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Paws to Remember: A Magical Cats Mystery Book 15 by Sofie Kelly Book Review and Analysis

Blog and Video Description: In this episode of the Mattacritic, I will be reviewing and analyzing the book called Paws to Remember: A Magical Cats Mystery book by Sofie Kelly. You can read this book on Amazon, listen to it on Audible, or read it and listen to it from your local library such as the physical book, CD, or digital version of the book or audio version. My mother checked this book out from the library, and let me read it, and I was glad she did. I immensely enjoyed this book. Once you start this book, you will not want to put it down. You want to get to the end of the story and find out what happens. This is skillful writing when a writer can hook the reader in this way. This book is about Kathleen’s best friend Maggie who has her store flooded and because a flood happens, it reveals a body of a woman who has been dead for 36 years. This story will open questions about this young woman, and it will reveal things that the killer of this victim does not want to come out. This book will cause the reader to develop theories and there are 3 suspects that make the most sense. Their names are Byran James, Jake Anderson, and Ann McKinnon. I will give you my reasons to why they are the most logical suspects, and you will come to understand why that is the case. I will give you the main characters to let you know who the magical cats in this story are. I will give you my rating at the end of this review. I will not use a whole bunch of pictures in this as being a book review is harder and it is easier for me not to have to do that. Thank you for understanding. I hope this episode will inspire you to read, watch, and learn.



Hello everyone, welcome to the Mattacritic. This is Matthew Hemenway. In this episode of the Mattacritic, I will be reviewing and analyzing the book called Paws to Remember: A Magical Cats Mystery book by Sofie Kelly. You can read this book on Amazon, listen to it on Audible, or read it and listen to it from your local library such as the physical book, CD, or digital version of the book or audio version. My mother checked this book out from the library, and let me read it, and I was glad she did. I immensely enjoyed this book. Once you start this book, you will not want to put it down. You want to get to the end of the story and find out what happens. This is skillful writing when a writer can hook the reader in this way. This book is about Kathleen’s best friend Maggie who has her store flooded and because a flood happens, it reveals a body of a woman who has been dead for 36 years. This story will open questions about this young woman, and it will reveal things that the killer of this victim does not want to come out. This book will cause the reader to develop theories and there are 3 suspects that make the most sense. Their names are Byran James, Jake Anderson, and Ann McKinnon. I will give you my reasons to why they are the most logical suspects, and you will come to understand why that is the case. I will give you the main characters to let you know who the magical cats in this story are. I will give you my rating at the end of this review. I will not use a whole bunch of pictures in this as being a book review is harder and it is easier for me not to have to do that. Thank you for understanding. I hope this episode will inspire you to read, watch, and learn.

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As was mentioned before in this review, this story deals with a murder of a young woman who was believed to be a runaway. The book will let you know her name is Lilly Abbott. She was pregnant before the murder, and she later gave birth to her daughter whose name is Ella King. She was adopted by a nice family, after she was left that night on Christmas Eve. The pastor of the church could not refuse her, and he waited 2 days for the mother to show and when she did not; he looked to put her up for adoption. The child, whose name is Ella King, ended up with a great family who loved her. This story takes place in Mayville Heights, Minnesota. They say there are several factors of cold. Cold is cold, but there can be degrees of worse cold.

Kathleen has 2 cats whose names are Hercules and Owen, and yes, they are magical cats. They can teleport and do things that normal beings cannot. They have a knack for pointing Kathleen in the right direction. Kathleen’s cats are special, and she has a knack for getting people to trust her. Kathleen is engaged to Marcus Gordon who is a detective for the Mayville Heights Police Department. Marcus Gordon, like Kathleen, has his own special cat. His cat's name is Micah, and yes, it would be easy to assume this cat is male, but it is not, it is female. Micah, like Hercules and Owen, has special powers and can-do things, a normal being cannot. This makes this fascinating and fun to say the least when you have beings that can do special things like this.

Ella King asks Kathleen to help her find out answers to her birth mother Lilly Abbott and how she died. She wants to know what happened and to have the DNA test to find out if Lilly Abbott is her biological mother. She wants to know what happened and this came to be.

Taylor, who is Ella King’s daughter, asks Kathleen to help her mother Ella to find out if Lilly Abbott is her biological mother. Kathleen agrees to help, and she knows that she will have the help of her special cats Owen and Hercules. She lets Marcus Gordon, her fiancé, know that she will be looking into this, and she will give him information that will help him solve the case.

