This was a fun first book for a brand new series called Purr N Bark Pet Shop Mysteries by T.C. LoTempio. She wrote the Nick and Nora series using her own cat, Rocco, as the model for Nick the cat. She also writes the Cat Rescue mysteries which I really have enjoyed. The main characters in this book became like friends toward the end of the book, and I loved how they investigated together. Purrday, aunt Tillie’s cat that Shell inherited along with the house and business proved to be a very insightful and useful cat for solving the murder.
The book releases August 8, 2019. I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from NetGalley.
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Well, I really enjoyed this new first for a brand new series. It releases in a couple of days, and I was happy to be able to read the ARC of it. The characters drew me right in, and I love that Shell didn’t waste any time letting the detective know that she was interested in him. I’m pretty sure the feelings were mutual from the beginning though. There was a fairly early clue that told me exactly who the killer was, but it was a lot of fun to read as Shel and her three new friends from town along with her former co-star Gary all sleuthed together. If Gary hangs around town now that the case is solved, I can see a lot of fun possibilities for Shell sleuthing with him…or I think it would be cute if he got together with Olivia. But only the next book can tell us all that, and I’m definitely anxious to read it!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.