Purr M For Murder
by T.C. LoTempio
Purr M for Murder: A Cat Rescue Mystery
1st in Series
Crooked Lane Books (March 14, 2017)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Kindle ASIN: B01N6P3WYP
Sydney McCall left behind an ex-fiancé and a New York advertising job to return home to Deer Park, North Carolina and help her sister, Kat, run the local animal shelter, Friendly Paws. Determined to save the shelter from financial trouble, Sydney and Kat organize a cat café fundraising event at a local coffee shop. Things are looking up until their landlord, Trowbridge Littleton, threatens to shut down the event. When Sydney drops by his art gallery to make peace, she finds Kat–along with Littleton’s dead body.
Local homicide detective Will Worthington–who just happens to be Sydney’s old high school crush–is highly suspicious of the sisters’ involvement. Desperate to clear their names from the suspect list, Sydney pounces on the investigation. With the help of one of the shelter cats, a savvy orange tabby named Toby, Sydney begins poking her nose into other local businesses whose owners may have benefited from Littleton’s death–until the killer notices she’s pawing a little too closely at the truth.
Purr M for Murder is the authors debut series which features Sydney and her sister Kat. She helps Kat run the animal shelter in Deer Park NC as the publicity director. She wants to run a cat cafe at a friend’s bakery but the local rich man and landlord Trowbridge thinks it will be bad for business. When Syd and Kat go to his gallery to reason with him they find him dead.
Syd jumps right in to solve this case as her sister seems to be the prime suspect but she finds others. We have ex lovers, step son, wife, partner and more. Her old friend Will is the new detective and tries his best to worn her off but she does help with clues.
We can’t forget Toby who has made it his mission to have Syd as his owner. Between the cat clues and Wil and Syd you can’t put the book down. The author does an excellent job with the characters and setting. Looking forward to what Toby and Syd get into next.
About the Author…..
While Toni Lotempio does not commit – or solve – murders in real life, she has no trouble doing it on paper. Her lifelong love of mysteries began early on when she was introduced to her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 10 – The Secret in the Old Attic. She (and ROCCO, albeit he’s uncredited) pen the Nick and Nora mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime – the first volume, MEOW IF ITS MURDER, debuted Dec. 2, 2014. Followed by #2, CLAWS FOR ALARM. #3, CRIME AND CATNIP, was released in December. She, Rocco and Maxx make their home in Clifton, New Jersey, just twenty minutes from the Big Apple – New York. Catch up with them at www.tclotempio.com and www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com
Where to find them:
Amazon- Crime and Catnip
Amazon: All Books Page
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