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A PURR Before DYING: A Nick and Nora Mystery
by T.C. LoTempio

About A Purr Before Dying

A PURR Before DYING: A Nick and Nora Mystery
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Setting – California
Beyond The Page (February 21, 2023)
• Number of Pages 256
More details to come

No one’s who they seem in the thrilling new Nick and Nora Mystery, and someone’s playing the part of a clever killer . . 

When a nighttime soap opera comes to town to film an episode, no one’s more excited than Nora Charles, who’s landed the contract for catering the shoot. But if she thought the show’s plotlines were full of drama and intrigue, that’s nothing compared to what she witnesses among the cast and crew, who are sneaking off for secret liaisons one minute and at each other’s throats the next. It’s all a titillating behind-the-scenes look for Nora—until she stumbles across the body of the show’s slain director.

It’s not long before the local authorities finger the brother of Nora’s good friend for the evil deed, and it’s up to Nora and her sidekick Nick to get him off the hook. As she begins to sort out the cast’s romantic entanglements and professional rivalries looking for a motive, she also discovers that the victim was involved in the mysterious death of the show’s previous director.

And then another member of the crew is found murdered, and Nora knows she’ll have to act fast to figure out who’s playing the part of the killer, before she’s cast in the role of the next victim . . .

Author Guest Post

One of the things I like best about writing the Nick and Nora series is trying out different sandwich recipes for Nora to serve in her shop!

Here are two of mine and Nora’s favorites….and Nick’s too!

Easy Waffle Grilled Cheese


2 slices of bread  (we like Briosche)


2 slices Yellow American Cheese

2 slices White American Cheese

2 slices Pepper Jack

2 slices Provolone

(You can use any cheese you like – these are our favorites!)

Tomato, thinly sliced

2 slices of cooked bacon


Butter both slices of bread on both sides

Stack cheese, tomato and bacon on one slice, cover with the other

Put on Waffle Iron

Cook for approx. 2-3 minutes or until you see the cheese is nice and gooey

Slice in half, serve with salad or pickles!

Easy Delicious Egg Salad


Eggs (depends on how much egg salad you want – six or eight should make 2 or 3 sandwiches)

Greek yogurt


Dijon mustard

Dill (if desired)

Bread or Roll your choice

Salt and Pepper to taste

Hard boil the eggs, then remove shell, put peeled eggs in large bowl.  In separate bowl, mix greek yogurt (Plain) mayo and mustard.  Mash eggs, then add yogurt mixture to eggs, mix well.  Season with salt and pepper.  Spoon onto bread, garnish with dill if desired.

Homemade Mocha Coffee

You will need:




Brewed Coffee (Leftover is good)


Combine sugar, cocoa powder and water in mug.  Heat for 2 minutes in Microwave.  Stir till sauce is smooth.

Add coffee and  milk and heat until mixture is steaming.  Top with whip cream if desired!

About T.C. LoTempio

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 and her cat pen the Nick and Nora mystery series originally from Berkley Prime Crime and now with Beyond the Page Publishing. They also write the Cat Rescue series from Crooked Lane and the Pet Shop series, originally published by Midnight Ink and rebranded last year as “Urban Tails Pet Shop Mysteries.” Book six in the Nick and Nora mysteries, A PURR BEFORE DYING, is released this February from Beyond the Page. There is also a new series, Tiffany Austin Food Blogger, coming out in April.

You can cat-ch up with them at ROCCO’s blog, or her website,

Blog Website Facebook Twitter: @RoccoBlogger

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