The Cat The Collector and the Killer

The Cat  The Collector and the Killer
Author: Leann Sweeney
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780698410039
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Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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...

The Cat the Sneak and the Secret

The Cat  the Sneak and the Secret
Author: Leann Sweeney
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780698187948
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Release: 2015-08-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the latest from the author of The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim, a feline with a penchant for pilfering ends up unearthing a deadly mystery.… Jillian Hart and Tom are finally tying the knot, but first they need to make sure Tom’s stepson, Finn, is as comfortable as possible in the lake house they will all call home. So when it becomes clear that Finn has fallen for a pretty cat from the Mercy Animal Sanctuary, Jillian and Tom readily agree to make room for one more—even though the tortoiseshell kitty is a notorious kleptomaniac. So far, the cat has sneaked out of the adoption center time after time, bringing back trinkets, shoelaces, and socks. But when she brings back an antique locket, Finn enlists Tom’s and Jillian’s sleuthing skills. They hope to return the treasured item to its owner, but their search for answers is sidetracked when a body is found. Still, their sneaky cat’s find may just lead them to a killer.…

The Cat the Mill and the Murder

The Cat  the Mill and the Murder
Author: Leann Sweeney
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101609682
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Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When cat lover and quilter Jillian Hart volunteers to help a local animal shelter relocate a colony of feral cats living in an abandoned textile mill, she never expects to find a woman living there, too. Jeannie went missing from Mercy, South Carolina, a decade ago, after her own daughter’s disappearance. Jeannie refuses to leave the mill or abandon Boots, her cat who died years ago. After all, she and Boots feel the need to protect the premises from “creepers” who come in the night. After Jeannie is hurt in an accident and is taken away, those who've come to town to help repurpose the mill uncover a terrible discovery.. As the wheels start turning in Jillian’s mind, a mysterious new feline friend aids in her quest to unearth a long-kept and dark secret.

Pick Your Poison

Pick Your Poison
Author: Leann Sweeney
Pages: 266
ISBN: 045121031X
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Release: 2004
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Highly unmotivated Texas heiress Abby Rose finds new direction in life when she stumbles upon the murdered body of her gardner in the greenhouse - a discovery that unearths dark secrets from her past that changes the course of her future. Original.

The Cat The Professor and the Poison

The Cat  The Professor and the Poison
Author: Leann Sweeney
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101187357
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Release: 2010-05-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Between her kitty quilt-making business and her three beloved cats, Jill has her hands full. That doesn't stop her from wanting to solve the mystery of the milk cow that's gone missing from her friend's farm. But imagine her surprise when a stolen cow leads to the discovery of fifty stray cats and one dead body-a victim of cold-blooded murder...

The Cat the Lady and the Liar

The Cat  the Lady and the Liar
Author: Leann Sweeney
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101513668
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Release: 2011-04-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cat quilter Jillian Hart finds a gorgeous stray cat belonging to the fabulously wealthy Ritaestelle Longworth, who believes she's being drugged. Before Jillian can get to those charges, a body turns up in the lake-and her cat Chablis finds Ritaestelle nearby. Can Jillian's cats aid her in solving a mystery with decades old roots?

The Cat s Eye A Dr Thorndyke Mystery

The Cat s Eye  A Dr Thorndyke Mystery
Author: R. Austin Freeman
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9781473379701
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Release: 2016-01-15
Editor: Read Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This early work by Richard Austin Freeman was originally published in 1923 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Cat's Eye' is one of Freeman's novels of crime and mystery. The first story featuring his well-known protagonist Dr. Thorndyke – a medico-legal forensic investigator – was published in 1907, and although Freeman's early works were seen as simple homages to his contemporary, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he quickly developed his own style: The 'inverted detective story', in which the identity of the criminal is shown from the beginning, and the story then describes the detective's attempt to solve the mystery.

The Cat the Wife and the Weapon

The Cat  the Wife and the Weapon
Author: Leann Sweeney
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101580103
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Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When quilter Jillian Hart returns to her lake house in Mercy, South Carolina, she discovered her friend, Tom, is missing-and his estranged half-brother has moved into Tom's house. Jillian doesn't trust the guy, especially since he allowed Tom's diabetic cat to escape. When police officers find Tom's wrecked car with a dead stranger inside, Jillian is determined to find out what happened to Tom-before someone else turns up dead.

