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Review: Claws for Alarm by T.C. LoTempio

Review: Claws for Alarm by T.C. LoTempio

Title: Claws for Alarm
Author: T.C. LoTempio
Series: Nick & Nora Mysteries Book 2
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Cozy Mystery
No. Of. Pages: 275 Pages
Release Date: November 3rd, 2015
Review: 4 Stars


"Sandwich shop owner Nora Charles continues her quest to find her cat Nick's previous owner. But her investigation is put on hold when her sister, Lacey, is arrested for murder. The victim, an esteemed art collector and Lacey's bullying professor, was stabbed in the heart. Apparently, all over a lousy grade. Luckily Nora still has a few sleuthing tricks up her sleeve. And Nick, whose previous owner was a Private Investigator, knows a thing or two about crime as well (he's a dab paw at spelling out clues with scrabble letters)."
'At the word model, Nick's eyes flew open. He got up, turned and marched, his tail straight up, back to his post in front of the refrigerator where he squatted, his back to us. ' 
- Claws For Alarm by T.C. LoTempio

Nora And Nick, My First time reading their book and probably not the last time. 

Nora was an Investigative Reporter who left her career for the Sandwich Shop that was owned by mother. I do believe the beginning was difficult to get into, though by the end it was satisfactory. I do think there could have been more information on Nora's past would have painted a great picture of Nora. 

I loved reading Nick and Nora's interaction's. From funny to serious. Makes me smile right when the it is becoming serious. Nick is not an ordinary cat, interactive with her owner ( Nora) and loves solving mysteries hates modeling collars.

The Mystery of the Murder of Professor Thaddeus C. Pitt, was very well written and kept me engaged with the 'Who did it?'. At the end, there were unexpected turns that I do appreciate. 

Nora, from the start sounded like a very sure and knowledgeable person at solving the mystery. It was an amateur slueth, but I think with the combination of her Investigative Reporter skills and her work in the first book should have at least earned her a better reaction with the investigators. But that was not the case, It annoyed me a bit to see that.

There is a chemistry between Nora and the Investigator of the case that I would absolutely look forward to reading more of.... 

Claws for Alarm is the second in the series of Nick & Nora Mysteries and is better read as one as well. It is great readers who Love tuxedo cats who love to get in everywhere he is not allowed to and shows that locked cupboards is nothing to him.

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