Caturday Reads: Haute couture and hot diamonds make for one hot mystery
Cat Got Your Diamonds
A Kitty Couture Mystery
by Julie Chase
Crooked Lane Books
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 15 Nov 2016
Haute couture, hot jewels, a hot setting and great chemistry make this zany mystery an absolute winner in my book. Even if you aren’t an animal lover, if you love cozies Cat Got Your Diamonds is certain to delight - especially if you enjoy old-style screwball comedies. Lacy is wonderfully odd, energetically throwing herself into her pet couture business and later her murder investigation. The antics of the highly competitive New Orleans socialites, all devoted to their respective animal causes is a hoot - dancing Shih-Tzus, piano playing chickens, llamas in leg warmers and much more. And as for romance - wooh, the chemistry between Lacy and Detective Jack Oliver is tremendous even without a kiss in sight.
Lacy loves her pet boutique/bakery Furry Godmother. But everything is threatened when the glitter gun she used to distract an invader becomes a murder weapon. Being a murder suspect is bad enough, but Detective Jack Oliver is driving her bonkers with his questions and insinuations. When her benefactor Mr Tater decides to pull his support of her business, Lacy decides that she needs to find the killer herself - to clear her name and ensure Furry Godmother’s continued existence.
I absolutely loved Cat Got Your Diamonds. It is a phenomenal cozy that will leave you smiling. I am eager to see what comes next. If you have someone who loves animals or loves cozy mysteries on your list, Cat Got Your Diamonds would make a fantastic gift.
I received a copy of Cat Got Your Diamonds from the publisher and netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Grandeur and opulence are everything in the famed New Orleans Garden District where pets are family and no bling is too big. Opening Furry Godmother, pet boutique and organic treat bakery, is Lacy Marie Crocker’s dream come true--until the glitter gun used to make her Shih Tzu tutus becomes a murder weapon. And Lacy becomes public enemy #1.
Now Detective Jack Oliver is hounding Lacy, and her Furry Godmother investor wants out before his name is tarnished by association. To make matters worse, a string of jewel heists with suspicious ties to the murder case has New Orleans residents on edge. To save her dream, Lacy must take a stand, put her keen eyes to work, and unravel what really happened at her shop that night. But can Lacy sniff out the killer cat burglar in time to get her tail-raising designs on the catwalk?
Witty and whimsical, Cat Got Your Diamonds, the first in a new cozy series by Julie Chase, will be the cat's meow for fans of Rita Mae Brown and Miranda James.