Cat Got Your Cash
A Kitty Couture Mystery #2
Crooked Lane Books, 2017
From the dust jacket, “Lacy Marie Crocker’s whimsical pet couture has gained a following in New Orleans’s cozy Garden District, and word of mouth has traveled all the way to her favorite fashion designer, Annie Lane. Lacy’s thrilled when Annie schedules a private session at her home to discuss a companion line for her evening wear, but when Lacy arrives for the appointment, she enters the kitchen to two mewling Siamese cats—and one very dead Annie.
“Lacy takes the kittens home to care for them until they can be properly claimed by Annie’s family or friends, but after a busy day of work, she returns home to find them missing. And when Lacy learns the cats are set to inherit Annie’s fortune, she begins to wonder if the killer was after the kittens all along. Now Lacy will stop at nothing to save the Siamese and find justice for Annie—if the killer doesn’t sink his claws into her first.
“Luckily, Lacy has the help of handsome NOLA PD homicide detective Jack Oliver to help her catch the cat-napper before it’s too late in Cat Got Your Cash, the endearing second Kitty Couture mystery from Julie Chase.”
I completely enjoyed this second Kitty Couture mystery – it was so good I spent most of yesterday reading instead of doing what any respectable cat should be doing (napping, grooming, napping). In addition to the initial murder, Lacy uncovers another crime going on; gets abducted; her cat, Penelope, goes missing; and she can’t make up her mind about the two handsome men in her life, Jack and Chase. Mix in a little New Orleans atmosphere and magic, and you’ve got yourself a fun and exciting mystery!
Rating 4 out of 5 paws; aside from a few spelling errors I found, this book is all good fun!!!