The Can Who Lived High Author:Lilian Jackson Braun A trip Down Below reunites old friends and spells nothing but trouble for Qwill, Koko, and Yum Yum and Lilian Jackson Braun's newest addition to her Edgar Award-nominated Cat Who...series. — When an old friend from the big city asks Qwill to help her organization fight the real estate developers and city planners who want to tear down the Casabla... more »nca, a formerly glamorous and now decrepit apartment building, Qwill moves in. He hope to persuade the eccentric, more than slightly daft owner, known as the Countess, to sell the building to the Save Our Casablanca Kommittee--SOCK for short--which wants to restore the aged structure to its original splendor.
But before Qwill cando that, Koko discovers hidden bloodstains in the living room, and Qwill learns that his penthouse was recently the scene of a particularly gruesome murder. Police believe that Dianne Bessinger, art dealer, close friend of the Countess, and founder of SOCK, was stabbed to death by her artist lover Ross Rasmus, who then painted a confession on her wall and leaped to his death fourteen stories below. But that analysis doesn't sound right to a suspiciously minded Jim Qwilleran. Besides, he reasons, if her lover really were Dianne's killer, wouldn't he have spelled her name correctly in his confession?
Guessing that Bessinger's murder has much to do with the current plight of the Casablanca, Qwill launches his own investigation, unwittingly coming too close to the truth. Will he catch the murderer before the murderer catches him? Or will Qwill's trip Down Below spell death instead of trouble?
Clever, offbeat, and mysterious, The Cat Who Lived High is a purrfect treat for feline fanciers everywhere.« less