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Copycat Killing (Magical Cats Mystery Series #3)

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Everyone thinks their cats are special—but Owen and Hercules have powers that go far beyond an adorable look or an irresistible purr. Along with their owner, librarian Kathleen Paulson, they have an uncanny instinct for solving crimes...

It's been raining cats and dogs in Mayville Heights. The small town's been deluged, and now the local artists' co-op is on the verge of flooding. Kathleen has been up all night helping her friends move their ...

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Everyone thinks their cats are special—but Owen and Hercules have powers that go far beyond an adorable look or an irresistible purr. Along with their owner, librarian Kathleen Paulson, they have an uncanny instinct for solving crimes...

It's been raining cats and dogs in Mayville Heights. The small town's been deluged, and now the local artists' co-op is on the verge of flooding. Kathleen has been up all night helping her friends move their creations to the safety of the upstairs studio.

The artwork survives, but when controversial mask maker Jaeger Merrill is found drowned in the co-op basement, Kathleen questions whether the death was accidental. After she discovers the artist was using an assumed name, she realizes she can't actually assume anything about him. With the help of handsome detective Marcus Gordon—and her cats' extraordinary powers of detection—it's up to Kathleen to unmask a killer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451236623
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Magical Cats Mystery Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 103,927
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

    Love it!

    This is a "light-hearted" murder mystery series. With an independent sleuth as our heroine. Her two cats, while unique in their own right, are great sleuths as well. It seems they do aide their human in solving the crimes in this small town. I love the relationships that are developed between the different women in the town, of varying ages. And I love our heroine's resilience to over come her own heart ache. This will be the fourth in the series and I can't wait to read it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Fully enjoyable

    The whole series is delightful. My only criticism is that she has so many continuing characters, she really should have a list of characters at the front of the book as several authors do. Particularly since several women's names start with the letter R, it gets hard to keep track of them all, at least for a while. I am anxiously waiting for the next one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2013

    In Kelly¿s paranormal cozy mystery novel, the rain in Mayville H

    In Kelly’s paranormal cozy mystery novel, the rain in Mayville Heights has reached flooding proportions. The local artist’s co-op is close to flooding and Kathleen has been helping her friends move their artistic creations to the upper levels of the building. The artwork survives but a controversial mask-maker, Jaeger Merrill, doesn’t. He is found drowned in the basement of the co-op and questions linger as to if it was accidental or not. Teaming with detective Marcus Gordon and her extraordinary cats, Kathleen sets out to find the killer.

    I’ve quickly become a fan of this fun mystery series. This is just one more awesome installment to the A Magical Cats Mystery series and I’m looking forward to the sequel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    This is a great series, i am a cat lover myself and found these

    This is a great series, i am a cat lover myself and found these books to be quite entertaining!! Hercules and Owen stole my heart with the first book but as they progressed in the series, i fell more in love with them :) however this whole Kathleen and Marcus back and forth thing is getting old, i wish they would hurry up and get together already, hopefully there will be more in this series, i will be keeping my eye out for 2 mischevious furr balls :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

    Great Reading.

    Can't wait for the next book. Easy reading and enjoyable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Copycat Killing By Sofie Kelly Copyright May 2012 Publisher: Obs

    Copycat Killing
    By Sofie Kelly
    Copyright May 2012
    Publisher: Obsidian Mystery

    Everyone thinks their cats are special—but Owen and Hercules have powers that go far beyond an adorable look or an irresistible purr. Along with their owner, librarian Kathleen Paulson, they have an uncanny instinct for solving crimes...

    It's been raining cats and dogs in Mayville Heights. The small town's been deluged, and now the local artists' co-op is on the verge of flooding. Kathleen has been up all night helping her friends move their creations to the safety of the upstairs studio.

    The artwork survives, but when controversial mask maker Jaeger Merrill is found drowned in the co-op basement, Kathleen questions whether the death was accidental. After she discovers the artist was using an assumed name, she realizes she can't actually assume anything about him. With the help of handsome detective Marcus Gordon—and her cats' extraordinary powers of detection—it's up to Kathleen to unmask a killer.

