The Cat, the Professor and the Poison (Cats in Trouble Series #2)

The Cat, the Professor and the Poison (Cats in Trouble Series #2)

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by Leann Sweeney
     
 

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Between her kitty quilt-making business and her three beloved cats, Jill has her hands full. That doesn't stop her from wanting to solve the mystery of the milk cow that's gone missing from her friend's farm. But imagine her surprise when a stolen cow leads to the discovery of fifty stray cats and one dead body-a victim of cold-blooded murder...  See more details below

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Between her kitty quilt-making business and her three beloved cats, Jill has her hands full. That doesn't stop her from wanting to solve the mystery of the milk cow that's gone missing from her friend's farm. But imagine her surprise when a stolen cow leads to the discovery of fifty stray cats and one dead body-a victim of cold-blooded murder...

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David Marshall James
Sweeney has created a likable protagonist and an engaging supporting cast. Dedicated pet owners will understand the sometimes unusual exigencies, strange circumstances, and conflagrations that result from their devotion, and thus will find a kindred spirit in Jillian Hart.
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Feathered Quill Book Reviews
This is the second installment of the "Cats in Trouble Mystery" series, one that is sure to please the cat and cozy fans of the world. I loved Leann's quirky and cute sense of humor and, by default, learned many interesting things about cats, including some about the human persuasion. This chemistry between the characters is beginning to gel nicely and the introduction of new characters is seamless. After reading the first book, I just knew I was going to fall in love with this series and have. I was like a young girl again reading this book. I giggled, smiled, guffawed, and my eyes widened trying to figure out whodunit. I've already conveniently forgotten, so you won't find any spoilers here . . . you'll just have to read the book!
Book Illuminations
The clever and sometimes humorous mystery takes readers right into the heart of feline terrority, the good and the bad. Cat lovers will appreciate some of the distinctions Jillian Hart makes between political activists and those who truly care for the welfare of cats. Without being preachy, Jillian Hart is a woman whose love and respect of cats is more than surface deep. Leann Sweeney's Cats in Trouble mysteries are the cat's meow!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451229809
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Series:
Cats in Trouble Series, #2
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
208,119
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Cat, the Professor and the Poison (Cats in Trouble Mystery Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
The stars in this series are three cats, Merlot, Chablis, and Syrah and their "human" Jillian Hart. Jillian makes quilts for cats but also has time to get wrapped up in a few mysteries. In this story, she helps her friend Deputy Candace Carson track down a missing milk cow, but that leads to finding fifty, yes 50, stray cats and yet another corpse, the professor. As if she didn't have her hands full, her stepdaughter Kara, who never really accepted Jillian marrying her father and has not grieved her father's death, shows up in Mercy for a visit and get wrapped up in the mystery just like Jillian. While all the humans are running all over trying to figure out who killed the professor, in the end it will be a cat who has all the information. I have come to love the characters in these stories. Mercy is a small town where everyone knows everyone's business, much like the small town I grew up in. When you wanted to know what was happening you went to a small hole-in-wall cafe. In these stories you go to a coffee shop, Belle's Beans. These stories are so easy to identify with, especially if you are a cat lover, but without the murders, I hope. **One note of caution, this is a book you will what to read in one sitting, the pages just keep turning and turning, so allow enough time or you may be up all night reading. http://dollycas.blogspot.com/
Ealisaid More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved it! I was just as good as the first book of the series, if not better. Of course, I found it funny that most of my real life interests are found in this book - Cats, Technology, etc... All that aside, I thought that the characters are well played out, and all have their own well thought out personalities. I felt like I have just made some new friends to hang out with, albeit fictional ones. :)
bethann126 More than 1 year ago
