Thursday, March 3, 2022

Review: Murder Faux Paws: A Nick and Nora Mystery by T. C. LoTempio (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)


Murder Faux Paws: A Nick and Nora Mystery

by T. C. LoTempio

About Murder Faux Paws


Murder Faux Paws: A Nick and Nora Mystery 

Cozy Mystery 5th in Series 

Setting - California 

Beyond the Page (February 22, 2022) 

Print length ‏ : ‎ 273 pages 

Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09Q6HDGF9

Dead men tell no tales, but in the riveting new Nick and Nora Mystery, they sure leave a lot of clues . . . 

When a local PI’s untimely death is ruled a suicide by the police, budding sleuth Nora Charles has no intention of letting sleeping dogs lie—or sleeping cats, for that matter. Certain it was a case of foul play, Nora rouses her trusty sidekick Nick and launches an investigation of her own. Then a second PI is murdered, and Nora knows the two men were on to something—and that she’s on to something too. 

Following the enigmatic clues left by her late predecessors, Nora soon uncovers a plot that involves a local politician, missing campaign funds, and what could be a bogus real estate deal. But when hints of treason surface, what started as small-time thievery soon balloons into a matter of national security. With the uncanny Nick sniffing out—and spelling out—leads, Nora follows a trail that will take her to the heart of a shadowy conspiracy, and into a trap set by a conniving culprit that will have her wishing she had Nick’s nine lives . . .

My Review 

I always love my visits with Nick and Nora Charles.  This book was no exception.  The sleuthing team is out to prove that a local PI did not kill himself and, instead, was murdered.  When another PI is killed, they know something is going on, but they can’t figure out what it is and the police aren't listening to them. 
Nick is Nora’s adopted tuxedo cat with a knack for finding the clues to solve murders.  He uses his trusty Scrabble board to do it.  Nora is willing to accept any help she can get.  Together they find that this is a bigger case than they expected.
For the record, Nick is not a talking cat.  He does appear to have some mystical powers but we aren’t really sure of that.  Sometimes he appears to be a typical cat, other times definitely not typical.
Between running her cafe and trying to find killers, Nora is dealing with romance issues and a sister who decides to move in with her.  She has quite a bit on her plate, but she vows not to let it stop her.  
This is a fun adventure for Nick and Nora, although dangerous too.  They are determined to solve the mysteries.  I love these characters.  Nick is just as important to the story as Nora.  
I didn’t figure out whodunit until about halfway through the book, but even then I wasn’t 100% sure.  It’s a fast-moving storyline with quite a few possibilities.  
There is a bit of a continuing thread as far as the characters go, but the mystery storyline stands alone.  I do recommend reading from book #1 so you can learn all about this detective duo and what makes them tick.

          T.C. LoTempio has become a "must read" author for me.


           For reading challenges:

          The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2022
          What An Animal Reading Challenge 2022
          Craving for the Cozies Reading Challenge 2022
          NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2022
FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

About T.C. LoTempio


T.C. Lotempio is the national bestselling author of the Nick and Nora mystery series, as well as the Pet Shop Mystery Series and the Cat Rescue mysteries.  She lives in sunny Phoenix Arizona along with her two cats, Maxx and ROCCO, who is a talented blogger himself.  

Cat-ch up with them at her website,, or ROCCO's blog, 
Twitter:  @RoccoBlogger 

Purchase Link - Amazon B&N  - Google Play  -  Apple iBooks  -  Kobo  -  Smashwords  


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  1. This is a new series to me. I like the sound of it!

  2. thank you for hosting our blog tour! TC and ROCCO

  3. thanks for the lovely review! I am proud to be one of your "must read" authors. Stay tuned for next years adventure, A PURR BEFORE DYING.

  4. You do wonderful reviews. Great giveaways too.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ♥

  5. That looks good. Glad he is not a talking cat as I find that too much fiction for my taste. :)


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