Friday, December 9, 2016

Review: Scripture Doodle by April Knight








  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook; Act Csm edition (October 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781414695
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781414692




  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook (December 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1434710432
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434710437

Book Descriptions



ScriptureDoodle: A Six-Week Devotional Experience (David C. Cook, October 2016)
With inspiring exercises and prompts, this unique interactive guide introduces readers to a creative connection between Bible study, artistic expression, and worship.
Often, in the busyness of life, Christians forget that God created them to enjoy creativity. With guided instruction and completed examples, this beautiful book invites readers to draw closer to God through their own art.
More than a coloring book, ScriptureDoodle is a combination of Bible study, creative expression, and artistic community with artwork shared online at #scripturedoodle.  

Exploring topics such as being generous, finding rest, and facing grief, ScriptureDoodle gives the heart the creative space it needs. This book stimulates the reader's imagination and helps integrate God's Word into everyday life.

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/2gUdlHF

ScriptureDoodle God's Promises: A Six-Week Devotional Experience (David C. Cook, December 2016)

Some of the most incredible stories in the Bible are of God's promises and faithfulness to His children.
ScriptureDoodle God's Promises refreshes believers who are feeling burned out or stuck in a rut in their relationship with God. Each of the creative worship prompts in this interactive guide includes biblical encouragement and ideas for worship through art. Artist April Knight includes creative lettering tips, color ideas, and completed examples to inspire readers to respond to promises in Scripture related to trust, faith, and the power of God's Word in all circumstances.
This unique blend of Bible study and creative expression provides the opportunity to connect with God as Creator in a new, life-changing way.
Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/2gUhyLR

About the Author



April Knight is a worship artist based in Asheville, North Carolina. Knight's work includes live worship painting and leading ScriptureDoodle workshops online and at conferences and retreats around the country and internationally. Her family of four is her greatest joy, along with serving alongside her husband at their local church.
 
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram


My Review

 Scripture Doodle and Scripture Doodle: God's Promises are both unique and fabulous books that are a combination devotional and coloring book. But that is almost too simplistic because these books are so enlightening. April Knight is a worship artist who has successfully combined drawing with coloring with biblical truths. These books will help to unleash your creativity. They are a great way to learn God's Word. And a great way to focus on God's Word. I am very impressed with the imagination that went into developing these lovely volumes.

In Scripture Doodle: God's Promises, some of the section titles are: Color the World in Prayer, Visual Scripture, Recipe for Blessing and Faithful to Provide. Each page is a new wonder to discover. Hours and hours of enjoyment and contemplation await readers of these books.

Scripture Doodle books would be a great Christmas gift for people of all ages. I am also thinking that they would be a great gift for people who are laid up in the hospital or for your elder relatives. Teenagers would love these as well.

I highly recommend Scripture Doodle and Scripture Doodle: God's Promises.









Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours: Better Off Thread (An Embroidery Mystery #10) by Amanda Lee







  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1160 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 045147385X
  • Publisher: Berkley (Dec 6 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CZCW26A


Tour Participants

December 1 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
December 1 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW
December 2 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW
December 3 – Grace. Gratitude. Life. by Marie McNary – REVIEW
December 3 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 4 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW
December 4 – Author Annette Drake’s blog – SPOTLIGHT
December 5 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW
December 5 – T’s Stuff – SPOTLIGHT
December 6 – The Power of Words – REVIEW
December 6 – Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – GUEST POST
December 7 – fuonlyknew – REVIEW
December 7 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 8 – deal sharing aunt – REVIEW
December 8 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 9 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
December 10 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW
December 10 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT
December 11 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT
December 12 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW
December 13 – Varietats – REVIEW
December 13 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
December 14 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW, GUEST POST
December 14 – Carole’s Book Corner – SPOTLIGHT
December 15 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW, GUEST POST



Book Description






Santa finds himself in a stitch of trouble in the tenth in the series from the national bestselling author of The Stitching Hour...

