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The Cat Who Went into the Closet (1993)

by Lilian Jackson Braun

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Qwill is spending winter in Gage mansion, which is full of closets, full of stuff. Koko pulls clues from the closets. Euphonia dies, “suicide”, and Qwill’s curiosity is aroused. Gil disappears, and Nancy gets help from Qwill. More suspicion when they discover the Gage estate is nearly bankrupt. With Celia, Clayton, and the cat’s help, Qwill solves the mystery. While Euphonia’s husband was in prison for 2 years (investment fraud), she had an affair and a child. Lena Foot (AKA Lethe Gage) was the child. She paid the Foot family; later hired Lena until she died of cancer; then Foot family told Gil the story and he blackmailed Euphonia., and so Nancy is Junior’s cousin. Euphonia got conned out of her wealth by Betty and Claude, the managers of the FL retirement community. They killed Gil to “help” Euphonia. Qwill (with Hixie) gives dramatization of “The Big Burning of 1869” throughout. Mildred and Arch get married on Christmas Eve. Qwill, via K Foundation, buys up Goodwinter Blvd to found a Jr. College. Junior has a daughter. Qwill dislikes all encounters with children at dramatizations and as Santa Claus. ( )
  ktoonen | Oct 26, 2012 |
A suicide, a murder, a funeral, and a wedding - and a stage production, a snowstorm, a dogsled team, and a Christmas parade.

This is a typical Cat Who book, with lots of everyday things happening while Qwill (and Koko) investigate something that just doesn't seem right. Fun story, fun characters, overall a quick, enjoyable read. ( )
2 vote bluesalamanders | Dec 31, 2011 |
Another page-turner with Jim Qwilleran and his mystery solving cat - Koko. It's a good one. ( )
  IllanoyGal | Jun 6, 2010 |
Audio CDs from Library. Another delightful story about Koko and Yum Yum, Qwilleran's two siamese cats and life in a town, 400 miles from anywhere, beautifully read by George Guidall. ( )
  clogwog | Apr 14, 2008 |
First "Cat Who" book I ever read. Loved it. Qwill is wintering in the old Goodwinter mansion, when the owner, a spritely old lady given to interpretive dance and the color purple, dies under mysterious circumstances. Koko keeps finding oddments in the various mansion closets that lead - naturally - to the murderer. As a side story, Koko also finds information about a horrible fire that nearly wiped out the town in the 1880's. Qwill uses this info to write a fascinating radio-play about the event. (We are asked to pretend that radio had been invented back then!) ( )
1 vote MerryMary | Oct 11, 2007 |
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Quill's moved into the old Gage mansion, and the cats are on a treasure hunt!

The house's 50 closets are crammed with several generations of junk, and while Qwill investigates two recent deaths, those of the mansion's former occupant and a local potato farmer, Koko investigates the contents of the closets.

Qwill and the cats are unearthing some surprising skeletons, and bringing long-buried secrets to light.
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Qwill's moved into the old Gage mansion--and the cats are on a treasure hunt! The house's fifty closets are crammed with several generations of junk, and while Qwill investigates two recent deaths--those of the mansion's former occupant and a local potato farmer--Koko investigates the contents of the closets. Qwill and the cats are unearthing some suprising skeletons--and bringing long-buried secrets to light...

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While sifting through closets of junk in the mansion they have rented, Qwilleran and his feline companions, Koko and Yum Yum, uncover a mystery involving the suicide of the former owner and the murder of a potato farmer.

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