Cat Trick

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Cat Trick
Magical Cats: Book 4

Sofie Kelly
Obsidian, 2013

From the back of the book: “The local businesses of Mayville Heights hope to convince Chicago-based company Legacy Tours to sell a vacation package for their town. Legacy Tours partner Mike Glazer grew up in Mayville Heights, but he’s no longer the small-town boy people once knew. Even the local bootlegger has an issue with the bossy loudmouth Mike has become – until someone shuts him up for good.

“When Kathleen discovers Mike’s body on the boardwalk, she can’t help but get involved in the investigation – even if her beau, Detective Marcus Gordon, would rather she didn’t. Now, with a little help from Owen and Hercules, it’s up to Kathleen to make sure the killer is booked for an extended stay in prison before someone else takes a permanent vacation.”

Kathleen and her kitties are at it again – but it was Hercules who discovered the body – not his human! Unfortunately, cats don’t carry phones and the police don’t speak cat, so I guess Kathleen was needed to call them. In this story, the murderer is a bit of a surprise; however, he wasn’t introduced to the reader until he was unmasked and for me, that’s a bit unfair to those of us who try to solve it before the end of the book. I like to think about the characters and their motives but if they aren’t in the book until the very end – how am I supposed to factor him or her into the crime? In the author’s other books (that I’ve read) the murderer is throughout the story and I had a chance to unmask them. That’s really the only disappointing thing about this book, but it’s a big thing, so my paw count will reflect my dissatisfaction.

Rating: 3 paws and 2 toes out of 5 paws. See above for why!

Reviewer: BobbieSue


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