Review: The Cat Who Turned On and Off

The Cat Who Turned On and OffReview
3+ of 5 stars to Lilian Jackson Braun‘s The Cat Who Turned On and Off, the third book in her “Cat Who” cozy mystery series. In this adventure, Qwill and the cats take on the investigation of Junktown, an antiquing area of his hometown city. And as you’d expect, someone meets their maker. Qwill begins to come out of his shell in this book, making new friends and introducing us to some who will eventually follow him to Moose Country. Iris Cobb is one of my favorite characters and she’s in a lot of the early books.

I read this one when I was in a bit of my own antiquing phase, shortly after I bought a house and needed to fill it with a bunch of knick-knacks. Although the book delves into the whole business of antiques, you can bet it’s more about the murder in this one. And can you guess what it is the cats are turning on and off about? Only way to find out is to read it.

What’s good about this book is the relationships that Qwill develops with people around him, beginning to show us what his friendship with Arch Riker has been like in the past. Also, this was the last book in the series to be published in the 1960s… the author took a ~20 year absence and then wrote another 25 starting in the 1980s.

I always wondered what was it about this book that made her stop… poor sales? wrong time period? All in all, it’s a good book, and it actually sets the stage for some future connections to re-appear in his life.

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