Curiosity Thrilled the Cat (Magical Cats, #1)

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat (Magical Cats, #1) When Librarian Kathleen Paulson Moved To Mayville Heights, Minnesota, She Had No Idea That Two Strays Would Nuzzle Their Way Into Her Life Owen Is A Tabby With A Catnip Addiction And Hercules Is A Stocky Tuxedo Cat Who Shares Kathleen S Fondness For Barry Manilow But Beyond All The Fur And Purrs, There S Something To These Felines When Murder Interrupts Mayville S Music Festival, Kathleen Finds Herself The Prime Suspect More Stunning Is Her Realization That Owen And Hercules Are Magical And She S Relying On Their Skills To Solve A Purr Fect Murder Two cats in a small town 400 miles north of everywhere with a literary protagonist, no it s not the newspaper reporter Qwill from the Cat Who series, this is Kathleen the head librarian and her two magical cats The two series are really very much alike, with this series being given an edge for a decent mystery, The Cat Who series being better for the number of likable and quirky characters But a cat fancier who enjoys a cozy mystery should enjoy this novel.1st read 2012, re read 11 2016 Curiosity Thrilled the Cat A Magical Cats Mystery by Sofie Kelly is a 2011 NAL publication Cats, libraries and books are a winning trifecta, and they tend to complement each other, especially well when these three elements apply to mystery novels So, it s no surprise that there is no shortage of mystery series, especially in the cozy genre, featuring cats, books, and libraries, in one combination or another I wasn t sure about this series when it was recommended to me, because, although I love it when pets and animals have a role in a story, I m not especially fond of the magical or paranormal elements, since, well, it s just too silly for me But, in this case, I found the entire story very charming The mystery is solid, well plotted, with quick pacing, strong dialogue, with a little humor sprinkled in along the way Hercules and Owen, Kathleen Paulson s adopted cats, are special , and they do help Kathleen find clues, in small ways, but I found myself caught up in the spirt of the book, and enjoyed the pure whimsy of it In fact, the cats are what made the book so utterly charming Kathleen is a likeable character who is licking her wounds after a bad break up, and adjusting to small town life, as well as her decision to try a super short hairdo, which is driving her nuts I can relate Her new job as the town s librarian is fraught with a plethora of issues due to a major renovation, which is not going so well But, when Kathleen finds the body of a famous, and difficult, musical conductor, things get a whole lot worse when she discovers she is suspect number one Things get dicey from there as she copes with Marcus, the detective working the case, and a string of accidents , as well as feeling as though someone doesn t want the library renovated, for some reason This first book in a series, sets the stage for future installments, giving it a nice foundation to build on So, overall, this one turned out to be an unexpected pleasure, so I ll be adding yet another series to my enormous TBR pile 3.5 stars This was a fun, cozy, murder mystery that had a good story I thought it might be silly because of the special kitty s but it had just enough magic to keep it funny but not over the top ridiculous Two cats adopt and make themselves comfortable in the home of a young woman who is new to a small town, where she has been hired to be the new librarian She s not sure why or where they came from but they are sweet, ornery, and funny She likes having them around to keep her company and they seem to love her While her library is undergoing a renovation, she arrives one morning to find a semi famous conductor, who is not liked by many, dead on the floor with no visible cause of death When the elusive, local detective starts his investigation, this small town s unexpected secrets start to surface and the long time citizens start to suspect eachother Charming, likable characters kept the story interesting and Cassandra Cambell s narration was perfect for this lively, light cozy This was a great Daily Deal and hope there is to come. ..Curiosity Thrilled the Cat is the introductory installment for the A Magical Cats Mystery Series by Sofie Kelly Meet small town librarian Kathleen Paulson and her fantastical felines, Hercules and Owen, in the first novel in the New York Times bestselling Magical Cats Mystery series Although it contains aspects of a paranormal phenomenon which normally piques my interest, some parts of it were boring, and other parts were just okay The abilities the casts possessed was only introduced subtly I never could identify with the humor the author obviously tried to include either Inside you will find New librarian in town in charge of renovating the library Lots of accidents on the job Magical cats or wild imagination Murdered stranger or was he Attentive and cute police detective Genuine clues and red herrings Signature object left behindThere were a few twists and turns that baffle the reader into a stunned confusion When librarian Kathleen Paulson moved to Mayville Heights, Minnesota, she had no idea that two strays would nuzzle their way into her life Owen is a tabby with a catnip addiction and Hercules is a stocky tuxedo cat who shares Kathleen s fondness for Barry Manilow But beyond all the fur and purrs, there s something to these kitties It appears the heroine had as much to learn about her new town and two new cats she adopted, as the new reader to the series does With such a promising plotline, Maybe it was because there was so much focus on the mundane and less focus on the mystery and the paranormal aspects that allure so many I wish I had been mesmerized Alas, I was not When murder interrupts Mayville s Wild Rose Summer Music Festival, Kathleen finds herself the prime suspect More stunning is her realization that Owen and Hercules are truly special perhaps even magical Now, with a little legwork from her four legged friends, Kathleen may be able to solve this purr fect murder This is a clean and wholesome book, is able to stand on its own, and delivers a distinct H.E.A I would recommend it to those that enjoy the cozy mystery genre

Sofie Kelly is the pseudonym of young adult writer and mixed media artist,

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  • Curiosity Thrilled the Cat (Magical Cats, #1)
  • Sofie Kelly
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  • 28 October 2019

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