T.C. LoTempio

“Happy” Times at the Pet Shop

by T. C. Lotempio


In my new series, Urban Tails Pet Shop, the main character, former actress Shell McMillan, inherits a pet shop from her Aunt Tillie. How did I happen to decide on a pet shop for Shell’s profession? Well, I confess, poor Shell had quite a few occupations before I hit on Pet Shop. And the main reason for doing so was that an editor at the time wanted a series set in one. But once I started writing it, old memories came flooding back. I’ve had some pretty good times in pet shops.

Murder Faux Paws By T.C. LoTempio: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Kathleen Costa


Nora Charles is a “Jill” of all trades. She returned to her hometown Crùz, California, to run her inherited sandwich shop, Hot Bread, and after having written a provocative column for the Chicago Tribune, she now freelances for Noir, a true-crime online magazine, but instead of just reporting on crime, she has too often found herself right in the middle. Her first case (Meow If It's Murder) led to PI Nick Atkins going MIA, and in his absence, his black and white tuxedo feline lovingly attached himself to Nora.

5 Fun Pet Mysteries For March Reading

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews of 5 fun pet related mysteries-Claws for Concern: A Cat in the Stacks series by Miranda James, The Fast and the Furriest: A Second Chance Cat Mystery by Sofie Ryan, Death by a Whisker: A Cat Rescue Mystery by T.C. LoTempi, The Cat of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by Vicki Delany, and Unbridled Murder: A Carson Stables Mystery by Leigh Hearon.

Purr M for Murder By T. C. LoTempio: Review/Giveaway

by Sandra Murphy


After Sydney’s engagement imploded, she quit her job and went back home to help her sister, Cat, run the local animal shelter. Donations are down so a little PR work can surely keep the doors open. With the help of the bakery owner, a pop up cat café is scheduled. Those who want to grab and run can still get coffee and a pastry to go; those who want a more relaxed start to the day can get their drinks and food and go into the designated cat room. Cats, of course, have their own treats.

Coming Attractions: Luck of the Irish Edition

by Sunny Frazier


We’re all a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, and lucky that I am to announce two new series for your reading pleasure!
It’s Purr M for Murder in T.C. LoTempio’s latest. You may know the author from her Nick and Nora cat mysteries, but this is a cat rescue series. Sydney McCall, a nice Irish name, left New York City, an ex-fiancé, and an advertising job to return home to Deer Park, NC, and help her sister run an animal shelter, Friendly Paws.

Crime and Catnip By T.C. LoTempio: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Cynthia Chow


Despite being the second choice, after the first caterers closed down, Nora Charles was delighted to have her Hot Bread sandwich shop catering the Cruz Museum fundraiser. The pressure of catering an annual gala for over two hundred at short notice was worth being able to help the museum and its curators. Just in time for Halloween, Sir Rodney Meecham has agreed to exhibit for the first time in America the grimoire of Morgan le Fay, despite previous attempts of its theft.

Coming Attractions: Countdown to Bouchercon 2014

by Sunny Frazier



It's not beach blanket bingo but Murder on the Beach. That's the theme of this year's Bouchercon, set in Long Beach, California, November 13-16.
Bouchercon is the Annual World Mystery Convention. It's named after Anthony Boucher, aka William Anthony Parker White. He was a writer, editor and critic. Some consider him the cornerstone of modern mystery analysis. Like the Olympics, the convention is bid on by different cities. The convention attracts major mystery authors and fans from across the globe.

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