are.
b. Eat it. It is suppertime after all.
c. Yell, “Nummy, nummy, nummy! I love you!” Then eat directly from the plate without using a fork.
2. You discover a pan of brownies on the kitchen table. You:
a. Eat the entire pan before someone else comes in and you have to share.
b. Eat half the pan and hide the rest.
c. Yell, “Nummy, nummy, nummy! I love you!” Then sit on the counter and eat directly from the pan.
3. You read in the TV Guide that there’s a Barry Manilow concert on PBS this weekend. You:
a. Bury the remote in the back yard and disconnect the cable where it comes in to the house just in case.
b. Stock up on snacks, look for your platform shoes and hot pants in the attic, and walk around humming Mandy for the rest of the week.
c. Yell, “Nummy, Nummy, Nummy! I love you!” And then run around and around in circles.
4. Your partner wants you to help with chores. You:
b. Hide in the closet.
c. Yell, “Nummy, nummy, nummy! I love you!” Then lick his face.
5. You’re going out for the evening. To get ready you:
a. Do nothing. You’re naturally adorable
b. Wash your face and hands.
c. Yell, “Nummy, nummy, nummy! I love you!” Then get a drink from the toilet.
6. When you meet new people you:
a. Bask in the attention. Everyone loves you.
b. Stand back and watch them suspiciously.
c. Yell, “Nummy, nummy, nummy! I love you!” Then pee on their feet in your excitement.
Congratulations! You are Owen. You are charming, confident and cuddly. You think everyone adores you—and they do.
Bravo! You are Hercules. You are thoughtful, dependable and kind. You make a great friend.
You’re a dog. What the heck are you doing here?
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