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A group of Mayville Heights’ business people hope to convince the Chicago-based company, Legacy Tours, to sell a vacation package in their town. Legacy Tours partner, Mike Glazer, grew up in Mayville Heights, but it seems he’s not the same small-town boy people remember. Everyone seems to have an issue with the opinionated loudmouth Mike has become—until someone shuts himA group of Mayville Heights’ business people hope to convince the Chicago-based company, Legacy Tours, to sell a vacation package in their town. Legacy Tours partner, Mike Glazer, grew up in Mayville Heights, but it seems he’s not the same small-town boy people remember. Everyone seems to have an issue with the opinionated loudmouth Mike has become—until someone shuts him up for good.When Kathleen and her cat, Hercules, discover Mike’s body near the boardwalk, she can’t help but get involved in the investigation—even if it might torpedo her relationship with Detective Marcus Gordon. Now, with a little help from Hercules and Owen, it’s up to Kathleen to make sure the killer is booked for an extended stay in prison before some else takes a permanent vacation....

Title : Cat Trick
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ISBN : 9780451414694
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Number of Pages : 327 Pages
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Cat Trick Reviews

  • Katie
    2019-04-02 19:53

    INTO IT.This actually DOES feel cozy, which not all cozy mysteries do. I just sort of sink into it and don't really look up for air.I REALLY liked that we got to see more of Marcus's viewpoint on everything, specifically that he CAN'T just take Kathleen's word for everything, he has to be able to prove it, and find enough evidence to get the criminal convicted. And he's right. Kathleen doesn't completely trust him to be good at his job. Which he is.(I kind of have a crush on Marcus now. Mmmmmm, such a great guy.)

  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ
    2019-04-17 15:46

    3.5First, let's get the unpleasant part out of the way. I didn't like two things. Kathleen's reason for poking her nose in yet another police case is one, but since it's part of who she is, I got over it pretty quickly. Next, I didn't like another character and it turned out I was kind of right in the end. Attached to these reasons is another character who didn't deserve anyone's loyalty in this small town but still gets it because her family is well liked. Since I know I won't have a clue in a couple of months what I am talking about, I'll put it in spoiler tags.*The murder mystery is, as usual, the weakest part of these stories, but I don't care. I realised I don't read them because of the mystery. I read them because of these nice, annoying people. I can't explain it. I love how these books make me feel. They are low angst (if any).Kathleen has yet to decide if she is staying or leaving. She misses her family, but there is no Marcus where she would leave. And she can't take the cats with her. I can only imagine how a cat lover would enjoy Owen and Hercules's antics.But, the most enjoyable part of this is Marcus. He is, simply put, perfect. Their slow slow burning romance is moving at glacier speed, but it is so delicious. At the moment it works perfectly for me. *(view spoiler)[ The annoying people are the daughter from the second book and her newfound friend Wren. (hide spoiler)]To be honest, there is nothing really special when it comes to these books, but if you happen to be in the right mood (as I was), you'll enjoy reading them. And that ending deserves at least half a star of its own.

  • Melissa
    2019-04-19 19:35

    This book had the most boring murder mystery I have ever read. So boring the recurring characters either didn't notice there was a murder in their town or just didn't care. This was more "day in the life of Midwestern librarian Kathleen" than mystery. I am giving it one star for the cats, Owen and Hercules, who were the only living beings who cared enough to solve the mystery. At least it fills in a reading challenge prompt.

  • Jeannie and Louis Rigod
    2019-04-10 17:57

    What continues to draw me to each new novel in the 'A Magical Cats ' mystery series? The talking between the cats and their owner, Kathleen Paulson, a Librarian. Since I held many 'talks' with our dogs over the years, and I would almost swear they responded, the fact that this series has made the cats 'magical' and with intelligence, does not ask me to suspend belief to enter into the mystery on hand. So, having accepted this major part of the book, I sat back for a great read, and I got one.Kathleen is trying to keep out of her boyfriend's job of Detective. Not so easy when her cat, Hercules has other plans. Hercules discovers a body. Of course, Kathleen has to face the police as they come to her call to report the same. The body was of a man in town for business. Everyone it seems disliked the man. When a friend comes to ask Kathleen's help in solving the crime, how can she stay out of it, especially when Kathleen's other cat, Owen finds clues to help solve the crime?This book was about finding out the murderer, but also about Kathleen's personal dilemma, do you help your friends, or do you stay out of Detective Marcus Gordon's job? The line is almost an invisible one and you quickly feel the conflict. What would you do?The supporting cast of felines, dogs, and friends and family add to this solid, well crafted mystery. I look forward to the next novel to see how Mayville Heights citizens are doing. A gentle cozy murder mystery, fourth in the series.

