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Cat Got Your Secrets

(Kitty Couture Mystery #3)

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Lacy Marie Crocker has settled into a comfortable groove back home in New Orleans, and with Valentine's Day right around the corner, she's busier than ever running a thriving pet boutique, helping her mother organize the upcoming National Pet Pageant, and untangling her complicated love life. But when delivering a king-sized order of dreidel-shaped doggy biscuits for a Sai ...more
Hardcover, 311 pages
Published September 12th 2017 by Crooked Lane Books
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LORI CASWELL
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
Dollycas’s Thoughts

An absolutely delightful new cozy from Julie Chase! Doesn’t that grab you right away?

Lacy’s back and this time her father has been accused of murdering his best friend. Her dad goes into slump, her mother is in denial and worried more about upcoming National Pet Pageant, Lacy goes into overdrive to find proof so that Detective Jack Oliver will leave her dad alone and find the real killer. The tables turn on Lacy when she receives an envelope and finds herself in the cross hair
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Juli
Sep 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Lacy Crocker is the proud owner of Furry Godmother, a pet boutique and organic treat bakery, in New Orleans. Cat Got Your Secrets is the third book in the Kitty Couture Mystery series. This newest installment is centered around Valentine's Day (without being sappy about it, too -- which I loved!) and a National Pet Pageant.

Lacy is on her way to deliver some treats when she sees emergency vehicles at a crime scene. She discovers that one of her father's friends has been murdered. The major proble
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Jessica Robbins
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, own-kindle
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Amy
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very fun and light read in this third installment in the series. At this point, I've gotten over the concept that she makes a real living with a store selling pet costumes and just enjoying the book and the subsequent mystery. This time, the main suspect is in her immediate family, causing Lacy to exert even more effort into finding the killer. The romantic element with Chase and Detective Oliver is still somewhat of a triangle and I'd like to see her in a relationship in the next book.
Karen
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved Cat Got Your Secrets. This series by Julie Chase quickly found a place in my heart with the first book in series Cat Got Your Diamonds late last year. I was even more enchanted with Cat Got Your Cash when I got to read it in February and was anxiously awaiting Cat Got Your Secrets! I was so delighted when I was approved to read and review it on Netgalley. This one is out September 12th and I am so excited for you to read it. Like all great trilogies the third book is even better than the ...more
Kelly
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
**I voluntarily read this ARC**

Wow! That was unexpected (in a good way). I always love when a mystery is personal, and this one definitely is. Lacy has her hands full trying to prove her father's innocence, keep her mom happy, and run her business. The story was a lot of fun and had some great humor, but the love triangle is getting a bit boring.
Patty
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fun mystery in the Kitty Couture series by Julie Chase. Not only is this book really fun, it has a great mystery also. There are twists and turns around every corner. I found this book to be a quick read, with a well developed plot and characters. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. If you love cozy mysteries, I strongly recommend this book and the series.

I received this book in exchange or a fair and honest review.
Jenna
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Setting:  New Orleans

Characters:  Lacy Marie Crocker-NOLA native and recently returned fashion designer and owner of a pet boutique. Detective Jack Oliver-former military, no-nonsense police detective.

Plot:  Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and Lacy is busy keeping her boutique stocked with holiday themed pet treats, toys, and, of course, fashionable outfits. Her mother, meanwhile, is taking advantage of the opportunity provided by an upscale - and very discreet - thrift store owner, going t
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Brenda
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cat Got Your Secrets is the third installment in the Kitty Couture Mystery series set in New Orleans featuring pet boutique owner Lacy Crocker. Lacy's shop the Furry Godmother is very busy with Valentine's Day right around the corner, she's busy designing pet costumes for the National Pet Pageant and a large order has come in for her delicious pet treats.

When Lacy goes to drop off dog biscuits for a neighbors Bark Mitzvah, she discovers the body of Wallace Becker dead in the community hall freez
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Jeri
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, netgalley
Another good addition to the series. Lacy is settling into New Orleans well, if only she could stay away from murder mysteries. This time she is making a delivery and finds out her father's friend was found dead and her father was the last person seen with him. Now with her dad possibly being accused of murder and her mother upset because of the swirling gossip Lacy tries to figure out what really happened.

