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T.C. LoTempio | Author Reader Match: THE TIME FOR MURDER IS MEOW + Giveaway!
Author Guest / August 8, 2019

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present T.C. LoTempio! Writes: Cozy mysteries that usually prominently feature cats.  My latest release, THE TIME FOR MURDER IS MEOW, hits shelves August 8, 2019. About: Sixty-something cozy mystery author seeks readers for suspenseful mystery novel featuring a feisty heroine who’s determined to reinvent herself, along with her two cats, a Siamese and a one-eyed Persian named Purrday. Crishell “Shell” McMillan is a former actress now turned pet shop owner who seems to gravitate toward mystery and dead bodies.  Of course we also have the requisite love interest included! What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Loves cats! Likes mysteries with a “twist” Enjoys a fast-paced, suspenseful plot Likes a dash of romance included with their mystery Is a devotee of the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel! Likes to pick up on clues and solve the mystery right along with the sleuth! What to expect if we’re compatible: As many books as my agent can sell! Frequent giveaways via my newsletter and…

T.C. LoTempio | Of Cats and Cozies
Author Guest / December 8, 2014

Most of the mysteries on my bookshelf, I confess, are cozy mysteries. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the genre, cozies are a subgenre of crime fiction where the crime and the detection takes place in a small town. Remember the old Murder She Wrote series? That’s a good example of a cozy. The detectives in such stories are nearly always amateurs (cue JB Fletcher) sometimes retired lawmen or women. The majority of the detectives are of the female persuasion, and often hold jobs that bring them into contact with the other residents of their town. More often than not they’ll have a contact on the local police force who’ll help them out with a clue or two. The killers aren’t usually hard-boiled serial killer types, and once unmasked, are most often taken into custody with little or no violence. If there is violence, it happens offscreen…no grisly murder scenes depicted in any cozies! Foul language is also kept to a minimum. The murders are generally members of or related to someone in the town wherein the murder occurs and the motives – greed, jealousy, revenge – often are deep rooted. Cozies frequently revolve around a theme –…