The Cat Who Went Into the Closet (The Cat Who...Bk 15)
The Cat Who Went Into the Closet - The Cat Who...Bk 15 Author:Lilian Jackson Braun Newspaperman, philanthropist and sleuth Jim Qwilleran leads a busy life in tiny Pickax City (pop. 3,000), but it is his prescient cats who beguile the reader in this lively mystery, the 16th in the Cat Who. . . series. Qwilleran is renting a huge but empty mansion from Junior Goodwinter, his managing editor, who inherited the white elephant from... more » his feisty 88-year-old grandmother Euphonia Gage when she went to live in a Florida retirement community. When Euphonia is found dead, apparently a suicide, Junior is perplexed. He is still more confounded when her new will suggests that Grandma has gambled away her millions at the racetrack. The death of a local man whose wife was Euphonia's housekeeper raises the suspicions of the already skeptical Qwilleran. He sets up a sting operation with a lively Florida retiree, but his two best operatives are his Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum. Qwilleran, who can be gloomy, peevish, vain and demanding, is never dull. Other industrious inhabitants of Pickax City (an editor, a waitress, a dog trainer) are comparably unique and have enough sharp edges to avoid being cute.« less
This is one of my favorites in the series. Great mystery & I love the interactions of the characters in Pickax & surrounding areas. A couple of murders, a wedding, a birth & the always entertaining antics of Koko & Yum Yum along with some surprises kept Qwill on his toes throughout. I highly recommend the series and this one especially.