The Magical Cats Mysteries is a series of cozy/paranormal mystery novels by Canadian novelist Sofie Kelly (Darlene Ryan). Librarian Kathleen Paulson has moved from Boston to the fictional small town of Mayville Heights, Minnesota and soon becomes acquainted with two stray cats, Owen and Hercules, who possess special powers that aid her in solving murders.


Darlene Ryan is a Canadian author of young adult novels as well as cozy mystery novels using the pen name of Sofie Kelly. As Kelly, she writes the Magical Cats Mysteries series. Darlene has been writing for almost all of her life, even winning a poetry contest when she was in Grade 3.