The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse (Cats in Trouble Series #1)

The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse (Cats in Trouble Series #1)

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by Leann Sweeney
     
 

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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

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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...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451225740
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Series:
Cats in Trouble Series, #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
164,751
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse (Cats in Trouble Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 75 reviews.
BikerLibrarianCyn More than 1 year ago
If there's one problem Yellow Rose Mystery Series author Leann Sweeney might encounter with her new Cats in Trouble Mystery Series it would be scaring off readers who run at the mention of "cute," "cats," or "sewing." That would be a shame, as in spite of the title, THE CAT, THE QUILT, AND THE CORPSE is a complex, touching, and very entertaining mystery that will please even the most cat-cozy-phobic of readers. In the ten months since her husband's death, forty-one year-old Jillian Hart has hidden herself in world that consists of sewing quilts and caring for her three Katrina-rescued cats. Her isolation ends when she returns home from a business trip only to discover a shattered window and her beloved Abyssinian cat Syrah missing. The Mercy, South Carolina police are quick to write it off as a prank, but Jillian finds unexpected aid in the form of Candace Carson, a young, very eager deputy who is more than willing to utilize her fledgling forensic skills. An ex-cop PI who sets up a security system provides additional help, and it's his pet-cam system that leads Jillian to a suspect when she spots another attempt to break into her home. Her desperation to find Syrah compels her to impulsively rush out to confront the suspect, only to discover a body and pushing Jillian into the spotlight of both the small town and the police department. Sweeney's superior character development elevates this mystery to a higher level as she reveals how Jillian is slowly able to immerse herself into the small town and begin to once again form relationships and re-enter the world. The town's lightning-speed gossip network is highlighted and exploited by Jillian, as is the way the people have come to watch out and care for each other. The relationship between cats and their owners is never overplayed and is displayed in a way that is touching and plays a significant role in the mystery. With her unique characters, complex relationships, and a plot that continually engages the reader, Sweeney once again creates a very entertaining new mystery series. Cindy Chow
LivsmomCA More than 1 year ago
What a fun, easy read. Just when I thought I'd solved it, no such luck. Very much enjoyed this book.
petecrn More than 1 year ago
OK it has been a few days, but... Just get the book and start reading. You will find that it pulls you in with entertaining characters, a good plot, excitement and suspense. I lent this to a fellow cat lover at work and the next day she said "Oh my! I love it I cannot put it down!" Then a day later "What a great book do you have another one in the series?" Now is my compliant. I want more. The next in the series is due May 2010. I will have to wait(Sad looks need more cat books)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are so many interesting and likable characters, and one in particular I just love to hate. There's cats, quilts, murder, humor, a little romance in the early stages, and much more. I finished this very quicky and went on to the next. I am now on the third book in the serious and intend to continue to follow these.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing!! I loved the complexity of the charactors and how they learned and grew in there own ways!!! You will learn to love it as much as I do! READ IT READ IT READ IT!
kat-mar-dal More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy cats and this mystery has cats, quilts and mystery. I liked this book alot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
200 pages, cost $1.99, clean, cozy mystery, cute. No profanity. Very small amount of violence. Missing cats lead to murder victim. Rather predictable, but a fun book to read. This book is all about cats, the mystery, the friendships, the quilts, the break ins, clues, coversations and even remarks which teach about cats. There are even cat cams. All are centered around cats. After awhile, all this cattiness became tedious. This book is well edited. No sex. It is a cup of tea and a cozy fire read. Enjoyable. Not any any romance, but there is an attraction going on, which was not included in the conclusion. This is the first book in a series of five. More for women and YA females, 14 year olds and up, would enjoy this light mystery. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightful romp great read keeps you guessing very enjoyable to the end.
Norma-J More than 1 year ago
This book introduces me to a new craft (cat quilts - who knew?) and a new series. Cats and cozies really do go together, but this one also has plenty of plot twists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the characters and i look forward to reading #2
loue More than 1 year ago
it kept my interest. Did not take long to read. Had a few twists to the story. Did not have grammar errors.
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Caught it skillfully, before shifting slightly, and opened it.
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martigirl More than 1 year ago
I loved this series. I read 1, 2, 3 and 4 and can't wait until #5 comes out. Holds your interest from one book to the next.
shinari More than 1 year ago
This whole series is such fun to read! Its like wonderful candy for my mind with CATS! :D
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sharno22 More than 1 year ago
A very cozy mystery and a great start to what I hope will be a long running series. Purrfect for reading while snuggling with your kitty. I liked it so much I started the next one immediately after finishing this one.
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