Monday, August 22, 2016

First in Series- The Cat, The Quilt and The Corpse by Leann Sweeney

Happy Monday! This week's First in Series is The Cat, The Quilt and The Corpse (A Cat in Trouble Series) by Leann Sweeney. If you haven't read this one you will want to add it to your reading list. The covers are so adorable and the story is captivating and fun. The cast of characters keep you wanting more.

Series: Cats in Trouble Mystery (Book 1)
Mass Market Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: New American Library; 1st edition (May 5, 2009)
Language: English

Recently widowed Jillian Hart is rebuilding a life for herself and her three beloved cats–Chablis, Syrah and Merlot–as a quilter in a small South Carolina town. The quilts she makes are for cats as smart, special, and sweet as her own, and business is thriving.

But when she returns from an overnight quilting show, she discovers Chablis sneezing–and since Chablis is allergic to humans, that can only mean one thing: Someone has broken into her house. When she realizes her Abyssinian Syrah is missing, Jillian suspects catnapping.

Spurred by Chablis and Merlot’s mournful meowing, she investigates–and discovers more missing cats and a murder. Now she’s got to save more than one cat in trouble–not to mention herself.

About the Author:

Leann Sweeney was born and raised in Niagara Falls and educated at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Lemoyne College in Syracuse, NY. She also has a degree from the University of Houston in behavioral science and worked for many years in psychiatry and as a school nurse; she now writes full time.

She began crafting fiction in 1980, fulfilling her lifelong dream. After perfecting her skills with classes and a small fortune in writing books, she joined MWA and Sisters in Crime. Now she’s 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.

Leann is married with two fabulous grown children, a wonderful son-in-law and a beautiful daughter-in-law–not to mention three amazing granddaughters: Maddison Grace (Maddie), Morgan Elizabeth and Meika Elise. She lived in Texas from 1974 to 2012 and now lives in South Carolina with husband Mike, her two cats Wexford and Marlowe, and Rosie–the smart, retrieving, golf-ball chasing, busy-busy-busy mini-labradoodle.

Find out more about Leann and all of her books over at her website: 


  1. So glad you featured Leann, she is a fabulous writer and this is a terrific series. i was hooked as soon as I heard the name, "Cats in Trouble." Excellent!

  2. Love reading a cozy mystery featuring cats!


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