October 6, 2017

A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly - Review and Giveaway

I received this book free from the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

Book details
Cozy Mystery
9th in Series – First in Hardcover
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery (September 5, 2017)
An Imprint of Penguin Random House LLC
Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0399584572

About this book
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…

Meet the author - Sophie Kelly
Sofie Kelly is a New York Times bestselling author and mixed-media artist who lives on the East Coast with her husband and daughter. She writes the New York Times bestselling Magical Cats Mysteries (Paws and Effect, Faux Paw, A Midwinter’s Tail) and, as Sofie Ryan, writes the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mysteries (Telling Tails, A Whisker of Trouble, Buy a Whisker). Find out more at www.sofiekelly.com

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My thoughts
I am new to this series although I have wanted to read it but just never got started on it. There is no time like the present to start right. Even thought I started in the middle I did not feel a bit lost. This was a fun book to read especially at a time I needed a little fun to relieve some stress. I liked that there were magical cats as well as the main character was a librarian and set in a small quaint town. Some of my favorite things in life and a story. I also liked how this book told the history of the town while Kathleen was trying to solve a murder. It was fun to see how the cats played a part in helping her. The author gave me just the right amount of hints that I thought I had it figured out but it turns out that I was wrong. I liked the way this author wrote, I felt the story moved along quite nicely. I will be going back and reading the rest of this series. 



October 2 – The Power of Words – REVIEW
October 3 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
October 4 – Sapphyria’s Books – REVIEW
October 5 – Bookworm Cafe – SPOTLIGHT
October 6 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW
October 7 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW
October 8 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW, GUEST POST
October 9 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW, GUEST POST
October 10 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW


  1. Thanks for the great review, Angela!

  2. Love mystery books that include cats. Can't wait to read. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net