Sunday 17 March 2019

Cat Got Your Crown: A Kitty Couture Mystery (Kitty Couture Mystery #4) by Julie Chase

Cat Got Your Crown: A Kitty Couture Mystery
Julie Chase is back with her fourth delightful Kitty Couture mystery, perfect for fans of Rita Mae Brown and Blaize Clement.

With a pet pageant around the corner and a killer unleashed, Lacy will have to collar the culprit before the claws come out.

Lacy Marie Crocker can hardly believe it’s been a year since her return home to New Orleans. There hasn’t been a dull moment since opening her pet boutique last summer, and thanks to the popularity of Lacy’s organic pet treats, and the arrival of the National Pet Pageant, Lacy desperately needs some help before she is overrun by the demand for pupcakes and crinolines.

The entire Garden District seems to be counting the minutes until opening night of the pet pageant and everything is going spectacularly until Viktor Petrov, the pageant emcee takes a spill from the balcony during dress rehearsal. All signs points to murder and homicide detective Jack Oliver sets his eyes on Eva Little, one of Lacy’s committee sisters and the only other person on the balcony at the time of the fall, as the killer. But when it comes out that Viktor was notoriously rude, the doors blow wide open with potential suspects who could’ve wanted him dead.

Lacy’s determined to find the killer and exonerate Eva, but when Lacy receives a mysterious warning—a plush kitty from Lacy’s shop with its mouth crudely stitched over—it’s clear that she’s been found first. Full with killer recipes for your pet, Cat Got Your Crown is Julie Chase’s uproarious fourth Kitty Couture mystery.  (Summary via Goodreads)

I love Lacy ! I love Lacy's dad....and even her mom !  I love Lacy's job !!  I love the Garden District where Lacy grew up and returned home to to open up her Furry Godmother shop.....  In case you missed it... I love the Kitty Couture Mystery series by Julie Chase and I think that the latest Cat Got Your Crown is my far.

Cat Got Your Crown has Lacy, her mom, and a well organized committee gearing up for the National Pet Pageant to hit town.   This is an extensive, expensive pet competition and the pet owners do not take it lightly.  They soak a lot of money and time into their pets and competing....and someone will do anything for this event.....even kill !!!

While Lacy is running around checking costumes and helping accessorize the pets, Viktor, the emcee of the event falls from the balcony and dies.  And if that isn't bad enough when Lacy returns home that same evening, she receives a threat to stay out of the investigation.  It's like the killer knew beforehand that Lacy tends to get involved in those kinds of things.  But how is that possible ? Lacy, herself, didn't even know if Viktor was pushed or accidentally fell..... 

I LOVE returning to the Kitty Conture Mystery series and hanging out with Lacy, her friends and even her mom.  I love hanging out at the shop with Lacy and then going home with her and hanging out with her, Scarlet and Chase and I especially love watching her and Jack figure out their feelings for each other.  You get a true feeling of belonging when you read this amazing series by Chase.  And even though the story and all are still fresh in my memory, I am already looking forward to where we may go in the next book.....

Review by Missi S.

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