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Meow If It’s Murder By T. C. LoTiempio

IN THE December 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
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by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this review on how to win a copy of Meow If It’s Murder, along with a link to purchase the book where a portion goes to help support KRL & an indie bookstore.

A psychic best friend, a cat who’s in the know on crime, and a deli shop to run, you’d think that would be enough to keep Nora Charles busy. She’s a former crime reporter from Chicago, moved back home to run the family sandwich business after her mother’s death. Sandwiches are named after movie stars and other celebs. The pull of a crime mystery is still there, encouraged by her part time work for the crime magazine, Noir.

Nick the cat has a nose for clues. He doesn’t talk but he can get his point across without a problem. Lucky for Nora, he’s decided to adopt her. His former owner, a private investigator, has gone missing as well as his client, Adrienne. He was hired to find out if the Adrienne’s sister was killed or died accidentally. It’s a puzzle how the client is identified as the dead woman’s sister who died two years ago in prison. meow

There are any number of twists and turns in the plot but they move to a satisfactory ending without tying up each and every loose end. Nick’s intuition about what’s important for Nora to find doesn’t intrude on the story but is a seamless part of it. The side characters Oliver and Chantal are a great addition to the story. Nora takes a few risks but nothing out of line. The hunky and mysterious detective provides just the right amount of spice.
This is the first in a new series. The storyline holds together well and will leave you wanting more, just like the recipe at the back of the book–The Thin Man Tuna Melt with cheese and bacon.

To enter to win a copy of Meow If It’s Murder, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Meow,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen January 3, 2015. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

Use this link to purchase a copy of the book & a portion goes to help support KRL & an indie bookstore:

Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the arch, in the land of blues, booze and shoes—St Louis, Missouri. While writing magazine articles to support her mystery book habit, she secretly polishes two mystery books of her own, hoping, someday, they will see the light of Barnes and Noble. You can also find several of Sandra’s short stories on UnTreed Reads including her new one Bananas Foster. Sandy’s latest short story “The Tater Tot Caper” is one of eleven stories in The Killer Wore Cranberry: Fourths of Mayhem. The annual Thanksgiving anthology has eleven stories and this year, includes recipes. And it’s on sale! Available in all e-versions and in print.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 toni lotempio
Twitter: @RoccoBlogger
December 27, 2014 at 9:18am

Thanks so much for the nice review! ROCCO and I are glad you enjoyed the book!


2 Jeanetta S. December 27, 2014 at 1:07pm

Meow If It’s Murder By T. C. LoTiempio looks like a great book! I have added it to me list. Please enter me in the contest.
Thank you


3 Dotty Kelley December 27, 2014 at 2:38pm

I’m looking forward to reading this one. Sounds like a fun new series.


4 Lynn December 28, 2014 at 2:39am

Love the cover~books sounds good!


5 candace Knight January 2, 2015 at 2:54pm

This book sounds great. Thank you


6 Pam Priborsky January 2, 2015 at 3:25pm

i love cozy mysteries with cats!


7 Barbara Hawk
Twitter: @angelhwk68
January 2, 2015 at 4:25pm

Looking forward to reading this! Thanks for the chance! angelhwk68@yahoo.com


8 Marilyn Watson
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
January 3, 2015 at 12:15am

Oh this one sounds great…
Marilyn Watson ewatvess@yahoo.com


9 Vivian Shane January 3, 2015 at 12:09pm

Looks like a great book and adding it to my TBR list – thank you for the opportunity to possibly win a copy!


10 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
January 5, 2015 at 3:12pm

We have a winner
Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


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