Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Copycat Killing

Book Description: Everyone thinks their cats are special—but Owen and Hercules have powers that go far beyond an adorable look or an irresistible purr. Along with their owner, librarian Kathleen Paulson, they have an uncanny instinct for solving crimes...

It's been raining cats and dogs in Mayville Heights. The small town's been deluged, and now the local artists' co-op is on the verge of flooding. Kathleen has been up all night helping her friends move their creations to the safety of the upstairs studio.

The artwork survives, but when controversial mask maker Jaeger Merrill is found drowned in the co-op basement, Kathleen questions whether the death was accidental. After she discovers the artist was using an assumed name, she realizes she can't actually assume anything about him. With the help of handsome detective Marcus Gordon—and her cats' extraordinary powers of detection—it's up to Kathleen to unmask a killer.

My Review: I love when cozies have a historical mystery to solve as well as the modern day one. This one is very complex and had me guessing until the very end. The secrets hidden on Wisteria Hill have affected so many lives, and the difficult subject matter involved made me form an even deeper attachment to these characters.

With each book in this series Owens and Hercules are getting more and more involved in Kathleen’s cases, and she actually pays attention to what they’re trying to tell her. They are an unbeatable team in a series that keeps getting better and better! (Don’t you just want to scoop up those little fur angels on the cover and take them home???)

Tara’s Thoughts: Owen and Hercules are two awesome cats! They sure are lucky having magical powers. As magnificent as I am, I don’t have any, and it sure would be wonderful to have the ability to disappear when it’s time to go to the vet! One thing we do have in common is our love of people food. I’ve never tried peanut butter on toast, but I do love Cool Whip, cereal milk and cheese slices (in moderation of course; I’m lucky that dairy products don’t hurt my tummy).

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