James Qwilleran and his famous felines, Koko and Yum Yum, are back for another mystery-solving stint in the beloved bestselling Cat Who . . . series.
In Qwill’s opinion, “A town without a bookstore is like a chicken with one leg,” and since the late Eddington Smith’s bookstore burned down, the town of Pickax has been somewhat off balance.
To the rescue comes the Klingenschoen Foundation, manager of Qwill’s estate, which considers a new bookstore a worthy investment. Delighted by their good fortune, the people of Moose County prepare to celebrate the gala groundbreaking of the store on the site of the old. But no one is prepared for the discovery of the body of a man shot execution style in a wooded area on the very same day. Now Qwill and his clever cats have their work cut out for them.
As a teenager I got introduced to this series by my aunt, I was very impressed even at that age that the language was clean, it held my attention and the description of the cats and what they did mesmerized me.
What a great visit back to Pickax, we get to catch up with old friends and meet some new shady characters. Polly is fast at work designing a new bookstore to replace the one that burned down. Murder is running afoot and Koko seems to be on the prowl for the murderer.
Moose County is celebrating their 200th birthday with all sorts of festivities, between parades with floats to reenacting the great storm of 1913. Also a local resident Alicia also know as Lish is back in town for what gain no one knows for sure. Qwill knows something is off with the girl and her mysterious driver Lush. More commonly around the two are known as Lish and Lush.
I always enjoy going back to this book series as we get to see what the wonderful kitty’s are up to next and to see how the townsfolk are doing.
I was sad to learn recently that the author died in June. I mean she was like 97 and no one lasts forever, but atleast her books live on forever. Rest in Peace Lilian you deserve it!