|Plot Summary of The Cat Who Sang for the Birds|
James Mackintosh Qwilleran is at it again. This time the K Fund has built a County Art House and across the street is the ugly, ramshackled house of Maude Coggins, much to the dismay of Beverly Forfar, the director. When Coggin's house burns down with her in it shortly after selling it, Qwill's mustache starts twitching. Distinctively absent at the furneral is Forfar, but is that only because the sophisticated city girl cannot deal with living in a small town? And who now owns the land where Maude used to live? It seems the illustrious Mayor Chester Ramsbottom's wife owns the land. Why would she own the land?
Also looking suspicious is the Art Center and the people who are using the movie room. With no signs of breaking in, this is definitely an inside job. Jasper, a parrot with foul language, provides clues for Qwill. With help of Rollo McBee and his spelling-champion son, and as always Koko and Yum Yum, Qwilleran will get to the bottom of who killed Maude Coggins and who is breaking into the Art Center.
This synopsis report prepared by Abby White
|Chapter Analysis of The Cat Who Sang for the Birds|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very humorous
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- dog/cat investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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