Author Showcase ~ The Cat, The Collector and the Killer by Leann Sweeney

The Cat, The Collector and the Killer

Release: August 2016
Series: Cats In Trouble #8
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Penguin Random House

In the latest mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of The Cat, the Sneak and the Secret, a cat collector is suspected of murder.

Jillian Hart and police chief Tom Stewart are enjoying peaceful, newly wedded bliss in Mercy, South Carolina, until a woman is found wandering the streets one night. She’s in her night clothes, disoriented, and carrying a kitten in a tote bag. A search of the woman’s house reveals many more cats, a maze of cardboard boxes—and a dead man.

Although the evidence suggests the frail woman is the killer, Jillian doesn’t believe she’s capable of such a crime. The dead man had many enemies in town, which means finding the real murderer may prove to be its own cat and mouse game. . .


About the author
Leann Sweeney was born and raised in Niagara Falls and is the creator of two NAL/Obsidian mystery series: The Yellow Rose Mysteries and the Cats in Trouble Mysteries. The Cat, The Quilt and The Corpse, first in the Cats in Trouble Mysteries was the #1 bestseller on the Independent Mystery Bookseller’s List when it debuted and made several top twenty lists for 2009 at bookstores across the country. Since then, The Cat, The Lady and The Liar, The Cat, The Vagabond and the Victim and The Cat, The Wife and The Weapon climbed all the way to the NY Times bestseller list for mass market paperbacks.

Leann is married with two fabulous grown children, a wonderful son-in-law and a beautiful daughter-in-law–not to mention three amazing granddaughters. She lived in Texas from 1974 to 2012 and now lives in South Carolina with husband Mike, her two cats Wexford and Lynley, and Rosie–the smart, retrieving, golf-ball chasing, busy-busy-busy mini-labradoodle.

All comments are welcomed.

Giveaway: Leave a comment below for your chance to win a print copy of The Cat, The Collector and the Killer. US entries only, please. The giveaway will end August 21, 2016 at 12 AM EST. Good luck everyone!

31 responses to “Author Showcase ~ The Cat, The Collector and the Killer by Leann Sweeney

  1. Thank you for showcasing this author and book. I have not read this series and I see that it is one I must add to my TBR list ASAP!

  2. Sounds great…I love Mysteries and will add this Author to my list. The cover is so cute with the Cat.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

  3. Another series I haven’t read – yet!~! Sounds like a terrific read.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

  4. This is a new series to me, but it sounds good. Love cats! Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Another series to play catch up with/on? I may never get to read all the books I have on my lists!

  6. For me, new author and series. Thanks!

  7. I enjoy Leann’s writing.

  8. Wonderful series and delightful giveaway. Thanks.

  9. Leann Sweeney is a mustcread author. I have read all of this series and the Yellow Rose adoption series. Alkl are good.

  10. This book is already on my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. I love this series!!!

  12. Cute book cover. Sounds like a good book.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. I am embarrassed to say I have never read this author tho I know she is ver well now. I love the cover art. Thank you for showcasing this author, Dru. The premise sound interesting and intriguing. Looking forward to a good mystery read.

  14. This sounds like a great book, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  15. Not a new author for me, but would be a new series (yay!). 🙂

  16. Teresa Wilson

    I really can’t wait to read this one. I have loved all of her books so far and can’t wait to read many more.

  17. Great series! I’m looking forward to reading “The Cat, The Collector, and The Killer”. Cats and mysteries just go together, which makes this such a great series.

  18. Mary Jane H.

    Thanks for reviewing this book here. It sounds delightful!

  19. my favorite series!

  20. I’ve never been a cat person until recently when both my sons adopted two cats each. Cats are such mysterious animals so it fits right in with the mystery of murder. Sounds like the purr-fect read!

  21. Have heard of this author, but have not read this series. This book sounds interesting, will be on the look out for it.

  22. Cynthia E. Blain

    I have enjoyed a few of the Cats In Trouble books and can relate as I have had cats all my life, and for the past month babysitting my daughter’s cat who loves to “get in trouble” with her climbing to find new adventures each day and NIGHT!!! 🙂 I would love to be included in the giveaway for this 8th book. The covers in this series are always adorable and always make me smile. Thank you.
    Cynthia B.

  23. Kathleen Costa

    I love this series…even though I am a “Kat” person, I have a hard time living with ‘cats.’ I love them just the same…independent, stubborn, yet loving! The books are a great, easy, and fun read!

  24. Amanda Wilcox

    I’m excited to get started on this series. I just discovered it and it sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win!
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

  25. Donamae kutska

    This looks like a great series! Thanks for the chance! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

  26. Audio books are my motivation for doing chores, like cleaning the closet! Just kidding…I just close the closet door and keep listening! 🙂

  27. Looks like a great book Thanks for the chance to win a copy iamabho (at) gmail . com

  28. Debbie sherwood

    thanks for the chance to win one of your books debbiesherwood50@gmail.com

  29. Thanks for the chance. sclickner@juno.com

  30. Love this series

  31. Looks like a great read. Would love to read on of Ms. Sweeney’s books