About the Book
Genre: Cozy Mystery, #6 in A Magical Cats Mystery Series
Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
Release Date: October 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads...
Kathleen Paulson is snowed under running her library and caring for her extraordinary felines, Owen and Hercules. But when a fund-raiser turns deadly, she’ll have to add sleuthing to her already full schedule....
Winter in Mayville Heights is busy and not just because of the holidays. Kathleen is hard at work organizing a benefit to raise money for the library’s popular Reading Buddies program. She has her hands full hosting the event. And when a guest at the gala drops dead, her magical cats, Owen and Hercules, will have their paws full helping her solve a murder.
The victim is the ex of town rascal Burtis Chapman, but she hasn’t lived in the area in years. And though everybody is denying knowledge of why she was back in town, as Kathleen and her detective boyfriend, Marcus, begin nosing around, they discover more people are connected to the deceased than claimed to be. Now Marcus, Kathleen, and her uncanny cats have to unravel this midwinter tale before the case gets cold.
My friends in Mayville Heights are back with another book in the “A Magical Cats Mystery” series. To say this is one of my favorite cozy series would be an understatement. I think this is one series that gets better with age. I was addicted to it from the start and just became more engrossed as the books continue.
It’s winter time in the small town and Kathleen Paulson is planning a huge fundraiser to raise money for the library’s Reading Buddies program. Things are going quite smoothly until the ex-wife of Burtis Chapman unexpectedly shows up after a long absence. Just as she mysteriously shows up, she mysteriously dies. Kathleen’s boyfriend, who happens to be the detective in charge, is quite suspicious and so is Kathleen. The investigation begins and they discover Chapman’s ex wasn’t a very popular or well liked woman.
With the help of her delightful magical cats Hercules and Owen, Kathleen has her work cut out for her as she tries to find a killer.
Not only do I adore the human characters, but Hercules and Owen stole my heart a long time ago. Magical or not, they still have very kitty-like attributes. This is an enchanting story and perfect for this time of year. Sofie Kelly is a brilliant storyteller and definitely on my “auto buy” list. I love each and every one of her books and this is no different. They always make me feel so good. There better be another book coming out soon, that’s all I can say!
FTC Disclosure: The publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
Author Guest Post
Maybe it’s because we spend a lot of time alone thinking about—and sometimes even talking to—people that don’t exist anywhere except in our heads, but writers have a few quirks the average person doesn’t have. So, you might be a writer if:
1. Somewhere on your desk you have a napkin with something scribbled on it that you can no longer read; a yellow crayon because your highlighter ran out of ink last Tuesday; a sticky note with the number of the inkjet cartridges your printer uses; and a cable that belongs to your printer, or your camera, or the computer you used in 2003.
2. You know 142 ways to kill someone without leaving a mark.
3. When someone tells you that they're writing a book, you ask what it's about and then critique the idea in your head.
4. You have very strong opinions about the use of the serial comma.
5. You have a special pen that you use only to secretly practice signing your name.
6. When you fall down the basement stairs and have to be taken to the hospital in the ambulance, you ask the paramedics for a pen so you can take notes on the experience.
7. You have rearranged a bookstore display of your books or those of your friends to make them more “visually appealing”.
8. You have been asked to leave a bookstore because the manager did not agree with your idea of “visually appealing.”
9. You have told an ATF agent that his job is sexy.
10. You have an outline for a story involving a lonely billionaire and an innocent young barista who needs money for her grandmother’s medical bills.
What would you add to the list?
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