The information that Kathleen will need is from Emily Abbott who married Lilly Abbott’s brother Tim who worked for a newspaper. He never believed that his sister ran away, and once Kathleen meets with Emily Abbott, she agrees to help her so Kathleen can find the answers to what happened to Lilly Abbott at the time of her death. Tim Abbott is dead, and Ella King will never get to know her uncle either. In this story, it seems to Ella the only one alive that had any relations to her mother is Emily and Mila.

Mila will be an immense help to Kathleen. Mila was holding out at first, but later was ready to talk to Kathleen. Just when Mila is ready to talk, she is later attacked and in critical condition at the hospital. It is an attempted murder, but as Maggie says, there is no way Mila would kill herself. Once Marcus Gordon, Kathleen’s fiancé looks at the crime scene, he agrees there is no way that is possible. It was staged to be an attempted suicide.

The first person of interest is Bryan James, who dated Lilly Abbott back in high school 36 years ago when this story takes place. It is believed that he is a good person to start with since they broke up and got back together and broke up again. It was a high school romance and most of them ended up like this. Bryan James is a middle school teacher now who teaches Chemistry. He is contributing back to society. During that night, he is said to be not involved in the murder because he and his best friend Jake Anderson were drinking that night, and off partying. There is a videotape that helps prove this, but it is missing, and needs to be turned up to prove this story.

The second person of interest is Jake Anderson who ends up becoming a structural engineer, who Lilly Abbott had an argument about boys' and girls' sports. Lilly Abbott was telling Jake Anderson it is not fair that boys’ sports get more attention and better training facilities than girls' sports. Unfortunately, that is true today. Female sports have more recognition, but it is still the case that male sports are more front and center. As Jake Anderson said to Lilly Abbott in the book, “This is how it is. Male sports draw more crowds than female sports and it is unfortunately how it is.” Lilly Abbott is aware of this, but it does make it right. It is unfortunate, but this is how the world works. There is work to be done to make the world a better and fairer place. Life will never be completely fair, but if there are those who are willing to fight for what is right, then it will be. It will never be perfect, but it can be better than it is. Jake Anderson had a crush on Lilly Abbott, and this is why he is a person of interest in this story. He has motive and makes him a credible suspect. Jake Anderson’s alibi is Bryan James, but they need that videotape showing they were drinking at the time of the murder of Lilly Abbott. The videotape must appear for both Bryan James and Jake Anderson to prove that they are innocent.

The third Person of interest in this story is Ann McKinnon. She was on the volleyball coaching staff at the time. She was young at the time that she graduated high school when she was 17 years old. She was 24 at the time the murder took place 36 years ago. She is 60 years old now. She is being difficult with Kathleen and dodging questions. She says she did not make a promise to help Ella King to figure out the answers to what happened to her birth mother. Kathleen must challenge Ann McKinnon to a hockey match to get her to talk. It works and Ann McKinnon tells Kathleen what she knows, but not all of it. Ann claims that she would have known if Lilly Abbott was pregnant at the time. There is no way that she could have hooked up with a boy and had sex with that quote boy. Anything can happen, and if a teenager wants to, they can figure out how to do something they are not supposed to do. Ann McKinnon left out details to Kathleen about skills she had, and claims she has no idea about how to do something medical.

The story does well with twists and turns. The book will have funny statements like, Pizza is not cat food. That is true, there are certain things that cats cannot eat. Cats are not supposed to eat onions as it can be poisonous. They are not supposed to drink the milk that one sees in cartoons as it can give them the runs.

This story can be made into a fun movie or TV series. You just need to have the right special effects and with CGI, it can be done. I watched a movie called Grumpy Cats: Worst Christmas Ever, and it had the cat talking through her mind. This means Grumpy was telepathic. Another good example is Sabrina the Teenage Witch, is where Salem used to be a man, but was punished to be a cat because he wanted to take over the world. The proof it can be done is in the first X-Men film where a kid teleports in that story. It can be done and does not have to be cartoon, not that a cartoon would be bad, but there are ways to do it as Live Action with CGI.

I will give you, my rating. I give Paws to Remember: A Magical Cats mystery book, a 10 out of 10. It was fun, and like I said earlier in this review, you do not want to put this book down. How it ends is unexpected. It will have Kathleen needing help in the end, but it will come in a way that the reader does not expect. It is good that the story does come with an audio version for a person who travels or likes listening to stories. The killer will be one of the 3 people that are the top suspects. Who kills Lilly Abbott and tries to kill Mila in this story? Please leave your answer in the comment section below. The killer will not be who the reader thinks. That is all that will be said here.

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