A Tale of Two Kitties (Signed Book) (Magical Cats Mystery Series #9)

A Tale of Two Kitties (Signed Book) (Magical Cats Mystery Series #9)

by Sofie Kelly

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A Tale of Two Kitties (Signed Book) (Magical Cats Mystery Series #9) by Sofie Kelly

In this charming mystery from the bestselling author of Paws and Effect, two magical cats have powers of detection that prove indispensable to librarian Kathleen Paulson…
 
With a well-placed paw on a keyboard or a pointed stare, Kathleen’s two cats, Hercules and Owen, have helped her to solve cases in the past—so she has learned to trust their instincts. But she will need to rely on them more than ever when a twenty-year-old scandal leads to murder…
 
The arrival of the Janes brothers has the little town of Mayville Heights buzzing. Everyone of a certain age remembers when Victor had an affair with Leo’s wife, who then died in a car accident.
 
Now it seems the brothers are trying to reconcile, until Kathleen finds Leo dead. The police set their sights on Leo’s son and Kathleen’s good friend Simon, who doesn’t have much of an alibi. To prove her friend innocent, Kathleen will have to dig deep into the town's history—and into her sardine cracker supply, because Owen and Hercules don't work for free...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451490339
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Series: Magical Cats Mystery Series , #9
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Sofie Kelly is a New York Times bestselling author and mixed-media artist who lives on the East Coast with her husband and daughter. She writes the New York Times bestselling Magical Cats Mysteries (Paws and Effect, Faux Paws, A Midwinter’s Tail) and, as Sofie Ryan, writes the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mysteries (Telling Tails, A Whisker of Trouble, Buy a Whisker).

