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In the charming town of Mayville Heights, librarian Kathleen Paulson and her two cats pounce on clues to catch a killer, in the eleventh installment of this New York Times bestselling series.
Spring is coming to Mayville Heights, and Kathleen’s brother, Ethan, has arrived in town with his band, The Flaming Gerbils. But not everything goes as scheduled when one of Ethan’s bandmates gets into a fight with a man interested in investing in the town. When the businessman’s body is later found, Ethan’s friend is implicated in the crime.
Kathleen wants to help her brother by solving the case, but she has no shortage of suspects from which to choose. Prior to his death, the investor was fighting like cats and dogs with lots of people. If this librarian wants more than a whisker’s chance of solving the case, she will need to rely on her trusty feline sidekicks, Owen and Hercules.
Ethan’s Lo Mein
8 ounces of spaghetti, ramen or your favorite noodles, enough for 4 people
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 red, orange or yellow pepper cut into thin, matchstick-sized pieces
1 carrot cut into thin, matchstick-sized pieces
1/2 cup snow peas*
2 – 3 cups fresh baby spinach*
1 tablespoon oil
4 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
In a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ginger and Sriracha sauce. Set aside.
In a large pot of boiling water cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain well.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, pepper and carrot. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add snow peas and spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted, about 3 minutes.
Stir in noodles and sauce mixture, and mix so vegetables and noodles and coated with sauce.
Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
I think this recipe originally came from the Damn Delicious website, which has lots of wonderful meal ideas.
*I’ve substituted bok choy for the spinach and left out the snow peas when I didn’t have any and everything still tasted great.
About the Author
Sofie Kelly writes the New York Times bestselling Magical Cats mysteries that feature librarian Kathleen Paulson and her two very special cats, Owen and Hercules, who have a magical knack for solving crime. As Sofie Ryan she is the author of the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat mystery series. She lives on the east coast with her husband and daughter.