About the Book
Genre: Cozy Mystery, #7 in A Magical Cats Mystery Series
Release Date: October 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads...
Magical cats Owen and Hercules from A Midwinter’s Tail are back and ready to help librarian Kathleen Paulson pounce on a killer art thief…
Normally, the arrival of an art exhibition at the Mayville Heights library would be cause for celebration. But thanks to the overbearing curator and high-tech security system that comes with it, Kathleen’s life has been completely disrupted. Even Owen and Hercules have been affected, since their favorite human doesn’t seem to have a spare moment to make their favorite fish crackers or listen to Barry Manilow.
But when Kathleen stops by the library late one night and finds the curator sprawled on the floor—and the exhibition’s most valuable sketch missing—it’s suddenly time to canvass a crime scene. Now Kathleen, her detective boyfriend Marcus, and her clever cats have to sniff out a murderous thief, before anyone else has a brush with death…
I was ecstatic to see a new entry in the “A Magical Cats Mystery” series. This is another one of my favorites by another one of my favorite cozy authors, Sofie Kelly.
Kathleen Paulson is back with her kitty cats, Owen and Hercules. Each one has their own special talent. One disappears and the other walks through walls. Kathleen has full fledged conversations with them, but they don’t speak so it’s a bit one sided. However, they do appear to understand what she’s saying. That happens to me with my two kitties all the time. LOL
Anyway, Owen and Hercules are just as much a part of solving the mystery as Kathleen. It’s a fast moving storyline which keeps readers guessing along with our amateur sleuth.
Besides the mystery storyline, we also have Kathleen and her boyfriend Marcus’ relationship growing. He seems to accept her interference in his cases a bit more than the first book :) Another secondary storyline is about one of Kathleen’s friends and her romance with a much younger hockey player. I found both romances to be as interesting as the mystery. I feel like I get to know the characters better with each story.
The mystery itself is a standalone and solved in this book, but I recommend reading this series from the first book so you can see how the characters grow and develop with time.
This is coziness at its finest. I adore those magical cats! I do hope to see this series continue. I can’t wait to catch up with these characters again. Now, hopefully, I won’t have to wait a whole year to visit Owen and Hercules.
For reading challenges:
What An Animal Reading Challenge 2015
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.
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