Oct 302011
 

This review was originally posted on Dollycas’s Thoughts April 7, 2010.

A Cat in Trouble Mystery
Publication Date May 4, 2010
The first book in this series THE CAT, THE QUILT AND THE CORPSE was the first book I reviewed on this blog. THE CAT, THE PROFESSOR, AND THE POISON is the second book in the series and I am truly honored that Leann send me an Advanced Copy for me to review.  Thank You Leann.
The stars in this series are three cats, Merlot, Chablis, and Syrah and their “human” Jillian Hart.  Jillian makes quilts for cats but also has time to get wrapped up in a few mysteries.  In this story, she helps her friend Deputy Candace Carson track down a missing milk cow, but that leads to finding fifty, yes 50, stray cats and yet another corpse, the professor.
As if she didn’t have her hands full, her stepdaughter Kara, who never really accepted Jillian marrying her father and has not grieved her father’s death, shows up in Mercy for a visit and get wrapped up in the mystery just like Jillian.
While all the humans are running all over trying to figure out who killed the professor, in the end it will be a cat who has all the information.
I have come to love the characters in these stories.  Mercy is a small town where everyone knows everyone’s business, much like the small town I grew up in.  When you wanted to know what was happening you went to a small hole-in-wall cafe. In these stories you go to a coffee shop, Belle’s Beans.  These stories are so easy to identify with, especially if you are a cat lover, but without the murders, I hope.
**One note of caution, this is a book you will what to read in one sitting, the pages just keep turning and turning, so allow enough time or you may be up all night reading.

Pre-order your copy today.  If you like cozies, cats and mystery this is the book for you.
If you haven’t read the first one, it is available now.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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