A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly

A Tale of Two Kitties

Sofie Kelly

The first hardcover in Sofie Kelly's charming New York Times bestselling series, featuring a resourceful librarian and two mischievous kitties with more than a touch of magic...

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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…
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...

Advance Galley Reviews

Loved catching up with Kathleen, Hercules and Owen. An old scandal is revived by the arrival of the Janes brothers as they try to reconcile. Mail missing for twenty years.and finally delivered result in the murder of Leo Janes. Kathleen's friend Simon, Leo's son, is considered a suspect as no one is able to corroborate his alibi. Kathleen Hercules and Owen are on a mission to prove Simon's innocence.

I received an ARC of 'A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly from the First to Read program for free in exchange for my review. I have not read any of Sofie Kelly's previous works but thoroughly enjoyed this book. As the head Librarian in Mayville Heights, Kathleen is also known by her fiends and others in the town as the solver of puzzles. This mystery involves mail hidden in a wall for twenty years, the reconciliation attempt by two brothers, and of course, a murder. Kathleen's two 'kitties' play a significant role starting in the first paragraph as she describes their magical powers. The novel is relatively light with excellent character descriptions and development. Another reviewer calls it a 'cozy mystery" and that is an excellent description. I would give the novel four of five stars.

So happy I won this ARC through Penguin's First to Read! I've been looking forward to reading this since the last book! Kelly did not disappoint. It's always great to catch up with Kathleen and her magical cats Owen and Hercules. A great mystery tied to Mail that has been lost for 20 years. Kelly creates a cast of well-thought out, believable characters and a good mystery full of twists and turns that keep the reader invested in finding out whodunit!

I love reading mysteries and this one is a cute and easy read. This is the first of this series that I have read, and I want to read the rest of the series.

I really wanted to read this, but I messed up when trying to open the download and now I can't read it. It sounds like a fun cozy, I'll have to pick up acopy when it's published.

I loved it! A TALE OF TWO KITTIES is a delightful cozy mystery. The human characters as well as their feline counterparts were well developed and interesting and the novel's location was descriptive and easy to visualize. While this was the first book that I have read in series I did not fee lost or confused at any time. I can't wait to read more in the series. Highly recommended to armchair detectives everywhere!

This has been my favorite of the books I've received through First to Read lately! I do so adore a good cozy mystery, and this one was terrific. I haven't read the rest of the series before, but I was able to enjoy this book without feeling the slightest bit lost. Any necessary background information was expertly woven into the story without feeling like an obvious info dump. I adored Owen and Hercules, and I enjoyed the mystery with the subtle clues dropped throughout. Library-related cozies are some of my favorites, and this series is now on my to-read list at my own library.

This is my first experience with Sofie Kelly and the Magical Cats Mysteries. As a former librarian and a cat lover I can't imagine how I missed this series! Hercules and Owen are Kathleen's humans! And they do have human personalities and tendencies. I loved that they had actual conversations just like all my animal loving friends do with their fur babies. Add a hot detective who can cook and what's not to love? The mystery itself had me guessing right up to the end. I never suspected what would be the actual outcome which meant the plot held my interest. Am going to get more to read and will certainly recommend the series to friends. Thank you First to Read for the opportunity!

I've been meaning to read Sofie Kelly for some time and FIRST TO READ gave me that chance with A TALE OF TWO KITTIES and I was not disappointed. I loved this story. I loved the way Kathleen talked to Owen and Hercules like I talk to my animals. The mystery had me guessing. I am definitely going back and reading more from this author.

I had never heard of this author before, but when I saw she has a whole series of books about a librarian who helps solve crimes and 2 kitties with magical powers, I couldn't resist. This is a nice quick read that will have you guessing until the end.

I received the book free for my review. I enjoyed the book. It is about a librarian who is dating a policeman and the librarian has two cats with magic traits. It was light reading with some twist and turns. If you are a pet lover and can handle pets who have magic it is an enjoyable read.


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