Review of Murder Faux Paws


Dead men tell no tales, but in the riveting new Nick and Nora Mystery, they sure leave a lot of clues . . .

When a local PI’s untimely death is ruled a suicide by the police, budding sleuth Nora Charles has no intention of letting sleeping dogs lie—or sleeping cats, for that matter. Certain it was a case of foul play, Nora rouses her trusty sidekick Nick and launches an investigation of her own. Then a second PI is murdered, and Nora knows the two men were on to something—and that she’s on to something too.

Following the enigmatic clues left by her late predecessors, Nora soon uncovers a plot that involves a local politician, missing campaign funds, and what could be a bogus real estate deal. But when hints of treason surface, what started as small-time thievery soon balloons into a matter of national security. With the uncanny Nick sniffing out—and spelling out—leads, Nora follows a trail that will take her to the heart of a shadowy conspiracy, and into a trap set by a conniving culprit that will have her wishing she had Nick’s nine lives . . . (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  When a local 

PI is found dead, it is ruled a suicicde.  When a second PI is also found dead it cannot be a coincidence.  Nora knows she has to figure  out what happened to them.  She will have help from her sidekick, Nick, who is her sleuthing cat. Oh yeah, she will have some help from her human friends too.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions set the stage for an intriguing read.  The mystery was well plotted and rather complex.  There were enough clues to sift through and you will have to have your sleuthing cap on to try to solve it.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I will have to catch up on the other books in the series. 

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Beyond The Page, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.  

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