America's most beloved writer, Lilian Jackson Braun, author of twenty-four Cat Who... mysteries is now the subject of a mystery herself. In this spoof by one of her most ardent admirers, her beheaded body has been discovered in the men's room of a gay bar in Lower Manhattan. The police are baffled, and so it is up to Braun's eccentric writer friend, James Q. (Qafka), and his Siamese cats Ying-Ton and Poon-Tang to solve the ghastly mystery. Q.'s quest leads him on a hilarious, ribald chase in story that is best described best described as Lenny Bruce meets Dashiell Hammett. Before it's done we've encountered Pulitzer Prize-winning Philip Roth, a sex-starved suburban housewife, a mysterious Hollywood diary, Britney Spears, an ancient secret society, and two gifted cats whose trail of urine and hairballs leads Q. and his spunky undergraduate assistant to finally unravel the riddle of The Cat Who Killed Lilian Jackson Braun
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So disappointing. I thought I was getting a true “Cat Who” book.
I have read every Cat Who (except "...Saw Red", which I bought here and am reading now).
I remembered reading about this work years ago, and being told (most sternly) that the library would NOT be ordering this book.
It is absolutely hilarious. Ms Braun would have approved. Somewhat in the style of the absurd, but not rude. For instance, "Q" prepares a gourmet meal for two cats, who turn away because it isn't dry cat food. The author's timing was perfect.