By Lilian Jackson Braun
Inheriting unforeseen hundreds of thousands has left reporter Jim Qwilleran having a look just like the cat who swallowed the canary. whereas his Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, comply with being fats cats in a massive mansion, Qwilleran samples the life of the wealthy and well-known by means of hiring a employees of eccentric servants. A lacking housemaid and a surprising homicide express Qwilleran the unsavory part of the higher crust. yet quickly it is Koko's purr-fect propensity for clues amid the caviar and fizz that provides Qwilleran pause to guage the main not likely suspects...before his flavor for the nice lifestyles becomes his final meal.
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They call it the best news since the K Saloon closed in the 1920s. When my brother returns, we shall explore the ramifications. " "I have, and will you tell your secretary not to send us anymore octogenarians or ailurophobes or cow-sitters? " Penelope exclaimed. "It was one of those girls from Dimsdale. " "'What happened to her? " "I hear she left town after defacing her apartment," the attorney said briskly. "Speaking of transportation, Mr. Qwilleran, wouldn't you like to replace your little car with something more… upscale?
Oh, Mr. Q! This sounds like one of your investigations. " "No, just curious, Mrs. " "Well, let me think… You said you were going to take the old bike out for a ride, and I said you ought to buy a new ten-speed. You'll have to buy one now, Mr. Q. " That's strange, Qwilleran thought, stroking his moustache thoughtfully. He thanked the housekeeper and suggested some delicacies to tempt Koko's appetite. "Where is he, Mrs. Cobb? " "He's on top of the refrigerator," she said. "He's listening to every word I say.
I'll go with you. " "Sit down, sit down, Qwill. Melinda wants to run a few tests. " Riker grabbed his friend's hand. " "I think so. " "See you later, Qwill. God! I'm glad to see you functioning again. " After Riker had left, Qwilleran tested himself. Sidekick, shut-eye, brekky. Now he knew the meaning of all the words. He could remember his own telephone number. He could spell onomatopoeia. He knew the names of his cats: Koko and Yum Yum, a pair of beautiful but tyrannical Siamese. Yet, there was a period of a few hours that remained a blank.
TCW 06: The Cat Who Played Post Office by Lilian Jackson Braun