Paulson found her niche in Mayville Heights as the town’s
librarian. She’s made a set of close friends, has a
man she’s growing closer to, and two of the most exceptional
cats ever born. Indeed, the feline brothers Owen and Hercules
enrich Kathleen’s life with a touch of magic. Owen,
you see, can disappear, while Hercules walks through walls.
Heights is preparing for a food-tasting and art show in an
effort to woo Legacy Tours of Chicago, and have them set up
vacation packages to promote the town. A former townie, Mike
Glazer has come back home for the event. He’s a partner
at Legacy Tours and he brings an attitude of superiority that
rankles just about everyone’s feathers.
time flat, Mike is dead--murdered in fact. Hercules is the
one to discover the body, sitting in a chair in one of the
tents being readied for the food and art’s event. Kathleen’s
boyfriend, Detective Marcus Gordon is on the case, and he
wants her to stay out of it. You see, Kathleen and her cats
have been involved in previous murder investigations, and
Marcus wants her to stay safe, not put her life at risk to
try to bring down the killer.
many mystery series. A real lot of mystery series, about 150
to 200 books a year. Frequently, I’m asked what my favorite
book, author or series is. My answer is “Whatever book,
by which ever author, and which ever series I’m reading
now.” As I write this review, I’m changing my
answer. My new answer is that my favorite book is now whichever
book I am reading in the Magical Cats series by the amazing
you not, with “Cat Trick” this series is growing
better and better. The characters (especially the cats), the
setting (especially the library), and the mystery and subplots
are near purrfection for cozy-mystery lovers. The tale is
realistic, paced just right, and the dialogue is quite natural.
The friendships and budding romances are sure to please. The
mix of realism and a touch of magic are smoothly interwoven.
The cats’ shenanigans are the icing on the cake. “Cat
Trick” is fun and sassy, smart and cozy; a magically
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