by T. C. LoTempio

A fun new to me series. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
~A. Holland Reads

Enjoyable and suspense filled mystery for fans of cozies and fans of cats!

Crime and Catnip was a very enjoyable read and I was hooked from the first page to the last.
~Books, Dreams, Life

I loved reading this especially the various mysteries, including what happened to Nick and his coded messages it was great!!
~Community Bookstop

Nora and the feisty feline Nick are back and better than ever!
~Bibliophile Reviews

Crime and Catnip has several strengths – strong writing by T. C. LoTempio, lots of interesting characters, elements of international intrigue, a mystery that is complex and well plotted.

~The power of words . . .

The writing is superb which makes the book flow really well.
~Melina’s Book Blog

This book is a real brain twister and while it isn’t your typical cozy thanks to international intrigue cryptic codes, it’s a must read for anyone who has followed Nick and Nora’s story from the beginning…and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for???
~Melissa’s Mochas Mysteries & Meows

Crime & Catnip is a highly entertaining read offering a blend of cozy mystery and suspense – with a clever feline to boot!
~ Readeropolis

International intrigue, false identities, and a very clever cat will keep you guessing right up to the last moment of this cozy mystery.
~The Book’s the Thing

As a cat lover, I really enjoyed how the writer made so important the lovely cat, helping Nora investigate the crime and making him almost human, he is not just a flurry friend he is quite a detective.

I’m a big fan of this series and have been since the beginning. All three of the books in this series so far are fun, easy reads.
~Book Babble

The author has a great flair for the mystery and keeps readers guessing to the end. She tosses in twists and turns which will satisfy all mystery lovers.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…

This story is really well written, with many twists, false identities, secret codes, international espionage.


Crime and Catnip (A Nick and Nora Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Berkley (December 6, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425270226


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…



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 mysteries 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 and

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