Curiosity Thrilled the Cat (Magical Cats Mystery Series #1)

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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 ...

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451232496
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: Magical Cats Mystery Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 120,963
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Posted March 8, 2011

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    Truly Magical First in Series

    This cozy had everything I enjoy in a mystery: Cats, Librarians, small town life and lifetime friendships. Read the other reviews for the synopsis, I'll tell you about the best reasons to add this book to your collection. The characters are captivating, funny, serious, loyal. There are passages that are laugh out loud funny. Small town life is perfectly captured (I'd love to live there). Even though the cats supposedly have magical qualities, they display very realistic cat behavior that delights every cat lover. A fun, fast read that leaves you wanting the second book soon!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2010

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    a whimsical charming cat caper

    Her boyfriend leaves Boston for two weeks without her only to return married. He informs her she is not spontaneous enough for him. Angry and hurt, Kathleen Paulson leaves her home and job to move to Mayville Heights, Minnesota where she is hired to oversee the renovation of the library. The townsfolk welcome her and Kathleen makes plenty of new friends; especially two stray cats, catnip addict Owen and Barry Manilow fan Hercules. Her only problem is that contractor Will Redfern has the knack of vanishing when needed.

    Kathleen goes to the Stratton Theatre where she finds the body of guest conductor Gregor Easton on the piano seat. He died from a blow to the head. The lead detective makes Kathleen feel she is a suspect in the homicide case. So she decides not to wait for this idiot to continue to target her; she investigates the murder. She has unusual helpers including her new feline friends who appear and disappear as if they walk through walls and any solid surface. Her allies give her clues, but they remain enigmatic as she struggles to figure out who killed Easton before the cop busts her.

    Curiosity Thrilled the Cat is a whimsical charming cat caper starring a determined intrepid amateur sleuth and two magical cats who affirm WC Fields' comment on never performing with animals as they steal the show; except in this case Kathleen needs their help. Readers will appreciate this fun murder mystery as the librarian and her magical meows seek who killed the quiet artist before that insistent cop arrests Kathleen.

    Harriet Klausner

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    LOVED IT!

    I was enthralled...I thought I knew who the murderer was about 3 chapters in, and then I changed my mind three times before the end. I love to read books that make the story come alive in my mind and this author has that talent.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

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    Great

    I started this book after seeing that another title I wanted had not been released yet. What a find! I really like this author. Love the story line of the cats and their magical abilities. Some may be put off but do not judge in advance. Pleasant reading and you will get the next "Slight of Paw". OK that review is done now where did my cat go? Is that him meowing in the closet? But how did he...

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    A Fine New Mystery Series!

    This book was a delight to read, from beginning to end. Sofie Kelly has come up with a winning formula, in this first book in what promises to be a great cozy mystery series. Her protagonist, Kathleen Paulson, has rescued a couple of unusual cats from a nearby feral colony. However, it quickly becomes clear to Kathleen that her cats seem to have some unusual powers--or is she imagining things? Cats can't go through solid doors or vanish from sight magically--or can they? Owen and Hercules, the cats in question, provide a lot of humor in the plot line. The scene where the fussy library patron and guest artist at the Stratton Theatre, Gregor Easton, is giving Kathleen a hard time, and suddenly Kathleen's cat Owen appears on Gregor's head, is hilarious, although it causes Kathleen chagrin. Later, she discovers Gregor's dead body and is considered a suspect in the suspicious death. To clear her name, Kathleen must find out who had the strongest motive to kill Easton. There are engaging characters who befriend Kathleen and a possible romance with the detective Marcus Gordon, on top of the antics of Owen and Hercules, that make this a most enjoyable read. Yoga practitioners will enjoy the chapter headings, as they are all named after yoga moves, such as "Slant Flying," "Carry Tiger to Mountain," and "Repulse Monkey". Cat lovers will also appreciate the depth of information Kelly presents about feral cats, as she cleverly works the colony of feral cats into the plot line. Highly recommended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2011

    Delightfully Entertaining

    I really enjoyed this book. A very fun, whimsical read. Can't wait for the next one. The characters of the cats were lots of fun.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Addicted to this new series...

    I have been searching for a series that could captivate me the way The Cat Who mysteries had and this is it!!! The cats are wonderfully quirky and mischievous as great cats are and the heroine Kath is someone i feel like i have known my whole life she is so likeable and funny! The characters come to life as does the beauty of Mayville as magically as the cats ability to solve crimes! I couldnt put the book down and at the end i couldnt wait to start the next one!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Love it

    I love each and ever book. This one is one good story! When is the next one out? Hurry already!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    Ummm

    I like magic i have not read the book

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2011

    A fun read for pet fans

    Great fun with the cats and their antics.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Loved this new book from beginning to end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2014

    Good series

    Love this book and have enjoyed the whole series. It is well written and flows long into a good story.

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  • Posted June 28, 2014

    30.pages or so into ito and I am well and truly hooked! So far i

    30.pages or so into ito and I am well and truly hooked! So far it's the same kind of glee-filled response I had at abouth the same stage in the first Corinna Chapman mystery by the awesome author Kerry Greenwod. Yep! Five stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Yes! recommend

    First tme reading Sofie Kelly. Very ineresting and the cats are wonderul. Hurrah for Owen and Hercules!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Interesting cats

    Nice clean light mystery and romance. Easy read

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

    must love cats

    I enjoyed the book. Light reading, entertaining, nice balance of humor & mystery. The cats are a riot. Just read #2 Sleight of Paw & enjoyed it as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Very fun read

    Nice easy read with engaging characters. I have enjoyed all the books in this series.

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  • Posted February 19, 2013

    I hesitated quite a bit before giving in and buying the first bo

    I hesitated quite a bit before giving in and buying the first book in the series. After finishing this one, I couldn't buy the other three fast enough. Kathleen is a librarian with two cats who adopted her soon after she arrived in Mayville Heights, Minnesota. The dialog she has with Hercules and Owen is brilliant. Without compromising the fact that they are cats, every nuance of Ms. Kelly's descriptions of their antics is believable and charming. The fact that they each have a magical ability and an uncanny aptitude for figuring out what clues Kathleen needs to solve murders just adds to the enchantment of this series. Add a budding romance and good friends and you have a winning combination. Can't wait for book five.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    In Kelly┬┐s mystery novel, Kathleen Paulson has been transplanted

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    great book-check it out!!!

    This book is good for cozy mystery readers. Can't wait to see and read the nextone i this series.

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