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Cat Got Your Cash

(Kitty Couture Mystery #2)

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Lacy Marie Crocker's whimsical pet couture has gained a following in New Orleans's 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 kitche ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 11th 2017 by Crooked Lane Books
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abby
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
"What about the [missing] kittens?" I pushed. "Can we put out an Amber Alert?"

Lacy Crocker is the owner of the Furry Godmother, a shop in New Orleans that sells both homemade pet treats and custom couture for fuzzy friends. She is given the opportunity to meet with Annie Lane, her fashion design idol, and create some companion pieces for her upcoming show. But Lacy finds Annie dead in her home, and gets sucked into the mystery of who killed her.

This book is full of cat loving characters and has
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LORI CASWELL
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Isn’t the cover of this book just priceless. I couldn’t wait to start reading to find out how those Siamese kitties fit into the story. Their names are Cotton and Cashmere and it turns out they belong to fashion designer, Annie Lane. Sadly our protagonist Lacy Marie Crocker finds her dead when she shows up for a meeting. Lacy had been looking forward to working with her favorite designer on a companion line of pet couture creations. Now she has been asked to care for her cats
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Karen
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I did not want to put this one down! Cat Got your Cash by Julie Chase is a second in series that was every bit as good as the first. I loved it. This Kitty Couture mystery was wonderful. It has the right formula for cozy lovers and just a hint of romance mixed in with a whole lot of crazy mystery. This one is set in New Orleans and makes it seem just like you are there. Easy to picture, fun to think about and a great story. I love the main character Lacy, her friends, pets and family. The woman ...more
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
I love this series! It's witty and suspenseful and southern.

Lacy remains an endearing amateur sleuth who seems to stumble on more than her share of bodies while trying to make a success of her pet couture boutique and dodge her mother’s attempts to force Lacy to take her rightful place in wealthy New Orleans society. Of course broody/swoony detective Jack Oliver and his melt-your-knees southern drawl adds an extra dose of romantic sizzle even if Lacy is inexplicably naive as to his feelings for
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Patrizia
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Buon giallo, che ti lascia in sospeso fino all'ultimo anche se, alla fin fine, avevo indovinato la soluzione prima della protagonista.
Proprio la protagonista è un po' il punto debole del libro: la trovo un po' troppo sopra le righe, si agita per un nonnulla. E' anche vero che non è l'unica in questa serie e che siamo a New Orleans, città che di per sé stessa è sopra le righe, come dimostra anche la serie ambientata qui da Laura Childs. E' per questo che riesco a chiudere un occhio sugli eccessi
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Lisa
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I don't like to start reading a series on the second book but I didn't have any trouble adjusting to the world of Lacy Marie Crocker, so I consider this a stand alone mystery.

I was lucky enough to win an advance copy of this book and can't wait to go back and read the first book in the series. I didn't notice any gaps, but reading the first book always seems to make the story seem richer.

This is just the kind of cozy I love to read. The murder happens quickly and the whole bo
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Merry Chapman
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing

A fun and faced paced cozy mystery with many twists and turns to keep turning pages!

The second book in this series does not disappoint! I love the characters, each strong in their own way! I loved Lacy's fortitude and strength when she had to solve the mysterious death of her fashion idol Anne Lane. The possible love interest which seemed to develop between the Nola PD detective, Jack Oliver and Lacy and how shocked he was everytime Lacy didn't hold back and said what was on her mind was fun. Al
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Sara
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
One expectation I have when I pick up a cozy mystery is that I will not only be entertained, but I will escape to a place I've never been. This was a bit different for me, because I know New Orleans well. I'm somewhat mixed on the portrayal of New Orleans itself. A bit touristy for my taste, with heavy emphasis on beignets, but only Cafe du Monde? Please, go to Morning Call and get a much better cup of coffee. And yes, it annoys me to refer to "Royale" street--I think you mean Royal (no e at the ...more
Kelly
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cat Got Your Cash is the second book in the Kitty Couture Mystery series. I have not yet read the first book in the series, but I had no problem following the story in this book. This story is set in New Orleans and was a fun and enjoyable read. This story kept my interest throughout. I will be definitely getting the first book in the series and will be looking forward to additional books!
Jenna
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Setting: New Orleans, LA

Characters

Lacy Crocker, owner of the Furry Godmother, fashion designer for pets
Jack Oliver, New Orlean Police Detective, cranky most of the time, but I'm still in love with him
Additional characters - Lacy's parents; Jack's partner, Henri; Imogene, Lacy's former nanny; as well as various furry friends, a murder victim, and plenty of suspects in said murder
Plot: Lacy is getting ready to meet one of her heroes - designer Annie Lane. She is frantically preparing samples of he
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Kathleen
Apr 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Cat Got Your Cash, the second book in A Kitty Couture Mystery Series, author Julie Chase weaves an intriguing cozy mystery tale that follows the latest amateur sleuth adventures of pet boutique owner Lacy Crocker.

