The Cat Who Moved A Mountain by Lilian Jackson Braun
After five years of legal formalities, Jim Qwilleran has officially inherited his freedom and a fortune, which leaves him with a serious dilemma. What should he do now? Seeking a place of peace and isolation to make up his mind, he heads to the Potato Mountains for the summer.
But Qwill lands in the middle of controversy, not solitude. The mountains are haven to the independent roughneck descendents of prohibition-era moonshiners. The valley is home to developers eager to turn the pristine Potatoes into a giant tourist trap. To make matters more complicated, a Tater, as the mountain folk are called, has been convicted of the murder of millionaire developer J.J. Hawkinfield. Some people swear the wrong man was convicted, and Qwill is inclined to agree when he hears what transpired before the trial. But if Forest Beechum didn’t do the dirty deed, who did? With Qwill, Koko, and Yum Yum on the case, the killer won’t get away with murder.
This was a fun read. It took me a while to get into the book, but once I did I really enjoyed it. I love all the attention giving to the location surroundings. I could picture the mountain, roads, etc. clearly in my mind.
If you’re looking for a quick fun read that takes you on a journey, this would be a good pick.