I do not agree on the subject of the hiker. It really is not that uncommon of a thought. It is somewhat similar to the issue of missing hitchhikers, and about as credible too. Now, about the hikers body, I agree, it is very incredulous that, by coincidence, the body was for some reason conveniently located on the same beach as Jim's vacation house.
I do not find it that much of a coincidence that both the author and Jim Qwilleran have 2 siamese cats. i think it is merely suggesting that siamese cats may be somewhat smarter than normal cats.
I also think it is uncommon to find a conservative rich man like Qwilleran.
Response I agree, I think the old author of this book took the easy way out when it came to thinking of landmarks.
I don't think this cat has supernatural powers. UFO's? Why even bring them into the book? I think that was rather stupid.
All it is, is a rumor, and a stupid one at that. They play a worthless role. However, i am not saying that they do not exist. I mean, it could be possible but i will never know.
A parade for Mark Twain...... I find this hilarious. This town is much smaller in comparison to westfield, and yet, it holds a massive parade for a novelist, even bigger than the parade we have here for memorial day. This part of the book was obviously not thought out very well.
I am also perplexed how this book title came to be. I mean, I know she has a series of "A Cat Who..." books but why? I know if I were going to write a book it sure wouldn't be about a detective cat, that's for sure. I don't know if the author is crazy or not, but this title has little meaning.
I agree, I also think Jess has a crush on Jim Qwilleran. To what extent? I don't know. You can tell by the way she acts around him, cooks his food, and the way she talks to him. It's no hidden secret. Anyone could tell that she wants him.
I don't think Qwilleran acts like a character who owns a significant amount of money. I can see he is exceptionally conservative. As I read on in the book, I completely forgot he was a millionaire.
Yes I agree, Jim is definately a people person. He seems to have friends everywhere and in the places he doesn't have friends, he makes them. Now, in the book, they desribe the linen sewings as having well known quotes on them. Now I don't know about you, but never in my lifetime have I heard anyone say;"Cats are cats... The world over! These intelligent, peace-loving four-footed friends who are without prejudice, without hate, without greed, may someday teach us something." and I don't expect to ever hear it.
It is possible that there are UFO's somewhere out there. It's not the most unbelievable thing in the world, I mean there are more unbelievable things, for instance Jim Qwilleran's beach house being conveniently located on the same beach as the dead corpse of a hiker. Now, about the body of the "abducted" owner of the "Top O' the Dune" restaurant, I think this is just a case of bad detective work and lazy policemen.
I most definately agree. This book was completely horrible. I am glad to have it done and over with. A town called Brrr. I have no idea what spurred this name. Maybe the author was cold when she was thinking of names for towns or something. Or maybe she is trying to give the effect of the town being cold? Whatever the reason, it is a stupid name. Also, to add to it, the book isn't even a mystery. As said in the comment proceding this response, the hiker's death is not even further investigated at about half-way through the book.
This storyline actually had me fooled. I thought at one time that it might actually be good, but now that I have finished the book, I look back on it and see how shortly thought out the book was. In my complete opinion, I think the author, blinded by greed and some urge to keep a series of books going, rushed herself to create a book thus making herself some money. That's some detective work for you. The real mystery here is how in the heck did this book even make it to a publisher? I could write a better mystery novel on that than was given in the book. I do not suggest this book to anyone, and if the opportunity ever arises for you to read it, I hope you make the right choice and save yourself from wasting 10 or so hours of your life.