Claws for Alarm is a good cozy mystery and includes a great pet cat. I LOVE cats and I believe that there is something to be said for how they help humans. They can even be leading characters, leaving clues and more. However the Scrabble tiles were a little farfetched for a cozy for me. I would have liked it more with a bit less paranormal. The paranormal wasn’t strange enough to make the rest of the story believable. I did like that Nora went against her safety zone and tried to help her sister, even though they had differences.
“The purrfect sleuthy duo”* is back, and this time murder hits close to home for Nora Charles and her partner Nick, a stealthy little feline gumshoe groomed to solve a shocking crime.
Since inheriting her mother’s sandwich shop, Nora Charles is more about hot grilled paninis than cold-blooded murder—until her sister Lacey is arrested. The victim, an esteemed art collector and Lacey’s bullying professor, was stabbed in the heart. Apparently, all over a lousy grade.
Off campus, things were just as dicey. The prof had an ex with secrets, a trophy wife set to inherit a fortune in masterworks, and a scorned student mistress. Going undercover, Nora realizes that investigating this crime is the biggest test of her sleuthing career. Because if she fails, even Nick’s animal instinct won’t be enough to rescue Lacey from a perfectly executed framing.
INCLUDES DELICIOUS SANDWICH RECIPES