“Curiosity Thrilled the Cat: A Magical Cats Mystery“, by Sophie Kelly, is book one in one of my favorite cozy mystery series, Magical Cats Mysteries.
The book is centered around Kathleen Paulson, a librarian, who is called to a small town to restore a hundred year old library. Two unusual feral cats followed her home and showed their tricks they use to help Kathleen solve a murder.
The victim is found dead by Kathleen one morning. In looking into the murder, Kathleen finds out that Mr. Easton has a secret which she suspects is the reason for his death. Meanwhile, the cats surprise Kathleen by the “tricks” they can do to help her out. In the end, they use their tricks to save Kathleen when she reveals the killer to all.
This cozy mystery has everything; romance, intrigue, secrets and, most important of all, murder! I was entranced by Curiosity Thrilled the Cat: A Magical Cats Mysteryfrom the very first page, when we are introduced to Kathleen, Owen, Hercules and Freddy, the Funky Chicken. Kathleen comes off on paper as a “real” person. Ms. Kelly’s other characters were great as a support cast. All in all, I found this book a lighthearted story, during which, when I wasn’t trying to figure out what was coming next, I was laughing at the cat’s antics.
I give Curiosity Thrilled the Cat: A Magical Cats Mystery five out of five stars and strongly urge anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries and cats to read this series.
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Curiosity Thrilled the Cat: A Magical Cats Mystery
Other Magical Cats Mysteries:
Sleight of Paw: A Magical Cats Mystery
Copycat Killing: A Magical Cats Mystery
Cat Trick: A Magical Cats Mystery
A Midwinter’s Tail: A Magical Cats Mystery
Final Catcall: A Magical Cats Mystery
Faux Paw: A Magical Cats Mystery
Paws and Effect (Magical Cats)
Whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds by Angie Bailey, gets four paws and a tail up from Cat’s Pleasures. This book, published by Running Press, is the feline answer to the online classifieds, Craigslist. In it, you can find everything from the Wallinator, who rents himself out as part-time pet in exchange for ham, to an ad for an Advanced Yoga Class for cats. Some of the ads include used toilet paper rolls given away for free, and ads asking for help from cats who have certain hobbies, such as swatting puzzle pieces around the room. Peppered through “Whiskerslist”, are ads from Mittens McMullen, Attorney at Law. He advertises for all kinds of cases, such as disturbance of the peace and invasion of privacy. His slogan is “Extending My Claws…So You Don’t Have To”. Besides ads of all kinds, “Whiskerslist” offers forums where cats can voice their opinions on all subjects related to cats. Of course, the book would not be complete without personal ads, which include cats that are looking for special relationships.
Ms. Bailey is the award-winning writer of the “Catladyland” blog. This blog won the 2011 Pettie Award for the Funniest Pet Blog/Blogger. On Angie’s blog, among other deliriously funny things, you can find Cat Truths, which I am sure, are inspired by Phoebe, Cosmo and Saffy (her smart cats). This writer’s first-hand experience on cat behavior comes shining through in both, “Whiskerslist” and “Catladyland.
I found “Whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds” wildly funny from the first page to the last; and I would not hesitate to suggest this 205-page book of hilarious ads to anyone, especially cat lovers. Next time that you are on your computer, search for whiskerslist.com, if you dare. Don’t be surprised to see an ad with your cat’s picture on it looking for anything from a friend with which to lie in the sun, to a new human with which to replace you.
To get your own “Whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds”, just click on the link .
For more fun, visit Phoebe, Cosmo and Saffy on http://www.catladyland.net/