Years ago, Victor Janes ran off with his brother Leo's wife; now a dying Leo has invited him home to reconcile. But librarian Kathleen Paulson knows Leo's granddaughter Mia doesn't like her great-uncle. When Kathleen discovers Leo's body, she teams up with her two magical cats, Owen and Hercules, to prove Mia's father, Simon, isn't the killer. This warm follow-up to Paws and Effect will delight fans of cat mysteries and Jenn McKinlay's "Library Lover's" series.—LH Copyright 2017 Library Journal.Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews
Bestseller Kelly graduates to hardcover with her inviting ninth Magical Cats mystery (after 2016's Paws and Effect). Kathleen Paulson, the director of the Mayville Heights, Minn., Free Public Library, owns two cats with unusual abilities: Owen, who can vanish at will, and Hercules, who walks through walls. When library intern Mia Janes's paternal grandfather, Leo, is bludgeoned to death, the main suspect is Mia's father, Simon. Father and son had argued bitterly, but there are others who might have wanted Leo dead: a mysterious woman from Leo's past; a casino owner who believes Leo cheated him; and Leo's estranged twin, Victor, who years earlier ran away with Leo's wife shortly before she died in a car wreck. The problem is that Kathleen's alternative suspects all have unshakable alibis. With some help from her gifted felines, Kathleen unravels the mystery in a leisurely but plausible fashion. Cozy readers will enjoy spending time with Kathleen, her cats, and the appealing residents of Mayville Heights. Agent: Kim Lionetti, Bookends Literary Agency. (Sept.) Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.
When one of two estranged brothers is found murdered, Kathleen and her highly attuned feline helpers must dig deep into the town's history to clear her friend's name and find the real culprit.Review by Publisher Summary 2
"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"--Review by Publisher Summary 3
When one of two estranged brothers is found murdered, Kathleen Paulson and her highly attuned feline helpers are challenged to dig deep into the town's history to clear a lead suspect's name and find the real culprit. By the best-selling author of the Second Chance Cat Mysteries.Review by Publisher Summary 4
In this charming mystery from the bestselling author of The Cats Came Back, 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...