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A Midwinter's Tail: 06/15/22
A Midwinter's Tail by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator) is the sixth book in the Magical Cats mystery series. During the winter holiday season Kathleen is hosting a library fundraiser for her Reading Buddies program. Unfortunately the estranged wife of Burtis Chapman ends of dead after eating one of the luxury chocolates given out at the event.
The big mystery is a two parter. Why did Chapman's wife return after being away for years? Given that she was gone for so long, who here could even have ties to her besides Burtis? When and how were the chocolates tainted?
Frankly though, the murderer is obvious from the get go. The dying woman even names her killer and the reason why. The observant reader will note this. But there's still the larger question as to why? What is the connection between the killer and the victim?
Hercules and Owen play a much smaller role in this one. Yes they still get into some trouble that of helps point Kathleen in the right direction but they aren't the tag along sleuths of the earliest volumes. Frankly it was nice having them more in the background.
The seventh book is Faux Paw (2015).