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The Resource The cats came back : a magical cats mystery, Sofie Kelly

The cats came back : a magical cats mystery, Sofie Kelly

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The cats came back : a magical cats mystery
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The cats came back
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a magical cats mystery
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Sofie Kelly
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eng
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"Small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson often seems to gets mixed up in murder, but luckily, her very special cats always find a way to help her close a case. The charming Minnesota town of Mayville Heights is hosting a music festival, and the whole place is bustling with musicians and tourists. Kathleen is looking forward to taking in some fabulous performances--and her two cats, Owen and Hercules, are looking forward to taking in some fabulous sardine crackers. But then the trio stumbles across a dead body by the river. The victim is a close friend--who also happens to be a look-alike of a popular cabaret singer set to perform at the festival. Who could have wanted to harm this innocent girl? Was it a case of mistaken identity? As accusations abound and suspicions swirl, Kathleen, Hercules and Owen will put their abilities--both mundane and magical--to the test, and lay down the paw"--
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  • The annual Wild Rose Summer Music Festival provides the backdrop for bestseller Kelly’s entertaining 10th Magical Cats mystery featuring Mayville Heights, Minn., librarian Kathleen Paulson (after 2017’s A Tale of Two Kitties). Kathleen’s cats, Owen (who can vanish at will) and Hercules (who can walk through walls), help her investigate the murder of Miranda Moore, the assistant and near doppelganger of up-and-coming Emme Finley, a cabaret singer from Chicago in town for the festival. To unmask the killer, Kathleen must find the motive, which first means figuring out whether Miranda or Emme was the intended victim. Members of Miranda’s no-account family are suspect, but there’s also Emme’s old boyfriend, Derrick, a bad boy according to Nora, Emme’s sister and manager. Meanwhile, everyone’s preparing for veterinarian Roma’s wedding to Eddie out at the old Henderson estate, the birthplace of Kathleen’s unusual kitties. Kelly succeeds in making the adorable Owen and Hercules surprisingly believable, even to readers who aren’t cat people. Agent: Kim Lionetti, Bookends Literary Agency. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed 07/16/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 29, p)
  • With the help of her two magical cats, a small-town Minnesota librarian investigates the murder of the assistant to a singer come to town. Having grown up with a mother in the world of theater, Kathleen Paulson appreciates the talent it takes for performers to succeed on stage. The rest of Maryville Heights is also caught up in the excitement of live performance when the town hosts a music festival that attracts performers from all over the country. Her background gives Kathleen a special connection to the group, and she gets to know cabaret singer and rising star Emme Finley and Miranda Moore, Emme's look-alike, assistant, and close friend. While she's out one night with her friend Ruby, her companions Owen and Hercules, two typically troublemaking cats, seem to want to show Ruby and Kathleen something. Kathleen knows her feline friends well enough to know to trust their senses—each cat seems to have his own magical powers—and she and Ruby follow when the cats lead them to a body by a river. At first glance the dead person seems to be Emme, but Kathleen is certain it's Miranda. Kathleen tells her boyfriend, Detective Marcus Gordon, that she's convinced they've stumbled onto a murder. But who would have killed an out-of-towner who was by all accounts nothing but friendly? Kathleen, this time with Marcus' blessing, can't help digging a little deeper and realizes that the killer may have targeted Emme and gotten her look-alike instead. Determined to keep Emme out of future danger, Kathleen uses all the resources at her disposal, including the help of Owen and Hercules, to identify Miranda's killer. Simple to engage with, Kelly's cozy series (A Tale of Two Kitties, 2018) uses another murder of an outsider to continue its gradual development of its characters' lives. Given their powers, though, it's a shame that her heroine's magical cats don't do a little bit more to help their human. (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2018)
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10722710
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1958-
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Kelly, Sofie
Dewey number
813/.6
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no index present
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novels
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True
Series statement
Magical cats
Series volume
10
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  • Cat owners
  • Women librarians
  • Cats
  • Murder
  • FICTION
  • Cat owners
  • Cats
  • Murder
  • Women librarians
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The cats came back : a magical cats mystery, Sofie Kelly
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rdacontent
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on1015822228
Dimensions
22 cm.
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First edition.
Extent
294 pages
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9780399584596
Lccn
2018014151
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1015822228
Label
The cats came back : a magical cats mystery, Sofie Kelly
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1015822228
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780399584596
Lccn
2018014151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015822228

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