Those Magical Cats, Owen and Hercules, return along with their human, librarian Kathleen Paulson, in their sixth adventure. This time it’s a fundraiser that Kathleen is in charge of, to benefit the library’s Reading Buddies program. Things are going smoothly – especially since she and detective Marcus are now a couple until the ex-wife of one of Mayville’s prominent citizens drops dead after eating a chocolate at the gala. Of course, the ex is the number one suspect, and since Burtis is a friend of Kathleen’s, she and her kitties immediately start nosing out the killer.
The story is filled with delightfully quirky characters that remain endearing, and the mystery isl an entertaining read. Kelly’s writing style is clean and does not disappoint! Cat lovers will eat this series up!
Four Paws – ROCCO LOTEMPIO
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.