Marcy is busy helping her customers make hand-crafted ornaments at her embroidery shop, the Seven-Year Stitch. But despite the yuletide bustle, when her friend Captain Moe asks for her help, she can’t refuse—especially when the favor is to play the elf to his Santa for sick children at a local hospital. Despite the ridiculous outfit, Marcy finds herself enjoying spreading cheer—until the hospital’s administrator is found murdered.

Although the deceased had plenty of people willing to fill her stocking with coal, evidence pins the crime on Moe. Now it’s up to Marcy, with the help of her police officer boyfriend Ted and her Irish Wolfhound Angus, to stitch together the clues to clear Moe’s name—before someone else winds up crossed off Santa’s list for good...


Praise for the Embroidery Mysteries

“Readers will enjoy spending time with the friendly folks of Tallulah Falls.”—Publishers Weekly

“Lee is clearly a story wizard.”—Blogcritics

“A great series with enough suspense and smart sleuthing to hook readers every time.”—RT Book Reviews

“A fast-paced, intriguing who-done-it.”—Fresh Fiction

“Lee has mastered the art of crafting very likable characters who are eccentric, lovable, and definitely people readers will enjoy.”—Kings River Life Magazine 

About the Author



Gayle Trent (and pseudonym Amanda Lee) writes the Daphne Martin Cake Decorating series and the Embroidery Mystery series. The cake decorating series features a heroine who is starting her life over in Southwest Virginia after a nasty divorce. The Embroidery Mystery series features a heroine who recently moved to the Oregon coast to open an embroidery specialty shop. She also writes the Down South Café Mysteries as Gayle Leeson. 
 

Author Links

https://www.facebook.com/GayleTrentandAmandaLee
https://twitter.com/GayleTrent

Purchase Links:

Amazon B&N kobo



My Review

 Better Off Thread is the tenth An Embroidery Mystery by Amanda Lee. This is the first book that I have read in this series. It was very well written and an enjoyable read.

Better Off Thread has all the elements that make a cozy mystery a good cozy mystery. The main character is believable as are the supporting characters. The characters were all well developed and interesting. I liked the Oregon Coast setting of this series.

The mystery part of the tale moved the story along. The main character Marcy is helping out her friend and diner owner, Captain Moe, entertain children at the hospital. The Captain is Santa and Marcy is his elf. The hospital administrator is found murdered by Captain Moe. It turns out The Captain had been dating her so is immediately a suspect. There are lots of suspects and red herrings in this tale.

Better Off Thread is a good read. Highly recommend to cozy mystery fans. Loved the ending!



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Giveaway!! Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours: Egg Drop Dead (Cackleberry Club #7) by Laura Childs


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1319 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0425281701
  • Publisher: Berkley (Dec 6 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CZCW4MW



TOUR PARTICIPANTS

December 4 – Varietats – Review
December 5 – Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder – REVIEW
December 5 – Varietats – REVIEW
December 6 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
December 6 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW *
December 7 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
December 7 – Readeropolis – REVIEW *
December 8 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 8 – Queen of All She Reads – GUEST POST
December 9 – Island Confidential – INTERVIEW
December 9 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW  
December 10 – The Editing Pen – REVIEW*
December 11 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW *
December 11 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW *
December 12 – The Power of Words – REVIEW
December 12 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
December 13 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW  
December 14 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
December 14 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW
December 15 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW *
December 16 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW *
December 17 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – REVIEW *
December 18 – Booklady’s Booknotes – REVIEW
 


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 Book Description



In Laura Childs’s New York Times bestselling mystery series, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni—co-owners of the Cackleberry Club Café—are back to track down another bad egg…
 
Maintaining good personal relationships with their suppliers is one of the secrets of the Cackleberry Club Café’s success, so Suzanne doesn’t mind going out to Mike Mullen’s dairy farm to pick up some wheels of cheese. She’s looking forward to a nice visit with the mild-mannered farmer before heading back to their hectic kitchen.

