I’ve been a fan of mysteries for quite some time. I love “Dead guy shows”, as Ted refers to them, and my Nook list has mostly cozy mysteries stored in it. In Summer, 2009, I discovered an author I hadn’t read before, Leann Sweeney, who writes the “Cats in Trouble” series. The story take place in the fictional town of Mercy, South Carolina, and the heroine of the series is Jillian Hart, a quilter who makes quilts for cats. Another reason I love the series is Jillian is also “owned” by three cats, Chablis, Syrah and Merlot. To keep up with new releases, I began following the blog she participates in, The Cozy Chicks, and on Facebook.
Several days ago, the above cover to Ms. Sweeney’s upcoming book was posted and I immediately was curious about ‘the Mill’ part of it. I posted the question to her and she sent a reply back saying it was a textile mill. I had intended to purchase the book on its release since I love her work, but rather than download it as an Ebook, I’ll be buying a copy of it to add to my textile library.
I contacted Ms. Sweeney for permission to post the cover on my blog and she graciously granted it, as well as attaching a good copy of it for me to use. She and her family moved to SC this past summer and while looking around, she spotted several of the old mills and the villages that surrounded them, which became the backdrop for the new story. She also passed along the locations, so trust me, I’ll be heading out there with my camera in the future <G>.
The Cat, The Mill and the Murder has a release date of 05/07/2013 and can be pre-ordered at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other bookstores, either in ebook format or paperback. In the meantime, you can read the previous books in the series as well as her Yellow Rose Mystery series. I recommend all of them 🙂