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The Cat, The Collector, and the Killer
Cats in Trouble #8
Leann Sweeney

August 2, 2016/ ISBN 978-0-451-47740-8
Mystery/Cozy/Amateur Sleuth

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


Quilter and cat lover Jillian Hart and her new husband, police chief, Tom Stewart, are settling into married life at their home in Mercy, South Carolina. Early one morning, their friend, Shawn Cuddahee, owner of the Mercy Animal Sanctuary, calls for help. A sweet woman in town, Minnie Schultz, has her neighbors worried when several of her indoor cats are roaming around outside.

Not long after, Minnie is found wandering around on the streets, with a tote bag and a kitten in it. Then a dead body is found in Minnie's house, and it happens to be Chester Winston, the county animal control officer. Who just happens to have a restraining order out against Shawn.

The obvious question is did Shawn kill Chester? Could Minnie have done it? What's with all the extra cats on Minnie's property and where did all the boxes and boxes of items delivered by UPS and FEDEX in her house come from?

I have to say I just couldn't put this book down! MyShelf has had other reviewers doing this series for the most part, and now I'm sorry I haven't read every single book that goes before this one. It was a fantastic read. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to find out how the author would put all of this together, and she did a fantastic job.

I became emotionally involved in the main characters, and of course, the cats! The mystery and the interconnecting sub-stories were woven together perfectly. I highly recommend this book to cozy lovers, cat lovers, and those who love a good southern feel about their mysteries! Given the number of cats in this book, I'll give it at least 200 paws up!

Reviewed 2016