There are some themes in cozies that always work for me. Pets of all types, and anything paranormal- magic being my favorite. Paws and Effect (A Magical Cats Mystery #8) by Sofie Kelly seemed to be written perfectly for someone with my loves.
From the back of the book:
Magical cats Owen and Hercules and resourceful librarian Kathleen Paulson are back in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Faux Paw...
Kathleen is excited to meet three old pals of her beau, Detective Marcus Gordon, while they visit charming Mayville Heights on business. But the reunion is cut short when one of the friends is killed—and the evidence points towards Marcus as the murderer.
Though it seems she doesn’t know all of Marcus’s secrets, Kathleen is sure he’s no killer. With his suspect status sidelining him from investigating the case, it’s up to Kathleen and her feline partners-in-crime to find whoever is framing Marcus—and make sure the good detective hasn’t found his last clue.
I started this series late, at part seven, this is part eight and just as much fun as if it were a part one. As I said before you can start right here if you like, as it is a free-standing, fully-completed story on its own. I fell in love with the cats and the humans in the last part, and had such a magical time seeing them all again. Did I mention it is charming? I just love the tone and feeling in this series.
Like with the last part, this has a old fashioned clue based mystery feeling. If you pay attention, it is all there for you to unravel. I didn't solve it last time, and was determined not to overlook clues this time. This time I did solve it. There was a great build of tension in the end and since I so love the clever heroine, I had to sit up and hold my breath, waiting to be sure she was okay. I hope you will join me in this magical series, there is so much fun to be had.
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