In Paws and Effect, we get a little more backstory on Kathleen’s beau, Marcus. When three of Marcus’s friends arrive in town to investigate some land that is looking to be developed, Kathleen can’t wait to meet them. When she does, there is definitely some history – and not all of if it good. Then, as the land develop proceeds, one of his friends is found dead. Evidence points to Marcus but murder isn’t on his dossier. To keep him from ending up on the opposite side of a jail cell, Kathleen and her cats start doing some digging. She’s determined to prove that Marcus is being framed.
Paws and Effect is another great book in Sofie Kelly’s Magical Cats Mystery series. I enjoy my time spent in Mayville Heights. The pacing of the story is steady and the entire novel is easy to read and understand. Multiple suspects keep the reader guessing and keep Kathleen and Marcus on their toes. The continued world building and character development of Kathleen, her magical kitties, and Marcus, along with the secondary characters, is fresh and original with each installment.
The books in Sofie Kelly’s Magical Cats Mysteries are descriptive without going overboard. I feel like I’m in every scene of the story. The books also have the right amount of suspense to keep the reader engaged all the way to the end. The romance included isn’t over the top and doesn’t overshadow the mystery solving. It’s a nice addition to give the story and characters realism.
The Magical Cats Mystery series is one of my favorites. I enjoy the lowkey nature of cozy mysteries. They keep me entertained with their quirky main characters. I recommend the series to all cozy mystery lovers.I purchased my own review copy from Barnes and Noble.