This, Meow If It’s Murder, is first in a series, A Nick & Nora Mystery and a new-to-me author, T.C. LoTempio. Nick is a not so ordinary tuxedo cat and Nora is a former crime reporter who has returned home to run the family sandwich shop/catering business. She is still keeping her foot in the door with crime reporting locally and finds herself investigating a case that has been ruled an accidental death, but was it? Nora is not so sure.
Each stone that Nora turns over seems to raise more questions than answers: from sisters who are dead or maybe not? to mobsters. to missing PIs. to the local PD, who didn’t really seem to follow procedure. Nora uses all the skills she honed in her years of crime reporting to uncover what has really happened to Lola Grainger and who was responsible.
This was a really well written cozy and the cat, Nick, reminded me of KoKo and Yum Yum in the famous Cat Who … series. Nora is a methodical, intelligent investigator. I look forward to reading more in this series.