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A Tale of Two Kitties (Signed Book) (Magical Cats Mystery Series #9) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is very well written. These are cozy mysteries and entertaining. Good, light reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot of twists and turns kept me guessing
berrypatch95 7 days ago
Very anticipated read. I love the writing style and familiar feelings the pages held. The author really brings out a good mystery with the use of her pet cats. When I read her last book I immediately wanted to read her next. You won’t be disappointed in the dynamic duo who help crack another case!
Geri-Thueme 7 days ago
Hercules and Owen are at it again helping Kathleen solve another murder mystery. Tale of Two Kitties is the ninth in the Sofie Kelly Magical Cats Mysteries series. This is a wonderful tale of the amateur sleuth/librarian, Kathleen Paulson, the law, Marcus, and the kitties, Hercules and Owen, that help them solve crimes. The residents of Mayville Heights find their long lost son, Victor, returning to town. Trouble follows as Kathleen finds him dead. The story keeps you guessing until the very end as Kathleen and Marcus have to dig through history in order to solve this crime. I really enjoyed reading this edition of the Magical Cats Mysteries and look forward to getting the next installment. I was offered a copy of this book for an honest review.
grandmareads102 20 days ago
Kathleen Paulsen is a librarian at a Carnegie library in Mayville Heights. She loves life here in this small friendly town. With her encyclopedic knowledge she's an asset to the town, but Kathleen has a secret. Her two kitties are magical. Hercules and Owen have gained the power of deduction. This is a very helpful when murder visits Mayville. Can they help find out who killed Leo Janes? Marcus, the sheriff, wants to keep Kathleen from putting herself in danger. He's such a caring man. I love the small town feel and the kind people who live there. Kathleen is an intelligent woman who has found a home here. She's in love with Marcus as he is with her. The characters are likeable. They are people I would like to have as friends. The story is well written and filled with unexpected surprises. I loved the kitties with their magical talents. The touch of romance adds to this cozy mystery. Sofie Kelly did an amazing job with this series. I can't wait for more of the Magical Cats. I received a copy of this book which I voluntarily read and reviewed. My comments are my honest opinion.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts These adorable kitties will steal your heart forever. This intuitive pair, Hercules and Owen, are each magical in their own way and totally devoted to their person, Kathleen. They try to go everywhere she goes and sometimes stow themselves away when she refuses to take them along. The usually go one at a time though, together, away from home, could be a bit of a handful. They understand her both in what she says and what she feels. They do an excellent job at judging other people’s character too. Kathleen has been able to keep their special capabilities to herself so far. They do look like two of my kitties but their magic exceeds anything I have witnessed here at home. I absolutely love them and they would be welcome at my house any time. The mystery this involves two brothers who have been estranged for years. They previously lived in Mayville Heights and had returned to try to get beyond their differences. Leo has also come to see his son Simon and his granddaughter. Victor is having health issues and fears his days are numbered. Before ant reconcilation can happen Kathleen finds Leo’s body and gets very upset when Marcus hones in on Simon as the prime suspect. Kathleen feels answers may be found by digging into the past to find what drove the brothers apart. She has heard rumors but with a little feline assistance she is determined to get Simon off the wanted list and the real culprit behind bars. Being back in Mayville Heights is like visiting old friends. I imagine I would spend a fair amount of time at the library and may even volunteer. Kathleen and her staff is so welcoming to everyone. Right now the staff is working with a box of old pictures and undelivered mail they have received. Their attention gets diverted when the Leo’s body is found. Mia, his granddaughter works at the library and she has just brought him in to meet her coworkers. I really enjoyed the premise of found items playing a critical part to solving the mystery. This story has a quick pace and the suspense ramps up nicely as the story continues. Kathleen starts to zero in and draw conclusions just in time to land herself in a bunch of trouble. The clues all came together for me at the same time as Kathleen. A fun well written mystery with characters that continue to evolve makes this one of my favorite series. Of course, the two furry felines are my stars in this story. Note – There is a bonus short story at the end of the book and that was a nice surprise. A Purr-fect Escape!!
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly is the ninth mystery in A Magical Cats Mystery series. Kathleen Paulson is a librarian in Mayville Heights, Minnesota and owns (well, as much as you can own a cat) two special cats named Owen and Hercules. When remodeling a local post office, undelivered mail and photos were discovered. The library has agreed to take possession of the photos. Kathleen wants to find a way to identify the people in the photos and get them in the hands of family. Twin brothers, Victor and Leo Janes have returned to town for Thanksgiving and the gossip mill is buzzing. People remember that Victor had an affair with Leo’s wife. Unfortunately, Meredith died in a car accident shortly afterward. This is a chance for a reconciliation between the two men. Mia Janes, a library student intern, is tickled to have her grandfather in town. Kathleen drives Mia to visit Leo one day after work and Kathleen notices the apartment door ajar. She goes inside to find Leo dead from obvious blunt force trauma. The police soon narrow their sights on Simon Janes, Leo’s son and Kathleen’s friend, when they discover he an argument with Leo and lacks an alibi. Kathleen with the aid of her two magical sidekicks, Owen and Hercules, delves into the case intent on tracking down Leo’s killer. Come visit Mayville Heights and help Kathleen solve her latest case in A Tale of Two Kitties. A Tale of Two Kitties has good writing, but the pace is a little slow. There are nice, relatable characters and a charming small-town setting. Kathleen is a great character who has a wonderful job—a librarian! I