Curiosity Thrilled the Cat-Sofia Kelly

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat

Sofia Kelly

Obsidian, Feb 1 2011, $6.99

ISBN: 9780451232496

Her boyfriend leaves Boston for two weeks without her only to return married.  He informs her she is not spontaneous enough for him.  Angry and hurt, Kathleen Paulson leaves her home and job to move to Mayville Heights, Minnesota where she is hired to oversee the renovation of the library.  The townsfolk welcome her and Kathleen makes plenty of new friends; especially two stray cats, catnip addict Owen and Barry Manilow fan Hercules. Her only problem is that contractor Will Redfern has the knack of vanishing when needed.

Kathleen goes to the Stratton Theatre where she finds the body of guest conductor Gregor Easton on the piano seat.  He died from a blow to the head.  The lead detective makes Kathleen feel she is a suspect in the homicide case.  So she decides not to wait for this idiot to continue to target her; she investigates the murder.  She has unusual helpers including her new feline friends who appear and disappear as if they walk through walls and any solid surface.  Her allies give her clues, but they remain enigmatic as she struggles to figure out who killed Easton before the cop busts her.

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat is a whimsical charming cat caper starring a determined intrepid amateur sleuth and two magical cats who affirm WC Fields’ comment on never performing with animals as they steal the show; except in this case Kathleen needs their help.  Readers will appreciate this fun murder mystery as the librarian and her magical meows seek who killed the quiet artist before that insistent cop arrests Kathleen.

Harriet Klausner

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