Curiosity Thrilled the Cat
By Sophie Kelly
“Curiosity Thrilled the Cat” by Sophie Kelly, is book one in a mystery series. The book is centered around two unusual feral cats and Kathleen Paulson, who is called to a small town Mayville Heights to restore a hundred year old library. The town is preparing for the Wild Rose Summer Music Festival, which has for its conductor, the well-known, very obnoxious Gregor Easton. He is found dead by Kathleen one morning. In looking into the murder, Kathleen finds out that Mr. Easton has a secret which she suspects is the reason for his death. Meanwhile, the feral cats that followed her home, surprise Kathleen by the “tricks” they do, which no other cat can do. In the end, they use those tricks to save the owner when she reveals the killer to all.
This cozy mystery has everything; romance, intrigue, secrets and, most important of all, murder! I was entranced by “Curiosity Thrilled the Cat” from the very first page, when we are introduced to Kathleen, Owen, Hercules and Freddy the Funky Chicken. Kathleen comes off on paper as a “real” person. Ms. Kelly’s other characters were great as a support cast. All in all, I found this book a lighthearted story, during which, when I wasn’t trying to figure out what was coming next, I was laughing at the cat’s antics. I give “Curiosity Thrilled the Cat” five out of five stars and strongly urge anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries and cats to read this series.