  • Beth
    2019-04-06 22:56

    So I liked this, because - finally! - there's some movement on the Marcus front! (Mystery? What mystery?) And I really like the ending, because otherwise they'd be circling around the same conflict for way too long.

  • Andree
    2019-03-24 16:47

    This one's pretty entertaining. I very much enjoy how pretty much the entire town now ships Kathleen/Marcus, to the extent that they all pretty much grin in glee at any sign of affection between the two. Also enjoy how the cats have more distinctive personalities. Plus, y'know, the fact that Kathleen's mother apparently took a job on what is essentially The Young and the Restless. I mean, sure, the adjectives are changed, but... Plus the relationship development is better than it usually is in these types of series. Although, I have to say, one of these days I fully expect Kathleen to act on one of those fantasies, shove Marcus up against the library stacks and kiss him. Because honestly, what is the point of having your protagonist in a crime/romance series be a librarian if you aren't going to take advantage of that opportunity? I think it's pretty much a narrative requirement, myself.

  • Karen
    2019-03-26 19:45

    A group of Mayville Heights’ business people hope to convince the Chicago-based company, Legacy Tours, to sell a vacation package in their town. Legacy Tours partner, Mike Glazer, grew up in Mayville Heights, but it seems he’s not the same small-town boy people remember. Everyone seems to have an issue with the opinionated loudmouth Mike has become—until someone shuts him up for good.When Kathleen and her cat, Hercules, discover Mike’s body near the boardwalk, she can’t help but get involved in the investigation—even if it might torpedo her relationship with Detective Marcus Gordon. Now, with a little help from Hercules and Owen, it’s up to Kathleen to make sure the killer is booked for an extended stay in prison before some else takes a permanent vacation.

  • Dez Nemec
    2019-04-05 20:40

    I just love this series. A librarian with magical cats?! What is not to like!

  • terpkristin
    2019-04-21 22:44

    Audiobook from Random House AudioNarrated by Cassandra CampbellLength: just over 9 hoursI received this audiobook for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewThe magical cats are back, bringing Kathleen back with them. In a wonderful return to Mayville Heights, narrator Cassandra Campbell brings us another mystery from small-town Minnesota. On the one hand, it's fun being back with familiar characters--it's like being a resident of the small town, of knowing everybody by name (and possibly knowing too much about them, as seems to happen in small towns). On the other, if this town really existed, I'd be worried to visit, as they seem to have a lot of high-profile murders to visitors.This book chronologically follows the events of Copycat Killing. This time around, it's Kathleen's cat Hercules who finds the victim, Michael Glazer. Glazer was originally from Mayville Heights but moved away shortly after a family tragedy many years ago. He returned to the small town to try to encourage a tour company to set up tours there; the entire town is on display! Unfortunately, in his return, he rubbed many of the townsfolk the wrong way and there end up being a lot of suspects.In every book in this series, Ms. Kelly has improved her mystery writing style. Where the first book (Curiosity Thrilled the Cat) was overly predictable, this one definitely kept the whodunnit going to the very end. I thought I had the murderer pegged pretty early on, and I was intrigued to find out that I was wrong. The story also continues the narrative of the townspeople, and it's quite relaxing getting to know them better. Of course, this "same" formula can make the format a bit predictable, and some might mark that against the book. The only thing I'm really still "wanting" from the series that I'm not getting is more information about what makes the cats magical. I like the format of the stories and each time I read a new book, it's like returning to an old friend. But I really do want to know more about those cats and Wysteria Hill/Manor in general!!!As usual, Cassandra Campbell's narration is perfect. I easily believe that she's Kathleen and that the listener is just another person in town, listening to things going on. I can't wait to read the next one, Final Catcall.