Set in the Garden District section of New Orleans, Louisiana, fashion designer Lacy Crocker's Furry Godmother, a couture pet boutique and organic gourmet treat bakery is starting to get noticed and taking off. When Lacy's favorite fashion designer Annie Lane schedules a private sessi
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Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-read-2017
Cat Got Your Cash is the second book in the Kitty Couture mystery series and just as fun as the first one.

Lacy runs a pet boutique and also bakes great treats for pets. She is so excited because she is going to be meeting with Annie who is a fashion designer. If Annie likes her stuff she might let her make clothing for pets to go with a line of clothing she is doing. All comes crushing down on her when she finds Annie dead. Who would want the fashion designer dead and why did it have to be her t
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Judi
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cat Got Your Cash is the 2nd book in Julie Chase’s Kitty Couture Mystery series and also the 1st book I’ve ready by Julie Chase. I really enjoyed getting to know the main character, Lacy Crocker – owner of Furry Godmother, a pet couture shop in New Orleans, Louisiana!

Lacy has a bad habit of finding dead bodies – this time it is her fashion mentor, Annie Lane. She immediately gets herself involved in both the investigation and with caring for Annie’s two precious Siamese kittens, Cotton and Cash
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A Holland Reads
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun addition to one of my new favorite series. I love the whole kitty couture thing going on in this book. Who would not love to have a job designing clothes for pets. Leaving her money to her cats is something that I have heard of people that have done this. You have to really love your animal to do this. I felt so bad for Cotton and Cashmere, first they lost their human to murder then they get stolen from Lacy who is trying to help them. I love that all the characters in this book a ...more
Carol
How much is your cat worth?
What would you think about a will leaving $10,000 per
month per cat to whoever ends up caring for two
Siamese cats names Cotton and Cashmere?
Is this a motive for murder or was something else the
incentive??
Lacy Crocker owns the Furry Godmother in New Orleans.
She is a fashion designer for pets plus she sells treats for
cats and dogs that she bakes herself. Lacy has a cat
named Penelope that goes with her almost everywhere
she goes in a carrier. Penelope loves to ride the
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Debbie Erickson
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cat Got your Cash is the second installment in the Kitty Couture Mystery Series set in the magical city of New Orleans. Lacy Crocker has returned to her home town to open Furry Godmother, a pet boutique. Lacy is excited at the prospect of meeting her idol and fellow designer, Annie Lane. However, when Lacy arrives at the meeting she finds Annie bludgeoned to death. Lacy volunteers to care for Annie's Siamese kittens and finds herself with more trouble than she bargained for. The story is fast pa ...more
Sara Gordon
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading Cat Got Your Cash by Julie Chase. She does a lovely job describing her characters and locations through out the book, it helps me build the scene in my mind while I read. Not only that, but she brings New Orleans and it's various regions to life, either she visited and took extensive notes or researched the area thoroughly! I like her main characters, they all seem warm and relate-able as people. The main character, Lacy Crocker, is a person that I could easily get along ...more
Lin
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lacy Marie Crocker’s crazy fashion designs for cats set in New Orleans; the land of crazy. “Furry Godmother” is doing so well that a favorite designer; Annie Lane, has asked to have a private meeting with Lacy to collaborate. Horror to Lacy when she finds her favorite designer dead when she arrives. She must find who has killed her idol, no matter the cost.

I have not read the first in this series, but would say that this installment is an easy read, fast paced, and you will not want to put it do
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JoAn
Apr 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, cozy-mystery
Cat Got Your Cash by Julie Chase is the second book in the Kitty Couture series and was a delightful cozy mystery to read. Although I hadn't read the first book in the series, I never felt lost or confuse. Ms. Chase provided enough backstory to each of the characters that I was comfortable with all of the relationships as the story progressed.

Lacy Marie Crocker is a unique entreprenuer in New Orleans with her Furry Godmother pet boutique. I enjoyed her independence and her sass as she became inv
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Michelle Palmer
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
Fun little cozy mystery.

Lacy is a pet costume designer in fabulous New Orleans. (The Garden District to be exact)
She discovers the body of a woman that she has always thought of as a hero. Fellow designer, Annie Lane, designs clothes for humans instead of pets.

