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

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

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

Meet small town librarian Kathleen Paulson and her fantastical felines, Hercules and Owen, in the first novel in the New York Times bestselling Magical Cats Mystery series.

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 kitties.

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. Now, with a little legwork from her four-legged friends, Kathleen may be able to solve this purr-fect murder...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451232496
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Series: Magical Cats Mystery Series , #1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 69,965
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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 and, as Sofie Ryan, writes the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat mysteries.

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Curiosity Thrilled the Cat (Magical Cats Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 85 reviews.
WhimsicalCats More than 1 year ago
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!
GrandmaEM More than 1 year ago
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.
petecrn More than 1 year ago
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...
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Fricka More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love each and ever book. This one is one good story! When is the next one out? Hurry already!
avid-mystery-reader More than 1 year ago
Great fun with the cats and their antics.
Sioranth More than 1 year ago
Loved this new book from beginning to end.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Great book! Left me guessing until the end!
bwilhoite More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book but some parts just dragged on to much. There was also a lot of characters that made it a little hard to keep up. I loved the cats. Besides the parts I mentioned, I really liked. I will continue to book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it good or not ???
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This series is sheer delight! In addition to an interesting story line, I love hanging out with Owen & Hercules. Ms. Kelly makes me absolutely believe in their abilities. Hope this series goes on to Number 30, at least!
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cjmaine More than 1 year ago
Love this book and have enjoyed the whole series. It is well written and flows long into a good story.
Jazzikins53 More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First tme reading Sofie Kelly. Very ineresting and the cats are wonderul. Hurrah for Owen and Hercules!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice clean light mystery and romance. Easy read
Gray60 More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
Nice easy read with engaging characters. I have enjoyed all the books in this series.