And the relationship between the two of them is so much fun it caused me to laugh out loud more than a few time. Apparently, all over a lousy grade. Pitt, is murdered and Lacy is the prime suspect, she quickly goes to her sister, determined to prove her innocence. This blog is written and maintained by Miss Cuddlywumps, a fluffy-tailed calico cat who is both classically educated and familiar with mysteries. I received an advance copy of this book for an honest review.
To make things more interesting, she has some history with the lead detective in charge of the investigation, Leroy Samms. The prof had an ex with secrets, a trophy wife set to inherit a fortune in masterworks, and a scorned student mistress. He obviously benefited from the time he spent with his previous owner, private investigator Nick Atkins whom I shall hereafter refer to as Atkins, to avoid confusion. Claws for Alarm is a fun cozy mystery set in a small town. There are a couple of storylines in this book. Not surprising that he wound up dead.
Nora had given up her job as an investigative reporter and now runs Hot Bread, a sandwich shop. While all of this is going on she is still trying to figure out what happened to Nick Atkins, Nick's owner. Nora was an Investigative Reporter who left her career for the Sandwich Shop that was owned by mother. Nick has his ways of sending clues to Nora. Wonder if he picked up this sleuthing from his former owner and missing detective Nick? That is just too much! He also provides protection to Nora while conducting her investigations. I do believe the beginning was difficult to get into, though by the end it was satisfactory. The whole mystery was taken out of it for me because I knew who the murder was the whole time — from the third book, Crime and Catnip.
Nora's quirky best friend, Chantal, works on her psychic abilities and reads cards. I was immediately drawn into the story, and found it very hard to put the book down. There is a lot of suspense in this book as well, when I was getting towards the end, I was on the edge of my seat, I couldn't wait to see what happened. This was a solid whodunit with more suspects then there are cats who love catnip. Nora is still busy running her sandwich shop and taking care of Nick, who sort of adopted her. All the adventure and mystery you could ever want are in this great cozy.
I did not care for the narration. Nick is fast becoming one my feline friends. I mean, in Nora's world, why should anyone bother becoming police officer or detective at all with her around? With Nick, the cat with extraordinary detective skills by her side, Nora is determined to find out who really killed Pitt, whether it was another disgruntled student, a cheating wife, a cast-off son, or someone else in the art world. As Nora and her curious cat Nick pull at the string of clues, they begin to unravel a twisted tale of coded messages, theft, false identities, murder, and international espionage. The prof had an ex with secrets, a trophy wife set to inherit a fortune in masterworks, and a scorned student mistress. Rating, 3 of 5 paws, because even though the story was enjoyable and easy to read, I figured out who the murderer was before Nora announced it. Nora and Nick set out to get their claws into the real killer and get her sister out of jail.
We always suspend disbelief when we read mysteries of any kind, particularly cozy mysteries when an amateur sleuth is involved. But her investigation is put on hold when her sister, Lacey, is arrested for murder. However, her investigation is put on hold when Lacey, her sister, is arrested for accusations of murder. She discovers art fraud and diamonds as explores into the affair. Nick and Nora do not disappoint. Off campus, things were just as dicey.
The prof had an ex with secrets, a trophy wife set to inherit a fortune in masterworks, and a scorned student mistress. The victim, an esteemed art collector and Lacey's bullying professor, was stabbed in the heart. The plot is deviously clever and the pacing is enough to keep your heart pumping. Nick and Nora do not disappoint. The clues were numerous and followed up religiously. . The plot was okay, but I just didn't like it overall as much as the first book.
I love Nick, the cat, but this wasn't as good as the first in the series. Nick has a flair for detection and enjoys communicating clues to Nora via his favorite toy: Scrabble tiles. Meow, if it is Murder, is a good mystery, and the best part of this book is the cat, the author T. Since the cat is the only reason why I'd read this book in the first place, that is probably why I liked Claws for Alarm less I listened to the audio book version narrated by Amy Rubinate. Can Nora find the killer before the killer gets Nora? As this is not the case, the best I can do is to avoid any other books in this series and urge other readers to stay clear of them as well. I loved Nora Charles, the investigative reporter turned sandwich shop owner, and the intuitive, spooky cat she adopts, Nick, in T.
I like this world, with Nora having changed careers and inheriting an - apparently - magical cat. To make things more interesting, she has some history with the lead detective in charge of the investigation, Leroy Samms. Nora and her new cat Nick are back in this second installment of the Nick and Nora mysteries. Although Lacey and Nora aren't close, Nora immediately rushes to Cruz, California, to be there for her sister. I was a bit incredulous at first about Nick — a lovely black tuxedo like me — who knows things about people and communicates them to Nora in various ways like pointing to something with his paw or thumping his tail.
Because if she fails, even Nick's animal instinct won't be enough to rescue Lacey from a perfectly executed framing. Just a pet peeve of mine. I really liked Nora and how she went about solving the crime. In Claws for Alarm, Nick and Nora are called upon to solve the murder of a rather unpleasant artist, collector, and teacher named Thaddeus C. Lacey just was not the kind of young woman who would follow through on it, but the police wanted the case closed and believed they had the right person. She doesn't realize how big this case is and she and Nick may be over their heads.