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Meow If It's Murder by T.C. LoTempio


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Also by T.C. LoTempio:

The Time for Murder is Meow, August 2019
Paperback / e-Book
Death by a Whisker, February 2019
Trade Size / e-Book (reprint)
Death by a Whisker, February 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
Purr M For Murder, March 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
Crime and Catnip, December 2016
Mass Market Paperback
Claws For Alarm, November 2015
Paperback / e-Book
Meow If It's Murder, December 2014
Paperback / e-Book

Meow If It's Murder
T.C. LoTempio

Nick and Nora Mysteries #1
December 2014
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Featuring: Nora Charles; Nick
304 pages
ISBN: 0425270203
EAN: 9780425270202
Kindle: B00JJXV1CA
Paperback / e-Book
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Mystery Cozy

Nora Charles doesn’t believe in fate, even if she is a crime reporter who shares a name with a character from The Thin Man. In fact, she’s moving back to Cruz, California, to have a quieter life. But after finding an online magazine eager for material, and a stray cat named Nick with a talent for detection, Nora’s not just reporting crimes again. She’s uncovering them…

Back in her hometown, Nora reconnects with old friends and makes some new ones, like Nick, the charming feline who seems determined to be her cat. But not everything about Cruz is friendly. Writing for a local online magazine, Nora investigates the curious death of socialite Lola Grainger. Though it was deemed an accident, Nora suspects foul play. And it seems that her cat does too.

Apparently, Nick used to belong to a P.I. who disappeared while investigating Lola Grainger’s death. The coincidence is spooky, but not as spooky as the clues Nick spells out for her with Scrabble letters—clues that lead her down an increasingly dangerous path. Whether fate put her on this case or not, solving it will take all of Nora’s wits, and maybe a few of Nick’s nine lives.

Nick and Nora


45 comments posted.

Re: Meow If It's Murder

My type of read. I love to watch Murder She Wrote, the Nick
and Nora movies (and of course Asta) and authors like Joanne
Fluke who writes about Hannah in Minnesota. My friend helped
Monica with her book And Then You Dye. I look forward to
reading your books.
(Leona Olson 6:29pm December 8, 2014)

Your book sounds like just the ticket to cozy up to once the
snow starts flying up here (no pun intended)!! Whenever I
can find a story that's just a little different from
everything else, to switch things up a little bit from what
I've been reading, it's a welcomed relief!! I'll be putting
your book on my TBR list for sure!! Being an owner of 2
cats, how could I resist?? The cover of your book was very
well done, too!! Whomever did the artwork for your cover is
to be commended!! Congratulations on your book!! It should
do very well, due to the fact that there are a lot of
readers out there that are familiar with Nick and Nora
Charles, as well as Jessica Fletcher. They had a big
following, and you should as well.
Peggy Roberson 7:03am December 9, 2014)

Sounds like a fun book! Would love to read.
Vicki Hancock 5:09pm January 12, 2015)

love your mystery stories and was interesting reading your answers in the interview
Jo Anne Vincenti 5:11pm January 12, 2015)

I love to read books that have animals in it. Your book sounds like something I would love to read this winter sitting in front of the fireplace.
Andrea Abel 5:27pm January 12, 2015)

I had a cat once just like that. She had hurt one foot. I miss her but she died of old age. I have lots of cats but none that color anymore. Got 15 outside, 3 inside and a dog outside.
Jane Squires 6:33pm January 12, 2015)

Cozies with animals are my favorite kind of books. I'm
anxious to read this one.
Sue Farrell 7:18pm January 12, 2015)

Sounds very intriguing indeed!
Susan Coster 7:31pm January 12, 2015)

Love discovering new authors - congratulations on your
Mary C 7:36pm January 12, 2015)

I have tuxedo cat too, he always looks like he knows something I don't know.
Kaye Killgore 10:34pm January 12, 2015)

thanks so much for the nice interview, Kym. Much appreciated by ROCCO and myself :)
Toni Lotempio 7:32am January 13, 2015)

I love the title of the book. Thanks.
Pam Howell 10:25am January 13, 2015)

Sounds like a GREAT story - I love the Nick & Nora movies, I'm a cat lover, and mystery lover soooooo ... this book (and series) sounds like it's my cuppa tea. Good luck with everything!!!!
Nancy Reynolds 10:33am January 13, 2015)

This sounds like a really good book that I'd enjoy very much. I love mystery and crime . I love reading a real good book .
Joan Thrasher 11:25am January 13, 2015)

I have been hooked on the cozy mysteries just love them. This one sounds so good and plus love it when the mystery is about cats or dogs. Have 2 chiwahwahs that curl up with me when I read the books and they know how much I love books.
Peggy Clayton 11:50am January 13, 2015)

