Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Cat, The Wife and The Weapon by Leann Sweeney (Book Giveaway and Review!)

Cozy Mystery


Obsidian Mystery

Release Date:
April 2012

Quilter Jillian Hart couldn’t wait to get home after spending a week at craft fairs and cat shows across several Southern states. She hasn’t heard from her friend Tom Stewart and she is more than a little concerned. It isn’t like him not to answer her phone calls. So, when she returns to Mercy, South Carolina, she takes her three kitties home and goes to Tom’s house. He’s not there, but his brother is. A brother she never knew about. Jillian immediately distrusts Tom’s brother, especially when she discovers he allowed Tom’s diabetic cat to escape and go missing.

To Jillian’s horror, the police find Tom’s car wrecked with a dead body inside. When Tom shows up with bruises, Jillian fears for his life. To add to the confusion, Tom’s stepson arrives in town with a concussion, a memory loss and a dog named Yoshi. Jillian is more determined than ever to find out what’s going on, although she can’t help but wonder why Tom never mentioned his brother or his stepson. She fears these secrets might have led to murder.

This is the 4th book in Leann Sweeney’s “A Cats in Trouble Mystery Series” and each book that I’ve read has been wonderful. I read the first two books. I haven’t read the third book yet but I have it on my Nook.

It’s a fast-paced book, with lively dialogue and a cast of very likeable and charming characters. Jillian and her three fur babies – Merlot, Syrah, and Chablis – are delightful. Not only do the human characters come alive in this book, so do the furry characters. I enjoyed getting reacquainted with all the citizens of Mercy and meeting new ones too. We even get a nice romance tossed in the mix between Jillian and Tom.

This is a “must read” series for any cozy mystery fan, especially for a cat lover like me.

FTC Disclosure: The publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Book Giveaway!

And now...thanks to Kayleigh at Berkley - I can offer one book to one lucky reader in a book giveaway.

Here are a few simple rules!

1) U.S. Residents Only!

2) Fill out the form below with a valid email address.

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That's it...the giveaway begins on Sunday, October 21st (12:01 am est time) and ends on Sunday, October 28th (12:01 am est time).

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  1. One day I really must read a cozy mystery :)

  2. This series sound great. Thanks for posting about it. Old Follower.

  3. This sounds like a charming cozy!

  4. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I will post it in my blog's sidebar. The book sounds like charming cozy! I'd love to read it with my cat snuggled by my side. :)

  5. I LOVE cozy mysteries (My favorite genre!) I don't have a blog to promote this through. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  6. I'd like to enter and I already follow your blog! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.


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