Cat, Mill MurderMy name is Deputy Candace Carson of the Mercy Police Department in upstate South Carolina. A few years ago the woman who was to become my best friend moved to Mercy from Texas. We’ve been through a bunch a stuff together ever since, mostly murder investigations. I’m talking about Jillian Hart and let me tell you, if there’s a cat in trouble, she’s your girl.

She’s curious as a cat herself and a bit older than me. She’s taught me a lot about patience and kindness and just how far those two traits can get you if you’re hunting for the truth. Just lately we had a case in that old fallin’ down mill on the outskirts of Mercy—The Lorraine Stanley Textile Mill. Some folks say it’s haunted. Some folks say it’s a plain old mess. And we all found out soon enough cats had taken up residence. Why not? Plenty of rodents to be had in there. And who better than to walk into that old building and make things right for those cats? Jillian, of course.

Little did she know what she’d find in there besides cats who needed rescuing. That’s where I came in. Evidence is my thing—I love picking through the pieces of a crime. Following the bread crumbs that lead straight to a killer. Yes, we had a crime in that mill, all right. But it’s all in the book. The whole story about The Cat, The Mill and The Murder.

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Meet the author
NY Times bestselling mystery writer Leann Sweeney, originally from western New York, now calls South Carolina home. She writes two series, the Yellow Rose Mysteries set in and around Houston, and the Cats in Trouble Mysteries set in fictional Mercy, South Carolina. Leann lives with her husband, two cats (Wexford and Marlowe) and Rosie, the labradoodle. Visit Leann at

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