Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Review: The Cat, the Mill and the Murder by Leann Sweeney

Title: The Cat, the Mill and the Murder (A Cats in Trouble Mystery #5)
Author: Leann Sweeney
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed by Laurie
Rating 5
Sexual Rating: 0

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. 


By far, this is the best book out of this series for me. I love the detail the author took in writing about the mill and the town. I live in a town that had a mill almost like this and it too had a small village along with it. This is a great way to introduce our mill history that is now long gone since so much outsourcing and people buying so many products from other seas other than American textiles. I myself can remember a time when theses mills were still producing America jobs. Sad. Anyhow, this rundown mill created an excellent mystery and leave it to Jillian to be right in the middle of the whole process.

I loved the ghost cat in this story it added some excellent paranormal elements into the story but what really draws me to reading theses cozy mysteries is the detail the authors puts into these books, it’s like you are right there in the middle finding the bones, murder and helping the cats.

If you love cats, a murder mystery, and love this is a series for you.

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