Monday, January 30, 2023

Claws for Alarm

 I listened to the audiobook version of this 2nd book in the Nick and Nora mysteries by T.C. LoTiempo.   There is quite a bit of family angst in Claws for Alarm as well as a cat with seemingly unusual powers. I often wonder if the cat is a reincarnation of his previous owner- time will tell as the series progresses.  Fans of hidden passages and seemingly locked room scenarios will enjoy the investigation of the murder in this story.   

Claws for AlarmClaws for Alarm by T.C. LoTempio
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Enjoyable book and mystery but at times it just feels a little too over the top to me. The way so
E of the components overlap just seems a bit much. Additionally I feel it’s a bit to much like it’s trying to be a cozy romance as well with just a bit too much emphasis on the romantic interest and fawning over male models. My opinion may be influenced by the fact I listened to the book and the narrator’s inflection when reading those portions. I do enjoy the Nick character and his human like traits. The ongoing parallel mystery about the disappearance of Nick the PI is intriguing and will probably keep me coming back for more

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Goodreads and Reading by the Numbers #ReadingByNumbers2023 Book #  3
  2. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book # 3  
  3. Audiobook  #2023AudiobookChallenge #1
  4. Literary Escapes  #LiteraryEscapes  CA
  5. AtoZ   #2023AtoZReadingChallenge  #AlphabetSoupChallenge  C
  6. Alphabet Soup Author Edition #AlphabetSoupAuthorChallenge   T
  7. Stacking the Series  #stackingseries2023 2
  8. Series Catchup #seriescatchup2023 +1
  9. Color Coded #6 black
  10. What an Animal Book #1
  11. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2023   Book #3
  12. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #2
  13. Cruisin thru Cozies  Animal #1
  14. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #1
  15. Craving for Cozies  Book #1
  16. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #65  Shot #2
  17. Medical Examiner Challenge 1 Toe Tags  poisoned
  18. 23 in 2023 # 2
  19. 52 Book Club  #the52bookclub2023  #35  Book you Meant to Read Last Year
  20. 52 books in 52 weeks  #14 storyteller
  21. Around the Year in 52 Books #14. A book with a con, deception, or fake
  22. Bookworm #47  Read a book that involves a conspiracy 
  23. BooklistQueen  #booklistqueenreadingchallenge2023  #30 An Audiobook
  24. Beat the Backlist #BTB2023  #42 this house is alive (or at least very important)
  25. Cozy Mysteries   #11 An author who uses initials
  26. HP Quidditch 23 #53 mentions Harry Potter
  27. Nerdy Bookworm  #NerdyBookwormChallengeXO #14 Listen to an audiobook
  28. Nerd Daily #thenerddaily #nerdreading2023 # 18  GUILTY PLEASURE
  29. PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge #40  A book by an author with the same initials as you
  30. Pick your Poison  # 32 A book with a moon on the cover
  31. Read with Allison #34 Audiobook
  32. Sci and Nature # 2  With an Animal on the Cover
  33. Unruly Reader Bingo  #8 Fire Drill

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