Thursday, December 8, 2016

Blog Tour: Crime and Catnip by T.C. LoTempio (Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

About the Book

Genre: Cozy Mystery, #3 A Nick and Nora Mystery Series
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425270226

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Nick and Nora aren’t just pussyfooting around this time as they deal with a missing person’s case and murder.

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...

My Review

This has quickly become one of my favorite cozy mystery series. T.C. LoTempio never fails to disappoint. The author has a great flair for the mystery and keeps readers guessing to the end. She tosses in twists and turns which will satisfy all mystery lovers.

Nora is a strong female lead character with a handsome sidekick named Nick. Nick, of course, is a cat. A very smart cat. I’m in love with the cat. LOL The cat has a huge role in solving the mystery…he’s not just a pretty face on the cover :)

The secondary cast is well written and each one has their own distinctive personality.

Crime and Catnip is the third book in the series. I’ve already read and loved the previous two books. I do think each mystery stands alone, although there is the continuing mystery of what has happened to Nick’s previous owner that runs through the series.

I’m anxiously awaiting the next entry into this fun series.

For reading challenges:
What An Animal Reading Challenge 2016

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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 in Spring 2017, the new CAT RESCUE mysteries from Crooked Lane! 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 and

Author Links
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Purchase Links
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  1. I can see that this is a series I should start next year to work into both the challenges you're hosting! Nora sounds wonderful and I think I'm going to get a kick out of Nick.

    1. We think you will enjoy Nick's antics Kimberly. ROCCO certainly does LOL

  2. Thanks so much for hosting and for the kind review!

  3. Can't wait to see what Nick Is up to in "Crime and Catnip". Looking forward to reading.

  4. Have loved all Nick and Nora books!!!!

  5. Sounds great. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.


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