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Magical Mystery Paws
August 30, 2018
Magical Mystery Paws (The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency) by Mandy Morton Farrago Humor , Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 12 Jul 2018
The No.2 Feline Detective Agency novels are difficult to categorize. They are fantasies in that all of the characters are cats - walking, talking, driving, clothes wearing, pastry eating cats. They look and behave like cats, but at the same time do all the things humans do. Apart from this, they are strictly mysteries- delightfully whimsical ones, with plenty of cat reinterpretations of pop culture history. The novels aren’t for everyone, but if you love cats and enjoy a bit of whimsy you will have a lot of fun reading Mandy Morton’s novels.
In the newest No. 2 Feline Detective Agency novel, Magical Mystery Paws, Hettie and co agree to accompany Patty Sniff on her new tour. Crammed together on Psycho Derek’s bus along with Patty and the Cheese Triangles, Kitty O’Shea’s Irish dance troupe, and Derek and Belinda Beacon they prepare to set off. The first stop - murder. One of the Cheese Triangles is strangled and everyone associated with the tour is suspect. As the tour goes on, it quickly becomes clear that someone is looking to stop the tour, and is more than willing to kill to succeed.
The mystery isn’t very complex, but the interplay between characters and the charming and humorous events that occur make up for any weakness. As a cat lover and mystery aficionado, I like these novels a lot. They are a unique blend of fantasy, mystery and whimsy.
4 / 5
I received a copy of Magical Mystery Paws from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
All aboard for the Summer of Fluff!
Meet Hettie Bagshot, a long-haired tabby cat whose whiskers twitch at the first sign of a mystery, and her best friend Tilly Jenkins. Together, they run the No. 2 Feline Detective Agency, and nothing will stop them from untangling each brain-teasing case that comes their way.
In scorching temperatures, Hettie Bagshot and her sidekick Tilly set out on a road trip to catch a killer cat amid a sea of entertainers. As Psycho Derek’s bus lurches from one venue to the next, the killer strikes again. The big question for The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency is who will be next?
Will it be Patty Sniff, the ageing punk star? Or Kitty O’Shea from the Irish dance troupe? Or perhaps Belisha Beacon’s days are numbered. As the fur flies and the animosity builds, Hettie and Tilly become embroiled in a world of music, mayhem and murder. As matters draw to a terrifying conclusion, will Magical Mystery Paws finally top the bill?