Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Cat Who Talked Turkey (Mystery Annotation)

Not being a mystery reader by nature but having a love of cats I thought any mystery that involves cats might actually be enjoyable. I chose to read Lillian Jackson Braun's book The Cat Who Talked Turkey.
The story is set in the fictional town of Pickax. James Qwilleran is a newsman who goes by the name of Qwill. Qwill has two Siamese cats named Koko and Yum Yum. These are not your typical cats, they actually help to solve murder mysteries. In this case a new bookstore is to be built in the town of Pickax. Of course the local retired librarian Polly will be managing the store with her newly acquired Marmalade colored kitty named Dundee. While spending a quiet evening with his cats Qwill noticed that Koko the male cat let out a meow that he referred to as the "death howl". Little did Qwill know that within 24 hours he would get word that a man was found shot execution style on the same property where his lake cabin stood.
I enjoyed this story because it didn't involve a lot of blood and gore. It was light and was very much character centered.

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