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Copycat Killing (Magical Cats #3)

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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 fl...more
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Published May 1st 2012 by NAL
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terpkristin
Audiobook from Random House Audio
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
Length: 9.75 hours

I don't have a lot to say about Copycat Killing that I didn't say about Curiosity Thrilled the Cat or Sleight of Paw. This was another "Magical Cats" mystery, complete with librarian Kathleen Paulson, her cats with seemingly magical abilities, Owen and Hercules, and her friends living in small-town Minnesota. This time around, there were two murders in the town: a local artist was murdered, and it turns out that the...more
LORI CASWELL
Welcome back to Mayville Heights! I hope you brought your umbrella, boots and a rain slicker. It's been "raining cats and dogs" for days. There is flooding all over town. The local artists' co-op has a basement full of water and our favorite librarian Kathleen is helping her friends move their work to higher ground in case the water continues to rise.

All the artwork is saved but one artist isn't as lucky. Mask maker Jaeger Merrill is found drowned in the basement. The death doesn't look accident...more
Yvonne
Mayville Heights is having major rain storms causing a huge flood in the small town’s local artists’ co-op. Librarian Kathleen Paulson is desperately trying to help her friends save their art work from being destroyed by all the water. She’s more than a little stunned when she discovers the body of one of the artists floating in the basement. The questions begin starting with why was he down there in the first place.

Kathleen stumbles upon a few clues that make her think the artist’s death is mor...more
Kathleen Dixon
This book is a fun, light read with a quirk. The quirk is the two cats that belong to Kathleen - one can appear and disappear at will and the other can walk through walls, literally. They also understand everything Kathleen says to them and the book is full of very humorous 'conversations'.

I got this out of the library because I needed to find a book with my name in the title, author, or key character, and title and author searches didn't find me anything that appealed. Then this came up so I de...more
Cheryl
I picked up the first 3 books in this series at a thrift shop in Colonial Williamsburg when an ice-storm shut down the tourist attractions. Good choice, especially since it was based solely on the cats on the front.

I have enjoyed this series and the characters in this little town and, of course, Owen and Hercules. There was enough growth in several of the characters in this installment that if it were the last in the series I would not feel cheated (although if there are others, I will read them...more
Snap
It's raining buckets in Mayville Heights. There's water in the basements and librarian, Kathleen Paulson, can't open the library because all the streets are flooded. While she waits for the water to recede, she helps her friends at the artist co-op move their art work to the safety of the upstairs studio. Checking to see how high the water is in the basement, she finds the body of one of the artists floating in the water. But that's not the only body Kathleen has found. When she goes to Wisteria...more
Tess
Imagine a cat who seems to have magical powers. Now add another cat who also has magical powers and you have a thoroughly enjoyable, giggle out loud story. This is the 3rd book in Sofie Kelly's Magical Cats Mystery and I, for 1 am really looking forward to more. Sofie writes about everyday, normal people, people who may also be a bit eccentric. For a fun, quick read pick up 1 or all 3 of the books in this series.


FTC Full Disclosure - A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes...more
Joy
This time there are two murdered corpses for Kathleen to solve at the same time. Yet again Detective Gordon is pursuing a good friend of Kathleen's - is she supposed to stand aside and not defend them? It's looking dangerous to be a friend of Kathleen's. Also, I wonder why Kathleen is so determined not to carry her mystery-solving cats around with her. She seems to think it's shameful.

Author Kelly has a knack for writing friendship and conversation. They give the Magical Cats series its warmth....more
Judy
Kathleen is back with her friends Roma, Maggie and Ruby, and of course her magical cats, Owen and Hercules. It has been raining in Mayville Heights for days. The library is closed and Kathleen is helping her friends move belongings from the lower rooms of the Artist co-op to the upstairs studios. And she is checking on the feral cats that live at Wisteria Hill. How can a woman who has so much empathy for others, one who is always helping out, find herself in the middle of two murder investigatio...more
Alannah Davis
The 3rd book in the "Magical Cats Mystery" series. I read the first one but not the 2nd, so now I am VERY much looking forward to reading the book that I missed! Needless to say, I love "Copycat Killing."