The Cat the Vagabond and the Victim

The Cat  the Vagabond and the Victim
Author: Leann Sweeney
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780698157682
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Release: 2014-08-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Things get hairy when a cat finds multiple bodies in this mystery in the New York Times bestselling Cats in Trouble series. When Clyde the cat travels two hundred miles back home only to find his former owner dead, the story makes national news. While everyone seems eager to tell Clyde’s incredible tale, someone needs to step up to care for him. Because the media attention is creating chaos at the local shelter, cat quilter Jillian Hart agrees to foster the loyal orange tabby, hoping his location is kept secret. But while the media circus around Clyde continues, Jillian learns the real story behind his owner’s death—he was murdered. Why would an eldery man already dying from a serious illness become a murder victim? As the local police search for an answer, Clyde makes another escape. Jillian is drawn into the case when she finds Clyde has returned to his home again—and he’s found another body. When the motive behind these murders is finally revealed, Jillian understands Clyde is in danger of becoming the next victim, and she must help find the killer before the claws really come out...

The Cat the Quilt and the Corpse

The Cat  the Quilt and the Corpse
Author: Leann Sweeney
Pages: 278
ISBN: 0451225740
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Release: 2009
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When she returns home from a quilting show, recently widowed quilter Jillian Hart discovers that someone has catnapped her beloved Abyssinian and, with the help of her other two cats, stumbles upon a troublesome mystery involving more missing cats and a murder. Original.

Rattle

Rattle
Author: Fiona Cummins
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780786042593
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Release: 2018-03-01
Editor: Pinnacle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fiona Cummins delves into the seam of darkness that runs through us all as a detective hunts down a twisted killer with a macabre obsession . . . On still nights, when the curve of a winter moon is smudged in the flow of the River Quaggy, the dead clamor for him. And sometimes he coaxes the living to join them. To other people, his victims might be mere medical oddities. To him, they are fascinating specimens, worthy of display. Above all, he is a collector, eager for recognition even as he hides in the shadows. Detective Sergeant Etta Fitzroy is the first to recognize the connection between the disappearance of a young girl and a cold case that almost cost her the career she’s sacrificed so much for. A faceless psychopath is walking the streets of London, tantalizing the authorities with clues, taunting them with his ability to spirit his victims out from under their very noses. Better than anyone, Etta Fitzroy understands loss. But this is one contest she will win if it kills her . . . “A gem of a scary debut.” —The Times “A thriller that is capable of keeping you up all night—and then haunting your dreams.” —Daily Mail “A terrific read!” —Val McDermid “As heartrending as it is gripping.” —Crime Scene

The Collector

The Collector
Author: Fiona Cummins
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780786042616
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Release: 2019-01-01
Editor: Pinnacle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A crime novel of the very first order.”—David Baldacci In Fiona Cummins’ new novel of taut psychological suspense, an elusive psychopath meets his match in a detective who’s just as ruthless—a woman who knows all too well that the best mind games are played in the dark . . . It was only months ago that Detective Sergeant Etta Fitzroy was held captive by serial killer Brian Howley. Incredibly, she escaped. But so did he. What was found in the macabre museum Howley called home was unnerving enough. For Fitzroy, what the Butcher of Bromley didn’t leave behind chills her to the bone: not a single trace of his most recent abductee. All Fitzroy wants to know now is . . . dead or alive, where is the girl? Hiding in plain sight with a new name and a new identity, Howley is making plans for an ingenious new start, and he’s daring Fitzroy to come along. Clue by terrifying clue, she’s following in a killer’s footsteps, but even she can’t imagine where they’ll lead. Because Howley’s endgame has a terrifying twist—one that will not only change his fate, but the fate of everyone Fitzroy is risking her life to protect. Praise for Rattle “Harrowing and horrifying.”—Val McDermid “Up there with the best of them . . . an exceptionally creepy psychopathic killer.” —The Times “Gripping. A total page-turner.”—D E Meredith “Left me breathless with fear.”—Michelle Davies

A Whisker of Trouble

A Whisker of Trouble
Author: Sofie Ryan
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101625958
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Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling author of the Second Chance Cat Mystery series offers another adventure with secondhand shop owner Sarah Grayson and Elvis the rescue cat. Spring has come to charming North Harbor, Maine, and with the new season comes a new haul for Second Chance, the shop where Sarah Grayson sells lovingly refurbished and repurposed items. Sarah is turning her keen eye to the estate of collector Edison Hall, hoping for fabulous finds for Second Chance—but when her rescue cat Elvis discovers a body in the kitchen, everything goes paws up. The body belongs to an appraiser who had been hired to check out Edison’s wine collection. When Edison’s sister shows up at Second Chance, she hires Sarah’s friends—the kooky and charismatic trio of ladies who call themselves Charlotte’s Angels and work out of the shop—to solve the murder, Sarah knows she and Elvis are only going to get deeper into the case. But as it becomes a cat and mouse game of lies, cons, cheats, and family squabbles, can Elvis and Sarah claw their way to the truth before the killer slinks away forever?

Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden
Author: Margaret McNamara
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781442436442
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Release: 2012-03-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Robin Hill School first-graders learn about butterflies in this springtime Ready-to-Read! When a package arrives on Mrs. Connor’s desk, everyone is eager to find out what’s in it. Mrs. Connor hints that it’s something that changes from one thing to another. The children soon discover that it’s not a monster or a superhero, but a jar with five caterpillars. The class is going to learn about the life cycle of butterflies! They patiently watch as the caterpillars eat and eat and grow and grow, become chrysalises, and then emerge as beautiful butterflies. And all the children agree that butterflies are “even better than a superhero.”

Naked in Death

Naked in Death
Author: J. D. Robb
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101203545
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Release: 1995-07-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE FIRST NOVEL IN J. D. ROBB’S #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING IN DEATH SERIES In the year 2058, technology completely rules the world. But for New York City Detective Eve Dallas, one irresistible impulse still rules the heart: passion… Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she's seen it all—and knows her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire—and a suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about—except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

The Sayers Swindle

The Sayers Swindle
Author: Victoria Abbott
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101627204
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Release: 2013-12-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jordan Kelly is delighted to make money tracking down rare and valuable mystery novels for her employer, Vera Van Alst, an avid collector and the most difficult woman in Harrison Falls, New York. But now her boss’s complete set of Dorothy Sayers is missing, and finding them may lead Jordan to a murder suitable for Sayers’s esteemed sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey… When Jordan manages to locate her boss’s missing books, they are in the possession of Randolph Adams, an elderly man in a nearby town. Offering a valuable Hemingway first edition as an incentive, Jordan thinks she’s about to seal the deal—but some of Randolph’s relatives think he should hold out for more. Then the entire family disappears—and a dead body shows up. It’s up to Jordan to collect the clues—and make sure a killer gets booked.

The Vanished Man

The Vanished Man
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Pages: 577
ISBN: 9781451675740
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Release: 2012-08-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hunting down a killer and master illusionist whose first of several brutal murders took place at a prestigious New York music school, investigator Lincoln Rhyme and his protTgTe, Amelia Sachs, work together to prevent a terrifying act of vengeance.

Please Do Feed the Cat

Please Do Feed the Cat
Author: Marian Babson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781504059817
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Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This mystery “immerses the reader in English village life [with] a cast of delightful characters, including cats” (Publishers Weekly). Mystery writer Lorinda Lucas doesn’t like the trend toward overly gruesome crime fiction—but she’s even more upset about Roscoe, the cat who lives next door. He used to look well-fed and well cared for, but when Lorinda gets back from her most recent book tour, she’s worried by his dangerously skinny appearance. It turns out that Roscoe’s owner has a new girlfriend who’s put the poor cat on a deprivation diet—and that’s not the only bad news in Brimful Coffers. There’s been a fatal hit-and-run and escalating tensions—and before she knows it, the mystery writer will be investigating a real-life murder case . . . This witty, suspenseful tale comes from an Agatha Award–winning author whose “name on a mystery is a guarantee of quality writing wrapped around an unusual crime” (Houston Chronicle). Please Do Feed the Cat is the 1st book in the Brimful Coffers Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Collector

The Collector
Author: Nora Roberts
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101617281
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Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel about a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed and danger that brings them together—and could tear them apart... When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one... Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t capable of violence—against himself or others. He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Chalking up their intense attraction to the heat of the moment, Lila agrees to help Ash try to find out who murdered his brother and why. From the penthouses of Manhattan to grand Italian villas, their investigation draws them into a rarefied circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away and stolen; where what you possess is who you are; and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession...

A Murder for the Books

A Murder for the Books
Author: Victoria Gilbert
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781683314400
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Release: 2017-12-12
Editor: Crooked Lane Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fleeing a disastrous love affair, university librarian Amy Webber moves in with her aunt in a quiet, historic mountain town in Virginia. She quickly busies herself with managing a charming public library that requires all her attention with its severe lack of funds and overabundance of eccentric patrons. The last thing she needs is a new, available neighbor whose charm lures her into trouble. Dancer-turned-teacher and choreographer Richard Muir inherited the farmhouse next door from his great-uncle, Paul Dassin. But town folklore claims the house’s original owner was poisoned by his wife, who was an outsider. It quickly became water under the bridge, until she vanished after her sensational 1925 murder trial. Determined to clear the name of the woman his great-uncle loved, Richard implores Amy to help him investigate the case. Amy is skeptical until their research raises questions about the culpability of the town’s leading families... including her own. When inexplicable murders plunge the quiet town into chaos, Amy and Richard must crack open the books to reveal a cruel conspiracy and lay a turbulent past to rest in A Murder for the Books, the first installment of Victoria Gilbert’s Blue Ridge Library mysteries.