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The Cat Who Played Post Office by Lilian Jackson Braun
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I enjoy this series of books for quick get-away reads. Last night I sat down to start it and wound up reading the whole book in one sitting of a few hours. It was a great escape.

In an unusual turn of events, Qwill has inherited a fortune in money and an old mansion furnished with an incredible collection of antiques. The catch is that it is in the small town of Pickax City in Moose County, north of where he was living, and he has to live in Moose County for five years to become vested in this inheritance.

The book opens with Qwill in hospital with amnesia as to who he is, where he is and why he is. Through some very vivid dreams and a visit from Arch Riker, a close friend for years, he is able to get back to the present. Then comes the mystery of what happened to him and why he wound up in the hospital.

There is another mystery that arises when he decides to have the upper apartments of the carriage house renovated for a writing studio for himself. On of them was inhabited by a young girl who worked as a maid and suddenly disappeared without reason or trace. What she has left behind is some crazy art work on the walls of her apartment and all her clothing and belongings. This is something Qwill wants to know about.

Koko is in full swing finding clues to help solve the mystery, but at times Qwill is a bit slow in picking them up. Picking out notes on the piano, moving things around in the huge mansion and other activities, Koko keeps finding things.

A number of other characters from pass books make appearances, setting up for becoming regular characters in future books. This seems to be the transition book between Qwill's past and future.

A fun read with a plot that pulls you along to find out the end.
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Reading Progress

January 25, 2017 – Started Reading
January 25, 2017 – Finished Reading
January 26, 2017 – Shelved

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