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Author: Julie Chase Title:Cat Got Your Diamonds: A Kitty Couture Mystery Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (November 15, 2016) Hardcover: 304 pages ISBN-13: 978-1629538426 E-Book ASIN: B01H082DOU Synopsis:
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.
Review: Cat Got Your Diamonds is the first book in a new series. I'm always so excited when I get on board a new series with the first book. That very seldom happens to me.
This is definitely an animal lover's type of mystery. Lacy owns a boutique for pets called Furry Godmother. That is so awesome. Until someone ends up dead and Lacy becomes the prime suspect because her prints are on the murder weapon.
Lacy is a fun character and totally lovable. She has two possible love interests Jack, the hot detective and Chase, a wealthy friend of a friend. They are both good guys too, but I have to say, I'm Team Jack all the way, but I will give Chase props for getting Lacy's cat back from her sleazy ex in Virginia. I'm not a fan of love triangles in cozy mysteries, as they are over done for the most part, but since these guys are so great, I can deal with it, and I'm anxious to see who she chooses. (Team Jack, Team Jack).
I enjoyed how Jack and Lacy worked together in a round about way to get clues. Not exactly proper police procedure, but it was fun and it got Jack and Lacy together.
I have to say, I never guessed who killed Miguel, but I knew who was going to be the one going after Lacy. There was a point in the book where something happened regarding her shop and a little light went off in my head and said, "He's a bad guy."
This was a quick fun read and I adore stories with animals and this one has a focus on how pets can really become pampered little ones.