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Sleight of Paw: A Magical Cats Mystery [Formato Kindle]

Sofie Kelly

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Small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson never wanted to be the crazy cat lady. But after Owen and Hercules followed her home, she realized her mind wasn't playing tricks on her-her cats have magical abilities.

When the body of elderly do-gooder Agatha Shepherd is found near Kath's favorite local café, she knows Owen's talent for turning invisible and Hercules's ability to walk through walls will give the felines access to clues Kath couldn't get without arousing suspicion. Someone is hiding some dark secrets-and it will take a bit of furtive investigating to catch the cold-hearted killer.



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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 435 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 336
  • Editore: NAL; Original edizione (6 settembre 2011)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B0052RERQE
  • Da testo a voce: Abilitato
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Amazon.com: 4.4 su 5 stelle  94 recensioni
27 di 28 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
3.0 su 5 stelle Less "Cat Magic" this time around 4 ottobre 2011
Di Avid Mystery Reader - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato
As one of the other reviewers said, this 2nd outing for this author did not have the "cat magic" that the first one did. Indeed, that was one of the things I noticed right off, the cats took a backseat to the human interactions this time. I think, since this is a "magical cats" novel that the reader expects this aspect of the book to be front and center. The other aspect of this book that really bothered me (and you have to realize that I am a teacher and grade writing all the time) were the number of writing errors in this book. Where were the editors when this work was being read before publishing? There were words (especially prepositions and pronouns) that were missing, there were added words that should not have been in the sentence including duplication of words. I realize the problems with drafts of work but really, it was like no one edited this work at all. I blame the publisher but if it were my work, with my name on it, I would have scrutinized it better before going to print. This aspect took the "magic" of the read away from the story. The story itself was OK but not nearly as exciting as the first novel in the series.
12 di 12 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Really good! 11 settembre 2011
Di Carol Wilson - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato
I really love this series. The cats are really fun, and I love watching how they help Kathleen solve the mystery. I can't wait for future books.
16 di 18 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle precious cozy 7 settembre 2011
Di Harriet Klausner - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
Owen and Hercules adopted the new Mayville Heights, Minnesota librarian Kathleen Paulson as their human crazy cay lady owner. Kathleen, now struggling with her first tundra winter, came to town after a lover's spat in which he left and returned two weeks later with a wife. She had not planned to stay, but her feline family has her thinking of permanent residency.

Retired schoolteacher Agatha Shepherd is found murdered in the ally near Eric's Place restaurant. Ruby who found the body is arrested as circumstantial evidence points towards her as the culprit. Kath does not buy her friend as the killer because Ruby loved Agatha who changed her life around from juvenile delinquent to model citizen changing her hair color every two weeks. Although she prefers to stay out of sleuthing after the perilous adventures in Curiosity Thrilled the Cat, she uncovers contrary evidence that points elsewhere due to her feline partners. The trio risks their lives to insure the real killer is placed in jail.

The two cats with their paranormal powers make Sleight of Paw a precious cozy with their telepathic communication and deep need to protect their Kath. Their human pet has adapted nicely to the Burl Ives picture postcard town as she has made good friends (and not just the cats) and is falling in love with a local detective though she keeps her distance having been burned once. The whodunit is super as there are several suspects including friends who could be the killer as the amateur sleuth and her two feline companions investigate the homicide of a highly regarded former teacher.

Harriet Klausner
4 di 4 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle Sleight of Paw 4 ottobre 2011
Di Book of Secrets - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
Rating: 3.75/5

SLEIGHT OF PAW is the second book in Sofie Kelly's A Magical Cats Mystery series starring librarian Kathleen Paulson and her two cats with supernatural abilities. I haven't read the first book, but I was able to jump right into the story without feeling lost. In this book, Kathleen starts investigating the murder of Agatha Shepherd, a former school principal, when her friend Ruby is arrested for the crime. Agatha had always gone out of her way to help troubled kids, including Ruby. Why would anyone, especially Ruby, want to do her harm? Kathleen discovers that Agatha was harboring a big secret that may or may not have something to do with her murder. With a little help from her magically-inclined cats, she sets out to discover the real murderer.

There was plenty that I enjoyed about SLEIGHT OF PAW. One of my favorite parts is the friendship between Kathleen and her pals Maggie and Roma. Together they are a hoot! They had great chemistry and many funny moments between them. There's also a hit of romance between Kathleen and Detective Marcus Gordon. She keeps trying to convince herself she doesn't like him, but there's a spark between them. It will be fun to see where their relationship goes in the next book.

There were a couple of things that could have been improved on. I thought the pacing was slow in spots. There were a couple of chapters that veered off from the mystery investigation that didn't add much to the story as a whole. Also, I loved the cats - both Owen and Hercules had big personalities, but I was hoping their supernatural abilities would be used more. Since this is the "magical cats series," their amazing talents needed more focus.

Overall, I thought SLEIGHT OF PAW was a fun cozy mystery with a delightful cast of characters. I give it 3.75 out of 5 stars!

I received my copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
5 di 6 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle This cozy mystery is great weekend reading 18 settembre 2011
Di Esther Schindler - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato
Sometimes, you just need someone to tell you a story. It's been a tough week at work, and the deadlines loom, and your brain is tired. Slight of Paw is just what the doctor ordered.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Curiosity Thrilled the Cat, in which librarian Kathleen Paulson came to small town life and was adopted by two cats with -- it seems -- rather useful superpowers. At least, the cats helped her solve a mystery, even if catnip toys were destroyed in the process.

This follow-up is just as good... if not better.

In this book, which takes place about six months later, Kathleen has settled into small-town life, and has gotten to know Mayville Heights' residents. When an older woman dies right outside the town's cafe, something doesn't seem quite right -- particularly when the police arrest a suspect who, Kathleen is positive, could not *possibly* be guilty.

Slight of Paw has all the elements of a charming cozy mystery: a believable protagonist, a plausible reason for an amateur to get involved, and likeable secondary characters. I'm really getting to appreciate Roma and Maggie, and it's nice that the author takes it slow with the not-quite-love-interest detective. And, of course, the cats, who might have a few uncatlike characteristics but are undoubtedly kitties; no cat lover could resist them.

Unlike a lot of such books, you don't have to read the first book in the series to understand what's happening in this one. I think you'd enjoy it more if you did, but the characters are adequately introduced.

This is not deep literature. It's a quick read when you want something light to distract you from the rest of the world. But for that, it's spot on.

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