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A New York bestselling artist best known for the Cat in Trouble series, Leann Sweeney was born in Niagara Falls. She attended school at St. Joseph’s Hospital and later on, she joined Lemoyne College located in Syracuse NY. Sweeney earned a degree in behavioral science from the University of Houston. After completing her University degree Leann Sweeney served as a psychiatry. Currently Leann is working as a school nurse. About fifteen years ago, Sweeney began writing, thereby fulfilling her lifelong dream. After successfully perfecting her writing skills by attending classes, Sweeney joined Sisters in Crime and MWA. Leann Sweeny’s short works of fiction have won numerous awards while several of her mysteries were published in a number of small market mystery magazines. Leann is married and has two fabulously grown up children. For more than thirteen years, Leann Sweeney has lived in Texas, and currently she still resides there, with her three cats and husband, Mike.
Order of Yellow Rose Mysteries Series
|1||Pick Your Poison||2004||Description / Buy|
|2||A Wedding to Die For||2005||Description / Buy|
|3||Dead Giveaway||2005||Description / Buy|
|4||Shoot from the Lip||2007||Description / Buy|
|5||Pushing Up Bluebonnets||2008||Description / Buy|
Order of Cats In Trouble Mysteries Series
|1||The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||The Cat, the Professor and the Poison||2010||Description / Buy|
|3||The Cat, the Lady and the Liar||2011||Description / Buy|
|4||The Cat, the Wife and the Weapon||2012||Description / Buy|
|5||The Cat, the Mill and the Murder||2013||Description / Buy|
|6||The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim||2014||Description / Buy|
|7||The Cat, the Sneak and the Secret||2015||Description / Buy|
|8||The Cat, the Collector and the Killer||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Leann Sweeney Short Stories/Novellas
|1||Dying Embers (Short Story)||2009||Description / Buy|
Order of Leann Sweeney Non-Fiction Books
|1||The Cozy Chicks Kitchen||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Cozy Chicks Kitchen Non-Fiction Series
|1||The Cozy Chicks Kitchen||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Tea Time with the Cozy Chicks||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||The Cozy Chicks Picnic (Short Story)||2021||Description / Buy|
Leann Sweeney Awards
Sweeney is yet to receive any award, however some of her books have been featured in the New York Best Sellers List.
Leann Sweeney Books into Movies
None of her books have been adapted into movies.
Leann Sweeney Best Books
Leann Sweeney is best known for the Cats in Trouble mystery series. The best performing books in this series are the Cat, the Sneak and the Collector and, the recently released the Cat, the Collector and the Killer. The first installment, the Cat, the Sneak and the Collector kicks off with a mystery from the very first page, and from there on, the mystery and the intrigue kept growing on. This book is an exceedingly fun ride. A mischievous kitten, murder and the wedding plans will undoubtedly have you deeply absorbed into the book; thereby you may end up losing track of time. You will love reading about the lead character, Jillian Hart, her husband to be, Tom and the other noticeable characters. If you are an ardent fan of cats or mystery series, then you are definitely going to love this book.
Just like the first book, the second installment in this series is also equally captivating. In this installment, we reunite with the newlyweds Tom and Jillian who are more than determined to ensure that they rescue their longtime friend and shelter manager. Their longtime friend, Sean serves as shelter manager and is currently entangled in a difference of opinion with the town’s animal control officer. It does not long before a call comes through there is a woman who is walking in Mercy’s street with a tole bag that she uses to transport her kitten. The woman is easily identified and a visit to her home reveals that the place looks like a warehouse and multitude of cats. Upon conducting further investigation, a dead body is discovered inside one of the bedrooms. Jillian immediately calls her husband to inform him on the findings, and immediately her husband dispatches two officers to the venue.
Another book that performed extremely well in the Cat in Trouble mystery series is the Cat, the Lady and Liar. This is the third book in this mystery series. In this installment, like the Jillian, the cat Quilter tracks down the owner of the stray cat, the trace leads her to the affluent and quirky, Ritaestelle Longworth. The town is talking and may people are questioning the Longworth’s sanity. Before Jillian can get into the bottom of the matter, a body is discovered right behind her house. Her cat discovers that Ritaestelle is standing nearby. Are the three wise cats going to assist Jillian in solving this mystery? Jillian understands that she will have to prick her ears so that she can be able to find the person who committed the act. When it comes to animals, Jillian is a little bit soft hearted. Thus, when one of her friends asks for her help in taking care of Isis Jillian does not say no. Isis had been saved from certain death after she was found lying down in an extremely busy raod.
The bad thing is that Isis does not get extremely well with other cats. Unknown to Jillian, she is going to be dragged into the hidden feelings and the dirt of the Longworth’s family. She is alsso going to have to deal with murder and also be able to keep Ritaestelle out of trouble. She has to prove that Ritaestelle is not only sane but she is also not involved in the murders.
Books Similar to Leann Sweeney
A Book Retreat Mystery Series is a book series that not only has a strong and active plot but also has an underlying narrative and a great continuation of characters. One of the best performing books in this series is the Murder in the Garden Mystery where we meet a group of medieval herbalist who have booked the Storyton Hall for one of their members wedding and also for retreat. Everything goes as plan for the frist few days. However, during one the duck races, the proprietress of Storyton Hall, Jane Steward, finds the body of one of the guests floating in the river.
When Does The Next Leann Sweeney book come out?
Leann Sweeney doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Cat, the Collector and the Killer and was released on August, 2nd 2016. It is the newest book in the Cats In Trouble Mysteries Series.
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The end of the #8 cats in trouble series gave a short preview of the next book The cat, the boy and the bones.. I have not been able to find it anywhere. Supposedly to be published in 2017. was it ever published? Love the series, want more. So hard to find nice clean books.
Unfortunately that one has not been released yet.