Cat Got Your Diamonds is a cozy mystery about Lacy Crocker, a pet boutique and organic treat bakery owner who stumbles upon a murder in her own store and must solve it before her store loses funding.
This was a very cute and fun read! I truly enjoyed myself. I loved that it was set in New Orleans. I’ve never been there before but after reading it, I want to go visit!
Lacy, the main character, was very independent and quirky. She definitely has a unique and odd flair to her and I think that’s why I liked her so much. It made her relatable and I found myself identifying with her a lot while reading.
Jack, the detective aka love interest or so I hope, was one of my favorite characters. He’s so funny and clever and gorgeous! I thoroughly enjoyed the back and forth dialogue and arguments between him and Lacy. They definitely have some delicious chemistry.
The other secondary characters were pleasant and endearing. Every character felt detailed and thoroughly crafted. I can say that I bonded with most of them and really enjoyed the world that the author created.
Overall, I really liked this book. The mystery was delightfully riveting and entertaining. The characters were amazing and the ending left me wanting the next installment. I can’t wait. I need more Lacy and Jack.
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.