I read all the books in this light-hearted series one after another and really enjoyed them. The cat KoKo and his feline partner, Yum Yum, are endearing. Their owner is a former newspaper reporter, James Qwilleran. They live in a small town with lots of interesting residents. James can't seem to avoid murders though he sure would like to. The series ended abruptly with unresolved relationships due to the author's death at 97.
Qwill is getting ready with the citizens of Pickax to celebrate their Scottish heritage with bagpipe skirling and tossing the caber. But there are rumors when a visiting jewelry dealer is found dead. His assistant is missing and the winner of the caber-tossing contest disappears as well.
As the Highland Games approach,Jim Qwilleran and the citizens of Pickax prepare to celebrate their Scottish heritage with such events as bagpipe skirling and tossing the caber. But the traditional rrevelry is marred by troublesome rumors when a visiting jewelry dealer, renowned for his romantic streak (and his mysterious cash-only policy), is found dead in his hotel room. His assistant is missing -- and soon, the winner of the caber-tossing contest disappears as well. Qwill has a lot of myteries to sort out--not the least of which is Koko's sudden interest in photographs, pennies and paper towels.