Thursday, April 13, 2017

Book Tour, Review, & #Giveaway ~ Cat Got Your Cash (A Kitty Couture Mystery, Book 2) by Julie Chase #CozyMystery

Cat Got Your Cash
by Julie Chase



Title: Cat Got Your Cash
Series: A Kitty Couture Mystery, Book 2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher; Crooked Lane Books 
Publish Date:  April 11, 2017
Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1683311089
E-Book ASIN: B01MR48G5L
Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oqL007



About the Book:

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 its too late in Cat Got Your Cash, the endearing second Kitty Couture mystery from Julie Chase.

Praise:

Come for the felines and fashion, stay for the fun and flirtations.
~Laura’s Interests

Holy Moly, this book blew the first book, Cat Got Your Diamonds, away, and I LOVED the first book!
~Classy Cheapskate

Read My Review of Book 1, Cat Got Your Diamonds, Here:

My Review:

I absolutely loved Cat Got Your Cash by Julie Chase. Lacy's line of pet couture fashion items are fast becoming a popular trend. She's even caught the eye of high-end, local fashion designer, Annie Lane. Sure that she's on her way to pet fashion greatness, Lacy's dream is busted, when she arrives for an appointment, and finds Siamese kittens stamping their prints through the house in what looks like blood.  Now the keeper of the kittens, Lacy has more than another murder to contend with, especially with the trust that accompanies them.

Lacy is from an affluent family in the New Orleans Garden District but she doesn't act like she comes from money. She is very down-to-earth and her character has been written wonderfully. She has the opportunity to never want for anything but she wants to make her own way in the world. Instead of falling back on family money, she worked hard to get through college and started her own business back in the Garden District.  Her meddling in the case is vast, much to the chagrin (and worry) of handsome homicide detective, Jack Oliver.

Oh, Detective Jack Oliver....be still thy fluttering heart. His character in Cat Got Your Cash is a fresh take on cozy mystery heroes. Sure, he's the standard potential love interest police officer but he's so much more. His banter with Lacy had me rooting for them through the entire book. Their chemistry sizzles even though I think some of it is lost on Lacy.   

Jack Oliver isn't the only potential love interest in Cat Got Your Cash.  Her friend Scarlet's brother-in-law, Chase Hawthorne, is back in town and has set his sights on Lacy.  I just don't feel their chemistry like I do when Jack enters the picture.  There's nothing particularly wrong with Chase but I just don't feel any of the right vibes when he's with Lacy.  The sizzle and tension are non-existent; I actually get more of a brother-sister vibe from them (except when Chase mentions things about kissing Lacy).

I am impressed by the way the author was able to keep suspicion off of the true killer. I was none the wiser until the big reveal and didn't suspect a thing. The path to solving the murder was paved with several potential candidates that had means and motive.  Bravo, Julie Chase, bravo!!

I anxiously await Book 3, Cat Got Your Secrets!

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of the book and all opinions are my own.

My Rating:


Meet the Author:



Julie Chase is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile. She lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three spunky children. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Sisters in Crime (SinC). She is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency.
Julie also writes as Julie Anne Lindsey. Learn more about Julie at http://juliechasebooks.com/

Webpage: http://juliechasebooks.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JulieChaseAuthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14957369.Julie_Chase

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulieALindsey

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7 comments:

Rhi said...

this sounds cute and I enjoyed the review.

Dianne Casey said...

I love the sound of this book and I can't wait to read. Also love the cover.

Dianne Casey said...

I love the sound of this book and I can't wait to read. Also love the cover.

Johnna Smith said...

what a fun sounding book. Would love to read!!

Margaret Appel said...

The cover of Cat Got Your Cash is just adorable. I loved the blurb, this is one mystery that sounds like a great read. Thanks for the review!

Sapphyria said...

Thank you all for visiting :)

A. B. said...

Aside from "and one very dead Annie" (!!! LOL...), this book really looks wonderful! I haven't read a cozy mystery in what feels like forever. I think it's time I picked one up, and I think this might be the book that breaks the dry spell. :)
--Ann (a.k.a. Annie)