The Cat, The Lady and The Liar-Leann Sweeney

The Cat, The Lady and The Liar

Leann Sweeney

Obsidian, Apr 5 2011, $6.99

ISBN: 9780451233028

In South Carolina, Mercy Animal Sanctuary shelter owner Shawn Cuddahee rescues a “wealthy” kitty wearing diamond studded collar wandering near the highway.  He takes the cat Isis to his shelter after being unable to return her to her owner elderly affluent Ritaestelle Longworth.  Shawn asks his friend Jillian Hart and her three cats (Chablis, Syrah and Merlot) to escort Isis home.  Jillian agrees and she drives the fifteen miles from her home in Mercy to Longworth estate in Woodcrest; only to be met by the same greeting that Shawn received.  She is run off the property without seeing the allegedly ailing Ritaestelle and taking Isis with her

Not long afterward, Ritaestelle arrives at Jillian’s house late at night insisting she is being drugged and needs help before someone kills her.  That is followed by a corpse nearby with Chablis standing next to Ritaestelle, both bloodied.  Jillian and her feline buddies investigate the “purr-fect crime.

This is a lighthearted fun cozy starring an engaging cast of characters (feline and human).  Jillian and her three wise cats understand the missions of solving the case, helping an elderly woman and teaching the spoiled pompous aristocrat proper behavior.  Feline frolic fans will enjoy the latest Cats In Trouble Mystery (see The Cat, The Professor and The Poison).

Harriet Klausner

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