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. (Summary via Goodreads)
Cat Got Your Cash is the second book in Julie Chase's Kitty Couture Mystery series and it was such a fun read. First off you have Lacy who owns a pet fashion and treats shop on a busy fun street in New Orleans. She brings her cat Penelope to work every day so that she can ride the robot vacuum cleaner. Long time employee to the family, Imogene, has a quirky hobby of freeing spirits and getting rid of bad mojo. Then you have the hunky police detective, Jack, her best friend, Scarlet, and her loving but annoying mother.
And the story !!! Lacy has a meeting with fashion designer, Anne Lane, who she admires. She is hoping that they can work together on a line of clothes. Unfortunately when she gets to Lane's house, she finds her dead !! Lacy then finds herself convincing Lane's attorney to allow her to care for her two Siamese kittens, Cashmere and Cotton.
Lacy has no idea how special these kittens are and the length that someone would go to get them. When her house is broken into she has to find some where safe for Cashmere and Cotton and solve Anne's murder. The suspect list is long but with the "help" from her friend the detective she knows that she can crack the case. But can she solve it before someone else dies ?
I LOVE books like this. The storyline is so unique and fun !!! Even though there is a murder and a case needs to be solved, Chase has a special way of gliding the reader through the story.
The only bad thing that I can say is I wish I had read the first book in this series. Oh don't get me wrong... I will read it as well as any more Chase writes. There is too much to like to not be a devoted fan !!!
Review by Missi S.