Everything you need to understand or teach The Cat Who Turned on and Off by Lilian Jackson Braun.
This mystery novel is one of a series of stories about the exploits of newspaper reporter Jim Qwilleran and his two intuitive and troublemaking Siamese cats. As they settle into their new life in a small Midwestern town, the unusual trio of investigators is drawn into the mystery surrounding the death of a respected antiques dealer. As they draw closer to the truth, the narrative explores themes related to the inevitability of justice and the value of trust.
The novel begins with a narration of Qwilleran's journey through a rough-looking part of his new hometown, a neighborhood that his cab driver calls Junktown because of its associations with both junk/antique dealers and with drugs or "junk." At his rooming house, Qwilleran feeds the two cats, Koko and YumYum, and as a result of his interactions with them, realizes that Junktown is a possible source for a potentially lucrative newspaper article.... View more of the The Cat Who Turned on and Off Summary
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