YA-- They're back--the noble Koko, the charmer YumYum--and their wealthy retired owner, Quill. Here, the benevolent benefactor of Moose County packs the Purple Plum--his small, energy-efficient car--with the two inquisitive and endearing Siamese and leaves his cozy home for the winter. This newest addition to the series is a delight that will enchant long-time followers of the irresistible trio as well as first-time readers.
These books on two siamese cats, koko and yum yum along with their owner, a reporter are lots of fun. They solves mysteries and this one takes place in their new Casablanca apt. building where an art dealer has died.
The news that reached Pickax City early on that cold November morning sent a deathly chill through the small northern community. The Pickax police chief, Andrew Brodie, was the first to hear about the car crash. It had occurred four hundred miles to the south, in the perilous urban area the locals called Down Below.
The victim had been driving through the heart of the city on a four-lane freeway when the occupants of a passing car fired shits at him, according to witnesses, causing him to lose control of his vehicle, which crashed into a concrete abutment and burned. The driver's body was consumed by flames, but through the license plates the registration had been traced to James Qwilleran, fifty-two, of Pickax City.
The colorful Casablanca apt. building is in danger of demolition..but not is Jim can help it. He's a prize winning reporter with a nose for news. So he moves in with Koko & Yum Yum and discovers great mysteries of the Casablanca Apts. In his apt.a glamorous art dealer met an untimely fate, and the veteran journalist and his crime solving cats are about to solve a crime! ( Koko is a Siamese cat with extraordinary talents and a flair for mystery. Yum Yum is a loveable Siamese adored by her 2 male companions. A most unliky team in dective fiction. )
A nice cozy mystery read. While Koko was busy solving the crime and flooding the bathroom ... Yum Yum was a princess snuggled on a warm waterbed. Qwill does have arrogant airs about him which are starting to annoy me ... but I guess that goes along with Siamese. ;-) But I do enjoy this series and I'm reading my way through the whole set.