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Hiss H for Homicide

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If you are in the mood for an enjoyable cozy mystery look no further.  Marlene McCambridge’s, is part of a writing duo.  She has decided to sever a relationship with her writing partner to publish a tell-all book. Nora and Nick pay her a visit only to find her killed so it wouldn’t see the light of day.  With so many suspects to pick from Nora and Nick need to find the manuscript before a friend who they think is innocent goes down for the crime.

This book was highly entertaining and I loved finding out that Nick is actually a cat with the ability to help solve mysteries (this was something I didn’t know going into the book).  This is the first in the series that I have picked and was glad to see that it can be read as a standalone.  I do want to go back and start from book one to get the full backgrounds of everyone involved.  

I want to thank NetGalley, the author and publisher for the e-ARC of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are honest, my own and left voluntarily.
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I found this to be an okay read, amateurish at times, not one that I would fully recommend or discuss at length. The cover is eyecatching and would make me pick it up in a bookstore.
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I'm really glad this series is back.  I enjoy the characters and the stories are always fast paced and keep you guessing until the end.  I do have some issues with actions taken by the main character: I'm all for the amateur sleuth asking questions and getting involved in the investigation but she takes it too far at times.  <spoiler> Nora takes evidence that should have been left for the police and impedes their investigation, which puts her in danger.  I'm also not a fan of the justified breaking and entering. </spoiler>  These actions dropped the rating from a solid 4 to a 3.  Also, I love cats but having a cat in the dining room is a stretch for me.  Having a cat in the area where food is prepared is just wrong.  And a health code violation.

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I'm glad this series is back. I really want to know what is going on with human Nick! I enjoyed the mystery and it kept me guessing. I like the characters, and love cat Nick. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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When Nora and Nick Charles stumble upon the body of the woman Nora was tasked to find, she’s thrown into yet another mystery. This time it’s the body of Marlene McCambridge, one half of a famous writing duo. Only she was severing the partnership and was planning on publishing a tell all book. When the other half of the duo, an old friend of her mom’s asks Nora to step in and help her stop the partner, Nora never thought that she’d be thrown into yet another crime scene. Especially when she finds out that FBI Agent Samms is now filling in as the head of the town’s homicide unit. And of cours Samm’s not happy about this. Neither is Daniel, Nora’s sort of love interest and FBI agent. 
It seems that Marlene had dirt on a bunch of people, from her agent, to her partner, to other authors, even a mob boss. They’re all out to find the missing manuscript, the one that will blare their secrets to the world. Nora, with the help of her tuxedo cat Nick, is set on the path to help solve this case. Especially when they arrest and charge her mom’s friend Desiree with the horrible crime. 
Things ramp up when Nora and Nick find a second body, this time it’s the agent to the duo, and it’s set up to look like a suicide. Nora uses all her contacts, friends, and Nick to help solve the case. When the culprit is uncovered, you realize all the clues are laid out in a straightforward case and the author of this book didn’t even try to hide it. I don’t know about you, but it took me a little bit to put it all together. I love not being able to figure out the killer within the first few pages, but still figuring out before the big reveal. 
This is the first book I’ve read from this author, but it won’t be me my last. I’ve definitely going to start this series with book one and get to know everyone. You can read this book without having read the three previous ones. I did with no issue, but with wonderful writing, intriguing characters, and a great story, you’ll want to start at the beginning like I do. 
**I was given an ARC of this story and this is my honest and voluntary review.
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Never Plain Sailing....
The fourth in the Nick and Nora series of mysteries finds Nora proffering her assistance to an old chum of her mother’s, whose writing partnership gone wrong. Nothing ever being plain sailing it’s not too long before a body is discovered, by Nora of course, and said chum becomes suspect number one. Time for Nick and Nora to investigate once again. Entertaining cosy mystery with likeable protagonists and a colourful cast of supporting characters. A worthy addition to the series.
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This was my first in the A Nick and Nora Mystery series and I found it intriguing.  It surprised me how well the author portrayed quirky, almost believable communication by a cat.  It was endearing.  The mystery was full of twists and surprised me in the resolution, an aspect of a book that I really appreciate.  I didn't understand the angst in Nora's relationships and attribute that to it being the first time I had read anything in the series.  There is an enjoyable cliffhanger that has me looking forward to more.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.  The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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Nick and Nora just can not stay out of trouble! Is it their curious nature, or their desire to help others, or does trouble come looking for them?
When a friend of Nora's late mother calls asking for a meeting, Nora just can't say no.
How is she to even think this is going to be a life and death situation?
A whisker twisting tale of deceit and secrets best left untold.

