The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim

  • Title: The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim
  • Author: Leann Sweeney
  • ISBN: 9780451415424
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Cat the Vagabond and the Victim Heir of the cat 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 som
    Heir of the cat 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 tabbyHeir of the cat 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.

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    About Leann Sweeney


    1. 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 Currently a school nurse, she began writing about fifteen years ago, fulfilling her lifelong dream After perfecting her writing skills with classes and a small fortune in writing books, she joined MWA and Sisters in Crime Her short fiction won many awards and several mysteries were published in small market mystery magazines One novel and another mystery novella went straight to audio Leann is married with two fabulous grown children, a wonderful son in law and a beautiful daughter in law She has lived in Texas for almost thirty years and resides in Friendswood, Texas with husband Mike and her three cats.


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    1. Jillian and her herd of catsrrwhat's the collective noun for a bunch of cats? Oh, right. Jillian and her bunch of cats return for another cozy mystery. A cat has done that whole Incredible Journey thingy without the two labradors and when said cat gets home he finds his master has met his maker. Jillian investigates while the family circles to pick over the carcass. This book. This whole series is like a Honda Civic. Yeah, it's reliable; it's safe; it's nice to drive. But it's not an Alfa Romeo! [...]

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    2. "The Cat, the Vagabond, and the Victim" is a cozy mystery. It's the sixth in a series. You don't need to have read the previous novels to understand this one, and the previous whodunits aren't spoiled in this novel.The mystery was a clue-based mystery, and I was able to get a good idea of whodunit and why from those clues. However, one aspect of whodunit was a surprise as the author very successfully managed to misdirect my attention. Well done! The cats were fun (and acted liked cats), and the [...]

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    3. I love this series, I have from the first book. That said, I DID NOT love this book. Not at all. None of the characters are likable. Not even remotely. Even Jillian, who I think is one of the better written "sleuths" in the cozy genre got on my nerves with this one. Maybe it was because its been awhile since I have read one [I am currently 2 books behind now] and I needed to try and get back into the swing of the characters. I don't know. The "supporting" cast was so annoying and outrageous and [...]

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    4. Jillian takes over as shelter mom of a large, overweight cat in The Cat, the Vagabond, and the Victim by Leann Sweeney. Clyde’s human has become seriously ill with cancer, so he has had to send Clyde to stay with a friend. In short time, Clyde disappears, only to reappear two months later in Mercy, SC, 200 miles from where Clyde left, but unfortunately just too late to find Mr. Jeffery, his human, alive. But leave it to Candace, Jillian’s best friend and fan of all things forensics, to notic [...]

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    5. I love a good cozy mystery about cats and this one didn't disappoint. A determined cat named Clyde takes a treck of two hundred miles back to his home to his owner , Norm Jeffrey to find him dead. This adventurous cat then is a becomes a overnight TV star. Clyde then finds himself in the local shelter in Mercy, South Carolina but not for long when cat quilter and lover and owner of three cats, Jillian Hart takes him into her home with her brood of felines to foster until a suitable caregiver tur [...]

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    6. Dollycas’s ThoughtsJillian, Tom, Syrah, Merlot and Chablis are back and they have been joined by the cat with a constant smile on his face, Clyde. In this tale Clyde is the star and more than the media hounds are after him.Leann Sweeney has really taken us to a new level with this one. I have to say the new characters/suspects are way off the normal quirky character chart. They are family and they don’t even get along with each other. A certain family feud has been going on for years and now [...]

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    7. Always enjoy when a new book is released for this series. Love spending some time with the cats, Chablis, Syrah, and Merlot. This was a wonderful follow up for the cliff hanger ending for book five. So glad Jillian made her choice and I think, she made the right one. The mystery and the story involving Clyde was wonderful. Such a sweet character is Clyde the cat. Hope, he can come back in later books in the series. As for the mystery, I had it partially solved, but, I wasn't quite sure whom the [...]

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    8. Mystery lovers and cat enthusiasts a like will fall in love with Leann Sweeney's latest Cats in Trouble book, The Cat, The Vagabond and the Victim. Bodies abound, as readers are introduced to a cat that likes to travel and a family that likes to fight. Sweeney's brand of quirky characters and felines sets this one apart and gives readers a one of a kind reading experience!What I liked: Leann Sweeney must own cats. There is no other way she could get the interactions between the cats in her Cats [...]

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    9. The Cat, The Vagabond And The Victim is the sixth book in the Cats In Trouble Mystery series.Another fun look at Chablis, Syrah and Merlot and their human, Jillian.This story centers around Clyde the cat who had been given to the owners sister, Millicent Boatman, as he was nearing the end of his life. Clyde has other ideas and returns only to find his owner, Mr. Jeffers, is dead. The local animal shelter turns Clyde over to Jillian to care for until it can be determined who should have Clyde. Bu [...]

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    10. I love, Love, LOVE this series! If Leann Sweeney could write a book each month I'd read them!Clyde the cat becomes an instant celebrity, when he travels two hundred miles to return home to his owner. His owner, however, has been murdered, even though he was already dying of cancer. Why?Jillian agrees to foster Clyde, only to have him escape and return home, again, to another dead body.The old man's family members invite suspicion and, as Jillian uncovers clues into the murders, she realizes Clyd [...]