But when she arrives, Mike’s nowhere to be found. The moaning of his cows leads her to look in the barn, where she discovers a bloodcurdling sight—the farmer’s dead body. Apparently not everyone was as fond of Mike Mullen as the Cackleberry Club.

Churning with grief and outrage, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to find the farmer’s murderer—but as they get closer to the truth, the desperate killer gets whipped into a frenzy and plans to put the squeeze on them...



About the Author



Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fund raising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.

Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are:
The Tea Shop Mysteries – set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.

The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!

The Cackleberry Club Mysteries – set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.

Laura’s Links:

Webpage – http://www.laurachilds.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laura.childs.31


My Review

 Egg Drop Dead is the seventh Cackleberry Club by Laura Childs. I have read most books in this series and always found them to be an enjoyable read. Egg Drop Dead is no exception.

This series written by Laura Childs is set in the fictional town of Kindred. Kindred is a small midwestern town. The main character Suzanne is joined by her two friends, Toni and Petra, in running the Cackleberry Club which is combination cafe, book store and yarn shop. Finding dead bodies is also a pursuit of Suzanne! She cannot seem to stop finding them!

Suzanne is visiting their cheese supplier at his farm when she cannot find him. Farmer Mike Mullin has been murdered. And of course Suzanne discovers him. It turns out that a developer is very interested in the Mullin farm. Could that be the reason he was killed?

Great ending! Lots of action. Enjoyable cozy mystery!


 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours: First Degree Mudder (Pacific Northwest #4) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley



  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1168 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (Nov. 29 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CMGS41G




Tour Participants

November 28 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW
November 28 – Grace. Gratitude. Life. by Marie McNary – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
November 28 – Queen of All She Reads – SPOTLIGHT
November 29 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
November 29 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
November 30 – Girl with Book Lungs – REVIEW
November 30 – The Ninja Librarian – REVIEW
December 1 – Bibliophile Reviews –  REVIEW
December 1 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW
December 2 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
December 2 – Cozy Up With Kathy – GUEST POST
December 3 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
December 4 – Community Bookstop – INTERVIEW
December 4 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 5 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
December 5 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT
December 6 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 7 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST

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Book Description



When a mud marathon champion bites the dust, Meg Reed has to go the distance to make sure a killer comes clean . . .

Back home in Portland, Oregon, Meg is ready to take her career as an outdoor writer for Extreme magazine to the next level. Lesser journalists sling mud—Meg plans to run through it. To train hard for Mud, Sweat & Beers, an extreme 5K mud run, she’s signed on with the Mind Over Mudder team, run by ten-time mud marathon champ—and former drill sergeant—Billy the Tank. But when Meg finds her tenacious trainer dead in the locker room, she has a sinking feeling someone may have been pushed too far. Digging through the hidden secrets at Mind Over Mudder is a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. Meg will have to tread carefully, though—or she may soon be running for her life . . .


About the Author



Kate Dyer-Seeley writes the Pacific Northwest Mystery Series for Kensington Publishing, featuring a young journalist, Meg Reed, who bills herself as an intrepid adventurer in order to land a gig writing for Northwest Extreme. Only Meg’s idea of sport is climbing onto the couch without spilling her latte.
She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and son, where you can find her hitting the trail, at an artisan coffee shop, or at her favorite pub. Better yet—at all three.

Author Links

Web: http://www.katedyerseeley.com
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/katedyerseeley
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/katedyerseeleyauthor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katedyerseeley/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5370469.Kate_E_Dyer_Seeley

Purchase Links

Amazon  B&N  Target   IndieBound

My Review

 First Degree Mudder is the fourth book in the Pacific Northwest series by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley.

Meg Reed is based in Portland, Oregon. First Degree Mudder involves a mudder which is run that is very challenging because the track is mud filled. They have mudders nearby at Whistler every year so I was familiar with them.

Meg is signed up to do a mudder, Mud, Sweat and Beers, but her trainer is found dead. Meg sets out to discover who killed him. She is also still trying to figure out who killed her father. Good characters and interesting setting.

