Audiobook review of Claws for Alarm

Posted January 21, 2017 by Stormi in Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews / 4 Comments

Audiobook review of Claws for Alarm

I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Claws for Alarm by T.C. LoTempio
Length: 7 hours and 30 minutes
Published by Berkley Pages: 275
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

Narrator: Amy Rubinate
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“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

Also by this author: Meow If It's Murder (Nick and Nora Mysteries, #1)


Here is what I thought

It’s been a while since I picked up book one, but it was easy to get wrapped up in the lives of Nora and Nick her cat.

Her sister has been accused of murder and there is no way that Nora is just going to leave things to the police. It seems there are more than one person that might have reasons for killing Professor Pitts.

Nora has a nose for finding those clues and sleuthing things out but Nick is a pretty smart cat and he helps to by spelling things out with scrabble tiles and he even saves her at one point. Still a dog person but this is one cool cat! 🙂

Great addition to the Nick and Nora Mysteries series and I can’t wait to try the next one.

Recommend if you like

Cozy mysteries, fun characters, murder and mayhem, and of course cats! 🙂

Author Bio

Born in New York City, T. C. LoTempio is the national bestselling author of Meow If It’s Murder, the first in the Nick and Nora Mystery series.

She has been a staff reporter at the young adult magazine Susabella Passengers and Friends for more than a decade.

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 lists among her favorite mystery/suspense writers Erle Stanley Gardner, Mary Higgins Clark and James Patterson, as well as EJ Copperman, Steve Hockensmith, Victoria Laurie, Ali Brandon, Rita Mae Brown, Miranda James and Sofie Kelly to name only a few!

Toni is also passionate about her love for animals, as demonstrated with her four cats: Trixie, Princess, Maxx and, of course, ROCCO, who not only provided the inspiration for the character of Nick the cat in the Nick and Nora mystery series, but who also writes his own blog and does charity work for Nathan Fillion’s charity, Kids Need to Read!

Toni’s also devoted to miniseries like The Thorn Birds, Dancing with the Stars, reruns of Murder She Wrote and Castle (of course!).

She (and ROCCO, albeit he’s uncredited) pen the Nick and Nora mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime.

She, Rocco and company make their home in Clifton, New Jersey, just twenty minutes from the Big Apple – New York.

The Narrator

This is the only series I have listened to with Amy Rubinate but I really enjoy her narration.

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4 responses to “Audiobook review of Claws for Alarm

  1. Part of me wants to email Cassie about this series. Another part of me is like, whoa! you already have so many to review! I like the narrator though, from the clip you shared and the story sounds interesting!

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