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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.

©2013 Leann Sweeny (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Linda Louise
  • 29-08-13

SURPRISED AT THE GREAT STORY LINE.

THIS IS A KEEPER IN COZY MYSTERIES. I LOVE THE CHARACTERS AND THE GROWTH AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE SERIES. PLEAS LEANN, KEEP THIS SERIES GOING. I AM ALMOST AFRAID TO TRY YOUR OTHER BOOKS AS I MAY NOT LIKE THE CHARACTERS. HURRY AND WRITE ANOTHER CAT AND WHATEVER MYSTERY. I WILL SNATCH IT UP AS SOON AS IT COMES OUT. THANK YOU BOTH FOR A WONDERFUL DAY AND NIGHT IN LISTENING TO THIS EDUCATIONAL AS WELL AS WONDERFUL COZY STORY. GREAT GROWTH IN THE CHARACTERS, CLEAN LANGUAGE, AND WONDERFUL WRITING. GOOD JOB, KUDOS'S TO YOU AND VANESSA JOHANSSON.

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  • Delia
  • 04-06-13

Great cozy!

What made the experience of listening to The Cat, the Mill and the Murder the most enjoyable?

I love these books, they are true cozies, no foul language, etc.

What other book might you compare The Cat, the Mill and the Murder to and why?

The entire series is great, just start at the beginning. : )

What aspect of Vanessa Johansson’s performance would you have changed?

It really brakes the flow of the audio to hear "I said", "he said", "she said" so often.

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  • lunarchi
  • 03-10-15

Good Cozy Mystery

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The abandoned mill in Mercy, South Carolina holds a lot more than feral cats. Jillian Hart has her hands full when missing person, Jeannie, is discovered along with her invisible cat, Boots. Mix in a murder, plus all of the small town appeal of Mercy, and Leann Sweeney has another successful Cats in Trouble Mystery. I love to listen to the Audible versions of this series while I’m working on my own quilting. It’s the perfect theme match for an afternoon good listening and sewing! Definitely a good listen!!!

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  • Jamie Pepper
  • 29-03-15

good plot. easy listening

Nice easy listening story with a twisting plot and plenty of characters. Love the feline contribution to the story.

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  • Readsforfun
  • 01-01-15

Enjoyable Cats in trouble book with a little twist

Would you consider the audio edition of The Cat, the Mill and the Murder to be better than the print version?

This is the first time I've listened to a Cats in Trouble book. I usually read the print version. They are a light read and I usually take them along for office visits or pick them up when I have a spare moment. This time I used audible and liked it. I was able to listen to it while I cleaned out the garage and it made the time fly. I would recommend it as a download for this reason and I also think it would be great on a road trip or used during commute.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked this bits of mill history sprinkled in the story. It is interesting to think about how much of our workforce has been shipped overseas. Very sad.

What about Vanessa Johansson’s performance did you like?

I think the narrator did a great job in conveying the main character. She was seamless going between other cast voices as well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could listen to this all in one setting, or over the span of several days.

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I didn't think I would like the supernatural aspect of this story, but it was done simply and ended up being cute in the long run. A nice light read as part of the series.

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  • Fay
  • 08-11-14

The Cat, the Mill, the Murder: Best of five

I don't know if this will be the last book in the series, but if so, Ms. Sweeney saved the best for last. The mystery was good, the characters especially good, and the mysterious mill cat was an unexpectedly sweet pooka.

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  • Beatrice
  • 03-11-14

A Bit Different From The Rest

I like this series despite the cat obsession. However, Leann Sweeney went to far this time with a ghost cat. This story doesn't need the supernatural mixed in to make it interesting. Other than that the story was pretty good. There was enough character development to make me want to read the next book.

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  • Theresa
  • 30-05-14

Love A Cats in Trouble Mystery

What did you love best about The Cat, the Mill and the Murder?

Nice easy read

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Great to listen to while I am at work, knitting, or crocheting.

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  • Angela
  • 30-05-20

Didn't like the story...

I'm not into ghost stories. A dominant character in the book is an invisible cat.

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  • Musica
  • 04-02-20

Loved Boots!

I loved the addition of Boots. The ghost cat story line was fun and charming. It really made the book for me. I promptly went back and listened to it again. I wish he could make a surprise appearance in the future!