Nick and Nora aren’t just pussyfooting around this time as they deal with a missing person’s case and murder.
While catering a gala for the Cruz Museum, Nora Charles agrees to look into the disappearance of director Violet Crenshaw’s niece, a case previously undertaken by her frisky feline friend Nick’s former owner, a private eye whose whereabouts are also currently unknown.
As Nora and her curious cat Nick pull at the string of clues, they begin to unravel a twisted tale of coded messages, theft, false identities, murder, and international espionage. Nora dares to hope that the labyrinth of leads will not only help them locate the missing young woman, but also solve the disappearance of the detective. That’s if Nora can stay alive long enough to find him…
International intrigue, false identities, and a very clever cat will keep you guessing right up to the last moment of this cozy mystery. While meeting with a museum director to discuss a catering job, Nora finds herself also tasked with finding the director’s long lost niece and heir. When she isn’t running her sandwich shop, Hot Bread, Nora also spends some of her time looking into the disappearance of her cat Nick’s former owner, a detective who has been missing for some time. As cryptic messages come in, she eventually realizes that the two cases may be connected in some way. She just has to find the connection before the killer finds her!
Crime and Catnip is book #3 in the Nick and Nora mystery series, but even without having read the earlier two installments, I had no trouble figuring out who was who or what was going on.
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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 – and in Spring 2017, the new CAT RESCUE mysteries from Crooked Lane! She, Rocco and company 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:
November 30 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW
November 30 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
December 1 – Books,Dreams,Life – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
December 1 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
December 2 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW
December 2 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW
December 3 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
December 3 – The Power of Words – REVIEW
December 4 – Mystery Playground – CHARACTER INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
December 4 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – REVIEW
December 5 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
December 5 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT
December 5 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 6 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW
December 6 – Readeropolis – REVIEW
December 7 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW
December 7 – Author Annette Drake’s blog – INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
December 7 – Varietats – Review
December 8 – Book Babble – REVIEW
December 8 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – REVIEW
December 8 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW
December 9 – Books Direct – SPOTLIGHT
December 9 – A Blue Million Books – CHARACTER INTERVIEW