  • bella
    2019-04-17 19:30

    The occupants in Mayville Heights are getting ready for a food tasting festival, in what they are hoping with lead to a partnership with Legacy Tours. Legacy Tours could bring more visitors to the little town, and town librarian, Kathleen Paulsen, is hoping for the best. Unfortunately the representative from Legacy Tours, is sour-faced Mike Glazer. Mike grew up in Mayville Heights and doesn't have a very high opinion of the town or its residents. When Kathleen (or more importantly one of her cats) finds the dead body of Mike Glazer before the festival starts, Kathleen goes into sleuthing mode. With more than a handful of suspects it's going to take the skills of both Kathleen and her cats to solve this one. My all-time favourite cozy mystery series featuring cats is the Cat Who books by Lilian Jackson Braun. When Lilian Jackson Braun passed away, I had a void to fill and I have to say that void has been filled with the Magical Cats mysteries by Sofie Kelly. By far these are my favourite mysteries that feature cats. Right from the first book Owen and Hercules stole my kitty-loving heart and I look forward to every new adventure with them.What is so special about Owen and Hercules. Well Owen can disappear at will and become completely invisible and Hercules walks through walls. Pretty handy talents for cats right? Not so handy talents for Kathleen, who is the only one that has seen them do this. Of course, Owen loves this talent because in the opening chapter of "Cat Trick" he manages to become invisible, sneak into Kathleen's truck and take a visit with Kathleen's friend, Detective Marcus, and steal some sardines and crackers.Right from that opening chapter, I was laughing and smiling at Owen and Hercule's antics, and really enjoying another visit in Mayville Heights. I like that this story featured around a past resident of Mayville Heights. For readers of this series, it fills in a little back story about some of the residents of the cozy town, and lets the readers try to guess as to how it will all unfold.I liked the mystery a lot. I did have the murderer pegged about three-quarters of the way through the story, but with no clue as to why. I was at the mercy of Kathleen to completely unravel it for me, and I really enjoyed watching it unravel.To quote the book "I love your cats. They are like little people in fur suits." If you love cats in mysteries and sweet cozy towns, then pick up this series. I recommend starting with Book 1, Curiosity Thrilled the Cat. Not because you need to read this series in order, but because you don't want to miss a second of it!

    2019-04-16 17:34

    Kathleen Paulson enjoys her life as a small-town librarian with two extraordinary cats, Owen and Hercules, who provide companionship during the quiet times and have a remarkable talent for sleuthing when murder disturbs the peace….Mike Glazer comes back to his hometown of Mayville Heights as the representative of Legacy Tours, a Chicago based firm the local businesses are hoping to convince set up a vacation destination package for the town. He is not the same guy they remember, he has become a real loudmouth and it isn’t long before someone shuts him up for good.When Kathleen or should I say Hercules finds the body on the boardwalk she just can’t help but get involved in the investigation. Her boyfriend, Detective Marcus Gordon, has begged her to leave the investigation to him but Kathleen with a little help from Hercules and Owen is determined to book the killer for an “extended stay in prison before someone else takes a permanent vacation”.Dollycas’s ThoughtsMatch two magical kitties with a extremely inquisitive librarian and a murder or two and you have all the makings of an extraordinary mystery series.Kathleen’s contract in Mayville Heights is almost up and she will have to make a big decision whether to stay or go back to Boston where her family lives. Until then she has plenty to keep her busy both at the library and with yet another murder. This time the clues are hard to come by and the “gossip grapevine” is working overtime. It is the cats that literally dig up the clues needed to solve this puzzler. Hopefully Kathleen stepping on the good detective’s toes doesn’t stall their romance. Roma and Maggie would be devastated.Sofie Kelly has created a very identifiable cast of characters, human and feline. You know we all talk to our cats and her “catversations” are real and true and at times hilarious. I absolutely love Owen and Hercules. It doesn’t hurt that I have their twins living with me. I have not noticed that mine have a magical powers yet but there’s still hope. Kathleen is surrounded by a wonderful group of friends and I know she will realize that no matter home homesick she is for her family Mayville Heights is now her home.A captivating cozy! Curl up with it, your favorite kitty, and enjoy!!

