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The Cat, the Sneak, and the Secret: A Cats in Trouble Mystery By Leann Sweeney

IN THE August 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
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by Cynthia Chow

Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of The Cat, the Sneak, and the Secret, along with a link to purchase the book.

With a one-week countdown until her wedding to security expert Tom Stewart, Jillian Harte is beginning to feel the pressure. That doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have time for what’s truly important to her though, and at the top of that list is helping Tom’s stepson adopt the cat shelter feline who has stolen his heart. Not only is the mischievous Magpie an escape artist, but the adorable tortoise kitty is a kleptomaniac sneak thief with a secret stash of lost mementos and oddities. Her latest escapades prove to be far more alarming than cute when they discover Magpie covered in blood and wrapped around a mysterious locket.

bookJillian may have somehow convinced Deputy Candace Carson to don a bridesmaid dress for the impending nuptials, but until then the deputy will be occupied investigating the murder of developer Rhett Marner. His surly employees, secretive wife, imperious ex-wife, and very estranged relationships with his children ensure that there are suspects galore, and because of Candace’s admitted impatience with anything pretentious, she ensnares Jillian’s aid as a buffer with the questioning. Jillian still hasn’t finished making alterations on her grandmother’s wedding dress, but she can no more resist the plea from her friend than she can ignore the wounded—and very angry—young woman who has just lost her father.

This seventh of the series is dominated by Jillian’s impressive maternal instincts and compassion. Although she may have no biological children, Jillian displays so much empathy and kindness to her stepdaughter and stepson-to-be that her guidance and mentoring of Lindsey Marner is not surprising. Considering that she just installed an interactive video-feed to monitor her furry babies, the thought of what will soon be a household of five felines doesn’t intimidate her a bit. Deep emotional story lines, character growth, and of course adorable kitties ensure the continued success of this reliably delightful mystery series.

To enter to win a copy of The Cat, the Sneak, and the Secret, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “the cat,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen August 22, 2015. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

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Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Teresa Kander
Twitter: @togetherforlife
August 15, 2015 at 7:22am

LOVE this series! Would love to win a copy of this book.
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2 Kim Gayheart August 15, 2015 at 8:16am

Love her. Would love a copy of this book too.


3 Sue Foster August 15, 2015 at 8:28am

I have not read this series in a while. I’d like to catch up.


4 Margaret Rushton
Twitter: @cupcake5858
August 15, 2015 at 8:35am

I would love to win a copy. Just getting into this series and love it!


5 Diane Rivera August 15, 2015 at 8:48am

Would love to win this.


6 Lisa Brown August 15, 2015 at 8:57am

Sounds like a fun read; thanks for the chance 🙂
jslbrown2009 at aol dot com


7 Joy Scaggs August 15, 2015 at 9:45am

I have every book you have ever written. Would love the chance to win. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Fingers crossed !!


8 Antonette Nyman
Twitter: @antonette_nyman
August 15, 2015 at 10:43am

Love this series. So much fun to read


9 Sheryl Booth
Twitter: @Boothtalks
August 15, 2015 at 12:16pm

I love Leann Sweeney. The Cats In Trouble Series is amazing and I really want this to complete my collection. Thanks for the lovely giveaway Cynthia! ~Sheryl
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10 Mari Krampach August 15, 2015 at 5:22pm

Love this series, Leann Sweeney writes with so much heart!


11 Christie Marks August 15, 2015 at 6:13pm

I would love to win a copy; I have the prior ones, so a complete set would be great.


12 Jamie Bassett August 15, 2015 at 7:32pm

Winning this book would be a great jump start to reading the series!


13 Jeanetta S. August 16, 2015 at 1:10am

Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading. Thank you for thr giveaway.


14 Sandra August 16, 2015 at 5:42am

This sounds like a fun series. I love cozy mysteries.


15 Annette Naish August 16, 2015 at 6:30am

Ms Sweeney is such a talented author. Each book of this series is a sweet treasure. Would love to win the latest.


16 Carol Edwards
Twitter: @centraleast2
August 16, 2015 at 11:34am

I love this series and would love to win this one. centraleast2 at gmail dot com


17 Valerie Hoynacki August 16, 2015 at 6:13pm

Love, LOVE Leann’s books!!!!


18 Marilyn Watson
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
August 17, 2015 at 2:03am

Love to read this Book… it sounds fabulous. Thank you for the chance. Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


19 Lynn Demsky August 19, 2015 at 9:55am

Leann writes a GREAT book – never disappoint me!


20 Meg C August 21, 2015 at 2:30am

Sounds like a great addition to this series. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win.


21 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
September 1, 2015 at 2:09pm

We have a winner
Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


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