The Cat Who Smelled a Rat (The Cat Who...Bk 23)
The Cat Who Smelled a Rat - The Cat Who...Bk 23 Author:Lilian Jackson Braun When a series of suspicious fires is followed by a blood-chilling murder, Jim Qwilleran begins to investigate-with a little help from his feline friends. — October arrives in Moose County on the heels of a long drought, and the citizens of Pickax worry about wildfires. — Their fears are realized in an unexpected manner, with a case of arson-and th... more »e shooting of a volunteer fire-watcher as he is reporting the blaze. The crime wave continues as the president of the curling club is pushed to his death down a flight of stairs, and it's up to Qwilleran & Co. to sniff out the rat who is responsible for it all.« less
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.