If you are a cat lover who enjoys cozy mysteries this book is just for you. In the second installment of the Cats in Trouble series, Jillian Hart finds another murder on her hands.The story begins with Jilliam helping her friend Candice figure out who stole a neighbors milk cow. Instead she is lead to more than 50 stray cats and a dead body. All Jillian wants to do is spend time with her three beloved cats and continue making quilts for cats in the quiet town of Mercy. Instead she is thrown into the middle of another murder investigation. After she stumbles onto the professors body, her stepdaughter Kara shows up at her door wanting to stay with Jillian. Their relationship has always been strained and Jillian struggles to win Kara's acceptance. Tom, Jillian's first love interest since she became a widow, also wins over a little more of Jillian's heart. He is essential in helping Jillian figure out who killed the professor. This is another great book from Leann Sweeney. I did not want to put this book down and now I am anxiously awaiting the next book in this series. I can't wait to see what happens to Jillian Hart next!
MysteryLoverTX More than 1 year ago
Jillian Hart works hard at recovering her balance after her husband's death, and her three Hurricane Katrina rescue cats are a huge part of that recovery. After a couple of years living the small-town life, she is still learning about her quirky and temperamental friends, who add spice to every conversation. Once again, Leann Sweeney finds a way to tie Jillian's love of cats with the solution to a murder, and along the way reminds us that the world is seldom black or white. Was the victim a good guy or a bad guy? The more we learn, the less we know how to answer. Jillian's natural curiosity is whetted even more when shelter pal Shawn presses her into fostering some of the strays that were let loose from the victim's farm. In the midst of all the turmoil surrounding the murder, Jillian must cope with the re-entry of her stepdaughter into her life. Will Kara ever learn to accept her stepmother? Will evidence-obsessed deputy Candace ever get a date with the sexy paramedic? And who had a motive to kill? Leann Sweeney keeps us guessing all the way to the end.
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
Jillian Hart is a cat lover, so when she sees more then 50 cats penned in a dirty cat run, mewing and seeming sickly and hungry, she is more than angry.  The Professor, who was caring for the cats, never got to hear her rant because he was poisoned with a viscous acting poison.  Who wanted him dead and how are those cats coming to be cared for properly now? Jillian's own three cats are helpful to her in her investigation, especially Chablis, who has adopted one of the Professor's cats and her new litter.  Kara, Jillian's step daughter and Deputy Candace Carson can't seem to decide if they're going to be friends or enemies in this investigation. This mystery is definitely very cat centered.  The relationships between the characters also add a great deal to the interest in the mystery.  This is the second in this series, and I'll be reading more for sure.
Morning-Star More than 1 year ago
Great addition to the Cats in Trouble series. Very fun, fast-paced mystery about an experiment gone wrong, in some uncanny way. The characters were consistent with the first book, allowing me to develop greater relationships with them. At many moments, the rapidity of the plot robbed momentum from the story. More emphasis on the characters subsistence and interrelations would have solidified the story for me. Despite it being mystery, it is a cute book to read for a quick companion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even better than the first one
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leann Sweeney writes very well. This and the Abby Rose series are great.
the-PageTurner More than 1 year ago
I do not like cats- well I did not like cats till I started reading the Cats in Trouble series by Leann Sweeney. Jillian Hart- and she has a big heart- has three cats- Merlot, Chablis and Syrah. I loved them all. In this book we meet more characters and more cats. I am so addicted to this series. I will let you know how good the next one is.
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Very enjoyable series, especially for cat lovers.
shinari More than 1 year ago
These books are so much fun! I can't wait for more to come out!
sharno22 More than 1 year ago
An engaging mystery that's sure to please cat lovers.
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If you enjoyed Sophie Kelly¿s Magical Cats Mystery Series, you¿ll also enjoy Leanne Sweeney¿s Cats in Trouble Series. There are currently three books. the Heroine is an early forties recently widowed cat lover. Having rescued her ¿babies¿ from Hurricane Katrina shelters. She is kind-hearted and of course a natural sleuth. Ms Sweeney¿s detail into the cats personalities as well as her knowledge of specific breeds only adds in drawing you in to the story. Can¿t wait for number four.
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Ghadir K More than 1 year ago
The best book i have read in my 11years of life its awesome its one of those books that u can never forget
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