Good cozy mystery!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Review: No Man's Land (John Puller #4) by David Baldacci








  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1121 KB
  • Print Length: 433 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 145558651X
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (Nov. 15 2016)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group Digital, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01FQLZS1S

Book Description
 
Special Agent John Puller, combat veteran and the army's most tenacious investigator, is back in this action-packed thriller from worldwide #1 bestselling author David Baldacci.
NO MAN'S LAND

Two men. Thirty years.

John Puller's mother, Jackie, vanished thirty years ago from Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was just a boy. Paul Rogers has been in prison for ten years. But twenty years before that, he was at Fort Monroe. One night three decades ago, Puller's and Rogers' worlds collided with devastating results, and the truth has been buried ever since.

Until now.

Military investigators, armed with a letter from a friend of Jackie's, arrive in the hospital room of Puller's father--a legendary three-star now sinking into dementia--and reveal that Puller Sr. has been accused of murdering Jackie.

Aided by his brother Robert Puller, an Air Force major, and Veronica Knox, who works for a shadowy U.S. intelligence organization, Puller begins a journey that will take him into his own past, to find the truth about his mother.

Paul Rogers' time is running out. With the clock ticking, he begins his own journey, one that will take him across the country to the place where all his troubles began: a mysterious building on the grounds of Fort Monroe. There, thirty years ago, the man Rogers had once been vanished too, and was replaced with a monster. And now the monster wants revenge. And the only person standing in his way is John Puller.


"[A novel of] dramatic depth and intensity...an unforgettable read...Action-packed and thought-provoking."―Associated Press

"Bestseller Baldacci makes the implausible plausible in his riveting fourth thriller featuring U.S. Army criminal investigator John Puller...Baldacci maintains tension throughout and imbues his characters with enough humanity to make readers care what happens to them."―Publishers Weekly

"Be prepared for an action-packed ride... Baldacci once again partners [John Puller] with Veronica Knox, making for a lethal and legendary combination. Anticipation intensifies on each page."―RT Book Reviews

"This thriller, featuring U.S. Army criminal investigator John Puller, has a very plausible theme with a compelling and action-packed plot....[A] riveting and heart-wrenching story...NO MAN'S LAND is an edge-of-your-seat thriller. Readers will be hooked from page one."―Military Press

"One of the most compelling characters in David Baldacci's thrillers is John Puller, a crackerjack investigator of military crimes...Twists and turns come fast and furious in the best Baldacci tradition. THE ESCAPE is much more than a thriller. It's a moving tale of two military brothers and their father, a retired Army general and fighting legend now suffering from dementia. Emotionally intense, THE ESCAPE is Baldacci's best to date."―Associated Press on The Escape

"A heck of an opening chapter, guaranteed to jettison readers into hours of addictive reading...Baldacci's last few books have been among the best in his long, busy career, and THE ESCAPE stands near the top for sheer adrenalin-fueled entertainment."―Richmond Times-Dispatch on The Escape

"Highly entertaining...THE ESCAPE is a terrific read."―CT News on The Escape

"Baldacci is a master when it comes to writing about small-town conspiracies and a lone hero who fights against all odds to clean up corruption... It might seem straightforward, but the final reveal will surprise even hardcore thriller junkies."―The Washington Post on The Forgotten

"Rife with intriguing, memorable characters and tense situations....deftly providing solid escapism in an exceptionally fast-paced tale."―Lansing State Journal on The Forgotten

"Readers expect excitement and intrigue in David Baldacci's books, and Zero Day is no exception...As Baldacci's new hero narrowly escapes countless close calls, the pairing of the author's imagination and knowledge create a wild ride for the reader. Puller is gutsy, brash and likable. Best of all, he survives to reappear in the next book of this new series."―The Free-Lance Star on Zero Day


About the Author

 David Baldacci writes because he can't imagine not writing. He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996; one year later, it was adapted for film, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 30 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published five novels for children. We don't know when he sleeps.

