cover image Death by a Whisker: A Cat Rescue Mystery

Death by a Whisker: A Cat Rescue Mystery

T.C. LoTempio. Crooked Lane, $26.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-68331-487-5

Sydney McCall left a prestigious job at a New York ad agency to come home to Deer Park, N.C., and help her sister, Kat, run the Friendly Paws Animal Shelter. In LoTempio’s cute second Cat Rescue mystery (after 2017’s Purr M for Murder), best-selling author Dudley Simmons has agreed to appear at a fund-raiser for the shelter, but, when he’s hurt in a car accident, Ulla Townsend, a TV shopping network celebrity with a soon-to-be-published autobiography, agrees to step in at the last minute, much to everyone’s relief. Ulla’s autobiography is rumored to dish a lot of dirt on everyone who ever crossed paths with her, so when she’s found on the shelter’s bathroom floor, dead from a mysterious allergic reaction, there are plenty of suspects to investigate. Fortunately, Syd has a knack for solving mysteries. She also has a reporter best friend, a gorgeous detective boyfriend, and a cat named Toby who supplies crucial clues. What more could a cozy mystery reader want? [em]Agent: Josh Getzler, HSG Agency. (Feb.) [/em]