Claws for Alarm by T.C. LoTempio
Since inheriting her mother’s sandwich shop, Nora Charles is more about hot grilled paninis than cold-blooded murder—until her sister Lacey is arrested. The victim, an esteemed art collector and Lacey’s bullying professor, was stabbed in the heart. Apparently, all over a lousy grade. Off campus, things were just as dicey. The prof had an ex with secrets, a trophy wife set to inherit a fortune in masterworks, and a scorned student mistress. Going undercover, Nora realizes that investigating this crime is the biggest test of her sleuthing career. Because if she fails, even Nick’s animal instinct won’t be enough to rescue Lacey from a perfectly executed framing.
Author T.C. LoTempio Born in New York City, T. C. LoTempio is the national bestselling author of Meow If It’s Murder, the first in the Nick and Nora Mystery series. She has been a staff reporter at the young adult magazine Susabella Passengers and Friends for more than a decade. When she isn’t reporting or writing novels, she and her cat Rocco fundraise for Nathan Fillion’s charity, Kids Need to Read.
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Now why wouldn’t everyone think that Lacey committed this crime, she was shouting to everyone that she was going to kill him, and then she is found with the knife in her hand leaning over his body. Of course, more than one person had spoken the same words, but not quite as loudly in front of so many witnesses.
Of course Nora goes to her sister’s aid and brings her faithful, adopted, to big for a crate, cat Nick! He does also seem to arrive at the scene of trouble, and is so smart he give clues to Nora. Wonder if he picked up this sleuthing from his former owner and missing detective Nick?
If you enjoy mysteries that are full of adventure and a few murders, this one will keep your attention to the end. Get ready for a quick page-turning read, and an added bonus of some yummy recipes at the end.
I received this book through I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Blog Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
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