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 report prepared by Abby White