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The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell

Lilian Jackson Braun, Author
Lilian Jackson Braun, Author The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell Reviewed on: 11/14/2005
Release date: 00/00/0000
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Bestseller Braun's disappointing 28th Cat Who... novel (after 2004's The Cat Who Went Bananas ) mostly follows journalist Jim "Call Me Qwill" Qwilleran as he runs around Pickax City, Mich., getting things ready for the town's blow-out celebration of its sesquicentenary. Many books ago, Qwill inherited tons of money and set up a foundation to benefit Pickax. Now that story line has become a caricature, with Qwill's fund popping up and financing yet another venture virtually every chapter. The "mystery" concerns Nathan and Doris Ledfield, a wealthy couple whose only heir is an obnoxious, greedy nephew. When late in the tale the Ledfields die... well, let's just say that no one will be surprised to learn who was behind their deaths, or what his motive was. Lame plotting isn't the only problem. The characterization is not just thin, it's anorexic. Perhaps it's time to put this series, which once defined feline fiction, to sleep. Mystery Guild main selection. (Jan.)

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