If you have ever wondered about the interaction of competing authors, or even how authors collaberate, this book will fascinate you. If you liked hard boiled old crime fiction, you will find parts here to scratch your itch.  If you are looking for a cozy mystery with elements of romance, (whose team will you be on?) get comfy and prepare to be intrigued.

If Nora didn't have a previous relationship with the cops on the case she may end up sitting in a cell herself. Why is she the one finding these bodies?
Fortunately she has a puzzle solving mind and a partner who always has her back.
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A good twisty mystery with great characters and a very smart and cute cat.  I have never read this series before nor did I need to to enjoy this book.  I will be picking up the rest of this series soon.

Enjoy!  I sure did.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in return for an honest review.
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I’m glad to see this series continue.
I strongly recommend you read the previous books in the series first to appreciate the characters.
This is a solid cozy mystery.
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
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A fairly typical cosy detective with the heroine, as usual, going her own way, ignoring police advice (this time from both boyfriend and potential boyfriend) ably abetted by her cat and other friends. Does the usual breaking-in, messing with evidence and so on.  A pleasant enough light read but rather like an awful lot of others I'm afraid. Thanks to NetGalley and Beyond the Page Publishing for an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.
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The adventures of Nick and Nora return in book four, HISS H FOR HOMICIDE. Someone murders author Marlene McCambridge who’s written a tell-all memoir and made plenty of enemies over the years. It’s a pleasurable task as a reader to try and figure out who the killer is among the list of suspects with plausible motives the author offers in the plot.

Nick, a most savvy kitty, is up to his usual body-sniffing ways and detects a second crime! The mystery is entertaining and absorbing and has humor throughout! I found parts of the clues nifty and original, therefore, very interesting to see some new thoughts in a cozy plot. I was surprised by the killer reveal, but it all made sense then. Great story! As a bonus, the author shares delicious recipes after the story.

I honestly reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley and Beyond the Page. All opinions are my own. Thank you.
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cats, situational-humor, sleuth, small-business, small-town, murder, murder-investigation, cozy-mystery, magical-twist, verbal-humor, family-dynamics, friendship, author, law-enforcement****

Someone REALLY did not want the author to publish that Tell All book! Nora makes an appointment to see the temperamental author visiting town, but Nick the cat finds her body when they get there. Nora is a freelance journalist, runs a sandwich shop, has one old boyfriend working as temporary local Homicide detective, and the current one is FBI. But it's the cat who shows her where the clues are (and he is certainly NOT a sleek Siamese!). If you like stories where the cat is the star and the sleuth thwarts the law enforcement, you'll love this one, too! No spoilers and the publisher's blurb is a great hook!
I requested and received a free ebook copy from Beyond the Page Publishing via NetGalley. Thank you!
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I received this ARC via Netgalley and Beyond The Page Publishing, in return for an honest review. While the fourth book in this series, it is easily read as a standalone.  A former investigative crime reporter, Nora Charles moved back to her hometown after inheriting a sandwich shop from her mother.  She also got an unexpected partner, Nick, who is a handsome tuxedo cat with an uncanny ability to use Scrabble tiles to help her solve mysteries.  In this latest partnership mystery, one of Nora’s mother’s oldest friends is in town and desperately needs Nora’s help.  Desiree’s writing partner wants to dissolve their long and highly successful partnership.  Nora, reluctantly, agrees to visit the partner and find out what’s going on.  Unfortunately, it turns out to be murder.  There are lots of suspects and layers of interest in the tell-all book that was, supposedly, being written.  That possibility raises the interest of Nora’s two erstwhile suitors, FBI agents Daniel and Sammy.
This was a delightful introduction to this series for me and I find the entire premise so clever.  Nora is interesting and the storyline logic flows well.  Nick is the perfect partner in crime-solving.  The love interests are there but not too much there as they try to keep Nora and Nick safe.  Looking forward to the next outing in this series!
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A fun, easy read cozy mystery that will please any reader. Nick and Nora make a great team and I love the antics that Nick gets involved with.
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Nick and Nora are looking into an authors murder at the request of Nora’s mothers old friend. Who would want to kill one half of a romance writing team? The partner, the agent or someone else?
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Princess Fuzzypants here:  It has been too long since I last visited with Nick and Nora Charles, not the film version but the literary one.  Nick, a handsome debonair gentle-cat always well groomed in his tuxedo and Nora, his partner in crime detection found a new literary home and their fans, including me, are delighted.  It was worth the wait.

