Sleight of Paw

  • Title: Sleight of Paw
  • Author: Sofie Kelly
  • ISBN: 9780451234537
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sleight of Paw 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 abil
    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 caf , she knows Owen s talent for turning invisible and Hercules s ability to walSmall 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 caf , 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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    About Sofie Kelly


    1. Sofie Kelly is the pseudonym of young adult writer and mixed media artist, Darlene Ryan Sofie Darlene lives on the east coast with her husband and daughter In her spare time she practices Wu style tai chi and likes to prowl around thrift stores And she admits to having a small crush on Matt Lauer.She also writes as Sofie Ryan.


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    1. 2.5Not as good as the first one. What worked or at least I was able to tolerate in Curiosity Thrilled the Cat got pretty annoying here. The same things that annoyed me in the first are here too. Add a couple of really really nice flawless men and you get the picture. One wonders how on Earth is this place getting murders and whatnot with this many nice people. Everyone has everyone else's house/apartment key.Owen and Hercules started doing their thing in the second part of the book. The whole mu [...]

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    2. I enjoyed this second book almost as much as the first one, but there were a few issues that dampened my enthusiasm somewhat.I still loved the small-town setting with its dramas and secrets and quirky, zany characters, although the introduction of so many characters at times was overwhelming and it was difficult to keep everyone straight. The relationship between Kathleen, Roma and Maggie was delightful--filled with humour, chemistry and strong friendship.Once again, as in the first book, there [...]

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    3. Audiobook from Random House AudioNarrated by Cassandra CampbellLength: 10.25 hoursJust like the first book in the Magical Cats Mystery series, Curiosity Thrilled the Cat, I enjoyed this book. This time, the murder victim was an elderly resident of Mayville Heights, MN, a beloved former teacher. Unlike in Curiosity Thrilled the Cat, Kathleen wasn't a suspect, but one of her friends, Ruby, was. In the last book, the actual murderer was pretty easy to spot early on, even if the motive wasn't. This [...]

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    4. Librarian Kathleen Paulson is back with her magical cats Hercules and Owen in their second adventure. When an elderly citizen, Agatha Shepherd, is found dead, Kathleen is shocked that one of her close friends is arrested for the murder. She’s sure that there is no way her friend would do such a horrible thing but the local sheriff, Marcus Gordon, is determined to look no further for a suspect.Kathleen vows that her friend won’t go down for a crime she didn’t commit. She begins her own inve [...]

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    5. Sleight of Paw is another wonderful Magical Cats mystery! This is a cozy like cozy should be. Charming town, great people and in this case, magical cats! As a cat lover the latter is not so hard to believe. After all cats always have been and always will be mysterious creatures! The whodunit is pretty good, although I did suspect the villain from the start. It did not spoil the story for me though. Kathleen is great, her cats Hercules and Owen are utterly adorable, her friends fantastic. Sofie K [...]

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    6. As a librarian, meaning someone who's read a lot of books, Kathleen should know better. That said, the town is really, really charming - I love all their running gags! - even if the amount of murders is probably pretty high for somewhere with a population around 1,046.I'd like a book where Detective Gordon has nothing to do besides issue parking tickets, by the way.

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    8. I enjoyed this latest novel in the series "A Magical Cats Mystery," with Kathleen (Librarian,) Owen and Hercules, wonderful mystery cats.What bothered me a bit was the constant referral to the fact that Kathleen is worried she is going to appear as a crazy cat woman if she is seen talking to her cats. Most everyone I know that owns pets are constantly talking to them and yes, having conversations. I guess if a friend confessed to me that her cat was able to walk through doors etc I would think i [...]

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    9. This is the second "Magical Cats Mystery" by Sofie Kelly, and it was just as fun as the first one (Curiosity Thrilled the Cat). It's possible, though, that I'm biased toward librarians as heroines. Or perhaps I just like the presence of a little magic in this one - part of the relatively new trend that's been gently folding urban fantasy elements into cozy mysteries. Kathleen Paulson, library director in a smallish Minnesota town, is pretty sharp, if a bit handicapped by the fact that telling an [...]

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    10. Not quite as good as the first one in the series (I do like first books though). It does have a better title.I think this one suffers a bit on the not a lot of development front, not in the relationships (both romantic and friendly). The protagonist's relationship with the town does move forward at a normal pace.Some of the relationship stuff is charming, what with the hockey and then the ice skating.But this one suffers from the protagonist meddling just a little to much. And doing something tr [...]

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    11. I have been reading the Magical Cats mystery series out of order, which is very unlike me, but I'm really enjoying the series and I'm reading them as I find them. Kathleen Paulson has moved from Boston -- away from a bad relationship -- to take the job as head librarian in Mayville and supervise the renovation of a Carnegie Library. She's made new friends, is taking a Tai Chi class and has adopted two rather extraordinary cats, Hercules and Owen. When an elderly woman's body is found in an alley [...]

