Purr M for Murder: A Cat Rescue Mystery
T.C. LoTempio, author of the Nick and Nora mysteries, has published the first in her new series A Cat Rescue Mystery, Purr M for Murder. Not surprisingly, her new series has at the heart of it a helpful feline sleuth.
Sydney McCall, fresh out of a disappointing relationship, flees New York and a lucrative advertising job to take a position as publicity director at her sister’s animal shelter in her hometown in North Carolina. After Sydney and her sister, Kat, plan a fundraising event at a local café, the landlord, Trowbridge Littleton, storms in and begins making threats. Eager to smooth things over, Sydney makes an early morning surprise visit to Littleton’s gallery only to find her sister already there along with a very much dead Littleton.
Desperate to clear her sister and herself of murder, Sydney embarks on an investigation of her own, aided, strangely enough, by the unadoptable and frequently disappearing shelter cat, Toby. There is no shortage of suspects, as everyone in town, including Littleton’s widow, seems to be happy he is gone. When Sydney gets a little too close to discovering who the murderer is, it will take more than just a smart cat to keep her alive–although Toby is definitely up to the challenge!
Crooked Lane Books
T. C. LoTempio