Sunday, October 23, 2016

#Book #Review ~ Final Catcall (A Magical Cats Mystery, Book 5) by Sofie Kelly

About the Book:

Small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson gets plenty of entertainment from her extraordinary cats, Owen and Hercules. But when a theatre troupe stumbles into more tragedy than it bargained for, it’s up to Kathleen to play detective....

With her sort-of boyfriend Marcus calling it quits and her ex-boyfriend Andrew showing up out of the blue, Kathleen has more than enough drama to deal with—and that’s before a local theatre festival relocates to Mayville Heights. Now the town is buzzing with theatre folk, and many of them have their own private dramas with the director, Hugh Davis.

When Davis is found shot to death by the marina, he leaves behind evidence of blackmail and fraud, as well as an ensemble of suspects. Now Kathleen, with a little help from her feline friends Owen and Hercules, will have to catch the real killer before another victim takes a final curtain call.

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My Review:

Kathleen is not having a good day.  Her relationship with Marcus seems to be over before it really even started to get off the ground.  She stepped on his toes a bit too much in Book 4 and Marcus pulled the "you don't trust me" card.  Then, she comes home to find, who she thought was Marcus, sitting on her sidewalk waiting for her. Only, it's her ex-boyfriend, Andrew, not Marcus.

In the midst of Kathleen's love life crumbling to pieces, a local theater group moves their festival to Mayville Heights.  Who doesn't look a good dramatic arts group?!  As luck would have it, someone has a problem with, Hugh Davis, the director - many someones actually - and he's soon found dead.  Now it's up to Kathleen, Owen, and Herc to save the day.

Final Catcall is a wonderful 5th book in Sofie Kelly's Magical Cats Mystery series.  The plot flows along really well, making the entire novel easy to read and understand. Kathleen's investigation into the murder of Hugh wasn't cut and dried.  There were multiple suspects that had motive and Kathleen did a great job sifting through them.  

All of Sofie Kelly's Magical Cats Mysteries are descriptive without going overboard.  I feel like I'm in every scene of the story.  The books also have the right amount of suspense to keep the reader engaged all the way to the end.  The romance included isn't over the top and doesn't overshadow the mystery solving.  It's a nice addition to give the characters realism.

Paperback review copy was purchased by me for my bookshelf.

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