I am so happy to bring you back for another visit with Nick and Nora, the most usual mystery sleuthing duo. Crime and Catnip (Nick and Nora Mysteries #3) by T.C. LoTempio is the third part in a most endearing series that has a spunky heroine and feline hero. He is sure to wrap his furry tail around your heart.
From the back of the book:
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.
As with the other parts, it really is all about Nick for me. I believe I said it before that without Nick, no mystery would get solved. This has the same humor as the other parts and the same love triangle that is still trying to work itself out. No, not Nick, if it were, he'd win paws down. Nora is filled with her usual willful spunk and thankfully Nick is there to bail her out when she gets in over her head. We all need a cat like that. I don't think my Sam would brave killers like Nick does.
The mystery in this one had several layers. There was a theft and a murder and the continuing mystery of where Nick's original owner owner, Nick, is. I did like that they got some answers on that one this time and they were really awesome answers. I figured out the thief, not the motive, and not the murder, so I feel pretty good. We can't all be as smart as the cat.
This releases December 6th so if you read as fast me you have ample time to catch up! Did I mention a tasty sandwich recipe is in the back.
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