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    11. Leann Sweeney has once again given us a wonderful glimpse into the life of Jillian Hart and all the wonderful personalities of Mercy. This time Jillian fosters a lovable tabby that has traveled 200 miles back home to find his owner has been murdered. Jillian, her BFF, Deputy Candace Carson and Jillian's fiance, Tom, all work together to try and solve this mystery. Throw in a very obnoxious reporter, a very dysfunctional family, some wonderful new characters and you have some twists and turns you [...]

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    12. Yet another cute story !!

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    13. Pretty good cozy, lots of characters, both good and evil. Loved how big a role Clyde played, the fat orange kitty. Sweeney makes her cats almost human. And the mystery was pretty good, too.

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    14. Questa serie mi piace sempre di più! Ovviamente è incentrata sui gatti

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    15. I am a cat person and I like cozy mysteries so I figured I would like this cozy mystery where the main character is a cat person. I did like it, but it took me a little time to get into it. Clyde is a cat whose owner, Norman Jefferies, gave to his sister to take care of as he is dying from cancer. The cat escaped and spent two months traveling the 100 or so miles back to his owner only to find him dead. The cat yowling at the door woke the neighbors which is how they found Norman dead in the fir [...]

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    16. I’ve really been enjoying this series a lot. I really like Jillian and her friends as well as her cats. The themes introduced by the author are all unique but are centered around feline friends. In this book, we meet a cat named Clyde. Through the course of the book he’s been through quite a bit but he is one fortunate feline! Through the course of the story, we meet a lot of new people and try to figure out exactly what happened to Clydes owner. I really enjoy the way that the author tells [...]

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    17. In her usual style, Ms. Sweeney has penned another cozy with the mainstay characters and a few new ones, some rotten, some OK ,and a few real winners who I hope will show up in future stories.The continuing struggles of the pet shelter to do its job, the involvement of Jillian and her friends in tracking down the truth, and the introduction of Clyde, the cat who always finds his way home, make for a great story, right up to the suspenseful ending.

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    18. A quick read on a rainy day

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    19. Well-written, straight-forward, unpretentious mystery.

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    20. An incredible series and this installment won't disappoint.

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    21. I love the kitties and their antics

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    22. OH NO! There are only two more books in this series currently, and I'm starting the next-to-last one! OH NO! And that says it all.

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    23. Excellent cozy read. Probably my favorite in this series so far.

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    24. While the national press is focused on Clyde, the cat, Jillian is taking care of him. She knows he is grieving for his former owner, the man he travelled all those months for. She hopes her own cats will give him some comfort and company. But when he runs out the door the moment her boyfriend Tom comes in, she is devastated. What if something happens to him this time? But her best friend and local police deputy Candace Carson is not too worried. He will probably go back to his own home again, so [...]

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    25. As a huge fan of cat mysteries, I am a fan of a number of the series. The Cats in Trouble books were always in my "got to read" list but Leann Sweeney has developed her characters to such a degree that I am totally hooked. It was a delightful nighttime read to help relax and smile before turning off the lights.There are times when the human characters are overshadowed, at least in my opinion, by the kitties. These books provide a nice balance where I am equally invested in both human and feline [...]

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    26. The latest in the Cats in trouble series has just come out and like a starving child, I jumped right on it. I wasn’t disappointed either. This time Jillian Hart is fostering one of the hugest house cats imaginable. You see, Mr. Jeffrey, the cat’s owner was sick and dying. He wanted Clyde to be taken care of so he sent him to live with a relative. Clyde, apparently had a mind of his own and a heart bigger than he was because he ran away and months later ended up back at Mr. Jeffrey’s house, [...]

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    27. It is so nice to come across a new cat themed cozy mystery series. I realize this is the latest book in the series, so I will have to double back and read the rest, starting from book one.I enjoy this genre, as a whole, because it is mostly light reading, with some action and intrigue, and although someone usually gets murdered, it isn't all blood, guts, gore and psychological sadism. (Sure, I read a few of those types of thrillers, but you got to balance it out.) This book had a good range of c [...]

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    28. Talk about your dysfunctional family. Sean the owner of the local animal shelter contacts Jillian and asks for her help in temporarily taking in Clyde. the cat who travelled 200 miles to reunite with his ownerwho unfortunately has met with an early demise which on the face of it seemed from a lingering illness. Of course, Jillian takes in Clydewho is the catalyst(no pun intended) in so many of the relationships that are just as questionable as the death of his owner. Add to that an ambitious but [...]

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    29. The Cats in Trouble Mystery series is fun and entertaining with unique characters and cats that will make you laugh out loud. In The Cat, The Vagabond and The Victim, all of my favorites return to give us a clue-based mystery that takes you in one direction, only to shock you when the truth comes out! It's exciting, fast-paced and very well written. I love Jillian, and her overwhelming compassion and sincere kindness reflects that of the author, Leann Sweeney. (Leann is truly one of the kindest [...]

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