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The Cat, The Mill And The Murder
A Cats In Trouble Mystery #5
Leann Sweeney

May 7, 2013/ ISBN 0451415418
Cozy Mystery


Reviewed by Cheryl Green

Jillian Hart is helping out getting the feral cats that call the Lorraine Stanley Textile Mill home relocated to a safer place. In addition to finding an uncountable number of cats, they find a woman named Jeannie living in the abandoned mill. She is wearing rags and is surrounded by spoiled food. She is only concerned about her cat Boots.

Jillian soon gets her friend Deputy Candace Carson on the case. It seems that a Clara Jean Sloan disappeared years ago after her daughter Kay Ellen left home without taking any of her possessions -including her beloved cat. A second visit to the mill results in taking Jeannie to the hospital with a possible broken hip. Dustin Gray the structural engineer on the job discovers some bones in the old fireplace in the room that Jeannie has been living in.

Things to ponder: How long has Jeannie been living at the old mill? Whose body did they find in the fireplace? Has Jillian really been helped in solving this crime with the aid of a ghost cat? What other secrets does the old mill hold?

Leann Sweeney has written another well plotted page turner. I loved this book. I enjoy a good mystery that features my furry favorites as well as quirky characters. Jillian is such a loving character that you can't help getting drawn into her life and wish that you could help her solve the problems she encounters. So if you enjoy mysteries that feature adorable cats, then The Cat, The Mill and the Murder is a book you should read.

Reviews of other titles in this series

The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse #1
The Cat, The Lady and the Liar #3
The Cat, The Wife and The Weapon #4
The Cat, The Mill And The Murder #5
The Cat, The Vagabond and the Victim #6

Reviewed 2013