A Purr Before Dying

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Beyond The Page, Feb 21, 2023 - Fiction - 238 pages

Firebird Award Winner—Best Cozy Mystery!

No one’s who they seem in the thrilling new Nick and Nora Mystery, and someone’s playing the part of a clever killer . . .


When a nighttime soap opera comes to town to film an episode, no one’s more excited than Nora Charles, who’s landed the contract for catering the shoot. But if she thought the show’s plotlines were full of drama and intrigue, that’s nothing compared to what she witnesses among the cast and crew. With half of them sneaking off for secret liaisons one minute and at each other’s throats the next, it’s all a titillating behind-the-scenes look for Nora—until she stumbles across the body of the show’s slain director.


It’s not long before the local authorities finger the brother of Nora’s good friend for the evil deed, and it’s up to Nora and her sidekick Nick to get him off the hook. As she begins to sort out the cast’s romantic entanglements and professional rivalries looking for a motive, she also discovers that the victim was involved in the mysterious death of the show’s previous director. And then another member of the crew is found murdered, and Nora knows she’ll have to act fast to figure out who’s playing the part of the killer, before she’s cast in the role of the next victim . . .


Includes scrumptious recipes!


Praise for the Nick and Nora Mysteries:


“The story has the unique twist of a cat who communicates through Scrabble tiles, which I found to be a very fun element of the book. I really looked forward to what the cat had to say! 5 STARS”

—Nellie’s Book Nook


“If you love cozy mystery books with PIs, FBIs, sisters, friends, love interests . . . you get the picture! I think all cozy mystery lovers will be delighted with this entertaining series.”

—Christy’s Cozy Corners


“I enjoyed the mystery, which was impossible to figure out before our smart and tough protagonist nailed it. A nice solid four stars.”

—Here’s How It Happened


“The author’s suspenseful and startling reveal had me on the edge of my seat as I turned pages faster and faster and with the final conclusion.”

—Cinnamon and Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder


“Murder Faux Paws is a captivating cozy with a fascinating cat and a diverse cast surrounding him. I am excited for this series to continue and I will keep coming back for more.”

—Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book


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About the author (2023)

T. C. LoTempio is the award-winning, national bestselling author of the Nick and Nora mystery series. Her cat, Rocco, provides the inspiration for the character of Nick the cat. She also writes the Urban Tails Pet Shop Mystery Series, as well as the Cat Rescue series. Check out her and Rocco’s blog, www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com, and visit her website, www.tclotempio.net, for more information.