Nick and Nora are my favorite. This book sounds captivating,
unique and special. I would enjoy this book. What a wonderful
feature and giveaway.
Sharon Berger 12:18pm January 13, 2015)

After reading this posting, it made me want to read your
book all the more!! I was a big Natalie Wood fan as well,
and her death still bothers me to this day. I'm looking
forward to reading your book. I'm also a cat lover, owning
2 kitties of my own, who are brother and sister. I think
I'll be able to relate to this book just fine, and it will
hold special meaning to me, after knowing a little bit more
about the background. Wishing you all the best in the New
Peggy Roberson 12:40pm January 13, 2015)

I loved the thin man movies.
MaryEllen Hanneman 2:57pm January 13, 2015)

This sounds like a great fun read.
Dorothy Kelley 5:32pm January 13, 2015)

I enjoy reading mysteries that include animals as it is so
much fun and exciting. This sounds like my kind of read.
Shirley Sego 6:43pm January 13, 2015)

This sounds like a great book-love cozy mysteries! I also
love the picture of you and your cat.

Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
Betty Woodrum 8:43pm January 13, 2015)

looking forward to reading this book.
Sally Lincoln 11:51am January 14, 2015)

Love animal cozy mysteries- looking forward to it!
Johnna Flores 11:53am January 14, 2015)

I always enjoy reading books that have an animal in the story. We have read a lot
of cat included mysteries in my book club so this is a new one we can put on our
Jackie Wisherd 12:49pm January 14, 2015)

Wish I had a cat like this one . I love mysteries. Hope to read this book soon.
Joan Thrasher 12:49pm January 14, 2015)

Thanks for reading the interview everyone! We've got one
more day until the winner is drawn, so keep
commenting;)Then the interview can be found at the Cozy
Corner page, where you'll find all kinds of great new
cozies. Hope to see you there!
Kym Roberts 1:07pm January 14, 2015)

This sounds like the kind of cozy mystery that I enjoy reading. I will be putting this one on my wish list.
Joan Varner 1:37pm January 14, 2015)

A great sounding mystery. Sounds like a great story.
Jean Patton 3:27pm January 14, 2015)

I'm such a cat lady, this book fits my reading profile purrfectly....
Janet Robinson 3:42pm January 14, 2015)

This one sounds rather interesting--most 'animal detective' stories are a little too cute.
Carol Gowett 3:44pm January 14, 2015)

Love books with animals! I haven't read a mystery in a while. Sounds interesting!
Donna Robertson 4:37pm January 14, 2015)

Love to read books am teaching grandkids to read we are having so much
fun . Thank you
Ava Curtis 7:52pm January 14, 2015)

Wow! Sounds like a great book! I am also a cat lover.
Susan Mahaffey 8:06pm January 14, 2015)

I love animal-protagonists (we all know Nick is the main character in this book ;). ) that are too smart for their own good. Mystery-crime-solving cat? oh yeaaaaa!
Lisa L. 8:11pm January 14, 2015)

This sounds like such a delicious little book. Can't wait to
Marcia Berbeza 10:17pm January 14, 2015)

This sounds like a fun fast read. I too loved to watch
Natalie Wood. Mysteries are fun to read between my other
books as it gives my mind something to focus on and try to
solve the puzzle. I love puzzles, word ones mostly.
Thanks for the chance.
Tina Ullrich 10:32pm January 14, 2015)

I love that you include an animal in your mystery fiction. My own animals are such an important part of my life. I absolutely love reading about characters whose pets are a huge part of their lives, as well. Thanks for sharing.
Michelle Willms 8:50am January 15, 2015)

Sounds like a great book! Cant wait to read
Julie Parrish 9:07am January 15, 2015)

I'm a cat lover and this mystery sounds like a fun read. Love the cover as well.
Sandra Martin 9:08am January 15, 2015)

I would love to read this book cuddled on the couch with my cat Sam.
Lindsey Andronak 11:13am January 15, 2015)

I guess part of the excitement and mystery could be attributed to the
confusion in the similar names. Interesting reading, without a doubt.
Kantu Malhotra 12:04pm January 15, 2015)

Love Nick and Nora in thin man series and a sucker for any
mystery with a cat in it.
Diane Christeson 1:40pm January 15, 2015)

I love a good mystery!
Denise Austin 1:48pm January 15, 2015)

Would love to read it! Thank you :)
Daiane Chen 5:55pm January 15, 2015)

Cats + Mystery= Purrrrrrrrfect!
Kelly Braun 5:38am January 20, 2015)

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