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    12. This is book two in the Magical Cats series. There is only one more published with book four planned for 2013.That's not enough! These are wonderful books. There's a mystery, a touch of romance, small town interactions, and of course, Owen and Hercules.I love the fact that Hercules is named for Kevin Sorbo.Although the series is titled Magical Cats, there is actually very little reference to their "superpowers" in this book. The cats' main role is as a sounding board for the lead character.If yo [...]

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    13. For the cats to play such a big role in the title (and the fact that they series is "magical cats"), they play a rather small role in the book and when they do appear it's often almost on the side. The "mystery" wasn't really a mystery. I felt like a lot of the dialogue didn't seem quite "real;" I think some aspects just felt fake or forced. And I don't know about other editions, but the paperback I read apparently wasn't edited; lots and lots of typos that, at times, caused a lot of stumbles (s [...]

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    14. Sleight of Paw by Sophie Kelly is the second book in the Magical cats mystery series. Librarian Kathleen Paulson becomes involved in the murder of a retired school teacher when her friend Ruby is accused of the crime. An enjoyable typical slow paced cozy mystery. Owen and Hercules(the cats) are the stars and it was good to catch up with all the characters and especially the two cats. It was fun to take part with the towns winter festival and join in with all the various events with the character [...]

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    15. This series has a strong focus on female friendship, and a large portion of the book is concerned primarily with the main character being friends with various women around town. This does require you to keep track of an enormous number of characters, but is for the most part interesting.I'm still of two minds about whether the mildly magical cats are at all necessary to the plot, but I appreciate the non-ditzy protagonist. Pity the resolution of this story required her to behave like a complete [...]

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    16. Standing in line at the library and the cats on the cover caught my eye, I checked it out and brought it with me on the plane, its a great book to curl up with, I did not get bored with it, and I can't wait to read the other books in this series! Who does not like a good ol mystery with cats involved!

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    17. Wow, this one really worked for me. I don't know why, but it just clicked.Okay, so I wasn't very into the mystery and Kathleen's actions at the end were just dumb, but I really like the characters and the world!

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    18. I'm in love with this series, also I want to read right now are cozy mysteries. I blame the oncoming of winter.

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    19. I've really enjoyed the first two books in this series. i like the characters, and the cats, who really do not dominate the stories. So far. I'm looking forward to #3.

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    20. This author badly needs an editor.

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    21. Not quite a 4*, since I knew who the bad guy was way too early, but I love the magical involvement of her cats.

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    22. This one started out slow but quickly built up speed and I enjoyed it immensely. I like that this series is titled Magical Cats Mystery, but the author doesn't overly dwell on the magical-ness. It is mostly about the main character, Kathleen, and the mystery to be investigated. Her becoming involved comes about naturally as it is her friend who is accused of the murder and Kathleen knows that once the police get their suspect they are done. She knows her friend didn't do it. I like the premise, [...]

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    23. While I liked this book, Kathleen's involvement in helping to solve the mystery seemed a bit fake. She hasn't been in Mayville Heights a year and people that she doesn't seem to know very well are asking for her help to find out who the real murderer is and telling her intimate (very intimate!) details of their life. It seemed a bit forced to me. Detective Markus Gordon does have several chances to come to Kathleen's rescue especially at the end. And, of course, Hercules and Owen (her cats) use [...]

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    24. So now I've read the first book, and a few later on in the series. I had forgotten that I'd read the later books, and I was certain I'd read certain details before, making this book oddly disconcerting for me. It was only after I checked that I realized why, haha.Of course I loved the cats, and the mystery. Agatha was a fascinating character with many secrets, and the townspeople hold onto more of them until the end. Kathleen keeps digging (and eating peanut butter toast!) until the very end, an [...]

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    25. 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 [...]

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    26. I am really happy to have discovered this series. I shared it with my friend also. These are adorable stories that bring a smile to you. There isn't any sex, which works for these books. I like the ladies, particularly since they're not in their 20s and there are characters that are in their 40s or better. The characters are relatable, fun to read about and engaging. The cats are too cute. I enjoy reading these stories and am happy I found the series.

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    27. A fun bookThis was a totally enjoyable cozy mystery. The two cats added fun to the story. The mystery was not too cerebral, but the book was a nice diversion and left a feel-good taste at the end. There were some laugh out loud moments as well as some nice interpersonal feelings between the characters. I gave it four stars. It was week worth reading.

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    28. I loved this second book in this cozy mystery series with the magical cat antics of Hercules and Owen. I recommend this series for anyone who likes cozy mysteries and cats. The books I have read so far(three of them including the newest which was won from ) are very entertaining and well written. I enjoy them very much.

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    29. I do enjoy this series. The cats are amazing. Not overly dramatic in magic but subtly so. I like the main character and the character development is running along nicely. Ill be reading book 3 soon.Deff a cozy lovers read!

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    30. Cozy Cat MysteryI enjoyed the book. It was the first book that I read by this author. I plan to read more of this series. The characters are well developed and likable. The cats are fun. They both help solve the mystery by finding clues and providing support. Fun read.

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