    It’s been raining cats and dogs in Mayville Heights and the town just might float away if it doesn’t stop. Everyone is on edge, and if they have businesses on the main strip they are shoring up the place and pumping out water as fast as they can.
    Kathleen is home with her two cats Owen and Hercules. Owen is not very happy about the rain boots he is modeling (he hates to get his paws wet) and Hercules appears to be laughing at him (as much as a cat can laugh). After removing the offending boots from Owen, Kathleen locked up the house and went to meet Maggie at the Artist’s Co-op to help move things up to the second floor so they wouldn’t get water damaged. Kathleen and Maggie move all the perishables up to the second floor and run into one of the other co-op members, Jaeger Merrill, who just has to get his .02 cents in even when no one wants to hear it. He has this plan to hire a manager to run the co-op and to look for corporate sponsorship.
    The majority of the members aren’t interested he just keeps harping on it. It’s no wonder that a couple of hours later when Maggie is checking the water level in the basement she finds his dead body floating at the foot of the stairs. Who did it, and why are the main questions, and that is the crux of this story.
    We find out many secrets and hidden pasts, things best left alone, and now shining in the light of day.
    Copycat Killing is the third book in the Magical Cats Mystery series and by far the most complex one to date. I enjoyed it immensely and strongly suggest that you add it to your book ordering lists.
    FTC Full Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book from the author, who only asked for a fair and impartial review of it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2012

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    Welcome back to Mayville Heights! I hope you brought your umbrel

    Welcome back to Mayville Heights! I hope you brought your umbrella, boots and a rain slicker. It's been "raining cats and dogs" for days. There is flooding all over town. The local artists' co-op has a basement full of water and our favorite librarian Kathleen is helping her friends move their work to higher ground in case the water continues to rise.

    All the artwork is saved but one artist isn't as lucky. Mask maker Jaeger Merrill is found drowned in the basement. The death doesn't look accidental to Kathleen. Detective Marcus Gordon is on the case and Kathleen along with her fantastic felines just can't help themselves from assisting him in any way they can. Owen and Hercules use their magic to help "unmask" the killer.

    Dollycas's Thoughts

    These magical felines continue to steal the show! Hercules and Owen are truly special characters. Kathleen handles their powers much better than I would. All the characters are continuing to evolve. Heck the good detective may even get a library card in the next installment. Kathleen has definitely made herself at home in Mayville Heights. She has taken falling for a guy to a new level and finds something startling from Roma's past. And when Kathleen and Maggie get together there is never a dull moment. (Watch out for flying rodents!)

    I especially enjoyed this story because of the history featured that creates a mystery inside of a mystery. The town is getting ready to celebrate the library’s centennial with a very special showcase of the groups that have met at the library over the years. One group was doing more than most people knew and some journals from Rebecca's mother are discovered that hold several secrets.

    Well written, carefully plotted, a little romance and a bunch of humor. A purrfect cozy mystery!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Imagine a cat who seems to have magical powers. Now add another

    Imagine a cat who seems to have magical powers. Now add another cat who also has magical powers and you have a thoroughly enjoyable, giggle out loud story. This is the 3rd book in Sofie Kelly's Magical Cats Mystery and I, for 1 am really looking forward to more. Sofie writes about everyday, normal people, people who may also be a bit eccentric. For a fun, quick read pick up 1 or all 3 of the books in this series. 








    FTC Full Disclosure - A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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  • Posted July 31, 2014

    An enjoyable read

    Sophie Kelly writes fluently and remarkably well. This 3rd installment in her magical cats series involves a cleverly devised plot while allowing character relationships to progress. For me, the favorite aspect of these books is Kathleen's progressive trust in her cats Hercules and Owen. She finally simply accepts het "conversations" with them as part of her daily life. There is so much to like in these whimsical books that perhaps solving the murder, while the goal, is really an excuse to spend time with the characters who inhabit this world. As always, the mystery itself is carefully plotted out so guessing is okay, but you are probably wrong.

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  • Posted July 2, 2014

    Good Read

    I really like this series. Owen and Herc are amazing cats. Sofie Kelly is a good story teller

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    Umm

    Number 8 has a censored line over the headline of it why is my nook doin that? Reply to fLoWeR

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Daisy

    Cat

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Very good magical cats mystery

    Two murders for Kathleen and her cats. One murder occurred in 1963. Kathleen stumbles on the bones. Great character development. The story moves along.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    To firekit

    Ok feeds u my milk

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Forest

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Flowers

    The poppy from the previous result waves in the wind. Your gaze is drawn to the poppy, then to another...and another...you notice the grass is full of them. Strangely, you can feel Poppydawn's spirit here...but the feeling only lasts a moment, and then it is breezed away with the wind.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Leafstep URGENT

    Leafstep is locked out!!!! Move camp please!!! ~Leafstep

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 22, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    BriarFur

    {Can I RP CinderKit?}

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    Posted February 14, 2014

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    Pony res 5

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