Librarian Kathleen Paulson, having fled from Boston to a small town in the midwest after a broken love affair, finds that small towns aren't so sleepy. After constant rain causes flooding and other crises in Mayville Heights, Kathleen works to help her friends at the artists' co-op move their be...more
Paul Lunger
The 3rd book in the Magical Cats series by Sofie Kelly is a 2-in-1 mystery that doesn't have either one tied to the other. The first mystery involves the death of Jaeger Merrill an artist who isn't who he appears & the second involves Thomas Karlsson whose remains are found at Wisteria Hill. Kelly does a pretty good job in keep both stories separate & yet moving. In amongst this is an accident involving our primary mystery solver Kathleen Paulson which serves as a useful plot point for t...more
Nora-adrienne
Copycat Killing
By Sofie Kelly
Copyright May 2012
Publisher: Obsidian Mystery

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...more
Larraine
Sofie Kelly's "magical cats" series is my "go to" series for a light and fun read involving cats. This is the third book in the series featuring Kathleen, a librarian, who is overseeing the renovation of a small town Minnesota library. The renovations are completed in this book, and I imagine that Kathleen's contract will be renewed. In the meantime, she is finishing up the renovations and grand reopening which has been delayed by heavy rains and resultant flooding. The local artist co-op has be...more
Jack
As I usually say of movies, it seems to be a trend to have a really successful first story, a disappointing second one, then a third one that makes up for the shortcomings of the second.

This holds true for the Magical Cats series. Although "Sleight of Paw," the second book, was a good story, it lost me a few times with regards to who was who. At the end, it worked itself out, but the whole thing was a little too complicated for my tastes.

"Copycat Killing," on the other hand, was complex, but mor...more
Mirjam
Copycat Killing is the third book in the Magical Cats Mystery series and one that I was looking forward to a lot. With Sofie Kelly's Magical Cats books I know I'm up for a good time and therefore make haste to settle down with the book and a cup of tea before diving into this charming world.

Owen and Hercules charmed me from the start, so I am delighted whenever they make an appearance! With their wonderful characters, magical skills (walking through doors and invisibility) and rather unusual qui...more
Heather
The latest book of The Magical Cats Mystery series just continued to win you one over with the intelligence of the cats and the blossoming romance of Marcus Gordon and Kathleen Paulson.

In Copycat Killing, we are introduced with not one, but TWO mysteries. The first is discovered when Kathleen and Marcus feed the stray cats at the Wisteria Hill house. With Kathleen's knack of finding bodies, she unearths, quite literally, a set of bones. The second is found in a water-filled basement at Maggie's...more
chrisa
-------- There are some spoilers in this review, read with care!-------------------

I really enjoyed the third book in the Magical Cats Mystery Series. :)

In particular I enjoyed the two-part mystery that was going on as well as all the little mysteries that were included.

I absolutely loved that Kathleen is making an attempt to reconcile that when Marcus is a cop, he is a cop and he has to approach suspects as a cop, not as their friend. It was nice to see two people who are approaching beginnin...more
Lee Roberts
A lot more coffee than the previous story but a little less pastry. Lots of coincidences happen to solve a couple of murders, one old and one recent. It seems that Kathleen Paulson has one of those jobs where you rarely have to actually do any work, so she spends her time having conversations with everyone in town. And for some reason, they all feel a need to confide in her their darkest secrets. Her two magical cats play a small part in finding some clues along the way. Good story if you like c...more
Tess
Imagine a cat who seems to have magical powers. Now take it times two and you have a thoroughly enjoyable, giggle out loud story. This is the third book in Sofie Kelly's Magical Cats Mystery and I, for one, am greatly looking forward to more. Sofie writes about "everyday, normal
people". (not to say the rest aren't of us aren't normal) Foe a fun, quick read,pick up all of Sofie's books in this series.
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
It is winter time in Mayville Heights and to the shock of Librarian Kathleen and best friend, Maggie more than one body has been found floating in the Artists Co-Op basement. Trying to get those images from her mind, Kathleen takes her turn to care for the feral cats up at old Wisteria Hill. Luckily she is not alone as the hillside gives away and sweeps Kathleen over 10' down and she emerges along with the skull of another body!