She has excellent chemistry with both of the men who seem to be vying for her attention. Jack is a handsome NOLA Homicide Detective (and heir to a fortune) and Chase is a childhood friend. Both are gorgeous and rich. How is a girl to de
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Carol Lee
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was drawn to the book by the cover and was curious to see how the cats fit in. The book was an interesting read as the cats played a big part in the book as the ones who will inherit the money. When Lacy takes them in and then they go missing, she teams up with Jack Oliver, homicide detective to find out what is going on.
I liked trying to stay a bit ahead of what had happened in the book and finding out if I guessed right or wrong. A great read and an enjoyable series.
Pamela Mitchell
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fun, fast-paced whodunit with dynamic characters, witty dialogue, vivid descriptions, great suspects, twists, turns, and so much more. Once I started reading, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see what would happen next. I really liked Lacy Crocker, owner of Furry Godmother, a whimsical pet boutique in New Orleans and her interactions with the other characters, especially Detective Jack Oliver and Chase Hawthorne who returns home to join his family's law practice. Cozy fans will love th ...more
Kim
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-review-crew
I won this book to read and review.
I truly enjoyed the book. Very well written, with well developed characters, and a twists and turns in the plot. Witty and fun, makes you smile while reading---I love that!!
I hadn't read the first book in the series, but don't need to, but I will.
Everyone needs a Furry Godmother!! Julie Chase has a created a delightful set of characters and setting, that mixes to a great story and series.
Vicki May
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Orphaned cats, smuggling, rival parade participants and murder keep Furry Godmother, Lacy Crocker busy in the latest Kitty Couture mystery. After her fashion design hero, Annie, is murdered Lacy and handsome but aloof detective, Jack Oliver must find the killer before Lacy or Annie's trust fund kittens are next. Ms. Chase humor and fast paced style keep the story moving while still making the reader feel like they are walking ...more
Shelli King
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read the first couple of pages with great skepticism. A 'Kitty Couture' shop? Really? I was sure the next page would reveal a story about a crazy cat lady who treated animals like her children. I was wrong. It's a delightful cozy mystery involving a young and talented entrepreneur in New Orleans. By the end of the first chapter, I was hooked.

Lacy rushes to meet her idol, Annie Lane for what could very well be the design collaboration of her career. Unfortunately, she arrives to find that her m
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Brenda
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Cat Got Your Cash is the second installment in the Kitty Couture Mystery series featuring Lacy Marie Crocker, owner of the Furry Godmother, New Orleans pet boutique. With business booming, Lacy is excited to meet with designer Annie Lane to discuss pairing her human fashions with Lacy's pet fashions.

Lacy arrives at the appointment and discovers Annie bludgeoned to death and her two Siamese kittens Cotton and Cashmere tracking through her blood. Unwilling to see the cats taken to the shelter, Lac
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Kim
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series is set in New Orleans so that in itself is colorful.
This is the second book of the Kitty Couture Mystery. I have not read the first in the series, " Cat Got Your Diamonds", but you don't need to read it first to understand the second book.

I just absolutely enjoyed this book, it was funny, witty and full of surprises. The characters are the type that anyone at some time in their life can relate to. They are colorful, mystical and Julie really brings them to life.

It was easy to foll
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Marsha Campbell
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a fun book! I started and couldn't stop reading about Lacy's adventures in New Orleans. I am not familiar with the city and enjoyed the descriptions of the Garden District and the flavor of the city itself. Beignets are a definite must on my to try list!
The author creates an interesting setting from the first page and pulls the reader into the fascinating world of Lacy Crocker, pet couture designer and sleuth. Her cat, Penelope, was such a whimsical surprise I couldn't keep from chuckling
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Jessica Robbins
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, own-kindle
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Kristina
Apr 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, cozy-mysteries
Cat Got Your Cash by Julie Chase is the second book in A Kitty Couture Mystery series. Lacy Crocker owns the Furry Godmother in New Orleans, Louisiana. She designs outfits for animals and creates organic treats. Lacy is picking out which of her pet couture creations she is going to show Annie Lane, fashion designer. Lacy is hoping to partner with Annie and have a pet companion line to Annie’s Mardi Gras designs. Lacy arrives at Annie’s home and receives no answer to the ringing of the bell. Lacy ...more
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Julie Chase is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile. She lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three small children. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Sisters in Crime (SinC). She is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency.

Julie also writes as Julie Anne Lindsey.

Other books in the series

Kitty Couture Mystery (4 books)
  • Cat Got Your Diamonds (Kitty Couture Mystery #1)
  • Cat Got Your Secrets (Kitty Couture Mystery, #3)
  • Cat Got Your Crown: A Kitty Couture Mystery