A Sneeze to Die For, by Teresa Trent

A Sneeze to Die For ($15.95, 218 pages, 8×5 Trade Paperback, ISBN: 9781603812726), is the second book in Teresa Trent’s Piney Woods Cozy Mystery Series, which began with Murder of a Good Man. With an inheritance sunk into her new hotel, a cat lovers’ convention as her first major booking, and a pushy reported found dead in her elevator, Nora Alexander has to deal with more than the problems just posed by her feline guests.

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“Small town Texas charm and a fabulous eye for detail.” — Joanna Campbell Slan, author of the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series

Nora Alexander has sunk her inheritance into the Tunie Hotel, in Piney Woods, Texas. Now there is a chance that her first major booking, a national cat lovers’ conference called Meow Meet-Up, will help her bottom line. It also presents increasing risk for its financial demise.

Pushy reporter Alan Shaw shows up the day before the event, making trouble for Nora and the conference. When Shaw is later found dead in the bottom of the hotel’s faulty elevator shaft, Nora depends upon boyfriend and police officer, Tuck Watson, to investigate and save the Tunie Hotel’s reputation. Nora also has to deal with a surprise health inspection and a conference organizer bent on getting steep discounts for conference attendees.

Things spin further out of Nora’s control when she discovers she has a cat dander allergy setting off unpredictable sneezing episodes at inopportune times. The featured feline guest, grand champion show cat, Catpurnicas, escapes and disappears, leading to a town-wide search.

Surrounded by members of the Meow Meet-Up convention, Nora must sort through a list of suspects that include a beloved cozy mystery writer.

Teresa Trent lives in Houston, Texas, where she writes lighthearted cozy mysteries filled with small-town wisdom and plenty of quirky characters. She has won awards for her short stories with several Texas writers groups and is always in search of that next unusual character or plot. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, singing, doing crafts, shopping with her daughter, and watching old mystery movies on television. For more information, go to teresatrent.com.

 

 

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