Death Steals the Spotlight (Urban Tails Pet Shop Mysteries) by T. C. LoTempio ~ #BookTour

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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

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 . . .

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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, or her website,

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

11 comments on “Death Steals the Spotlight (Urban Tails Pet Shop Mysteries) by T. C. LoTempio ~ #BookTour

  1. I love this cover. The story sounds like a fun read.

  2. I’m a fan of Phryne Fisher and LJ Braun’s Cat Who series, and this series reminds me of both them! I’ve put it on my (paper) To Read List . 🙂

  3. The cover is so cool.

  4. Loving the cover

  5. This sounds like a great cozy mystery. I like the cover.

  6. I love a good mystery & the cats on the cover!
    Yes I am a cat lover.
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

  7. What an intriguing book! Great cover too.

  8. I have read and enjoyed other books by this author.

  9. I love the cover! Sounds like a terrific cozy mystery read.

  10. Sounds like a great read. I love the cover.

  11. Very cute cover! Wishing you the very best.