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Caturday Reads: Paws to pick up Paws and Effect

Paws and Effect

by Sofie Kelly

Berkley Publishing Group


Mystery & Thrillers

Pub Date 04 Oct 2016


Once again Sofie Kelly has given cat loving readers the perfect treat - an exciting and original addition to her Magical cats cozy series. I adore Owen and Hercules, and love the fact that despite their “unique” talents they remind me of my own beloved pets. I nearly fell off my seat laughing as I read the introductory scene. I don’t want to give any spoilers, so I will simply say - Cohabiting with cats can definitely lead to some funny situations. The plot is excellent. A developer is looking to build in Mayville Heights, and the town is divided on whether it is a good idea. Amidst the controversy, three old friends of Kathleen’s boyfriend Detective Marcus Gordon arrive in town. Their goal is to evaluate the environmental impact of the potential development. The reunion doesn’t go smoothly, and one of the three clearly holds a grudge. When Dani is murdered, all of the evidence points to Marcus. Knowing he is innocent is one thing, but proving it is another. Fortunately Kathleen has investigated murders before, and she has help in the form of Owen and Hercules.

The Magical Cats mystery series has a lot to offer readers. First there are Owen and Hercules, a fantastic duo, as well as the numerous feral cats that reside in Mayville Heights. Then there are the charming residents who have made Mayville Heights their home. As you read Sofie Kelly’s novels, you come to know and care for her friends. Last, there are the wonderful plots. I always know that I am in for a good time when I pick up one of her novels.

Paws and Effect is a charming pet cozy, a delight for cat lovers and mystery aficionados. Whether you love animals or are simply looking for a good cozy mystery, Paws and Effect is a fantastic choice.


I received a copy of Paws and Effect from the publisher and in exchange for an honest review.



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 toward 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.

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