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The Cat Who Said Cheese Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Cat Who Said Cheese

James Qwilleran is back in Pickax, with his two Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum. The cats are always giving clues to some mystery that Mr. Q gets involved in. Mr. Q writes a twice weekly column for the local newspaper. Meanwhile the city gets ready for the Food Explo, a local celebration of food, in which cheese is the featured food. On the other side of town a mysterious woman checks into the local hotel. A few days later the hotel blows up, and the target is the woman's room. The woman is not in it, but was visiting Mr. Q's cabin. When he returns, she is gone. Was she the target of the bomber? Or was it a coincidence? Then a man turns up dead at a fisherman's cabin. Are the two incidents related? No one seems to know who the woman was and all clues lead to a dead end. Finally information comes from an unexpected source, a beekeeper who doesn't realize he has important information that helps Mr. Q find out who the bomber is and what he is after. In the meantime, the cat's get their fill of cheese and especially enjoy the varieties that rhyme with the witnesses name.
This report prepared by BethG








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very humorous Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   chasing a bomber/arsonist

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   biohazard/virus Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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