Death by a Whisker: A Cat Rescue Mystery by T. C. LoTempio


Death by a Whisker: A Cat Rescue Mystery
by T. C. LoTempio

The opening scene alone will pull cat loving mystery readers right into the book as Syd discovers yet another headless Melvin the Marvelous Mouse toy on the kitchen floor and she threatens to stop buying the expensive toy for Toby if he doesn’t stop mutilating them!
~Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows

Full of realistic characters the story has lots of twists and turns until I get only thought I knew who the killer was.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

This book has been a quick read, easy to be inside the plot and love the main characters since the beginning . . .

The suspects and motives were varied and believable.
The cats add details to the mystery and helped us better relate to the characters.
~Laura’s Interests

The mystery was well done. Very nicely plotted by author LoTempio. There were plenty of suspects to consider in the murder, and they successfully led me to the wrong conclusion.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

Ms. LoTempio creates fantastic characters, both 2-legged and 4-legged. They are immediately engaging and readers quickly become invested in their well being.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Crisp writing and a fast-paced storyline kept me quickly turning the pages easily following the multiple suspects and many motives.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt like I was right there, involved in the story personally.
~MJB Reviewers

I thought the story was well written and I loved that the author showcased pet adoptions. The author really made me want to adopt a cat after reading about all the loveable ones up for adoption.
~Texas Book-aholic

Death by a Whisker was a charming cozy mystery that had a strong heroine and a furry side-kick that you will instantly adore.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

I really like a cozy that totally throws you off so you have no idea who the real killer is and are totally surprised by the reveal. This story did just that with its many twists and turns.
~Melina’s Book Blog

About the Book

Death by a Whisker: A Cat Rescue Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Crooked Lane Books (February 13, 2018)
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1683314875
Digital ASIN: B072395VJN

Getting used to life back home in Deer Park, North Carolina, Sydney McCall and her right-hand tabby, Toby, are helping her sister Kat run the local animal shelter. Syd and Kat are all excited about the prospect of the shelter’s newest fundraiser: shopping channel queen Ulla Townsend. Shelter admin Maggie Shayne vehemently refuses to have anything to do with the woman, but the fundraiser ensues as planned. That is, until Ulla turns up dead in the middle of the event.

The cause of death is determined to be an allergic reaction, but Syd and Toby are sniffing out something fishy. When Syd met Ulla, it was clear she was distasteful and rude. And right before the event, Syd spotted some behind-the-scenes drama between Ulla and her manager. As they begin to investigate, they realize there is no shortage of suspects, and Maggie is at the top of the list.

Now Syd and Toby must claw their way to the truth before everything goes paws up at their animal shelter in Death by a Whisker by national bestselling author T. C. LoTempio.

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 – the first volume, MEOW IF ITS MURDER, debuted Dec. 2, 2014. Followed by #2, CLAWS FOR ALARM.   #3, CRIME AND CATNIP, was released in December. She, Rocco and Maxx 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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  24 Responses to “Death by a Whisker: A Cat Rescue Mystery by T. C. LoTempio”

  1. I want to try a cozy mystery this year. this sounds like an interesting book. and it has cats. how can that go wrong

  2. Enjoyed the excerpt. Can’t wait to read it!

  3. I’ve been enjoying all the reviews (like the one on Books a Plenty Book Reviews today) and information on ” Death by a Whisker”.

    I’d very much love the chance to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  4. I love a good mystery and being a cat lover love ones that feature cats! Good luck!

  5. Thanks for having great contests!!

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds like a great book!

  7. Can’t wait to read this I love Cozy Mysterys.

  8. I can’t wait to read it !

  9. I would love to have a copy of this book since I love Toni’s books and this series. Thank you for participating in the book tour.

  10. Sounds like a good book.

  11. Thanks for posting this

  12. Love the cover. Sounds interesting.

  13. This looks really good–I’d love to read it.

  14. The book looks like an amazing read, Thanks for your generosity.

  15. Enjoyed the excerpt and love the cover

  16. This series looks great. I just found it recently and am excited to add it to my to-read list.

  17. I want to read this book.

  18. Love cozy mystery

  19. I love reading cozy mysteries that include animals.

  20. Going on my to-read list

  21. Cozies starring kitties are always a fun read.

  22. Would so love to read this. Synopsis was so intriguing

  23. This sounds like a great book.

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