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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Book Tour: Crime and Catnip by @RoccoBlogger #giveaway #review

Cozy Mystery
Date Published: December 6, 2016 
Publisher: Penguin/Berkley Prime Crime

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While catering a gala for the Cruz Museum, Nora Charles agrees to look into the disappearance of director Violet Crenshaw’s niece, a case previously undertaken by her frisky feline friend Nick’s former owner, a private eye whose whereabouts are also currently unknown.

As Nora and her curious cat Nick pull at the string of clues, they begin to unravel a twisted tale of coded messages, theft, false identities, murder, and international espionage. Nora dares to hope that the labyrinth of leads will not only help them locate the missing young woman, but also solve the disappearance of the detective. That’s if Nora can stay alive long enough to find him...


First of all, that blurb completely drew me in. I was pleasantly surprised by the way T.C. Lotempio was able to keep me on my toes. 

I  love reading mysteries and trying to figure out what could possibly come next. 

 I'll have to admit, I was surprised in a couple of places throughout the novel. 

The way the novel was set up was different and unique and fun. I love the fact that Nick is such an instrumental part of the novel. 

About the Author

While Toni 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 10 – The Secret in the Old Attic.  She (and ROCCO, albeit he’s uncredited) pen the Nick and Nora mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime – and the just released Cat Rescue Mysteries from Crooked Lane!  The first volume, Purr M for Murder is out now! She, Rocco and company make their home in Clifton, New Jersey, just twenty minutes from the Big Apple – New York. Catch up with them at or at

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