Sunday, November 1, 2015

Faux Paw by Sofie Kelly

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Faux Paw
by Sofie Kelly

ISBN-13: 9780451472151
Mass Market Paperback:
336 pages
Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
Released: October 6, 2015

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Normally, the arrival of an art exhibition at the Mayville Heights library would be cause for celebration. But thanks to the overbearing curator and high-tech security system that comes with it, Kathleen Paulson’s life has been completely disrupted. Even her cats, Owen and Hercules, have been affected since their favorite human doesn’t seem to have a spare moment to make their favorite fish crackers.

Late one night, Kathleen stops by the library and finds the curator sprawled on the floor—and the exhibition’s most valuable sketch missing. Now Kathleen, her detective boyfriend Marcus, and her clever cats have to sniff out a murderous thief, before anyone else has a brush with death.

My Review:
Faux Paw is a cozy mystery. It's the seventh in a series, but you don't need to read the previous books to understand this one. This story might mildly spoil an event in a previous mystery (though I've already forgotten what it was! lol).

This was a clue-based puzzle mystery with some complexity to it. The hero and heroine followed the clues, and whodunit is guessable. The heroine and hero were intelligent, nice people. I always understood why they acted as they did. While one cat can walk through walks and the other can become invisible, they're otherwise normal though intelligent cats. Their actions helped draw attention to clues, but mostly they provided humor with their antics.

There was no sex. There was a minor amount of bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this engaging mystery.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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