This book was filled with humor, truly scary episodes that will have...more
Christine
I thought the 3nd book of the series was even better than the first. The characters personalities are exhibited more and many of them are just hilarious. Of course the main character Owen and Hercules (Magical Cats) are adorable and makes me want to have cats just like them. Knowing this is impossible (or is it?) I will have to settle for Sofie Kelly's mysteries. In this story rain has been pouring in Mayville Heights and the town is deluged with water everywhere. Of course when a body shows up...more
Pat
This is the 3rd installment in the Magical Cats series and I just love this series! Kathleen is the town librarian who somehow gets involved in solving the mysteries. Along the way she finds out other interesting tidbits about her newly adopted town that end up helping her solve the crime. Her cats, Owen and Hercules, assist in a most curious fashion. One of them can become invisible and the other can walk thru walls (or doors if needed). They help her find evidence. They also listen to her just...more
bella
Copycat Killing is the third book in the Magical Cats series by Sofie Kelly and she really had me stumped with this one!

The adorable Hercules and Owen are back and trying to help Kathleen solve the mystery of some human bones found at Wisteria Hill and the death of a local artist, who may not be what he seems.

This mystery was a really tough one for me to solve. Sofie Kelly had me guessing right up till the end and I didn't manage to solve it before Kathleen (a rarity for me).

I really enjoyed s...more
Kalendra Dee
Another delightful entry. This time, Kathleen finds a body in a flooded basement. It seems like the corpse had a hidden past that had to do with art fraud and, since he was involved with the artist's co-op, questions arise as to background. It's up to Kathleen's magical cats to help her find the answers.
Carole
The third book of the Magical Cats series continues with the town librarian and her two magical cats solving two more unrelated murders while the town is dealing with flooding in the town and surrounding areas caused by heavy and frequent rains. The extreme flooding plays a role in both murders.
Diane Heath
This was a very good dual mystery. Kathleen falls down an embankment to duscover the remains of a murder victim from the 60s. She is helping Maggie when they discover the body of Jaeger in the basement. We have 2 mysteries but no reason to connect them. Not sure why book entitled Copycat Killing
Bird
This is another solid story in the Magical Cats series. The portion of the story with the cats is a bit cheesy, but it's a cozy mystery, so that's to be expected.

I was a bit confused, because the victim mentioned in the synopsis isn't killed until a little ways into the story, and there's another mystery that happens earlier on. So for part of the time I was reading I was trying to decide whether the two mysteries would be connected or not.

Things with Marcus are progressing about as slowly as p...more
Debbie Heaton
In Kelly’s paranormal cozy mystery novel, the rain in Mayville Heights has reached flooding proportions. The local artist’s co-op is close to flooding and Kathleen has been helping her friends move their artistic creations to the upper levels of the building. The artwork survives but a controversial mask-maker, Jaeger Merrill, doesn’t. He is found drowned in the basement of the co-op and questions linger as to if it was accidental or not. Teaming with detective Marcus Gordon and her extraordinar...more
Bookadventurer
I absolutely adored the first two, and Copycat Killing was cute, but for some reason I had trouble "getting into it". Kathleen is an extremely likable character, and I just love Hercules and Owen and their eccentricities; however this installment continued to re-hash a few things (like Kathleen getting injured), and by about 3/4 of the way through I had trouble keeping the secondary characters straight (who's who and their relationship to who).

I am glad that Maggie, Roma, and Marcus have strong...more
Haley
I am-cringe-really enjoying these haha. And I'm a total romance freak so I am impressed I'm liking the slow romance. It is just...cute. Pure murder filled cuteness.
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Sofie Kelly is the pseudonym of Darlene Ryan.
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