A Tale of Two Kitties

A Tale of Two Kitties 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 ke

  • Title: A Tale of Two Kitties
  • Author: Sofie Kelly
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 needIn 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 even 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 suspect Leo s son, Kathleen s good friend Simon, who had a furious argument with his father and now has an alibi no one can verify 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

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    • LORI CASWELL says:

      Dollycas’s ThoughtsThese 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 p [...]

    • Yvonne says:

      Kathleen Paulson’s friend, Simon Janes, is in the midst of an old family scandal when both his father and uncle show up in Mayville Heights. Unfortunately, Kathleen finds Simon’s father, Leo, dead and she’s right in the middle of it all. She knows Simon would never hurt his father, but the police don’t agree. Not even her detective boyfriend agrees with her. Kathleen vows to prove Simon’s innocence but it’s not easy.Kathleen uncovers some deeply hidden Mayville Heights secrets. With [...]

    • Juli says:

      The Magical Cats books are easily in my top three favorite cozy mystery series. I enjoy the characters, the antics of the cats, and the interesting problems that pop up in Mayville Heights, MN. Head Librarian Kathleen Paulson came to town to help with renovations to the city library, and 9 books later she is a vital part of the small community. Her cats, Owen and Hercules, are amazing. Not only do they seem to understand what people say to them, but they have strange powers. Owen can become invi [...]

    • Lisa Ks Book Review says:

      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 [...]

    • Kevin says:

      This series and this book in particular is a lot of fun, it was just released this week and I haven't heard of another book coming but I sure hope that the series hasn't ended, I love the characters and I'd like to see more books in the future. The book has a bonus short story so that alone is good news!

    • Terry ~ Huntress of Erudition says:

      This is a pleasant contrast to fast paced murder mysteries - the narrative seems to be very close to the Mitford series by Jan Karon. I love the "Mrrr" sound her cats make, just like mine. It is a cosy mystery to read with tea and cookies before bedtime.

    • Karen says:

      Such a charming series! Sofie Kelly has a lovely cozy mystery series with two magical cats that add a hint of magic in each case. Librarian Kathleen has her finger on the pulse of the community and library but even she gets caught up in very old family drama and town history, before she knows it she is knee deep in not just the troubles in the past but in a very troubling discovery. With lots of heart and a great capacity for curiosity, the mystery starts to unfold. I enjoyed this story and Kath [...]

    • Katie says:

      There were more strangers than usual, so that was good. It was a bigger pool of suspects and victims!I know that some of this just comes with the territory in the cozy mystery genre but I wish there was a litttttle more forward motion in the overall plot and characters. Specifically, (view spoiler)[I REALLY thought Kathleen was going to tell Marcus about the cats' special abilities. (hide spoiler)]The short story at the end was cute. I give it four stars.

    • Kelly says:

      **I voluntarily read this ARC**I absolutely love the small town Minnesota setting. I also love how Owen and Hercules have actual distinct personalities. The mystery was great but slightly predictable. The way the past and present were woven together to tell the story was wonderful and made it feel more realistic.

    • Jenndian says:

      So happy I won this ARC through Penguin's First to Read! I've been looking forward to reading this since the last book! Kelly did not disappoint. It's always great to catch up with Kathleen and her magical cats Owen and Hercules. A great mystery tied to Mail that has been lost for 20 years. Kelly creates a cast of well-thought out, believable characters and a good mystery full of twists and turns that keep the reader invested in finding out whodunit!

    • Lisa Morin says:

      A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly is an excellent book. You will find yourself on a wild adventure with Owen & Hercules running the show.Mayville Heights is the setting for their current adventure and when they are digging into a twenty-year-old scandal, Kathleen needs their help more than ever.The scandal includes Kathleen's good friend Simon, and when the police look at him as a suspect in a gruesome murder, Kathleen and her dynamic duo set off to find answers.This series just gets bett [...]

    • Mary Brown says:

      Synopsis: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 brother [...]

    • Carole Jarvis says:

      Reviewed at The Power of Words: bit/2xS7bT2A Tale of Two Kitties enchanting, impressive, entertaining, humorous, enjoyable in every way. I am so thankful for the opportunity to review this book because I’ve discovered a new favorite author in the process. Sofie Kelly is an excellent storyteller and has crafted a charming cozy mystery series. Cat lovers like me will absolutely fall in love with Owen and Hercules – and that the protagonist is a librarian is an added bonus for avid readers.A Ta [...]

    • Randee says:

      A Magical Cats Mystery is the very first cat cozy series I ever read, starting with the first one in the series "Curiosity Thrilled the Cat." I began it rather reluctantly because even though I like mysteries and I like mystery series (Nero Wolfe/Archie Goodwin being my all time favorite by Rex Stout), I thought a cat cozy with 'magical' cats would be cheesy, dumb, poorly written and perhaps even written with a target audience of below average IQ's. Wowwas I wrong. I am glad I have an open mind [...]

    • Lesa says:

      Everyone who knows me knows I love cats. And, I frequently read mysteries involving cats. But, I'm not a pushover for every book about cats, especially magical cats. I've always been a little skeptical about Sofie Kelly's Magical Cats Mysteries. Yes, I can suspend disbelief. But, magical cats solving a mystery? I have to admit Kelly's A Tale of Two Kitties is an excellent mystery with likeable characters. I'm now fully on board with this series.Minnesota librarian Kathleen Paulson doesn't know t [...]

