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Summary

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....

©2014 Leann Sweeney (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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Good, entertaining story

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.

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  • lunarchi
  • 03-10-15

Good Cozy Mystery

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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.

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  • S. DeJaeger
  • 19-05-15

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.

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  • Beatrice
  • 04-05-15

Entertaining

This is another good book in a good series. It is light and cozy with a good storyline and well developed characters.

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  • Nobody's business
  • 18-06-15

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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-06-21

Nicely done

Charm of the cats.
Not obvious “who done it”
Some unbelievable assumptions, but still charming.

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  • mary nell southard
  • 20-05-21

Bland

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  • P.J.B.
  • 01-02-21

Who is after Clyde, the cat, and why?

Although the title was not enticing to me, I really enjoyed the book. If you’re a cat lover, this is your book. I wasn’t necessarily, but really enjoyed the felines In the story. I now understand and appreciate them more, possibly because they were interesting and were woven into the plot. The humans were diverse, some funny, some snooty, down to some outright menacing.

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  • Cyndibunnia
  • 01-01-21

Enjoyable

i was not sure when I started this but I love cats so i tried it. it was interesting and funny and the reader did great voices!

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  • Nancy
  • 05-05-19

the most boring shes ever written

The narrator didn't sound right. The
story was slow and boring. Could not finnish it. I've enjoyed all until this one. What Happened???

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  • Debbie Lacey
  • 22-02-19

ANOTHER GREAT READ

AS I HAVE SAID IN REVIEWS OF EARLIER BOOKS, I LOVE THIS SERIES. IT HAS HEART, LOVABLE CHARACTERS (AND A FEW ANNOYING ONES - HA), GOOD DIALOGUE, AND IT IS NEVER BORING. LAST, BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, VANESSA IS A VERY ENJOYABLE NARRATOR. I DO HOPE LEANN SWEENEY IS WILLING AND ABLE TO CONTINUE THIS SERIES.