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The Cat Who Sang for the Birds by Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Sang for the Birds - Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Sang for the Birds (Cat Who #20)

by Lilian Jackson Braun

 

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Source: Borrowed from Open Library

Originally published: 1998

Pages: 260

First words: Following an unreasonable thaw and disastrous flooding, spring came early to Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere.

 

Solid Cat Who book but kinda meh.

 

I liked that we finally get to see the new Art Center that was under construction for so many books. Meeting some new characters who are artists from around Moose County was fun. I liked the butterfly artist. Her paintings sounded wonderful. Too bad she

died in the end no thanks to her boyfriend who turned out to be one of the criminals.

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I'm starting to notice that people of Moose County don't really show a lot of grief when one of their own dies. Qwill for instance moved on pretty fast when

the butterfly artist died.

(show spoiler)

He was a upset at first, but he quickly shoved it out of his mind. These are light novels, but c'mon. The citizens should show at least a tiny bit more outrage. They almost seem callous.

 

I didn't care much for the mystery. (An old lady suspiciously dies in a house fire right after she sold her land to some company.) You hardly meet the villains who were behind it. The debacle over the old lady's land wasn't that interesting, and Koko's clues are getting to be a real stretch. I don't pay much attention anymore to his hints.

 

The baseball themed spelling bee was amusing.

 

Everyone in town admires Qwill so much. It's becoming annoying how easy he has it since he has a lot of money.

 

RATING: 3 out of 5

 

Cat Who series progress: 9 more main books to go! I also have the book that is a collection of short stories so I'll read that too.