Kathleen Paulson is the
head librarian in small-town Mayville Heights. Her boyfriend,
Detective Marcus Gordon, is just one of the many people she
has gotten to know since she came to town, and it is these
people who keep her there. Well, of course, the library and
her magical cats, Owen and Hercules, are major factors, too!
The fact that she keeps getting involved in murder cases is
beyond the pale, but the fact that with a little help from
her friends, from Marcus, and from Owen and Hercules, she’s
been able to solve several cases makes it all worthwhile.
is, until Marcus himself becomes a murder suspect and is suspended
from the police force! Marcus has unexpectedly run into three
old friends who are visiting the town to work on finding a
way to stop a land development project. One of them is murdered,
and someone has set Marcus up to be the fall guy! Kathleen
knows this is different from any of the other cases she has
been a part of, and this time, she is ready to put everything
on the line to save the man she loves. She will have to do
it without his help, though, as Marcus admits he is holding
something back; a secret that is not his to tell.
to adore this series and am thankful for this new book. While
I can’t deny that the cats, special powers and all,
are my favorites, I enjoy the relationships between the humans
as well. I love that they are still taking care of a feral
cat colony and that friends and lovers all stick together
through thick and thin.
and why of the murder are indeed a mystery, the town is the
cozy setting, there is warmth, love, friendship and humor,
and a library! What more could a mystery reading addict want?
Paws and Effect is a spectacular book, simply a delightful
and enchanting read!