They have come back with a good mystery.  The writing partner of a friend of her mother’s has announced she is breaking up the partnership.  Desiree, her mother’s friend,  enlists Nora’s help, ostensibly, to find out what she has planned.  It turns out Desiree is going to turn into the prime suspect when Nora discovers her partner’s murdered corpse.  Now Nora and Nick have a good reason to investigate and they find all sorts of equally good suspects.  The woman had written a salacious expose of the secrets of many of the people closest to her.  While all of those whose stories would be revealed would have been embarrassed, even ruined, one of them felt strongly enough to kill her.

Nora, with Nick’s amazing talent for providing clues speaks to each of the possible killers, much to the chagrin of Daniel and Sammy’s, the two FBI guys who are working the case and who both fancy Nora.  She realizes that until she finds the manuscript, it will be impossible to reveal the perp.  Without Nick, she would still be looking.  He leads her to the evidence and he rescues her from danger.  All without getting his fur ruffled.  He gives William Powell, the Nick Charles of the movies, a run for his money.

I love the interaction between the two main characters. He is one smart kitty and she is an intelligent human who relies on his many talents.  It makes for a highly enjoyable read.  I am so pleased they are back and look forward to many more adventures.

Five purrs and two paws firmly up.
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Nora and her kitty Nick seem to stumble on dead bodies like nobody’s business.  When an old friend of her Mother’s reaches out and asks for help, Nora and Nick stumble upon the body of the woman’s writing partner.  When the author becomes the prime suspect, Nora and Nick are on the case and looking for the murderer.  

When they Nick and Nora stumble on yet another dead body, Nick does his best to keep Nora from meeting the same fate.  With a feline partner, Nora has to hope they haven’t used up all nine of Nick’s lives before they find the killer.

This is the first book I have read in this series and there were no gaps, it reads fine as a standalone.  Though I have to say, I am in love with Nick!  Can’t wait to read more in this series!
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I'm so happy because I missed Nick&Nora as this is one of my favourite series.
I had a lot of fun reading this story and I couldn't put it down as I was turning pages as fast as I could.
It was great to catch up with the characters: they are well thought and likeable as usual.
The mystery is fast paced, full of twists and turns, and the solution came as a surprise. There's plenty of secrets, a very unlikeable victim, had a very clever cat that will help to solve the mystery.
As I'm not a fun of love triangles I appreciated how it didn't impacted the plot and hope it will be solved soon.
I hope to read a lot of new Nick&Nora novels, this one is highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
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Date reviewed/posted: December 19, 2020
Publication date: February 9, 2021

When life for the entire universe and planet has turned on its end, you are continuing to #maskup to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #secondwave is upon us, AND the worst sciatica attack in your life means you MIGHT sleep 3 hours a night,  superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today.

I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.  

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

Nick and Nora are back in a tantalizing new mystery that’s far more dangerous than a game of cat and mouse. .

Never one to turn away from a challenge—even when it goes against her better judgment—Nora Charles can hardly say no when an old friend of her mother’s comes to town seeking her help. The author of steamy romances has learned that her writing partner is severing their relationship and threatening to reveal dark and dirty secrets in a tell-all, and she pleads with Nora to intervene. Reluctantly agreeing to help, Nora pays a visit to the writing partner, ready to make her case—right up until the moment she discovers the woman’s lifeless body.

With the police convinced that Nora’s friend is the culprit, she and Nick begin delving into the dead woman’s past and her provocative tell-all. It soon becomes apparent that the woman had a knack for digging up the dirt and wasn’t shy about exposing skeletons in closets, and before long Nora has a seemingly endless list of suspects who were at risk of having their darkest secrets revealed. With a police force intent on throwing the book at Nora’s friend and time running out, she and Nick must outwit a dangerous killer before they take their own secrets to the grave . . .

Lots of secrets can make one's life deadly as proven in this book - the characters are well written and the plot nice and twisty and turn: I also appreciate that I could not guess the killer right away (unlike Mary Higgins Clark's books). I like a book that is in a series that I do not have to necessarily go back and read the previous books to understand and appreciate what is going on. A great little book and cozy mystery to curl up with along with a cuppa under a blanket come February when it comes out.

As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I simply adore emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube  Millionaires/snowflakes / literally-like-overusers etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it ☕☕☕☕
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