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, a series debut from nationally bestselling author T. C. LoTempio, will leave readers clawing for more."
- ISBN-13: 9781683310921
- ISBN-10: 1683310926
- Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
- Publish Date: March 2017
- Page Count: 304
- Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Series: Cat Rescue Mystery #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-01-23
- Reviewer: Staff
This sprightly series opener from LoTempio (Claws for Alarm and two other Nick and Nora mysteries) offers pure catnip for feline mystery fans. Ad exec Sydney McCall left New York City for her hometown of Deer Park, N.C., after finding her fiancé, the bosss son, in bed with her secretary. In Deer Park, she quickly runs into a corpseobnoxious Trowbridge Littleton, who recently vowed to close down Friendly Paws, the animal shelter run by Syds sister, Kat. With Kat high on the suspect list, Syd has to investigate a colorful roster of Littleton-haters. Cue the cute cop, Will Worthington, who doesnt want interference from an amateur sleutheven though he and Syd had a thing in high school. Who killed Littleton? How long until Syd and Will kiss? LoTempio spins the suspense, but what most distinguishes the book is Syds mystical connection with Toby, an unadoptable orange tabby. Whos the rescuer, who the rescued? You neednt be a cat person to get caught up in their drama. Agent: Josh Getzler, HSG Agency. (Mar.)