Excerpt from Final Catcall

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

I read two cozy mysteries at the same time last week, which ended up being a bit confusing. I finished both today, and Final Catcall by Sophie Kelly was the more satisfying of the two! A light read involving a couple of magical cats.

I felt my knees go rubbery with relief. “I’m so glad you’re here,” I said.

“I wasn’t sure you’d say that.” The denim-glad legs stretched and stood up. At the same time, Hercules began to hiss because he could see what I now saw.

It wasn’t Marcus waiting at my back door.

Sophie Kelly, Final Catcall


Small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson gets plenty of entertainment from her extraordinary cats, Owen and Hercules. But when a theatre troupe stumbles into more tragedy than it bargained for, it’s up to Kathleen to play detective….

With her sort-of boyfriend Marcus calling it quits and her ex-boyfriend Andrew showing up out of the blue, Kathleen has more than enough drama to deal with—and that’s before a local theatre festival relocates to Mayville Heights. Now the town is buzzing with theatre folk, and many of them have their own private dramas with the director, Hugh Davis.

When Davis is found shot to death by the marina, he leaves behind evidence of blackmail and fraud, as well as an ensemble of suspects. Now Kathleen, with a little help from her feline friends Owen and Hercules, will have to catch the real killer before another victim takes a final curtain call.


  1. This looks fun- I love the idea of cats who help to solve mysteries.

  2. I can see where you’d get confused reading two cozies at once, although it would help if they’re both series ones where the characters are firmly established in your mind.

    My TT today is from the Alien Nation (old TV show) series: http://wp.me/pZnGI-mO

  3. That teaser sounds very suspenseful. I love cats. I can’t imagine my life without one. I am really not a cozy mystery reader but hope you are loving it. Thanks for stopping by my TT.

  4. What brilliant names for the cats! I do hope you enjoy this unusual mystery. Thanks for visiting my Tuesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/first-chapter-first-paragraph-april-21/

  5. I’m not much of a cat lover, but this series does look charming; hope you’re enjoying it!

  6. Sounds fun! I’ve never read a murder mystery with magical cats in it.

  7. Ohhh…sounds like lots of DRAMA!! Animals really have amazing senses – most times before us!

    Thank you for stopping by mine today from When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord

  8. A librarian and magical cats! I’m charmed and will check this one out.
    My TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/04/21/teaser-tuesdays-111-constricted-by-bejjajcampbell-review-free-book/

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