Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Tale of Two Kitties {+ Giveaway}

◊ Series: A Magical Cats Mystery, Book 9
◊ Hardcover: 336 pages
◊ Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
◊ Publisher: Berkley (September 5, 2017)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0399584579
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0399584572


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...

The allure of a library and two mysterious and magical cats will quickly draw readers into A TALE OF TWO KITTIES.

Author Sofie Kelly has created a mesmerizing atmosphere in the form of Mayville Heights with its quaint shops and zany residents. Protagonist Kathleen Paulson is a delight and her two mischievous cats, Hercules and Owen, are a fun addition.

The story moves at a good pace and holds your interest from beginning to end. The tantalizing mystery will keep you on your toes as you wonder what to expect next from the darling cat duo. The small-town setting enhances the story.

Returning fans of the series will enjoy catching up with Kathleen and the gang. New readers won’t be left in the dark if this is their first visit to Mayville Heights.

This is an amusing and fascinating murder mystery that will be hard to put down, plus you get a Magical Cats Mysteries short story, THE CAT BURGLAR, as the end.

A Tale of Two Kitties, A Magical Cats Mystery (Book #9), Berkley, @2017, ISBN: 978-0399584572, Hardcover, 336 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Penguin Random House, I have a print copy of A TALE OF TWO KITTIES by Sofie Kelly to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Monday, Sept. 25.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Don’t those two adorable kittens on the cover look like they would be full of mischief?


  1. All kittens are full of mischief. It is part of the job description I think. And I firmly believe that most cats are magic too.

  2. I love that cover, and those cats definitely look like trouble. But all the fun ones do, right?

  3. It sounds great, love cozy mysteries; thanks for the chance to win :)
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  4. Super cover! Love cats, cozies and a good story. Thanks!

  5. Thanks for the great review, Mason. Good luck everyone!

  6. A library is a great setting and context for a mystery like this one. I'm very glad you enjoyed it, Mason.

  7. This delightful cozy would be enjoyed greatly. Thanks.

  8. I haven't come across this author or series. But with a librarian main character and two feline cohorts, what's not to love?
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  9. Love the. Book cover the kitties are so so cute

  10. Cute cover, the book sounds great! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

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  11. This is an entertaining series.
    Love the cats attitudes.
    Libby Dodd

  12. Those two do look like a handful. Thanks for the chance to win this fun book. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  13. I have a tale of two kitties going on in my house right now. LOL Love the title.

  14. I am a major cat person and a fan of cozy books -- so I really need this book!
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  15. I like this series and yes, those cats are pretty cute looking on the cover! Thanks for the chance to win!


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