    • Elaine says:

      Title: A Tale of Two KittiesAuthor: Sofie KellySeries: Magical Cats, #9Pages: 336Publisher: BerkeleyDate: September 5, 2017Summary: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. [...]

    • The Cozy Review says:

      A Tale of Two Kitties: Magical Cats SeriesAuthor: Sofie KellyPublisher: BerkleyKathleen 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 throug [...]

    • OpenBookSociety.com says:

      openbooksociety/article/a-A Tale of Two KittiesA Magical Cats Mystery, Book #9By Sofie KellyAuthor Website: sofiekellyBrought to you by OBS Reviewer JeanieSynopsis: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 t [...]

    • Kristina says:

      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, [...]

    • Jeanie says:

      This was a fun read; I loved it! Kathleen is back with Owen, Hercules, and Fred the Funky Chicken, better than ever!The grandfather of Mia, an intern at the library, has been murdered and her father Simon is the main suspect. It takes all of Kathleen's and boyfriend Marcus' investigating skills (separate, of course, since Detective Marcus can't share what he knows). Herc, Owen, and Kathleen's conversations with friends deliver the clues, but at the end of the day, is there anyone to have Kathlee [...]

    • Darla says:

      Kathleen along with her magic cats, Hercules and Owen, have another mystery to solve. The Leo and Victor Janes are in town and the town is buzzing. It seems that Victor is trying to reconcile with Leo after having had an affair with Leo's wife, Meredith, years ago. Shortly afterwards Meredith was killed in a car accident on her way back to town. Kathleen finds Leo dead and the murder mystery begins. Marcus handles it from the police perspective while Kathleen and the cats work a different angle. [...]

    • Teresa says:

      This is a delightful tale of a librarian with psychic cats. When Leo, the grandfather of one of her co-workers is murdered Kathleen must figure out who killed him as she sorts through a strange collection of family and friends. I liked the cat communication as well as her loving boyfriend Marcus and all the great food this character enjoyed. Made me hungry! Tale of Two Kitties is a perfect cozy for a cool fall day. It has humor, suspense and a trip to the library!I obtained this book from Net Ga [...]

    • Betty says:

      This is a delightful and fun read of a Magical Cat book. Kathleen's cats, Owen and Hercules are pointing out clues to the latest mystery. Twenty years ago there was a major scandal in town. As one brother seduce the other's wife. The James twins, Steven and Victor are back in town hoping that they can find an answer to their differences. Steven granddaughter is an aid at the library. When Steven is found dead and the police decided that Simon, his son is a person of in the case. Kathleen and Owe [...]

    • Lori says:

      I was a giveaway winner of "A Tale of Two Kitties" by Sofie Kelly.This is the first book I have read by the author. Kathleen Paulson works in a library. She has two cats named Owen and Hercules. This is a murder mystery book. Kathleen finds the body of Leo an elderly man. It is clear that Leo has been murdered. Now Kathleen and her cats must find out who killed Leo. Like any mystery many of the characters are a suspect. but who wanted to kill Leo? Kathleen and her two cats who have a talent for [...]

    • Dakota says:

      A good book to start the new year!I always enjoy this series and all the characters especially Hercules and Owen. I enjoy Kathleen's interaction with her cats. The pacing of this book went smoothly and the mystery was pretty interesting.There was an extra short story in the end from the ebook Two Tall Tails.

    • Ann says:

      I love this series with librarian Kathleen and her two cats Hercules and Owen solving another murder. The library has a box of old photos of folks around town and are planning a display for townsfolk to come in and reminisce. This cozy series is a wonderful mystery blended with friends and a delectable setting. The unusual felines are an added bonus.

    • Marianne Donovan says:

      A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly was a fun light romp thru a murder mystery. I have not read any of the earlier Magical Cat Mysteries, but that was not a problem as Kelly seamlessly wove series cannon into the story-line so I never felt at a loss as one can often do in the middle of a series. It was not an in depth mystery, but it was very cute and fun as librarian Kathleen Paulson and her two cats, Hercules and Owen, help solve the case when library worker Mia's grandfather Leo is found mur [...]

    • Angie Shipp says:

      The title and cover had me a little confused. Good example of not judging a book by its cover. Love the small town relationships that intertwine throughout the mystery.

    • Literarycat says:

      ** I received a copy of this book from Netgally in exchange for an honest review**My love for reading started at a young age with cozy mysteries like the Cat Who series, and lately I have been getting back into the habit of reading them. This book is adorably cozy and reflects everything I loved when I was young reader. Owen and Hercules remind me so much of my own literary cats Falcor and Orion (sometimes I think Orion has super powers to magically appear). One thing I love about this book is w [...]

    • ANNE says:

      I was so excited when I won this book in a giveaway! I love this series so much. I wasn't disappointed with the latest installment. The mystery with it's twists and turns and misdirection kept me guessing and intrigued the whole time. I love visiting Mayville Heights. Kathleen, Marcus, Maggie and the rest. And of course, Hercules and Owen. It's a magical mysterious adventure that I hope continues.

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