A Midwinter's Tail
Author: Sofie Kelly
A Midwinter's Tail is the 6th book in the series. Although I'm a bit obsessive about reading a series in order, a reader could jump in with book 6 and still enjoy the series. But to get all the background on the characters, the cats, and happenings in Mayville Heights it would be best to start at the beginning. :)
The basics: Winter has come to Mayville Heights. Kathleen is busy planning a fundraiser for the library's Reading Buddies program. The fundraiser is ruined when the ex-wife of a prominent resident drops dead in front of everyone during the event. Everyone at the fundraiser was given a box of fancy, handmade chocolates. But someone tampered with Dayna Chapman's candies. Someone who knew she had a severe allergy to nuts. Suspicion immediately turns to Burtis Chapman, her ex-husband. Kathleen believes Burtis is innocent. So with the help of her friends and two wonderous cats, she once again is on the trail of a murderer!
I like this series because of the cats of course.....Kelly makes them special, but it's not over-the-top. Just fun! And I like the characters. Kathleen is independent, intelligent and creative. And her friends are sweet and quirky. It just all combines for a enjoyable cozy mystery!
On to book 7, Faux Paw!
To learn more about Sofie Kelly's books and the Magical Cats series, check out her website: http://www.sofiekelly.com/