Minnesota librarian Kathleen returns in this second entry (Curiosity Thrilled the Cat) featuring the detecting ability of her uniquely gifted feline companions, Owen and Hercules. A young and talented professional, she's also, she realizes, a crazy cat lady. Nonetheless, when retired school principal Agatha, known for her ability to turn young people's lives around, is found murdered in a downtown alley, Kathleen knows the cats will help her figure it out. She's especially concerned because her friend Ruby has been arrested. Believing Ruby innocent, Kathleen and the cats puzzle through the clues in true Agatha Christie style. VERDICT It's good to have a touch of magic up your sleeve, and Kelly makes it work. If peanut butter-loving felines can liven up a mystery, then I say, bring it on. Obvious tie-ins would be Miranda James's and Rebecca M. Hale's cat mysteries. You might also try Jess Lourey for spunkiness and locale. [Page 94]. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson must rely on the magical abilities of her felines, Owen and Hercules, to solve the senseless murder of Agatha Shepherd, a seemingly kind-hearted elderly woman. Original.Review by Publisher Summary 2
When a local do-gooder is killed, small town librarian Kathleen Paulson and her magical cats have to dig up trouble in the second mystery in the New York Times bestselling series.Kathleen never wanted to be the crazy cat lady. But when Owen and Hercules followed her home from mysterious Wisteria Manor, she realized her mind wasn’t playing tricks on her—her cats have magical abilities.When the body of elderly Agatha Shepherd is found near Kath's favorite local café, she knows Owen's talent for turning invisible and Hercules's ability to walk through walls will give the felines access to clues Kath couldn't get without arousing suspicion. Someone is hiding some dark secrets—and it will take a bit of furtive investigating to catch the cold-hearted killer.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson never wanted to be the crazy cat lady. But after Owen and Hercules followed her home, she realized her mind wasn't playing tricks on her-her cats have magical abilities.When the body of elderly do-gooder Agatha Shepherd is found near Kath's favorite local café, she knows Owen's talent for turning invisible and Hercules's ability to walk through walls will give the felines access to clues Kath couldn't get without arousing suspicion. Someone is hiding some dark secrets-and it will take a bit of furtive investigating to catch the cold-hearted killer.