I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Two Tall Tails by Sofie Kelly, Sofie Ryan
Length: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Published by Intermix on October 2016
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Cassandra Campbell, Marguerite Gavin
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Also by this author: The Whole Cat and Caboodle, Buy a Whisker, A Whisker of Trouble (Second Chance Cat Mystery #3), Telling Tails, The Fast and the Furriest , Claw Enforcement
Two delightful stories—one each from the New York Times bestselling Magical Cat and Second Chance Cat mystery series. The Cat BurglarA Magical Cats Mystery Novella Kathleen Paulson has her hands full in Mayville Heights, Minnesota, running the public library, and taking care of her two uncanny cats, Hercules and Owen. Kathleen’s good friend Maggie says items are being stolen from the local artists’ co-op. She doesn’t want to call the police, because the main suspects are all close friends. Luckily, Kathleen and her faithful felines are there to put their paws on the truth! Praise for the Magical Cats Mysteries: “A charming cat duo.”—The Mystery Reader No More Pussyfooting AroundA Second Chance Cat Mystery Novella Sarah Grayson lives in charming North Harbor, Maine, where she owns the Second Chance shop and sells beautifully refurbished items, but she’s also given a second chance to black cat Elvis. Sarah and her elderly friend Edmund Harris are having some issues with the nephew of a neighbor. With the neighbor recovering from a suspicious fall in the hospital, her nephew is being openly hostile and suspiciously secretive. Is he just a pain in the neck, or actually a threat to his aunt? Sarah and Elvis are on the case. Praise for the Second Chance Cat Mysteries: “A surefire winner!”—Miranda James, New York Times bestselling author
Here is what I thought
This was two novellas from cozy mysteries that involve cats. I mainly got it for Sofie Ryan’s novella as I haven’t read Sofie Kelly’s books yet though they are on my list.
The Cat Burglar by Sofie Kelly (A Magical Cat Mystery #8.5)
Kathleen’s friend Maggie has had some things stolen from her store and she asked Kathleen to find out who done it. She doesn’t want to call the cops because the three suspects are people that she knows, so she hopes that Kathleen can find out who it was without the cops.
This was a decent novella, but because I haven’t read this series it was a lot harder to connect with the characters because I don’t know them. It does have me curious about the series and Kathleen’s two cats who are a bit magical and can go through doors.
This has a cute ending.
No More Pussyfooting Around by Sofie Ryan (A Second Chance Cat Mystery #4.5)
Angie took a fall down the stairs and her nephew seems up to no good. It’s up to Sarah and Rose (part of Charlotte’s Angels) to find out what is going on. Elvis, the cat, helps out in this one, maybe in more ways than one. 🙂
This was a nice little addition to the series I already enjoy.
Recommend if you like
Short reads, mysteries, and cats. 🙂
Cassandra Campell does a great job with the Magical Cats series and I can’t remember if I have listened to her before but her name looks familiar.
Marguerite Gavin of course does a great job with Second Chance Cats. 🙂