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Best Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
Checking Out Crime by Laurie Cass
Chickens on the Loose by Jane Kurtz and John Joseph (Illustrations)
Copycat Killing by Sofie Kelly
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 2 by Hinowa Kouzuki
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Murder in a Teacup by Vicki Delany
Samantha Spinner and the Perplexing Pants by Russell Ginns
Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel José Older
Sisters of the Neversea by Cynthia Leitich Smith
A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong
Sugar and Iced by Jenn McKinlay
The Tell Tail Heart by Cate Conte
Yule Be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett, Gayle Leeson and Jorjeana Marie (narrator)

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Copycat Killing: 11/06/21

Copycat Killing

Copycat Killing by Sofie Kelly is the third of the Magical Cats mystery series. Kathleen Paulson takes a terrible fall when the hillside at feral cat colony collapses. When the debris settles a skeleton is discovered. Meanwhile in town a local artist is found dead, floating in a flooded basement.

Both mysteries: the cold case and the recent drowning were relatively easy to solve. The fun part was in discovering if and how the two related to each other.

The cold case brought to mind two other mysteries I've read recently: Among the Departed by Vicki Delany (2011) and Red Bones by Ann Cleaves (2009).

The present day drowning has an obvious solution for the observant reader. The first time that relevant clues were dropped I knew exactly what had happened. Honestly, the artist's death serves more as a distraction and foil for Kathleen to keep her from efficiently solving the cold case.

The fourth book in the series is Cat Trick (2013)

Four stars

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