Cozy Mystery Spotlight (Review by Sue Lillie)
T. C. LoTempio is the author of the Nick & Nora mystery series. Nora Charles, a former crime investigator for a Chicago newspaper, inherits her mother’s sandwich shop. This does not stop her curiosity and involvement in murder mysteries. Nora is “adopted” by a tuxedo cat whom she names Nick. Nick’s previous owner was a private investigator who is missing, and his last case happens to involve a murder victim that Nora is checking out.
In the first book, Meow If It’s Murder, Nick gives Nora clues that help her find the real killer. In book two, Claws for Alarm, Nora’s sister becomes a prime suspect in a murder case, so Nick and Nora have to quickly solve this case.
If the names Nick and Nora Charles sound familiar, refer to the Thin Man movies. Also included in the book are recipes from Nora’s sandwich shop.