Special Sub-Topic: "The Cat Who Brought Down The House"
|At long last, a Moose County native returned to Pickax after several decades Down Below. In what town did Thelma Thackeray spend her working years?|
Hollywood. Thelma spent fifty-five years working in Hollywood - as a restauranteur specializing in California Cuisine.
|Who first told Qwill the story of "Milo the Potato Farmer"?|
Thornton Haggis. Thornton Haggis was first introduced in "The Cat Who Sang For The Birds."
|Who asked Qwilleran for permission to hold a reception in his barn?
Fran Brodie. The reception was officially sponsored by "the pleasant people of Pleasant Street" in a gesture to officially welcome Thelma back to Moose County.
|Where did Qwilleran put the wall-hanging he purchased at the Touchy-Feely Exhibition at the Art Center?|
On his fireplace cube. Fran Brodie recommended that he move the books he had originally stored on shelves hung on the fireplace cube.
|Elizabeth Hart and her brothers purchased and renovated a popular restaurant in Moose County which they renamed The Grist Mill. Under what name was this restaurant originally known?|
The Old Stone Mill. An heiress from Grand Island, Elizabeth Hart was first introduced as Elizabeth Appelhart in "The Cat Who Came To Breakfast."
|Whom did Elizabeth hire to manage the restaurant?|
Derek Cuttlebrink. Derek is well-known in Moose County, not only for his roles in the Theater Club and his folk singing, but also for his astounding height of six feet and eight inches.
|To what did Thelma attribute her father's sudden change of fortunes?|
Inventing the low-calorie potato chip. While Thelma claimed his wealth resulted from inventing the low-calorie potato chip, most of Moose County considered it to be fact that he had made it by bootlegging during Prohibition.
|True or false - Qwilleran asked Celia Robinson to do a little snooping into who owned the old opera house.|
t. Once again, Celia slipped into her role as "Agent 0013 1/2", spying for her "Chief." It is a role she first "played" in "The Cat Who Went Into The Closet."
|Who was the author of the books Koko shoved off the bookshelf the night of the reception?|
Robert Louis Stevenson. Throughout the series, Koko's habit of choosing books to be read aloud has helped Qwilleran solve a multitude of mysteries.
|Whom did Thelma hire as her P.R. representative?|
Dwight Somers. In "The Cat Who Came To Breakfast," Dwight Somers was the PR manager for XYZ Enterprises during the Breakfast Island fiasco. He now owns his own firm - "Somers & Beard, Incorporated."
|True or false - Thelma kept an empty cage in memory of her deceased parrot Chico.|
t. The cage was kept alongside the cages for her remaining five parrots in the room she called her aviary.
|What did the ad on page five of "The Moose County Something" advertise?|
Thelma's Film Club. The film club offered two levels of membership. Green memberships were $100.00 and valid for the late night showings, whereas gold memberships were $50.00 and valid for the earlier evening showings.
|What type of business did Qwilleran ask Polly to manage once it's opened by the Klingenschoen foundation?|
A bookstore. He made the offer only seconds after she complained about the frustration of running a library focused more on audios, videos, and computers than on books. She almost fainted.
|Wetherby Goode appointed whom to ask Thelma to lend the renovated opera house for the Kit Kat Revue venue?|
Qwilleran. Qwilleran was able to turn the eventual conversation around so that she offered the site to the committee without them officially requesting it.
|What did Qwilleran help John Bushland photograph at Thelma's house?|
A collection of hats. Thelma had twenty-four artistic hats on display.
|According to the last letter Thurston (Bud) wrote to his sister, who was to go hiking with him on the day that he died?|
Dick. Dick later told policemen that he had never gone hiking with his father.
|True or false - Mark Simmons was an old friend of Thelma's nephew.|
f. Mr. Simmons was an old friend of Thelma's. He neither liked nor trusted Dick.
|What were the cats in the procession at the end of the Kit Kat Revue to be given beforehand?|
An herbal sedative. Koko managed to switch his food containing the sedative with Yum Yum's untouched food. At the dress rehearsal, Koko brought down the house before they returned home to find a drugged Yum Yum.
|Who was driving the van that overturned on Sandpit Road as Thelma's hats were being transported to Mooseville?|
Dick. Janice was in the van, but wasn't hurt. The hats were lost forever as they sank into the water of the drainage ditches.
|Who killed Dick Thackeray?|
Thelma. It was only after Thelma took her own life that the facts became known.
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