Wednesday, February 13, 2019


Death by a Whisker: A Cat Rescue Mystery by T. C. LoTempio - Paperback Edition

About the Book

Death by a Whisker: A Cat Rescue Mystery

Cozy Mystery

2nd in Series

Crooked Lane Books (February 13, 2018)

Paperback: 320 pages

ISBN-10: 1683319494

ISBN-13: 978-1683319498

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 and

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Death By A Whisker (Cat Rescue Mystery, #2)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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  1. Thanks for the information on Toni's latest book. I love this series and would love to have this book to add to my library.

  2. Thank you for your review on "Death by a Whisker" by T. C. LoTempio and for being part of the book tour.

    Love the cover! I would enjoy the opportunity to read this wonderful sounding book which is on my TBR list.
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  3. thanks for hosting, and so glad you enjoyed the book!