Murder Faux Paws
A Nick and Nora Mystery #5
by T. C. LoTempio
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 22 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 16 Mar 2022
Dead men tell no tales, but in the riveting new Nick and Nora Mystery, they sure leave a lot of clues . . .
“Take my word for it—this tricky whodunit will grab you with its quirky (but believable!) characters, inventive plot, and whopping payoff.” —New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs
When a local PI’s untimely death is ruled a suicide by the police, budding sleuth Nora Charles has no intention of letting sleeping dogs lie—or sleeping cats, for that matter. Certain it was a case of foul play, Nora rouses her trusty sidekick Nick and launches an investigation of her own. Then a second PI is murdered, and Nora knows the two men were on to something—and that she’s on to something too.
Following the enigmatic clues left by her late predecessors, Nora soon uncovers a plot that involves a local politician, missing campaign funds, and what could be a bogus real estate deal. But when hints of treason surface, what started as small-time thievery soon balloons into a matter of national security. With the uncanny Nick sniffing out—and spelling out—leads, Nora follows a trail that will take her to the heart of a shadowy conspiracy, and into a trap set by a conniving culprit that will have her wishing she had Nick’s nine lives . . .
Praise for the Nick and Nora Mysteries:
“Hiss H for Homicide packs all the trimmings into its classic cozy structure in smooth, silky fashion. William Powell and Myrna Loy played the original Nick and Nora Charles in the classic Thin Man films, and LoTempio does them great justice in this masterpiece of the genre that leaves no stone, or cat treat, unturned.” —Jon Land, Providence Journal
“If you like 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.” —Laura’s Interests
“Ms. LoTempio has crafted a superior mystery for this series return.” —Escape With Dollycas
“With its wonderful characters, perfectly paced plot, and perplexing mystery, Hiss H for Homicide is a must-read for cozy mystery lovers.” —Christy’s Cozy Corners
“Excellently plotted and executed—five paws and a tail up for this tale.” —Open Book Society
About the Author:
T. C. LoTempio is the national bestselling author of the Nick and Nora mystery series. Her cat, Rocco, provides the inspiration for the character of Nick the cat. She also writes the Urban Tails Pet Shop Mystery Series, as well as the Cat Rescue series. Check out her and Rocco’s blog, www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com, and visit her website, www.tclotempio.net, for more information.