Lacy Marie Crocker’s whimsical pet couture has gained a following in New Orleans’s cozy Garden District, and word of mouth has traveled all the way to her favorite fashion designer, Annie Lane. Lacy’s thrilled when Annie schedules a private session at her home to discuss a companion line for her evening wear, but when Lacy arrives for the appointment, she enters the kitchen to two mewling Siamese cats–and one very dead Annie.
Lacy takes the kittens home to care for them until they can be properly claimed by Annie’s family or friends, but after a busy day of work, she returns home to find them missing. And when Lacy learns the cats are set to inherit Annie’s fortune, she begins to wonder if the killer was after the kittens all along. Now Lacy will stop at nothing to save the Siamese and find justice for Annie–if the killer doesn’t sink his claws into her first.
Luckily, Lacy has the help of handsome NOLA PD homicide detective Jack Oliver to help her catch the cat-napper before it’s too late in Cat Got Your Cash, the endearing second Kitty Couture mystery from Julie Chase.
Julie Chase is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile. She lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three spunky children. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Sisters in Crime (SinC).
Praise for Cat Got Your Diamonds:
“Leann Sweeney and Linda O. Johnston devotees will love this cozy debut and its charming, optimistic sleuth.” – Library Journal Debut of the Month, Starred Review
“The banter between Lacy and the detective, plus the local New Orleans color, will delight readers.” – Booklist
“[A] well-crafted series kickoff.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Julie Chase is a master storyteller with a positive gift for whimsey and wit compelling the reader’s riveted attention from beginning to end.” — Midwest Book Review
“A fun read…Vivid writing, fun characters and cute scenarios.” – Daily Republic
“Everyone needs a Furry Godmother! A delightful new series steeped in the flavor of New Orleans and its old families. Julie Chase’s clever characters are guaranteed to make you smile.” – Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Paws & Claws mysteries
“In all that New Orleans heat and glitter, there’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. A fun read.” – Rita Mae Brown, New York Times bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie mystery series
“A stunning debut…Julie Chase’s new series is a cross between Laura Childs’ Scrapbooking series and Ali Brandon’s Black Cat Bookshop. A fantastic start to what looks like a promising cozy series. Even if you are not a cat/dog lover, you will love this one!” – T. C. Lotempio, author of the national bestselling Nick and Nora Mystery series.