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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelly

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat
Sofie Kelly

Publisher: An Obsidian Mystery (Penguin Group)
format: mass market paperback
Release Date: Feb 2011
pages: 324
Series: A Magical Cats Mystery, book 1

from my personal shelves

from the back cover:
Small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson feels good about letting two adorable cats help themselves to her home. But as she's about to find out, it's their help she needs....

When Kathleen Paulson leaves her life in Boston and moves to Mayville Heights, Minnesota, she has no idea that two strays will 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 seems to be something more to these felines.

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. Suddenly she's relying on their skills to solve this crime and save her reputation. With a little legwork from her four-legged friends, Kathleen may be able to solve this purr-fect murder....

My thoughts
Cozy mystery? check. Cats? check. 25% off? check. Not sure if I would have purchased the book if it wasn't on sale. I would have added it to my wish list and may have forgotten about it. I'm very glad it ended up in my shopping cart.

The back copy just doesn't do the story justice. There is the library renovation going on and a contractor that never answers his phone or seems to be around when the accidents start happening. The music conductor that gives "snob" a new definition. Wisteria Hill, abandoned home and now home to a feral cat colony. Rebecca, a midsixties retired hairdresser and Owen's "supplier". And that's just a start!

There are a few loose ends and while it wasn't a can't-put-it-down type of book, every time I did, it wasn't long before I was picking it up again. I fell in love with Mayville Heights and the quirky characters. The cover said "First in a Brand-New Series!" and I'm looking forward to more.

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1 comment:

Uniflame said...

This sounds interesting! Thanks for the review :)


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