The Time for Murder is Meow (A Purr N Bark Pet Shop Mystery) by T. C. LoTempio

The Time for Murder is Meow
(A Purr N Bark Pet Shop Mystery)
by T. C. LoTempio

Lighthearted, fun, and entertaining. This series is off to an excellent start!
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

I felt the cats, Kahlua and Purrday, stole the show. I could have read about them all day . . . I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.
~MJB Reviewers

What an adorable start to a new cozy series! . . . Great blend of wonderful new characters, setting up the town, and a well-written mystery.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

The Time for Murder is Meow is a lighthearted cozy mystery with movie memorabilia, a wicked victim, bewitching brew, a gregarious co-star, playful Purrday, and one anxious actress.
~The Avid Reader

The story is very well written, fluid and flowing, there are many clues and some twists and even a little romance.
Great debut for this new series . . .

From the beginning, I was enthralled. Two cats with delightful personalities. . . I highly recommend this mystery series!
~My Devotional Thoughts

THE TIME FOR MURDER IS MEOW is a fantastic start to a new series. Entertaining, smart, and funny, the Purr N Bark series has wormed its way into my heart and I can’t wait to spend more time with its residents!
~Cozy Up With Kathy

I really enjoyed The Time for Murder is Meow . . . The world created by the author is described well and I was able to visualize the setting, characters, and scenes.
~Sapphyria’s Books

My favorite characters, of course, are Purrday and Kahlua…the kitties! There were so many cute scenes between them.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…

I adored the cats (of course), the descriptions of Aunt Tillie’s Victorian home and especially her collection of movie memorabilia. I look forward to seeing what’s ahead for these characters once the Purr N’ Bark reopens under Shell’s ownership.
~Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows

The Time for Murder is Meow by T.C. LoTempio is an entertaining and engrossing cozy debut! If you like cats and cozy mysteries then do check out this book and you will not be disappointed. 🙂
~The Book Decoder


About the Book

The Time for Murder is Meow (A Purr N Bark Pet Shop Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Midnight Ink (August 8, 2019
Paperback: 312 pages
ISBN-10: 0738760366
ISBN-13: 978-0738760360
Digital ASIN: B07HL4F1Z6

Shell and her two furry sidekicks must cat-ch a killer to save their pet shop

Crishell “Shell” McMillan sees the cancellation of her TV series as a blessing in disguise. The former actress can now take over her late aunt’s pet shop, the Purr N’ Bark, and do something she loves.

While getting the shop ready for re-opening, Shell is asked to loan her aunt’s Cary Grant posters to the local museum for an exhibit. She finds the prospect exciting—until a museum board member, who had a long-standing feud with Shell’s aunt, votes against it. When she discovers the board member dead in the museum, Shell becomes suspect number one. Can she, her Siamese cat Kahlua, and her new sidekick—her aunt’s Persian Purrday—find the real culprit, or will her latest career go up in kitty litter?

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 her cat pen the Nick and Nora mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime and the Cat Rescue series from Crooked Lane.  Her latest, the Pet Shop Mysteries, makes its debut August 8 with The Time for Murder is Meow.

You can cat-ch up with them at ROCCO’s blog, or her website,

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