Monday, December 5, 2016

ROCCO interviews....Nick Charles!

Merow, my guest today is that handsome, dashing literary feline who, of course, is patterned after myself...none other than Nick Charles from the Human's Nick and Nora mystery series!  I caught up with Nick and managed to ask him a few questions!

ROCCO:  Meow, welcome Nick!

Nick:  Merow, thanks for having me ROCCO

ROCCO:  So, tell me - how does a handsome feline like yourself get involved in solving msyteries?

Nick:  Well, to be honest Nora is the one who gets involved. I just use my superior sleuthing skills, taught to me by my former human, Nick Atkins, to help her!

ROCCO:  You've saved Nora's hide more than once. Like playing the knight in shining armor?

Nick:  Well, let's put it this way. No Nora, no food.

ROCCO:  You're also a model for pet collars. What's that like?

Nick:  Chantal means well, but collars aren't really my thing.  Im an independent, macho cat, y'know? Anyway, it makes her happy - and my photo does look good up in the store, so I figured why not?  Plus, she always has some sort of treat for me after we're done!

ROCCO:  In your last adventure we met Nora's old flame, Leroy Samms. How prominently does he figure in your new adventure, if at all?

Nick: Oh, Samms is there.  And he's a VERY prominent figure.  As a matter of fact, I'd say he'll be around for quite a while.

ROCCO:  Who do you prefer for your human? FBI agent Daniel Corleone or Detective Leroy Samms?

Nick:  To be quite honest, I hadn't thought that much about it. They both have their pros and cons.  I don't think Nora knows which one she prefers either, Merow.

ROCCO:  What would people be surprised to find out about you?

Nick:  That I'm really that  much into mice.  I mean, they're tasty and all, but I wouldn't go out of my way for one.

ROCCO:  Can you tell us a little bit about your latest adventure, CRIME AND CATNIP?

Nick:  Certainly.  While catering a gala for the Cruz Museum, Nora agrees to look into the disappearance of museum director Violet Crenshaw's niece.  She soon finds out that it's a case undertaken by my former owner, Nick Atkins, a PI whose whereabouts are currently unknown.

As we pull  at the string of clues, we begin to unravel a twisted tale of coded messages, false identities, theft, murder and international espionage!

ROCCO:  It sounds exciting!  Dare we hope that there is a resolution to the "whatever happened to Nick Atkins" mystery?

Nick:  (gives sly wink) Well, you'll just have to read the book to find out won't you? It debuts tomorrow, December 6.

ROCCO:  Sounds great, Nick. So what does the future hold for Nick and Nora? Can you give us any hints?

Nick:  More adventures, I sincerely hope.  the story of Nick and Nora is far from over, that much I can tell you.

ROCCO:  Thank you for spending time with us today, Nick! Folks, the third Nick and Nora adventure, CRIME AND CATNIP is out tomorrow! 

The Human will give away a signed copy of CRIME AND CATNIP to one lucky commenter!  Leave your name and email address iin our comments section to enter! For extra entries, you can:

Friend the Human on Facebook
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You get one extra entry for each action! Contest closes midnight, December 9! US entries only please.

Good luck!


  1. This sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the giveaway. Rebecca Cook

  2. Friends on facebook , tweeted, follow on twitter, shared on facebook, and follow blog. Thanks for the chance!

  3. Good interview Rocco. I am a friend on facebook, shared on facebook, and I follow the blog. Thanks for the chance to enter in your giveaway. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. Great information, as always.
    I have the book ordered and it's on it's way! Looking forward to reading it.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  5. I so enjoy cats in cozies and Nick is a great cat! I'd love to win this book.
    I follow your blog, and I follow on facebook and twitter.

  6. I've enjoyed both the books in this series and have been impatiently waiting for this book to be released.

  7. Love this series and especially Nick Charles. I have Crime and Catnip on my TBR and Christmas Wish list. Maybe Santa will come early.

  8. It was really nice to get to learn more about Nick. Thanks for the great interview, Rocco. This is a great series and I can't wait to read "Crime and Catnip". I follow your human and I also follow you on Twitter, Facebook and your blog. Also shared on Facebook.

  9. Cute interview. I will have to check out the books!