The Cat Who Robbed a Bank (Cat Who..., Bk 22)
The Cat Who Robbed a Bank - Cat Who..., Bk 22 Author:Lilian Jackson Braun The residents of Pickax are delighted the old bombed-out Pickax Hotel is reopening with a whole new look. With new furnishings, a new chef, and even a new name, what could be more thrilling? Everyone is thrown into a topspin when one of the hotel's first guests, a jeweler who came to town to buy heirloom jewelry from some of Pickax's old... more »est families, winds up a victim of murder. Who could have committed such a horrible crime? Could it be the hotel clerk, a recent winner of a gold medal for the caber toss at the Highland Games?
Qwilleran and his snooping Siamese are willing to go to any lengths to find the killer and set the town at ease. But first they'll have to contend with a hijacked bookmobile, an attempted bank robbery... and a few of the cats' preoccupations. Koko has a newfound fondness for pennies, and Koko and Yum Yum both are obsessed with chewing on gum wrappers -- but for entirely different reasons, of course.« less
I have been reading The Cat Who books in order, and this one was just as great as the others. As each book is written, the characters become more engaging.
The townsfolk are excited to have the Picaxe Hotel reopening, with a new look and a new name. There is as also much excitement over Mr. Delacamp coming to town. He is an estate jeweler who shows up about every 5 years to buy and sell to the people in the area. He is the first person to stay in the Mark Twain Penthouse in the hotel. When he is found dead in the room, Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese Cat, Koko are on the case. Who could be the killer? When several people disappear from town, it adds to the mystery.