One of the best in the series. The prizewinning reporter is trying to make a connection between the missing millionaire and a recent murder at a nearby tavern. With the help of his Siamese cats, the mystery is solved.
In the seventeenth book of her cat mystery series,Braun extends her North Country locale from Pickax to the whole of Moose County.
When the discovery of embezzlement at the Lumbertown Credit Union in Sawdust City (aka Mudville, population 5,000) coincides with the disappearance of its wealthy president, who is also a model railroad buff and owner of a salvaged and restored steam locomotive, Moose County's best-known philanthropist, columnist, and amateur detective, Jim Qwilleran, decides to investigate the mystery--with the help of his two Siamese sleuths, Koko and Yum Yum.