By Lilian Jackson Braun
The twenty-fifth novel within the cherished Cat Who series.
Jim Qwilleran lives in Pickax, a small city four hundred miles north of all over, and writes for a small newspaper. He stands tall and directly. He dates a librarian. His roommates are deserted cats that he followed alongside the best way, one among them particularly notable. Qwilleran has a mystery that he stocks without one—or rarely someone. His male cat, Koko, has an uncanny instinct which may inform correct from flawed and regularly sniffs out the evildoer...
Retiring in Pickax, actress Thelma Thackeray has made up our minds to begin a movie membership and manage a fundraiser revue, starring Koko the cat. yet Thelma's celebrated arrival takes an uncongenial flip while the unusual situations of her dual brother's contemporary demise appear suspicious to Jim Qwilleran. Qwill wishes a aiding paw accordingly. yet will Koko deign to take time from his degree debut?
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Here there was a park bench, a potted tree, and an old revolving barber pole. One could look through a large window and see how many customers were waiting. Qwilleran said, “You don’t often see a barber pole anymore, especially one that revolves. ” Thornton was a history buff and the right one to ask. He said, “In the Middle Ages there were barbersurgeons who did bloodletting with leeches. They hung bandages on a pole outside their shop to advertise the services. ” “Sorry I asked,” Qwilleran said.
They ordered French dip sandwiches with fries and a Caesar salad. ” “We’re all waiting for Thelma Thackeray. ” “No thanks. ” The editor said, “We want to run a profile in depth. It will be good to have in the obit file. ” “So are we all—except you, Junior. ” 34 Lilian Jackson Braun “I was hoping for the world’s largest emporium of used books. ” Junior said, “It’s got to be an operation that requires a lot of parking space. ” “The plot thickens,” Qwilleran said. “Shall we have dessert? ” “Absolutely!
The distant whine of a table saw meant that the woodworker was making a Shaker table. Qwilleran biked twice up and down the street then stopped at the entrance to appraise the whole. No two houses were alike, yet they all had a vertical silhouette. There were tall narrow windows and doors, steeply pitched roofs over a third floor. Some had turrets. All had a wealth of ornamentation along roof lines, balcony railings, atop doors and windows. Before leaving the scene he braked his bike and scanned the streetscape through squinted eyes.