Heir of the cat...
When Clyde the cat travels 200 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 elderly 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....
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I have enjoyed these Cats in Trouble stories from the beginning and this one is a great addition to the series. The story is captivating with just enough twists in the story line to make the murder mystery interesting. The excellent narration captures the flavour of the South. As a quilter myself and the owner of a Main Coon I find the combination irresistible.
"Not a bad cozy mystery, but moves slowly"
This is a good cozy mystery for listening to something fun in the background while you're doing something else. It's cute, it doesn't require a lot of concentration, and it doesn't move quickly. That said, I have really enjoyed Leann Sweeney's cozy mysteries, and this was no exception.
For those who enjoy cat-centered mysteries, this involves a lot of cats, but be aware that they don't necessarily take center stage. The cat doesn't voice the mystery, but there are several felines involved throughout the book.
I listened to it on and off over the course of about a couple of weeks around bedtime to wind down. It was perfect for that, and I particularly enjoyed Vanessa Johansson's narration. Her voice is soothing and has enough cadence to it to keep the listener interested, but it's never jarring.
For those who enjoy nonstop action, look elsewhere. This is not a military thriller and something doesn't happen every second, so if you're looking for heart-pounding excitement, this is not the book for you.
For anyone who wants to wind down their day with a cute story with graceful, soothing narration or for anyone who wants something relaxing playing in the background while they clean up a room, this book is purr-fect.
"What a great Series for Cat Lovers & Mystery Hounds"
I have enjoyed this series from book 1. This book does not disappoint.
Several murders to solve, break in's, the press, and a dis functional family. This all keeps this book moving at a can't put down pace.
This is another good book in a good series. It is light and cozy with a good storyline and well developed characters.
"Good Cozy Mystery"
Vagabond Clyde is a cat, who returns home to a murdered owner. Fostered by Jillian Hart, Clyde helps unravel the mystery that is sure to follow. I continue to love the rambling, cozy mystery. Cats, quilts and familiar small town characters… I can’t help but love them all! The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim is another very appealing mystery by Leann Sweeney. The Audible version is a great listen for a cozy afternoon.
"Very Good, But Not Quite Up To Series Par"
I'm definitely hooked on the "Cats In Trouble" series. This book was a fine example of the series in every way, but if I had to rank them, this one would probably be ranked last. Not because it's bad, but because the story doesn't quite measure up. The ending in particular wasn't quite satisfying, and I didn't quite buy.
Other than that though, it's a fun romp with all the usual characters doing their usual thing.
"Family ties can be killer"
Totally enjoyed this story I find the story like meeting old cat loving friends. Well purr formed and totally enjoyable
"Not the best for Leann Sweeney"
This story was lack luster. I found it boring and hard tio get through. I almost returned it.
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