Death Steals the Spotlight (Urban Tails Pet Shop Mysteries) by T. C. LoTempio
About Death Steals the Spotlight
Death Steals the Spotlight (Urban Tails Pet Shop Mysteries) Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series Setting – Connecticut Beyond the Page Publishing (June 27, 2023) Paperback : 202 pages ISBN-10 : 1960511173 ISBN-13 : 978-1960511171 Digital ASIN : B0C62G13J9
It’s exit stage left, permanently, for a big-time director who lands the starring role in an unscripted death scene . . .
Desperate to find a director for their annual production, the Fox Hollow Players have a stroke of luck when Shell McMillan’s actress mother lands a prominent theater director for the job. He’s more gruff and demanding than the small-town cast and crew are used to, but his soft side for animals quickly endears him to pet shop owner Shell. Persuading her to let him use a shed on her property where he can work in peace, Shell is horrified when she finds his dead body there. And with obvious signs of foul play, she can’t help but investigate the murder.
As she digs into the man’s past, it becomes apparent that at one point or another he was romantically entangled with just about every woman involved in the play. And just when Shell discovers he may have been blackmailing one of them, other clues surface that suggest a more sinister motive. With her hands already full with a beautiful stray cat she found and christened Princess Fuzzypants, Shell will have to fill two roles, caring for the Maine coon and trying to track down the killer before it’s her turn for a fatal curtain call . . .
About T.C. LoTempio
While Toni Lotempio does not commit – or solve – murders in real life, she has no trouble doing it on paper. Her lifelong love of mysteries began early on when she was introduced to her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 10 – The Secret in the Old Attic. She and her cat pen the Nick and Nora mystery series originally from Berkley Prime Crime and now with Beyond the Page Publishing. They also write the Cat Rescue series from Crooked Lane and the Pet Shop series, originally published by Midnight Ink and rebranded last year as “Urban Tails Pet Shop Mysteries.” Number three in this series debuted June 27, DEATH STEALS THE SPOTLIGHT. Recent other releases include Book six in the Nick and Nora mysteries, A PURR BEFORE DYING, and book one in the new Tiffany Austin Food blogger series, EAT, DRINK AND DROP DEAD.You can cat-ch up with them at ROCCO’s blog, www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com or her website, www.tclotempio.net Author Links ROCCO’s blog: www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com Website: www.tclotempio.net Twitter: @RoccoBlogger Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toni.lotempio.5 Purchase Links – Amazon – B&N TOUR PARTICIPANTS July 5 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW July 5 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT July 6 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT July 6 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT July 7 – Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – SPOTLIGHT July 7 – Jane Reads – AUTHOR GUEST POST July 8 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT July 8 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT July 9 – Baroness Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT July 10 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW July 10 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT July 11 – Socrates Book Reviews – REVIEW July 11 – The Mystery Section – SPOTLIGHT July 12 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW July 12 – Read Your Writes – AUTHOR INTERVIEW July 13 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – CHARACTER GUEST POST July 13 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW July 14 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT July 14 – RUFF DRAFTS – SPOTLIGHT a Rafflecopter giveaway
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