Monday, October 5, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Faux Paw by Sofie Kelly


From the publisher: Normally, the arrival of an art exhibition at the Mayville Heights library would be cause for celebration. But thanks to the overbearing curator and high-tech security system that comes with it, Kathleen’s life has been completely disrupted. Even Owen and Hercules have been affected, since their favorite human doesn’t seem to have a spare moment to make their favorite fish crackers or listen to Barry Manilow.

But when Kathleen stops by the library late one night and finds the curator sprawled on the floor—and the exhibition’s most valuable sketch missing—it’s suddenly time to canvass a crime scene. Now Kathleen, her detective boyfriend Marcus, and her clever cats have to sniff out a murderous thief, before anyone else has a brush with death…


The Magical Cats Mystery series is quite simply, pure magic. Owen and Hercules are back for their 5th adventure in Faux Paw and more adorable and clever than ever.

An art exhibit has set up shop at the library and Kathleen has been forced to deal with it's very difficult curator, Margo Walsh, and all of the added security that comes with it. The exhibit's focal point is a detailed drawing of a Dakota encampment by military artist Sam Weston, and is worth a small fortune due to the mystery surrounding it. Late one night Kathleen stops at the library to find Margo dead - hit over the dead by a brass cat statue on Kathleen's desk, and the Weston drawing is missing. In addition to a killer on the loose, the exhibit tour is cancelled because the museum is came from is undergoing renovations, so the library is forced to stay closed until it can be moved out.

Our protagonist Kathleen is a lady that I can easily see myself being friends with, and her favorite snack of hot chocolate and peanut butter toast has my mouth watering each time she shares it with her beloved feline friends! Speaking of which, Owen and Hercules seem to be quarreling yet they still manage to lead Kathleen towards important clues. And Kathleen's good friend and veterinarian Roma is facing a huge dilemma in her relationship with hockey player Eddie. The ongoing story lines among the characters make each new book like a reunion with old friends.

Rich characters, a cozy setting, and two extra special felines make this one of the best cat mystery series on the shelves today.

Giveaway: Leave a comment by noon eastern on Friday, October 9th for your chance to win a copy of Faux Paw. (US entries only, please.)

32 comments:

Michelle Willms said...

I absolutely love tales that include animals in the story line. This story is one I'm definitely ready to read. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

Lisa Brown said...

Sounds wonderful; thanks for the chance to win it :)
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Lisa said...

I love this series and love Owen and Hercules. I would love to win this new one. Thanks for the chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

Jen Scott said...

Faux Paw sounds delightful, and I adore the cover art. Thank you for the chance to win.
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Robin Coxon said...

This is one smart author to include cats on the cover of her book. I was sold from the beginning and hope the book itself will hold my interest. Thank you for the review and opportunity to win a copy of it. robeader53@yahoo.com

skkorman said...

I love cozy mysteries in which cats play a significant role—thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book!

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Linda said...

I've read all her books but this one! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! lindajwalker@yahoo.com

Sue said...

Owen and Hercules seem to be just perfect cats for a cozy mystery. I'd love to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Anonymous said...

Thanks, Melissa! My favorite kind of cozy mystery...with cats! patucker54 (at aol dot com)

Rita said...

Sounds like a great cozy.

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Unknown said...

I do like this series.
I'd love to have the cats visit.
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pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Sounds like a nice series. I have some catching up to do now that there are 5.

Barbara T. said...

Sounds fun. Bobbipad@gmail.com

traveler said...

Wonderful series and great feature and giveaway. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

What a delightful series which I would enjoy greatly. Thanks for this giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cleopawtra said...

Another book to add to my list of to read. Thanks for the giveaway. rose_red2(at)cinci(dot)rr(dot)

bookwomen said...

I love this series. Happy to see a new one. Thanks for the review.

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Susan Clickner said...

Would love to read this. sclickner@juno.com

Peggy Hyndman said...

Another new author for me ... thanks for the introduction. Sounds like a fun read!
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Katreader said...

I adore this series and wish I could meet Owen and Hercules-they are magic!

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rockergoddess2002 said...

Thank you! I love kitty cozies!!

Priscilla King said...

Purr, Purr...Pris365 @ yahoo

Karen B said...

Love - love - love this series!

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Hilary said...

looks like a great book!

D Johnson said...

Sounds like a nice book!

Marty C. said...

It's a chilly fall day here, so curling up with cozy kitty mystery sounds great!

Kathleen Costa said...

Kathleen is the protagonist! Yeah...finally something with which I can literally identify! Thanks for hosting this giveaway. kat8762@aol.com

colodreamer said...

I cant wait to read this!

Annie Bear said...

I love cat-themed cozy mysteries. Thanks for the chance to win this book. I'll be reading it for sure!

Daniel Scott said...

Entering to add to my wife's collection. With winter coming, she likes to curl up with a good book by the fire on her days off.

Pamela Woodfield said...

I love The Second Chance Cat series & I've been wanting to try this one. It sounds great too.
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Kaye Killgore said...

I know it's too late to win, but I love this series.