I enjoyed this book, just wish Lacy would make a final decision about who her love intere
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Liz Caldwell
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
Lacy Marie Crocker is staying busy making pet costumes, helping her mother organize the welcome event for the National Pet Pageant and sorting out her relationships with society pal Chase Hawthorne and hunky police detective Jack Oliver. Then her father's friend Wallace Becker is found dead in his own walk-in freezer and her father looks like the prime suspect.
This is the third in the Kitty Couture series, though it isn't necessary to read the first two to follow the relationships. The author do
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Kathleen
I LIKED this book! It is the first in the series that I have read. I enjoyed that I didn’t figure out who did it until near the end.

It is filled with good writing, a good story, great characters that are believable. I liked that is was set around Valentine’s Day without having a sappy romance angle. I also enjoyed that Lacy is wrangled into serving on the National Pet Pageant committee with her mother. She finds that it could be good for business and getting to know others. I will be reading the
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Amary Chapman
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy
Kitty Couture #3
Lacy Crocker runs a specialty store for pets. While creating treats and costumes for her clients pets, she has been drawn into investigations in the past, coming close to becoming a victim herself.Surrounded by family and good friends she creates a good life for herself.
When a friend of her father's dies suspiciously...and her dad was the last known contact of the victim, Lacy decides she must investigate on her own. With the backing of Chase, Savannah and Jack(her crush) she
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Mayda
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cats, cozies, holiday, mystery
Secrets abound in this tale, and it looks like Lacy will have to sniff them out. When a friend of her father’s is found dead, her father becomes the prime suspect. Lacy is determined to prove his innocence, and she badgers her friend, Detective Jack Oliver, to let her help with the case. Lacy has her hands full looking for the real guilty party, placating her mother and helping with her mother’s charities, running her own high-end pet couture shop, and trying not to get killed herself killed it ...more
Daniele
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2017
CAT GOT YOUR SECRETS is the third book in the Kitty Couture Mystery series but the first book I have had the opportunity to read. The wonderful New Orleans setting, quirky characters, and an engaging mystery make this a book sure to please cozy fans.

Lacy Crocker finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation when she drops off a special order for a bakery client and the Garden District’s event center. This is her third murder in less than a year, and she is still a bit traumatized from he
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Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
I can’t say enough how much I love this series, and Cat Got Your Secrets reminded me why I love it all over again. Lacy, who just wants to run her pet boutique, keeps running into bodies (clearly the pet boutique business is a dangerous one) and then of course can’t help but figure out whodunit. This time it’s personal, and I really enjoyed the larger focus on her family in this book.

Southern fiction meets cozy mystery in this fun series set in the heart of New Orleans. Lacy Crocker will become
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Pamela Mitchell
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this fast-paced, fun mystery set in the Big Easy with a great cast of characters and well-crafted plot that kept me glued to the book from the first page to the last. I really liked Lacy Crocker, owner of Furry Godmother. a thriving pet boutique in New Orleans Garden District, and her dynamic with the other characters especially homicide detective Jack Oliver. Lacy sets out to clear her dad when he becomes a suspect in the death of his good friend.

