With a killer prowling New Orleans’ Garden District, it’s up to pet boutique owner Lucy Marie Crocker to protect two endangered Siamese before another cat-astrophe strikes
Lacy Marie Crocker’s whimsical pet couture has gained a following in New Orleans’ 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 it’s too late, in Cat Got Your Cash, the endearing second Kitty Couture mystery from Julie Chase.
One sassy Southern girl, two hunky boyfriend possibilities, an impossible-to-please socialite mother, spunky girlfriends, cats, and harebrained schemes galore; Chase studied the cozy writer's handbook and followed the directions to the letter when she constructed this formulaic second Kitty Couture mystery (after 2016's Cat Got Your Diamonds). Lacy Marie Crocker, owner of the Furry Godmother Pet Boutique in New Orleans, is thrilled to have an opportunity to show examples of her pet couture to famous designer Annie Lane. But when she shows up for the appointment, she finds Annie dead and two Siamese kittens wandering the house. Fortunately, Det. Jack Oliver has a soft spot for Lacy and allows her to take the kittens home rather than surrender them to a shelter. Once Lacy learns that the kittens will inherit Annie's substantial estate, Annie's half-crazed ex-husband, an animal activist, and a stalker in a cat costume provide plenty of suspects for her to investigate. Cat lovers will be satisfied.