The Cat Who Went Up the Creek - Lilian Jackson BraunHeadline, 2002, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Leans heavily otherwise a very well presented copy.
2nd Printing. From the cover: “Pickax’s favourite columnist, James Qwilleran, is enjoying a brief holiday at the Nutcracker Inn in the nearby town of Black Creek — but his two Siamese, who prefer the spaciousness of their home, beg to differ. At least the many squirrels that have free rein on the grounds of the inn provide some measure of entertainment for Koko and Yum Yum, while Qwilleran unearths lots of material for his book-in-progress, Tall and Short Tales. But it’s not long before the blissful tranquillity is interrupted by the discovery of a body floating down the creek — the body of a man who had been a guest at the inn. And a possible motive for his murder is suggested when several gold nuggets are found in his possession. Might he have been illegally prospecting for gold in the Black Forest Conservancy, or perhaps beneath the creek? If so, it seems he wasn’t the only one in search of an easy fortune. And his competitor is far more determined to strike it rich. Qwilleran — a prize winning reporter with a nose for crime. Coko — a Siamese cat with extraordinary talents and a flair for mystery. Yum Yum — a loveable Siamese adored by her two male companions. The most unlikely, most unusual, most delightful team in detective fiction!”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Jim Qwilleran Feline Whodunnit series. 214 pages.