In Moose County, the residents of the small town of Pickax like to think of themselves as four hundred miles north of everywhere.
The town is made up of colorful characters including Jim Qwilleran, the richest man in the northeast central United States.
Jim has donated much of his money to a foundation so that it could be put it to good use. He also writes a humor column twice
a week for the Moose County Something and contentedly lives with his two Siamese cats Koko and Yum-Yum.
When Thelma Thackery returns home after a fifty-five year absence, Qwill welcomes her back. Koko, who spots villains and
knows when a death occurs, takes an instant dislike to Thelma's nephew Dick. Thelma opens a cabaret movie theater starring
old movies and she puts Dick in charge, hoping he'll finally make something of himself. When she catches him in wrong doing,
she knows he'll never account for anything so she takes the law into her own hands.
This is the twenty-fifth life in the Cat Who series and it is every bit as good as the other twenty-four lives. Quill still
collects anecdotes for the book he is writing SHORT & TALL TALES, which by the way is available now at the local bookstores
in all the towns four hundred miles south and further south of Moose County. His loving relationship with his Siamese cats
is only one of the reasons that explain why readers truly love him. Lilian Jackson Braun's fan base rightfully grows with
every book she writes.