Monday, November 6, 2006

The Cat Who Played Post Office

Lilian Jackson Braun - The Cat Who Played Post Office [6th Jim Qwilleran, Koko & Yum
Yum]; 262 pages (A-)

Warning: If you haven't read #6 yet, don't read the next paragraph, it contains spoilers!

This was my first The Cat Who ever, despite the fact that it is not the first in series. And I can assure you it won’t be the last, either. Qwill inherited an estate and a whole bunch of money on one condition. He has to live in Moose County for five years, otherwise, verythign goes to a syndicate in New Jersey. He barely moved to the estate when Koko starts dragging up letters and finds old boxes that contain the belongings of a former maid, Daisy Mull. At first, Qwill doesn’t think much of it, but when he discovers that no one heard of Daisy after she left the mansion, he starts to ask questions. I won’t give away more as this is already a biiig spoiler if you haven’t read the books up to at least #6.

Start reading from here on to avoid spoilers above!

I simply loved this mystery! It was a completely new concept for me to have a cat find the hints to solving the mystery and Qwills sometimes really hilarious ways of trying to find out what the cat meant to tell him. I was not even done reading this book when I already ordered The Cat Who Could Read Backwards. If you have not yet started this series, go and get a book now, no matter whether you’re a cat lover or not. You just have to love Koko for his stubbornness and attitude, and Yum Yum a cat you just want to cuddle.


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