the author of the yellow rose mystery series, leann sweeney, is...
"A welcome new voice in mystery fiction." (Jeff Abbott, bestselling author of Collision
...and her brand new series about adorable cats that just can't stay out of trouble is bound to be a hit!
Jill's quiet life is shattered when her house is broken into and her Abyssinian, Syrah, goes missing. Jill's convinced her kitty's been catnapped. But when her cat-crime-solving leads her to a murdered body, suddenly all paws are pointing to Jill.
Soon, Jill discovers that Syrah isn't the only purebred who's been stolen. Now she has to find these furry felines before they all become the prey of a cold-blooded killer-and she ends up nabbed for a crime...
Sweeney (Pick Your Poison) launches the Cats in Trouble mystery series with a meandering whodunit. Jillian Hart is content making and selling cat quilts and living quietly in Mercy, S.C., with her three cats, Syrah, Chablis and Merlot. When Syrah is catnapped, Jillian finds not only the thief-thanks to a state-of-the-art alarm system installed by charming PI Tom Stewart-but also a murder mystery to solve. The cats are entertaining four-legged assistants, with traits like Chablis's human allergy and Merlot's ninja-style defensive tactics. Jillian's quirky neighbors also liven up the thin plot, particularly Tom, whose knack with alarms and computers comes in handy, and flamboyant deputy coroner Lydia Monk. Kitty-lovers will enjoy the feline trivia, but readers looking for a complex mystery will chafe at the slow pace and last-minute revelations.
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This is a cute murder mystery that is easy to read. A little predictable but still enjoyable and satisfying. Quick to finish and not stressful in any way. Great for cat, quilt, coffee, and mystery lovers.
Leann Sweeney's first "Cats in Trouble" mystery
This mystery has the best of all worlds: a determined protagonist, a wonderful plot and feel-good moments for cat lovers. The story came together with these well-balanced elements. I won't discuss the plot--it is a mystery after all!