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Final Catcall: 02/10/22

Final Catcall

Final Catcall by Sofie Kelly is the fifth book in the Magical Cats mystery series. A nearby festival is forced to relocate to Mayville Heights, including the theatrical troupe. The play's director, Hugh Davis, sets about making a complete ass of himself until he ends up murdered.

When Kathleen happens upon Davis's body, she also finds evidence of fraud and blackmail. She feels compelled to investigate his murder. If anything it's a good distraction from her confusing love life between her iffy relationship with Marcus and the return of her ex, Andrew, who wants to bring her back to Boston.

The basics of this mystery from how it unfolds and the various suspects reminds me of Double or Muffin by Victoria Hamilton (2021). Where Merry has Pish to keep her on her toes, Kathleen has Owen and Hercules, her magical cats.

In the previous books Kathleen has been working through a temporary contract and has to decide whether or not she will agree to a full time, long term contract at the library. Here she finally agrees that Mayville Heights is her home. She also wasn't in the mood for entertaining a love triangle, thank goodness.

The sixth book is A Midwinter's Tail (2014).

Four stars

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