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Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelly

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat

by Sofie Kelly

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Enjoyable, lightweight cozy. Likable characters, interesting cats, nice setups for future mysteries. What is the secret of Wisteria House? ( )
  bgknighton | Feb 28, 2013 |
In Kelly’s mystery novel, Kathleen Paulson has been transplanted from Boston to Mayville Heights, Minnesota and is now the head librarian of a small community library. Since her arrival, she has supervised the on-going renovations of the library, adopted two mysterious cats, and found herself a person of interest in a murder investigation.

The most stunning discovery revolves around the somewhat “magical” tendencies of her cats and their sleuthing to help her solve the murder of a visiting conductor.

An exciting new series that is inventive, “magical”, and introduces Kathleen Paulson as a likeable amateur sleuth. ( )
  debbieaheaton | Feb 1, 2013 |
Curiosity Thrilled the Cat was a fast, fun, and enjoyable read that was hard to put down. I have enjoyed cozies that featured cats since I first picked up Braun’s Cat Who books, and I am pleased to have found another series that I really enjoyed like I did that one. Kelly has created a great paranormal mystery with the two cats with magical abilities that surprise not just the main character but the reader as well. These abilities allow the cats, Owen and Hercules, to aid their owner in solving a murder mystery. Kathleen falls into this mystery by becoming a suspect thus forcing her to look for the real killer. The overall mystery was really good, and the character development for Kathleen was well done. I also enjoyed the secondary characters that Kelly introduced to add to the overall story. Overall this was a great read that I would definitely recommend. I am already looking forward to Kathleen and friends’ next adventure. ( )
  Sable677 | Aug 20, 2012 |
This is the first book in the Magical Cats Mystery and a pretty good start to a new series. Kathleen has a new job in a new town in Minnesota. She also is a suspect in the murder of a visiting conductor. She and her new friends work to figure out who did.

The characters are well developed and interesting for the most part. There's a love interest between Kathleen and a detective. The plot moves along with an ending I did not foresee. And the cats were nice -- not as included in the plot as say the Cats and Curios Mystery Series by Rebecca Hale, but then there's the magical part,...hmmm...not my favorite thing but it's a minor point. Overall, good, but not great. ( )
  LMHTWB | Jul 15, 2012 |
I really enjoyed this first novel in this series by Sofie Kelly. Kathleen Paulson moves to small town Minnesota to become the head librarian at the local Carnegie library, which is undergoing renovations. She adopts two very special cats, Owen and Hercules, from a nearby abandoned estate that houses many feral cats. Accidents during the renovations, a dead body connected to a local music festival and a lot of secondary characters with a name that begins with 'R' caused the book to wander a bit for me, but the mystery was good in the end and well played out. I will definitely read the next one in the series and hope a few of those kinks are smoothed out. ( )
  ethel55 | May 16, 2012 |
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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 more 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.

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Small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson had no idea two stray cats could nuzzle their way into her life. But when murder interrupts Maryville Heights' music festival, Kathleen finds herself the prime suspect. She's relying on Owen and Hercules to solve a purr-fect murder.… (more)

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