  • Sapphyria
    2019-04-22 15:39

    Cat Trick is a wonderful 4th book in Sofie Kelly's Magical Cats Mystery series. This book brings back a former resident of Mayville Heights, Mike Glazer, a partner in a company that puts together vacation packages. He's in town to listen to the townsfolk pitch their case about focusing a package around Mayville Heights. All isn't wine and roses, however, and Mike is found dead in one of the tents set up for the festivities. A murderer walks among them and who knows who might be next.I really enjoyed the cat and mouse game that Sofie Kelly developed in Cat Trick. Mike made several people mad in the short time he'd been back in town. This means that there are several suspects - those with motive and/or means to do away with Mike. The path taken to the exposure of the person who committed the crime was not straight or easy to navigate. There are secondary storylines woven throughout the book that also fed into the "did he/she, didn't he/she" commit the murder during the investigation. Of course, Kathleen and her magical cats, Owen and Hercules, find themselves neck deep in trying to solve the mystery. This continues to add a layer of frustration to the budding relationship between Detective Marcus Gordon and Kathleen. The detailed descriptions throughout the book are great and I could visualize everything that happened in each scene. The mystery behind the murder of Mike was not revealed too quickly or too slowly, and many suspects were introduced, giving the reader several to chose from. The plot flows along really well, making the entire novel easy to read and understand. I enjoyed the fact that the investigation into the murder wasn't cut and dried. I didn't automatically feel like I knew the person who did it right away. In fact, when the killer is finally revealed, it puts a lot of pieces of the puzzle in this novel together - as it should. Sofie Kelly does another great job of weaving a mysterious tale. .Paperback review copy was purchased by me for my bookshelf.

  • Larraine
    2019-03-24 19:35

    Mayville, MN is trying to lour a tour group to visit there citing their art scene, beautiful setting and great restaurants. One of the principles of the company is a former resident, Mike Glazer. He wasn't well liked in Mayville. His family moved away after his older brother died in a car accident. Local residents have set up a food tasting booth and art exhibit - both of which Mike criticizes. So he doesn't exactly endear himself to his former neighbors. Then Mike's body is found in one of the tents. Kathleen, local librarian and amateur crime solver, is the one to find the body. Of course she is assisted by one of her magical cats, Hercules. He and his brother, Owen, have their own special "superpowers" that Kathleen has never told anyone lest her friends and neighbors think she has lost her mind. Hercules can disappear at will, and Owen can walk through walls. I enjoyed the first two in the series as light reading. It could be that my reading tastes have changed. However, this plot seemed very thin and forced. It can be hard to keep a series going. Plus the whole romantic angle between her and the detective, Marcus, just doesn't seem that real. Does any woman in this century approach a budding romance with a lot of red-faced purity anymore? In addition, two of the characters were not very well fleshed out including one key character. I recently abandoned another mystery series centering around cheese. I think this one is going to suffer the same fate as well.

  • Randee
    2019-04-20 20:52

    This is the 4th book in the series and the fourth one I've read in a row. Yep, I'm hooked. After reading the first one and being surprised at how charming and well written it was; I am only too happy to read the entire series. They just continue to get better as the characters and town, not to mention the cats, become more familiar. The likability factor is through the roof and that's really what I want in a cozy series. I don't read many 'cozies' but I love serial mystery/crime/detective novels that are well written with interesting characters. I was a teenager and one summer my mother and I read our way through the entire Rex Stout 'Nero Wolfe' series and from then on, I have loved to get hooked on series. My mother and I would discuss Nero and Archie (not to mention Saul, Fritz, Lily and the rest of the gang) to the extent that any stranger listening in would think we were talking about friends. I have every single Nero Wolfe book ever written and one day, I want to read them all over again in order. That's what I call nirvana.

  • Carol Gibson
    2019-04-12 23:55

    I love this series. The town is filled with colorful characters who you would enjoy knowing. Kathleen is a fun protagonist and you really like her and worry about her and care what happens in her life. Her feline sidekicks Hercules and Owen are wonderful they add so much to the story. I think it is great that they have supernatural powers. The mystery is top notched and she gives clues that allow the reader a chance to figure out who did it. Also Kathleen usually figures out who did by investigating not just asking questions and scaring the killer into coming after her like a lot of mysteries do. I can't wait to read more of their adventures.

