Sunday, May 12, 2013

Meet The Cat, the Mill and the Murder's Boots the Ghost Cat, by Leann Sweeney

An old textile mill in Mercy, South Carolina town has been abandoned for years. Jillian Hart, the feline-loving heroine of my Cats in Trouble Mysteries is asked to help relocate a feral cat colony in the huge abandoned building. But old structures like these often hold many secrets. 

In The Cat, The Mill and The Murder, one of those secrets is a special kitty named Boots, friend to a homeless woman who decided to call the mill her own. After all, this poor person had worked in the textile industry for years. It was a familiar place, though not all familiarity is comforting. It can breed contempt. It can lead to heartbreak. It can even hide a killer. 

Boots—black with white feet as you would expect a "Boots" to be—will follow Jillian through the twists and turns of this special addition to the series. She is an exceptional kitty in many ways--wise and smart and determined to help Jillian solve the mysteries unearthed at the mill. Exceptional in other ways as well, but you have to read the book. I won't say more. 

See, I hate spoilers as much as the next reader. Just know that Boots will be with Jillian from beginning to end, assisting her in invaluable ways. There will be other helpers, too. Some kind and caring, some hiding dark secrets of their own. The regular cast of characters will be along for the ride, but this is a special book where Jillian follows her instincts and learns to trust herself more than ever before. Turns out, she's rather brave and wise herself. 

Leann's Bio:
Leann is the creator of two NAL/Obsidian mystery series: The Yellow Rose Mysteries and the Cats in Trouble Mysteries. The Cat, The Quilt and The Corpse, first in the Cats in Trouble Mysteries was the #1 bestseller on the Independent Mystery Bookseller's List when it debuted and made several top twenty lists for 2009 at bookstores across the country. Since then, The Cat, The Lady and The Liar and The Cat, The Wife and The Weapon climbed all the way to the NY Times bestseller list for mass market paperbacks. 

She lives in South Carolina with her husband and two fabulous felines and a mini-labradoodle. 

Book Blurb: When cat lover and quilter Jillian Hart volunteers to help a local animal shelter relocate a colony of feral cats living in an abandoned textile mill, she never expects to find a woman living there, too. Jeannie went missing from Mercy, South Carolina, a decade ago, after her own daughter’s disappearance.

Jeannie refuses to leave the mill or abandon Boots, her cat who died years ago. After all, she and Boots feel the need to protect the premises from “creepers” who come in the night. After Jeannie is hurt in an accident and is taken away, those who've come to town to help repurpose the mill uncover a terrible discovery.. As the wheels start turning in Jillian’s mind, a mysterious new feline friend aids in her quest to unearth a long-kept and dark secret.


Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

I so love visiting your blog Melissa!! I need to incorporate more cozies into mine:) This one sounds great...a mystery and a cat...can't go wrong!

Carol N Wong said...

Csts are great in cozies. They are so intelligent, great at solving myteries. Would love to read this one. Thank you for this giveaway.


Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

This series is definitely going on my list. Cats and cozy mysteries are a win-win.

Oui Oui said...

Oh, a cat mystery! We love the idea. We have kitty mysteries here all the time. We love your header and avatar, and were going to ask if Glogirly did it. Its just great. Its nice to meet you and Happy Mother's Day!

Katreader said...

I need to catch up on this series!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Glogirly did do my blog design; isn't she the greatest???