I like this series and the mischief that the cats get into, but the storyline was yucky. I', not keeping this book even though I am collecting the series.
Another winning entry in Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who..." series. This poignant, sometimes shocking and overly amusing story about great food and sensibly priced murder at an eccentric boardinghouse includes a clever twist:with the exception of Qwill and dignified lawyer-cum-landlord-cum-frustrated chef Robert Maus, the surnames of this book's main characters all refer to some type of food, drink or seasonings:Mrs. Marron, Max Sorrel, William Vittelo [a type of veal:], Joy Graham (formerly Joy Graham), Hixie Rice, Rosemary Whiting; even the seaford restraunt next door is owned by Joe Pike. As Quill experiences an emotional surprize reunion with Joy, his first love who essentially jilted him at the altar two decades earlier, he relies on Koko's instincts to help him solve a number of mysterious disappearances - until a shocking incident, and an even more shocking discovery in the pages in an old book lead Qwill to a grisly conclusion - and a deadly showdown. NOTE:this book includes a VERY emotional chapter in which Qwill is led to believe that his cats have died;if you're the type of reader who cries over scenes like this(I know I am!), you've been warned!
The famous Koko has done it again! This time, Qwill not only needs to solve the mystery at the Maus Haus, but also why he keeps gaining weight despite being on a very strict diet. Another great Lilian Jackson Braun novel.