paragraph: "There was a severed head on the blue patterned
quilt folded at the bottom of the bed. I turned my head slowly
and looked into the eyes of a killer. He stared unblinkingly
at me. It would have been terrifying if the head hadn't been
from a yellow catnip Fred the Funky Chicken and the eyes hadn't
belonged to my little black-and-white cat, Hercules."
never a dull moment in the life of a small town librarian.
Just ask Kathleen Paulson, director of the Mayville Heights
Free Public Library. There is a new art exhibit coming to
the library, and along with it, an overbearing curator who
rubs everyone the wrong way. The curator, Margo Walsh, has
insisted on a state of the art security system installation,
further complicating the set-up of the exhibit. The exhibit
will feature some art from local artists, but the traveling
exhibit itself is comprised of museum art from the 1800's.
The focal point is a detailed drawing of a Dakota encampment
by military artist Sam Weston. After Kathleen finds a murdered
Margo in her own office, and the Weston drawing is stolen,
she can't help but ask questions in an effort to solve the
crimes. This is in spite of her boyfriend, Marcus, a detective
insisting that she stay out of it and leave the crime solving
Sofie Kelly continues to write a fabulous series, and Faux
Paw is a satisfying read. I'm still in love with the magical
cats, Hercules and Owen, and Kathleen and the other humans
are quite likable too! Faux Paw is excellent as a stand alone
read, but I still maintain that if you read one book in this
thoroughly enjoyable series, you'll want to read all seven.
the opening paragraph of Faux Paw until the closing
sentence, my claws were dug into this book and I couldn't
let go. This series is like catnip to me - I'm highly addicted!
Notes: Sofie Kelly also writes the Second Chance Cat
Mystery series under the name Sofie Ryan.
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