Sydney McCall left behind an ex-fiancé and a New York advertising job to return home to Deer Park, North Carolina and help her sister, Kat, run the local animal shelter, Friendly Paws. Determined to save the shelter from financial trouble, Sydney and Kat organize a cat café fundraising event at a local coffee shop. Things are looking up until their landlord, Trowbridge Littleton, threatens to shut down the event. When Sydney drops by his art gallery to make peace, she finds Kat–along with Littleton’s dead body.
Local homicide detective Will Worthington–who just happens to be Sydney’s old high school crush–is highly suspicious of the sisters’ involvement. Desperate to clear their names from the suspect list, Sydney pounces on the investigation. With the help of one of the shelter cats, a savvy orange tabby named Toby, Sydney begins poking her nose into other local businesses whose owners may have benefited from Littleton’s death–until the killer notices she’s pawing a little too closely at the truth.
Delightfully clever and charming, Purr M for Murder, the first in a new series from nationally bestselling author T. C. LoTempio, will leave readers clawing for more.
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 first Cat Rescue mystery.
Praise for Purr M for Murder:
“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
Praise for T.C. LoTempio:
“Claws for Alarm is clever, imaginative, and entertaining as a kitten stalking a make-believe mouse… As a die-hard fan of cats and cozies, I’m putting T. C. LoTempio’s Nick and Nora Mysteries at the top of my Must-Read list.”–Wendy Corsi Staub, New York Times bestselling author of Nine Lives on Claws for Alarm
“A clever debut featuring a wild and furry sleuthing duo…a big ‘paws-up’ for Meow If It’s Murder! …a fast-paced cozy mystery spiced with a dash of romance and topped with a big slice of ‘cat-itude.'”–Ali Brandon, New York Times bestselling author of Twice Told Tail on Meow If It’s Murder