Sunday, August 7, 2016

Today I'm doing a return spotlight on author
Leann Sweeny

Leann Sweeney was born and raised in Niagara Falls and educated at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Lemoyne College in Syracuse, NY. She also has a degree from the University of Houston in behavioral science and worked for many years in psychiatry and as a school nurse; she now writes full time.
She began crafting fiction in 1980, fulfilling her lifelong dream. After perfecting her skills with classes and a small fortune in writing books, she joined MWA and Sisters in Crime. Now she’s 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 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: Maddison Grace (Maddie), Morgan Elizabeth and Meika Elise. She lived in Texas from 1974 to 2012 and now lives in South Carolina with husband Mike, her two cats Wexford and Marlowe, and Rosie–the smart, retrieving, golf-ball chasing, busy-busy-busy mini-labradoodle.

Leann's newest book is

Book 8 in the Cats In Trouble Mysteries

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...


Eight books in and the Cat In Trouble Mysteries just keeps getting better!

Author Leann Sweeney has created a series that is positively purrfect blend of what readers love about cozy mysteries. The character, the town, the mystery, and of course, delightful pets.

THE CAT, THE COLLECTOR AND THE KILLER is a first rate example of why this series is so enduring. This was an intriguing mystery that had me quickly turning the pages. It was packed cover to cover with twists, turns, bumps, and sneaky clues, all of which led to an exciting reveal and a takedown of the villain that had me both laughing and cringing.

With the first eight lives of this series being so brilliant, I eagerly look forward to life number nine! That’s book nine for non kitty type talkers. ;-)

Make sure to check out the sneak peek of book 9, THE CAT, THE BOY AND THE BONES, located at the back of the book!

The Cats In Trouble Mysteries 

BOOK ONE                                 BOOK TWO

BOOK THREE                                BOOK FOUR

BOOK FIVE                                 BOOK SIX

BOOK SEVEN                                BOOK EIGHT

Leann is also the author of the 
Yellow Rose Mysteries
from 2004 - 2008

BOOK ONE                             BOOK TWO


BOOK FOUR                               BOOK FIVE

Leann was also a member of
The Cozy Chicks

and contributed to the following 
Cozy Chick Cookbooks

Learn more about Leann Sweeney

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. I love this series and plan to start reading The Cat, the Collector and the Killer, today. Happy Sunday, to you.

  2. What an impressive number of mysteries by Leann Sweeney. Great review, Lisa!

    I'll tell my friend about this novels. She loves the Cat Who series by Lilian Braun.

  3. What a busy writer Leann is, so many books. I better get busy reading some of them.

  4. As a retired school nurse, I've been meaning to check out Leann's books. Your review has reinforced my resolve!!

  5. This is such a great sounding series. I m afraid that I have not yet gotten to read the first lives, but would be willing to try and then to read book 8. Being a cat lover guarantees that I will be delighted with this stories.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Cynthia B.

  6. Love the author, love these series. What made me MOST excited was the look at your notebook and review notes. So glad I am not the only one who takes notes like this as I read.