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Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day Cat Trick by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator)
To Coach a Killer by Victoria Laurie
Deadly Daggers by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene
Double or Muffin by Victoria Hamilton and Margaret Strom (Narrator)
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Volume 3 by Hinowa Kouzuki and Waka Miyama (Illustrator)
Fatal Cajun Festival by Ellen Byron and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)
Hearse and Gardens by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator)
The House of Brides by Jane Cockram
Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
Little Black Book by Kate Carlisle
Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds and Pablo Leon (Illustrations)
More to the Story by Hena Khan
Muffled by Jennifer Gennari
Mulled to Death by Kate Lansing and Brooke Hoover (Narrator)
Paladin's Hope by T. Kingfisher
A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching by Rosemary Mosco
Restaurant to Another World Volume 4 by Junpei Inuzuka and Katsumi Enami (Illustrations)
A Study in Murder by Callie Hutton and Rosie Akerman (Narrator)
Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition by Julia Kaye
Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator)
There's a Ghost in This House by Oliver Jeffers
Thor & Loki: Double Trouble by Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru
The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

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Cat Trick: 12/17/21

Cat Trick

Cat Trick by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator) is the fourth book in the Magical Cats mystery series. The local businesses of Mayville Heights is trying to convince Legacy Tours to add their town to their luxury tours. Cofounder Mike Glazer is from the town and they feel that gives them an edge in their bid. Unfortunately he is found dead in a tent on the boardwalk.

Kathleen's magical cat, Hercules, makes the discovery. While everyone hopes his death was natural causes, she suspects it wasn't. Then her friend is accused in his death because of some obviously planted evidence.

This new murder investigation puts strains on Kathleen's relationship with Detective Marcus Gordon. She also has an impending deadline. Her contract with the library is coming to an end. Will she stay on longer or chose to go home to Boston? If she goes back to Massachusetts, what will happen to her cats?

The mystery is a mixture of business shenanigans and mistaken identity. I had the wrong idea as to who was impersonating whom, going for the solution from "The Truth in the Wine" (Father Brown, series 3, episode 9). Instead, the solution is a variation on that theme but on a different tangent.

The fifth book is: Final Catcall (2013).

Four stars

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