I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Cat Got Your Cash by Julie Chase
Published by Crooked Lane Books on April 11th 2017
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Also by this author: Cat Got Your Diamonds
Lacy Marie Crocker’s whimsical pet couture has gained a following in New Orleans’s cozy Garden District, and word of mouth has traveled all the way to her favorite fashion designer, Annie Lane. Lacy’s thrilled when Annie schedules a private session at her home to discuss a companion line for her evening wear, but when Lacy arrives for the appointment, she enters the kitchen to two mewling Siamese cats--and one very dead Annie.
Lacy takes the kittens home to care for them until they can be properly claimed by Annie's family or friends, but after a busy day of work, she returns home to find them missing. And when Lacy learns the cats are set to inherit Annie's fortune, she begins to wonder if the killer was after the kittens all along. Now Lacy will stop at nothing to save the Siamese and find justice for Annie--if the killer doesn’t sink his claws into her first.
Luckily, Lacy has the help of handsome NOLA PD homicide detective Jack Oliver to help her catch the cat-napper before its too late in Cat Got Your Cash, the endearing second Kitty Couture mystery from Julie Chase.
What I thought
Cat Got Your Cash is the second book in the Kitty Couture mystery series and just as fun as the first one.
Lacy runs a pet boutique and also bakes great treats for pets. She is so excited because she is going to be meeting with Annie who is a fashion designer. If Annie likes her stuff she might let her make clothing for pets to go with a line of clothing she is doing. All comes crushing down on her when she finds Annie dead. Who would want the fashion designer dead and why did it have to be her that finds the body. She went through something like this not that long ago and now here she is in the middle of another murder.
Jack the detective is not happy at seeing her at another crime scene. Lacy is not sure what is going on with him as he is running hot and cold. She thought they were becoming friends but then he starts to pull away. He treats her very coldly at the crime scene, surely he doesn’t think she has anything to do with what happened. Lacy thinks some of his problems is that he inherited a large sum of money, but is not sure.
Annie has two cats that are twins and Lacy take them in because she doesn’t want to see them go to a pound. Someone breaks into her house and kidnaps the cats and Lacy must figure out who wants the cats and who killed Annie.
Lacy is an interesting character, I think its fun that she makes fancy clothing for pets though I never dressed my pets. She also makes healthy organic treats for pets. She is doing pretty good with her shop but was hoping to go global with Annie. I am not sure how she handles her mother cause she would drive me crazy. She is very proper and thinks that Lacy should be going to all her parties.
I thought it was a really good mystery with great characters and I can’t wait for the next one!
Julie Chase is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile. She lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three spunky children. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Sisters in Crime (SinC). She is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency.
Julie also writes as Julie Anne Lindsey. Learn more about Julie at http://juliechasebooks.com/