Getting used to life back home in Deer Park, North Carolina, Sydney McCall and her right-hand tabby, Toby, are helping her sister Kat run the local animal shelter. Syd and Kat are all excited about the prospect of the shelter’s newest fundraiser: shopping channel queen Ulla Townsend. Shelter admin Maggie Shayne vehemently refuses to have anything to do with the woman, but the fundraiser ensues as planned. That is, until Ulla turns up dead in the middle of the event.
The cause of death is determined to be an allergic reaction, but Syd and Toby are sniffing out something fishy. When Syd met Ulla, it was clear she was distasteful and rude. And right before the event, Syd spotted some behind-the-scenes drama between Ulla and her manager. As they begin to investigate, they realize there is no shortage of suspects, and Maggie is at the top of the list.
Now Syd and Toby must claw their way to the truth before everything goes paws up at their animal shelter in Death by a Whisker by national bestselling author T. C. LoTempio.
While T. C. LoTempio does not commit—or solve—murders in real life, she has no trouble doing it on paper. Her lifelong love of mysteries began early on when she was introduced to her first Nancy Drew mystery at age ten—The Secret in the Old Attic. She (and her cat Rocco, albeit he’s uncredited) pen the Nick and Nora mystery series and make their home in Clifton, New Jersey. This is her second Cat Rescue mystery.
Praise for Purr M for Murder:
“This sprightly series opener…offers pure catnip for feline mystery fans.”
“An engaging series with a proactive, appealing sleuth. The (nontalking) Toby is sure to be a hit with cat lovers and cozy readers.”
“LoTempio’s latest series follows her sweet, simple pattern of cat-focused cozy with uncomplicated characters who are broadly defined.”
“So clever readers will have an absolute mental ball… we’ll all be waiting impatiently for the next Cat Rescue mystery to arrive.”
“Delightfully fun and kept me guessing… An excellent start to a new series!”
―Night Owl Reviews
“Purr M for Murder is a fantastic start to a new series and will appeal to cat fanatics and cozy mystery fans looking to curl up with a purr-fectly charming tale.”
“Both stylish and sweet – this is the kind of mystery you want on your bedside reading table. T.C. LoTempio knows how to develop great characters and an exciting plot and then wallop it home. Made me want to rush right over to Friendly Paws and adopt a cat.”
–Laura Childs, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Cats and coffee and murder…oh, my! Purr M for Murder is an entertaining read, and Toby is the purr-fect feline sleuth. I’m looking forward to many more adventures with this clever, crime fighting cat.”
–Diane A.S. Stuckart writing as Ali Brandon, NYT bestselling author of the Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries
“A dead body, a murderer on the loose, a spunky sleuth, and a savvy feline all make for a purr-fectly delightful mystery.”
–Kate Collins, New York Times bestselling author of The Flower Shop Mystery series