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Adult Collection Adult Mystery M BRA (Browse shelf) Available 39270002646473

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Qwill and his clever cats have their work cut out for them in this New York Times bestseller when the Theatre Club's new play does not continue past opening night because a member of the cast is suspiciously killed and a rare book is stolen.

$23.95 1-2005 (SPM)

$23.95 1-2005

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Library Journal Review

This 27th Cat Who book finally knocks the series off track. Residents of Pickaxe are excited about a local production of The Importance of Being Earnest, but the play shuts down suddenly after one of its actors dies in a car accident. The circumstances of the accident are suspicious, there are allusions to an unsolved shooting years before--and the lead actor is a new resident with a shady past. All the familiar ingredients for a nice mystery are in place, and, as usual, Qwilleran's mustache twitches ominously and Koko howls at key moments. However, nothing more happens. No one investigates the deaths, no evidence of foul play surfaces, the actor with the shady past dies during an act of heroism, and the book suddenly ends. What's left is a cozy with no mystery. George Guidall's warm, familiar voice lends strength to the weak plot. Only Braun's most devoted fans will enjoy this, but libraries should acquire it as many listeners will want to borrow the book to avoid buying it.--R. Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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