Friday, March 11, 2016

REVIEW: Copycat Killing

Copycat Killing
Author: Sofie Kelly
Publisher: Penguin
321 pages
Cozy Mystery

Yes, I have read yet another cozy mystery with cats! :) What can I say? I offer no excuse. I'm addicted.

Kathleen Paulson and her two magical cats, Owen and Hercules, return in Copycat Killing, the 3rd book in the Magical Cats Mystery series by Sofie Kelly.

It has been raining non-stop in Mayville Heights for days. The ground is soggy, and spirits are dampened by the constant deluge. Not only that, but the local artists Co-op has a basement full of water. Kathleen and her friends work diligently to move local artists' work from the building to prevent water damage. The art is saved, but not all the artists -- a cantankerous mask-maker is found floating in the co-op's flooded basement. Then, after a mudslide, skeletal remains are discovered on a nearby abandoned estate. Kathleen has found not only one dead body this time, but two. Who killed the artist? And why did someone bury a body at Wisteria Hill? Kathleen and her kitty wonder duo are back on the case!

I'm enjoying this cozy mystery series. The characters are likeable, and the mystery plots are well done. I also enjoy the fact that the cats have a supernatural, magical aspect to them. Owen can disappear at will. And Hercules can walk through closed doors or walls. Anyone who has pet cats can attest that at times it seems like all cats have those powers. Owen and Hercules put their kitty cat powers to work to help their owner solve murders.

My rating: 8/10
Ages 10+

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