The Cat, the Lady and the Liar (Cats in Trouble Series #3)

The Cat, the Lady and the Liar (Cats in Trouble Series #3)

by Leann Sweeney

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ISBN-13: 9780451233028
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Series: Cats in Trouble Series , #3
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 238,596
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Leann Sweeney is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cats in Trouble Mysteries, including The Cat, The Sneak and the Secret and The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim. Leann was born and raised in Niagara Falls, and educated at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Lemoyne College in Syracuse, New York. She also has a degree in behavioral science from the University of Houston. A retired registered nurse, she has been writing in the mystery genre for many years and also writes the Yellow Rose Mystery series.

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The Cat, the Lady and the Liar (Cats in Trouble Series #3) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
ElleryAdams More than 1 year ago
I love the Cats in Trouble series. From the small-town South Carolina setting, to the cast of interesting characters, to the memorable animals, reading these books are like going out for coffee with old friends. In this third installment, a cat with a diamond collar is in trouble and behind the closed doors of her antebellum mansion, all is not as polished and genteel as it appears. Jillian sets out to aid the abandoned animal and, in her gentle manner, uncovers an even more serious crime. The perfect read for a lazy spring or summer afternoon!
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Jillian Hart is back with her three wonderful frisky felines, Chablis, Syrah and Merlot, for another Cat In Trouble Mystery. This time they are joined by yet another feline who was found near the highway. This rescued kitty's high brow attitude has proved to be too much for shelter rescue owner Shawn Cuddahee. He has begged Jillian to take the royal Isis and help him determine if she should be returned to her rightful owner, who has not returned any of his calls, or be put up for adoption for someone that truly wants her. This leads Jillian to a huge mansion in nearby Woodcrest, the home of Ritaestelle Longworth, the registered owner of the lovely long haired, green eyed, black cat with diamond studded collar. Unfortunately the meeting doesn't go as planned and Jillian ends up making a hasty exit from the grand estate. Jillian soon learns the town gossips are questioning the incredibly wealthy Longworth's sanity due to some unusual behavior and when Ritaestelle shows up at Jillian's door clad in a bathrobe, wearing slippers claiming she is being drugged and is in fear for her life Jillian starts to believe the gossip. But before Jillian can even start to can get to the bottom of Ritaestelle's claims a body is found in the lake behind Jillian's home and the eccentric Longworth is standing at the end of the pier holding Chablis, and both she and the cat are covered in blood. Ritaestelle begs Jillian to help her and she can't say no. So with the help of her intuitive feline companions she begins her quest to claw and paw out the clues to solve yet another murder mystery. I LOVED IT!!!!! The last book in this series was my favorite cozy of 2010, so you already know I love this series, but Leann Sweeney has outdone herself with yet another purrfect paws down marvelous mystery. The new characters added from Woodcrest to the already beloved characters from Mercy are well defined and cleverly written. You can envision them popping right off the page, from the eccentric Ritaestelle and each of her quirky relatives, down to the gossiping Dolly at a local coffee shop. Have to say I loved Dolly, reminded me of someone, just can't put my finger on who :) The plot is strong, smart, intriguing, and will keep those pages turning one right after another until the very end. The cat's antics will have you chuckling throughout. Why are cats whiskers a certain length? The answer can be found within the pages of the truly wonderful story. If you are already a fan of this series you are going to absolutely love this next edition. If this series in new to you and you love a fun mystery that will engage you immediately and/or love cats, pick up the first two novels so you are ready when this one is released in April. I promise you will love each and every word!! Thank you Leann for allowing me to read an advance edition and not making me wait until April to enjoy this awesome cozy, kitty treat. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Maydacat on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Jillian has to gather all her wits about her and use her feline intuition to know whom to believe in this tale. A wealthy aristocrat is said to be losing her mind, or maybe, her relatives are just making it seem that way. Did she really throw her beloved cat outdoors to fend for herself and then claim she didn¿t? Is that wild talk indicative of her condition or is she really being drugged? It¿s up to Jillian to sort it all out and protect both cat and owner from harm. You¿ll want to cuddle up to this cat cozy and not miss a word of this intriguing mystery.
LMHTWB on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Once again, Jillian Hart is dealing with a dead body, a cat, and a handful of interesting characters. This time, the dead body is in her backyard, but she's not a suspect. Instead, the main suspect is staying as a guest in her house while she solves this mystery.The new characters are much more interesting than in the previous book -- Ritaestella Longworth is so precious! Several of the other characters are very well written to the point I would to slap them! The cat involvement is also better, although there could be more.My biggest complaint (other than needing more cat scenes) is that I did figure out who the killer was about half way through the book. The characters were entertaining enough and I wanted to be sure I was right, so I had no problem finishing the book. I just like my mysteries to be mysteries until the very end.Overall, I enjoyed this book a lot and am looking forward to the fourth in this series. While this book will never win a literary prize, it is a good read for a light mystery with cats.
nlb1050 on LibraryThing 22 days ago
This is the third book in a series about Jillian Hart and her cats. Ms Sweeney has introduced what I hope to be a recurring character in the form of Ms Ritaestella Longworth, she is a charmer. The characters that have been in the previous books have expanded so that we are learning more about them and yet I'm sure there is more to learn. Anyone who loves Cozies should love this one.
YvonneReviews More than 1 year ago
I love this series and have been looking forward to catching up with it for awhile. I finally had the chance. It was well worth the wait. Jillian Hart, once again, finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery. Not only are her cats involved, but so is the stray that she found. She tries to return the cat to her human, Ritaestelle, but she’s not sure she’s fit to be taking care of a cat. She can’t even take care of herself, plus there are a ton of rumors surrounding Ritaestelle and they aren't good rumors. Until Jillian can get to the truth, she’s not releasing the cat. When a dead body turns up and her cats are threatened, Jillian is even more determined to uncover what’s going on with Ritaestelle. Thanks to the help of her cats and a couple of friends, Jillian’s investigative work is a bit easier. Jillian has grown quite a bit since the first book. I adore her. The relationship she has with a local private investigator is slowly moving forward. It’s going at a wonderful pace since she’s only been widowed for a couple of years. It’s a growing realistic relationship. The storyline moves at a steady pace. I didn’t figure out whodunit, but I did have my suspicions. The regular characters in this series have become old friend who I enjoy re-visiting now and then. I’ll definitely be continuing with this series.
esr More than 1 year ago
Great characters, written by an intelligent, wonderful author. I say,keep 'em coming!
mollieme More than 1 year ago
This is just as good as the rest of the series. Good plot. Funny cats.
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the-PageTurner More than 1 year ago
I love this series. This is the third in the series featuring Jillian Hart and her 3 cats. A lost cat joins them and fun and murder is had. Jillian jumps in to help a cat in trouble.
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shinari More than 1 year ago
Just wonderful!
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