Death by a Whisker: A Cat Rescue Mystery by T. C. LoTempio - Paperback Edition
About the Book
2nd in Series
Crooked Lane Books (February 13, 2018)
Paperback: 320 pages
Digital ASIN: B072395VJN
Getting used to life back home in Deer Park, North Carolina, Sydney McCall and her right-hand tabby, Toby, are helping her sister Kat run the local animal shelter. Syd and Kat are all excited about the prospect of the shelter’s newest fundraiser: shopping channel queen Ulla Townsend. Shelter admin Maggie Shayne vehemently refuses to have anything to do with the woman, but the fundraiser ensues as planned. That is, until Ulla turns up dead in the middle of the event.
The cause of death is determined to be an allergic reaction, but Syd and Toby are sniffing out something fishy. When Syd met Ulla, it was clear she was distasteful and rude. And right before the event, Syd spotted some behind-the-scenes drama between Ulla and her manager. As they begin to investigate, they realize there is no shortage of suspects, and Maggie is at the top of the list.
Now Syd and Toby must claw their way to the truth before everything goes paws up at their animal shelter in Death by a Whisker by national bestselling author T. C. LoTempio.
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.net and www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.comWhere to find them:
Twitter: @RoccoBlogger - https://twitter.com/@RoccoBlogger
Death By A Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
DEATH BY A WHISKER is an absolutely riveting cozy mystery set in Deer Park, North Carolina. There's a fine large cast of characters, plenty of animals, lots of tension and suspense and budding romance, anger, infidelity, success and failure; all the realistic and intriguing human motives. I couldn't stop reading and I surely didn't want it to end. The author definitely a twisty plot, a fatality that might or might not be homicide, or accident, or natural causes; and I could not figure out the culprit ahead of time, so I was continually on the "edge of my seat" trying to solve the puzzle, just as did our protagonist, Sydney, who is publicity director of the Friendly Paws Shelter operated by her sister Kat. I really became quickly absorbed and was sorry to reach the end!
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