The stage is set for Jim Qwilleran and his cats, Koko and Yum Yum, to solve a puzzling mystery in this New York Times bestseller in the Cat Who series.
All the world’s a stage—and now Jim Qwilleran’s apple orchard has become the stage for a real-life murder scene. The much-disliked director of the Pickax Theatre Club’s Shakespeare production, Hilary VanBrook, has been found dead after the closing-night cast party. With the help of his super-smart Siamese, Qwill must cast a suspicious eye on all the players—especially the ones pussyfooting around behind the scenes...
Like news from Lake Wobegon, Braun's Cat Who . . . series featuring retired journalist and heir Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum has charmed readers, and this 12th installment about events in mythical Pickax City is no exception. Qwill and cats move into an antique apple barn renovated by building contractor (and amateur actor) Dennis Hough. Concurrently the Pickax Theatre Club stages Henry VIII , with Hilary VanBrook, the unlikable but talented new high school principal, directing and playing the plum role of Cardinal Wolsey and a woman from neighboring Lockmaster (instead of a Pickaxian) controversially cast as Queen Katharine. When VanBrook is murdered in his car after a closing night party at Qwill's new home, Qwill looks into VanBrook's past while the police investigate his death. Local suspicion falls on Hough, the newest member of the community, but he is found hanged in the apple barn, and Qwill doubts that it's suicide. Koko and Yum Yum once again help Qwill identify the culprit via whisker twitches and tail wags. Series fans and newcomers alike will purr with delight. Mystery Guild main selection; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates.
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This book had me at the edge of my seat at the end of every chapter. I had a hard time putting this book down! Great mystery!
Love these books!!
The Cat Who series is a light hearted, fun who done it series. The cats are a riot, Qwilleran is handsome and gentle but a detective at heart. Love all the characters who continue in the series. I highly recommend these books for a reader who wants to be taken away to a small village of mysterious events 400 miles from Down Below!