enjoy her interactions with her fur babies. A Tale of Two Kitties contains an extra amount of cozy. There is socializing, meals, work at the library, romance, the cat’s antics, the found photographs and mail, plus much more. I wish the author had not devoted so much time to the lost (and now found) photographs and mail. It seemed to dominate the story. The mystery was interesting and I liked how it was structured (containing several different components that all fit together). The author included some good clues which will aid readers in solving the crime (plus the suspect list is very small). My rating for A Tale of Two Kitties is 4 out of 5 stars. A Tale of Two Kitties is a cute story and I delighted in the paranormal element. The magical cats are adorable and entertaining (especially Owen with his funky chickens). If you have not read any of the previous A Magical Cat Mystery novels, you will be a little lost (since there are so many secondary characters) in the beginning and it might hinder readers in solving the crime. A Tale of Two Kitties is a charming cozy mystery that will delight readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightful! Engaging story with sympathetic characters and lovable magical cats, Owen and Hercules.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
Another magically fun visit with Hercules and Owen! In A TALE OF TWO KITTIES, author Sofie Kelly’s talent for writing, and amazing imagination shine their brightest. Book nine is every bit as wonderful as the eight that came before. I loved the interaction between protagonist, Kathleen and her furry housemates, Owen and Hercules. They’re the coolest cats in town, and some of the best crime solvers out there. Their antics and abilities always make for an entertaining read. Mystery and intrigue were in abundant supply in A TALE OF TWO KITTIES, and kept me guessing through every new chapter. From the fun first page through to the exciting reveal, this captivating kitty para-cozy held me in its spell.
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofia Kelly is the 9th book in her Magical Cats Mystery series. I have not read the previous books in this series, but it read very well as a standalone. With that being said, reading the early books would be fun and enjoyable. Our heroine in this series is Kathleen Paulson, the librarian of Mayville Heights, as well as her adorable two cats, Hercules and Owen. No..the cats do not talk (as in another series I read), but they do have some strange magical abilities like walking through a door, or just disappearing. What make Hercules and Owen fun, is the little simple hints they give Kathleen in helping her solve crimes, and the cute humor is enjoyable throughout the book. A Tale of Two Kitties is a murder mystery, as Kathleen is the one who finds her friend, Simon’s father dead and the mystery begins. A 20 year old scandal will be the catalyst that sets the stage of this mystery. Victor Janes has just returned to visit his brother Leo, to make amends after he had run away with Leo’s wife twenty years hence. When Leo is found dead, there are a number of suspects, including Victor, Simon and a few other suspects. Kathleen gets involved in trying to solve the murder, and find a way to prove that Simon is innocent. She will talk to the local people in trying to find clues, and as we get closer to the end, the danger and excitement escalates. Though this is murder, the entire story flowed so well, and except for a short period, it was a calm fun read, with no tension. As we held our breaths at the end, I loved how Kathleen got out of her predicament. The characters that are part of this series were great, and I also enjoyed the sweet romance between Kathleen and her detective boyfriend, Marcus. A Tale of Two Kitties was a lighthearted mystery that was a fun and fast read. Hercules and Owen were delightful, as they always managed to get Kathleen’s attention ‘pawing’ out the clues. If you want a fast cute fun mystery , I wholly suggest you read this series.
TheCozyReview More than 1 year ago
A Tale of Two Kitties: Magical Cats Series Author: Sofie Kelly Publisher: Berkley Kathleen Paulson’s two cats, Hercules and Owen, are very unusual and indispensable at times. They help her solve murder cases in their own unique way. So it is no surprise that she needs their help whether she asked for it or not to solve the latest murder. Mayville Heights is filled with gossip and curious stares 3when the Janes brothers, Leo and Victor, are both back home after a long time away. Gossip rolls through the small town and Victor Janes is smack in the middle of it, again. Having stolen his brother's wife and destroyed his family, Victor has come home to make amends, or has he? Are the brothers really trying to reconcile or is there something more sinister at the heart of the unexpected homecoming? When Kathleen finds Leo dead, she wonders who other than Victor would want Leo dead. Perhaps he wasn’t the great guy everyone thought he was. Her police boyfriend believes Leo’s son is to blame and sets out to prove it. Kathleen isn’t so sure he is guilty, so she aims to prove he isn't, one way or another. -- The most memorable characters really are the cats, Owen and Hercules. They are highly intelligent and magical cats that can walk through walls, or disappear in the blink of an eye. Kathleen as well as her Detective boyfriend, Marcus is very well written and fun to learn about. The story of Victor and Leo is compelling with just enough of reality that makes you care about them and how their lives have gone. Mia, Simon’s daughter, and Leo’s granddaughter is a well-rounded character that develops into a lovely young woman whose heart is broken by the unexpected and violent death of her beloved grandfather. She puts a brave face on but is still young enough to break down every once in awhile. Mia tugs at the heartstrings of the reader. Her loss and pain are real, and Ms. Kelly has created a character that the reader will want a happy ending for her. The story is well written and flows naturally. There enough hints to the killer's identity that a reader can figure out the who did it, but not too soon in the story. Readers will continue to turn pages and become immersed in the story. It is fast-paced without sacrificing details and entertaining. This book can stand on its own as a solo cozy but fits in well with the entire series. This book will appeal to anyone who enjoys a light-hearted mystery with no sex or actual violence and cats that are very unusual. It is highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dull. Author names too many characters with the letter Monday (at least 5 characters) the letter R.