A murder in the mountains has Jim Qwilleran and his cats Koko and Yum Yum feeling on edge in this mystery in the bestselling Cat Who series.
Qwill’s on top of the world when he rents a house on Big Potato Mountain. The owner, J.J. Hawkinfield, brought real estate development to the once-peaceful Potatoes. But Hawkinfield paid a steep price for his enterprise: He was pushed off a cliff by an angry mountain dweller. Qwilleran, however, suspects the man is innocent—and Koko’s antics have him convinced something’s wrong. He may be making a mountain out of a molehill...but he’s determined to find the truth. Even if it means jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire!
With the help of his unique cats, former reporter Jim Qwilleran solves the murder of a developer in this witty tale bolstered by sharply etched characters.
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These books cracked me up. Love them!
Enjoyed the setting. LJB's descriptions of the Potato Mountains and their people show a genuine appreciation for nature and the unique atmosphere of mountain country.
The conflict between Big and Lil Potato (rampant development vs. traditional ways of living) lifts this book above the category of light who-dunnit. Good characterizations of both the progressive residents of Spudsboro (Spuds) and the mountain people of Lil Potato (Taters). The humor does not detract from the seriousness of the issues which Qwill examines as he learns more about this mountain country he chose as his vacation destination.
The only thing which detracts is the contrived scene which brings the mystery of who really killed J.J. to a conclusion. That and Qwill's phone call to Polly. Of course it is her crisis that takes priority:( But that's another issue.
This was a great read, but kinda boring story. A lot of the characters outcomes were left unanswered; so why were they introduced in the first place? Koko still steals the show, but what happened to poor Lucy?