Monday, June 1, 2009

The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts


by Lilian Jackson Braun

This is one of the many "Cat Who" books starring Jim Qwilleran, a newspaper reporter who lives in a small town with his two siamese cats.

In this installment Qwilleran receives a late night phone call from Iris Cobb, the curator of the local historical museum who lives in the home attached to the museum . She tells Qwill for the past few weeks she has been hearing eerie noises and thinks there are ghosts in the museum and her home. She seems so frightened that night that Qwill offers to come out to her home and take her to a friend's house. Qwill races to her home and finds it with every light off and Iris lying dead on the kitchen floor.

Qwill offers to move into the museum home while they look for a replacement for Iris. While there he is determined to find out what happened to Iris. Was she really frightened to death by ghosts?

I enjoyed this book. I love mysteries and it was a quick read that I found entertaining.

3 stars

2 comments:

Lula O said...

Leave it to a newspaper reporter to move into the scene of the crime. Duh! Qwill, Qwuil, Qwill...I want to shake you silly.

TheBlackSheep said...

I used to really like this series. Like you said, quick, comfortable reads. Unfortunately, the newest one I read had really gone downhill, so I stopped. The oldies are still good re-reads though.