Book Review: Purr M for Murder by T.C. LoTempio ~ Great Escapes Book Tour + Giveaway!


 

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 by T.C. LoTempio

Series: A Cat Rescue Mystery, #1

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Release Date: 03/14/17

Page Count: 304

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This is the first book in a new series by T.C. LoTempio, the Cat Rescue Mystery series, and I have to say that I was immediately taken in by the cover of this book, who doesn’t love a large orange tabby cat? This debut novel was a knockout book and this series looks to have a very bright future ahead. I completely enjoyed getting to know Sydney and Kat and the rest of the residents of Deer Park, NC they are lovable and realistic, both the people and the animals. I absolutely adore Toby, he is quite the quirky attention-grabbing feline that will steal your heart! While I did find the mystery a bit predictable in spots, it in no way hindered my enjoyment of the story. I enjoyed it so much that I couldn’t put the book down! Overall, this book was absolutely purr-fect and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next in the series!

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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.net and www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com

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NOTE: I was provided with an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are my own.