November 30, 2016

Crime and Catnip by T.C. LoTempio - Review and Giveaways

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Published: December 16, 2016
Number of pages: 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Nick and Nora Mystery #3

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…


My thoughts:
This is the third book in this series but the first book that I have read and I was able to enjoy it without feeling lost.  I really liked that Nick "helped" Nora find clues to solve the crime. Nora seems to get herself into a few little situtations that sometimes threaten her own safety. Along with Nick looking for clues he also protects Nora when she gets into these scraps. Nick the cat has a bigger part in this book than most pets do and I thought it was a nice addition to the story. The author gave us little tidbits along the way but just enough to keep me guessing until the end of the story. A fun new to me series. I look forward to reading more books by this author. 

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 msyteries 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 and

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  1. I am looking forward to reading Thus delightful book. I have many which I can hardly wait to read.

  2. This mystery book sounds very interesting!

  3. I can't wait to read Crime & Catnip. Love this series with Nick & Nora.

  4. I am looking forward to the Cats cozy mystery reads challenge for 2017

  5. I am looking forward to "Crime and Catnip," but also Kathi Daley's "Murder at Christmas," Tonya Kappes's "A Ghostly Reunion," and about 100 more!

  6. I am looking forward to reading "Crime and Catnip". I love this series.

  7. Would love to read "Crime and Catnip". Many thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  8. Looking forward to reading "Crime and Catnip". Just hope it will be sooner. Rather than later. Thanks for the chance to do so. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc ((dot) com

  9. I'm looking forward to reading Crime and Catnip.

  10. Looking forward to reading this cozy. Crime and Catnip. Looks like a fun story!!!

  11. Looking forward to reading this cozy. Crime and Catnip. Looks like a fun story!!!

  12. I love new to me series. I am looking forward to reading Murder Most Howl By Krista Davis. I can't believe I haven't read it.

  13. I am looking forward to reading Crime and Catnip because I am just finishing up Claws for Alarm and love it!
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  14. Death, Taxes and Sweet Potato Fries by Diane Kelly is coming out in January 2017. it is the 11th in the Tara Holloway mystery series.

  15. I look forward to reading any mystery book with a cat on the cover!!

  16. I love mysteries and the fact that it has cats is even better!!