Jim Qwilleran is not exactly overwhelmed by his new assignment for the Daily Fluxion. Interior design has never
been one of his specialties and now he's supposed to turn out an entire magazine on the subject every week! But the first
issue of Gracious Abodes is barely off the presses when Qwilleran finds himself back on more familiar territory --
the exclusive residence featured on the cover has been burglarized and the lady of the house found dead....
Now Qwilleran and Koko -- the brilliant Siamese -- have their respective moustache and whiskers twitching, and when Koko
starts pawing clues in the dictionary and sniffing designer furniture, Qwilleran finds himself doing a feature on a very clever