  • Nadine
    2019-04-08 22:35

    Ok, I am going to go backwards this time. I loved the ending, what a great cliffhanger. Now for the rest of the book.... Only so so. I thought there were too many details to things that really didn't apply. As I read I found myself a little bored. I do love Sofie Kelly's books but this one was just ok, besides the ending. The first three I thought grabbed the reader more. All that said I really can't wait for the new book to see what happens. Happy Reading :)

  • Kate
    2019-03-27 23:53

    This has become one of my favorite cozy series and I'm already excited for the next one to come out! Highly recommended!

  • Teri Griffis
    2019-04-19 22:47

    To increase tourism in the fall off season in Mayville Heights, a group of townspeople propose a tour package with a tour group from Chicago. One of the partners from the tour group used to live in Mayville Heights but as he looks over the proposal in person he ends up dead! Kathleen and Marcus have begun a budding relationship but Marcus does not like Kathleen to interfere with his investigations. People like to tell Kathleen things so with the help of her two adorable kitties she figures out who killed Mike. Marcus is furious and feels like Kathleen thinks he is incompetent. Will this be the end of their new relationship?????

  • Liz Parissenti
    2019-04-08 21:34

    Fun audiobook and a silly but satisfying mystery. Kathleen's cats continue to involve her in murders that are dangerous, mysterious, and throw her and Police Detective Marcus into conflict - which, as usual, they manage to overcome with chaste flirtations and teamwork. I still don't understand why Kathleen worries so much about her cats; as far as I've ever seen, everyone talks to their cats, everyone thinks their cats can understand them, and cats always end up where they're not supposed to be. Kathleen's preoccupation with "protecting" her cats from being cats (albeit with magical abilities) always gets her in trouble - but at least she always manages to get herself out.

  • Melissa
    2019-04-04 20:58

    You cannot help but fall in love with Herc and Owen, the little cats who help their Mommy,Kathleen the librarian with clues to solve the mysteries in Mayville. I really liked this book in the series as well. What's great about this series is that the books can be read as stand-alones or as part of the series. This has to be one of my favorite if not the favorite of the many cozy mystery series I have read. Once again, I must recommend this series...particularly if you are a cat lover. I'm so glad I won the latest of the mysteries and now I'm reading them from the beginning.

  • Hilary S
    2019-04-08 19:58

    This series by Sophie Kelly keeps getting better and better, this time the town is trying to drum up more tourist trade but this almost screeches to a halt when a) the person from the tour company puts almost every one's backs up and b) he ends up dead!Add in the complication of Kathleen not being sure if she will be staying, her friendship with Detective Marcus Gordon moving up a notch and of course Owen and Hercules and we have a wonderful and fast paced story to keep us entertained.

  • Lisa
    2019-04-07 20:45

    I enjoyed the characters and the small town setting in this book. In addition to the human characters there are also 2 cats with “special” powers, Owen and Hercules. I like cozy mysterious with normal pets, but this book doesn’t need magical cats. I will read other books in this series, but I wish the cats were just regular pets.

  • Rebecca
    2019-03-24 17:47

    This whole series just tickles me. I would love to live next door to Kathleen, the main character, and the cats are...SUCH CATS! There are lots of hints that they have human intelligence, but it never beats you over the head, and their true-to-life cat nature always shines through.

  • Jana Deubner
    2019-04-06 23:42

    Another winner! Loved this book too!

  • Shira Bea
    2019-04-11 22:59

    Owen and Hercules are still the cute cats. :)Highly recommended.

  • Rachel
    2019-04-17 19:52

    Finally Kathleen and Markus get together at the end of this book. I also liked the fact that the murderer was an out of town business associate of the man who was murdered.

  • Christine Hayes
    2019-04-06 19:52

    Cute story.

  • Sara
    2019-03-29 21:35

    Still enjoying this clever, sweet series.

  • Sheri Jesse
    2019-03-25 19:55

    I love this series! The interaction between Kathleen, Hercules, and Owen are priceless and thoroughly entertaining. I can't get enough of them.

  • Susan Ward
    2019-04-19 16:38

    Enjoyable read.