A lifelong Virginian, David graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law in Washington, D.C.

David and his wife, Michelle, are the co-founders of the Wish You Well Foundation®, which supports family and adult literacy in the United States. In 2008 the Foundation partnered with Feeding America to launch Feeding Body & Mind, a program to address the connection between literacy, poverty and hunger. Through Feeding Body & Mind, more than 1 million new and used books have been collected and distributed through food banks to families in need.

David and his family live in Virginia.


My Review

  No Man's Land is the fourth book in the John Puller series by David Baldacci. As with everything written by Baldacci, No Man's Land is a great read.

No Man's Land centers on the story of John Puller's mother Jackie's disappearance from an army base 30 years ago. The mystery had never been solved and Puller had put it out of his mind until new information surfaced. A woman accuses Puller's father of having killed his wife. This accusation reawakens Puller's memories and he won't be happy until he figures out what happened to his mom. His career is in jeopardy the more he digs.

This is a great story. I had trouble putting the book down. I have loved every book in this series. I highly recommend No Man's Land.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours: Crime and Catnip (Nick and Nora Mysteries #3) by T.C. LoTempio




  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1185 KB
  • Print Length: 303 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 042527022X
  • Publisher: Berkley (Dec 6 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CZCW4ZY


TOUR PARTICIPANTS

November 30 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW
November 30 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
December 1 – Books,Dreams,Life – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
December 1 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
December 2 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
December 2 – Community Bookstop –  REVIEW
December 3 – Bibliophile Reviews –  REVIEW, INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY
December 3 – The Power of Words – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
December 4 – Mystery Playground – CHARACTER INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
December 4 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
December 5 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
December 5 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT
December 5 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
December 6 – Melina’s Book Blog –  REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
December 6 – Readeropolis – REVIEW
December 7 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW
December 7 – Author Annette Drake’s blog – INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
December 7 – Varietats – Review
December 8 – Book Babble – REVIEW
December 8 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – REVIEW
December 8 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
December 9 – Books Direct – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
December 9 – A Blue Million Books – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

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Book Description

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...
  
INCLUDES DELICIOUS SANDWICH RECIPES


Praise for the National Bestselling Nick and Nora Mysteries

“Nick and Nora are a winning team.”—Rebecca Hale, New York Times bestselling author

“Nick and Nora are the purrfect sleuthy duo!”—Victoria Laurie, New York Times bestselling author

“A clever debut featuring a wild and furry sleuthing duo…a big ‘paws-up’ for Meow If It’s Murder!...a fast-paced cozy mystery spiced with a dash of romance and topped with a big slice of ‘cat-itude.’”—Ali Brandon, New York Times bestselling author

“Claws for Alarm is clever, imaginative, and entertaining as a kitten stalking a make-believe mouse...As a die-hard fan of cats and cozies, I’m putting T. C. LoTempio’s Nick and Nora Mysteries at the top of my Must-Read list.”—Wendy Corsi Staub, New York Times bestselling author


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 msyteries 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 www.tclotempio.com and www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com

Author Links

Where to find them:
ROCCO’s blog:
www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com
Website:
www.tclotempio.com
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/toni.lotempio.5
Twitter:
@RoccoBlogger
Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/

Purchase Links

Amazon        B&N

My Review

Crime and Catnip is the third Nick and Nora Mystery by T.C. LoTempio. This is the first book in the series that I have read. It can easily be read as a stand alone novel even though it is part of a series.

Crime and Catnip features Nora and her cat Nick. Nick was previously owned by a detective who is missing. Nora hopes to find out what happened to him. Nora caters a  gala for the Cruz Museum and agrees to look into the disappearance of director Violet Crenshaw’s niece. Nick's former owner had been working on that case before his disappearance.

Interesting cozy mystery. The cat Nick plays a large role in the story and the solving of the mystery. Enjoyable and suspense filled mystery for fans of cozies and fans of cats!