This series gets better with each book a
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Kathleen Gray
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oh Lacy! This third installment in the Kitty Couture series finds Lacy trying to solve a murder mystery that implicates her dad all the while also trying to resolve her romantic triangle with Jack and Chance. This is one I'd recommend primarily for pet lovers because if you don't love animals, you might find it a bit over the top, what with the costumes and bark mitzvah. That said, it's a classic and entertaining cozy that's a fast read and just twisty enough in the plot that it will keep you gu ...more
Kim
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved it!!!
I received an advanced copy from the author to read and give an honest review.
I really liked the previous book, Cats Got Your Cash, but I loved this one.
Great story, I got hooked right away, and you just can't beat New Orleans for the location.
Well developed characters and relationships, and witty banter keeps you entertained, while you keep trying to figure out "Whodunnit".
Read this book---you will not be disappointed!!
Kudos, Julie Chase, excellent writing!
Judy
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my first “Cat Got Your” book. It won’t be my last. Love the characters and the setting of the story. How much fun would it be to have a pet boutique? I would love it! Lacy, Chase, and Jack – that took me a little while to get straight, but I think things are progressing nicely now. Sometimes family love has its bumps, but it is the strongest love there is. Loved some of the dialog between Lacy and her mother. Can’t wait to see what the next adventure will be!
Michelle Robertson
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
This just wasn't a book for me. It's not that it is poorly written I just had a very difficult time staying focused on the story and found I often had to go back and reread pages and pages as I had zoned out the first time reading them.
Faythe Shattuck
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I got an advanced copy of this from netgalley. Julie Chase brings her plot to life with the help of her relatable characters, and her description of the great city of New Orleans. Lacy Crocker is back and finds herself thrust into another murder mystery. When her father is named a person of interest for the murder of his friend after an argument, Lacy knows that she has to help detective Jack Oliver solve the mystery. Lacy also has to help her mother with the organizing of the upcoming National ...more
Kayt18
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cat Got Your Secrets is the first book I have read in the “Kitty Couture Mystery” series. I do not think it will be my last. I adore books that involve pets and with the protagonist owning a shop dedicated to spoiling your pets, this ticks all the boxes for me. I enjoy the relationship main character Lacy Marie Crocker has with her family and friends. Set in the colorful city of New Orleans, full of quirky characters, fun writing style, this one is a hit for me.
Valentine’s Day is fast approachi
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Kristina
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, cozy-mysteries
Cat Got Your Secrets by Julie Chase is the third story in A Kitty Couture Mystery series. Lacy Marie Crocker owns Furry Godmother in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is a pet boutique and organic treat bakery that caters to all animals. Lacy is dropping off dreidel dog treats for a bark-mitzvah at a catering hall next to The Cuddle Brigade when she notices a slew of emergency vehicles. She gets out to inquire what is occurring and discovers that her father’s friend, Wallace Becker is dead. When Lacy d ...more
The Cozy Review
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lacy Crocker has settled into a routine with her business and her social life in New Orleans. Her business, Furry Godmother is a pet boutique and organic treat bakery that caters to all animals and is booming. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, she’s busier than ever. She is also helping her mother organize the upcoming National Pet Pageant.

When delivering an order of dreidel-shaped doggy biscuits for a Saint Berdoodle’s bark-mitzvah, Lacy stumbles onto a murder scene. Unfortunately,
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Kim
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cat Got Your Secrets: Kitty Couture Mystery # 3 by Julie Chase.

Lacy Marie Crocker is excited about her pet boutique, Furry Godmother, finally showing signs of success and that the National Pet Pageant is coming up soon which will bring in new orders for pet costumes. Finally thing seem to be going well for Lacy, but when she received an order of dreidel shaped dog biscuits for a bark-mitzvah and arrives to deliver them she finds out that one of her dad’s friends has been found dead inside the ve
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Marie McNary
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I should no longer be surprised how much I enjoy this series. The topics are not ones I overly identify with (cats and fashion), but it is so well written and fun that I just keep coming back for more.

Lacy Marie Crocker is running her dream business designing pet clothes and baking tasty pet treats in her hometown of New Orleans. Cat Got Your Secrets is the third installment of the Kitty Couture Mystery Series, Lacy is forced to defend her father’s honor when one of his friends is found dead – a
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Anisaa
Cat Got Your Secrets is the third and hopefully not the final book in the Kitty Couture Mystery series! We catch up once again with Lacy Crocker, where she stumbles across another murder—her father’s best friend winds up dead in a freezer. And guess who’s the prime suspect? Lacy’s father! So, you know immediately that Lacy is on the case, dragging her friends along with her and annoying Detective Jack Oliver along the way!

I can’t say this enough, but I love this series, and this book was a grea
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Jen
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy_mystery
Cat Got Your Secrets is the first book I have read by Julie Chase, and I found it to be a delightful book. The main character is Lacy Crocker who owns Furry Godmother boutique (which is an awesome name for a pet store), and she is a talented designer. She creates costumes for various animals and offers tasty pet treats from her store. Lacy is delivering a special order when she comes across a police scene, which turns out to be highly suspicious. When a loved one becomes a person of interest, La ...more
Michelle Fidler
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lacy is the nosy amateur sleuth in this series. She goes and snoops and one suspect said she'd ask for a restraining order if Lacy bothered her again. It's tough for an amateur sleuth!

I liked the animal scenes best, especially at the start of the book when Lacy put a costume on Penelope the cat and asked her how the outfit fit and then asked "Why can't you talk?" That was funny. Penelope likes to ride on the robotic vacuum, Spot, which is decorated with pipe cleaners. There were also mentions of
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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 (3 books)
  • Cat Got Your Diamonds (Kitty Couture Mystery #1)
  • Cat Got Your Cash (Kitty Couture Mystery #2)