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I had originally read this book in 2002. A few weeks ago, I was volunteering at a book sale. There was a temporary pause in the activity and I picked up a copy of this book since I knew the author had created a light, easy to read series. I quickly got re-introduced to Jim Qwilleran and enjoyed a few minutes of reading. When I got home, I was eager to find my copy and resume reading. Over the past few days, I enjoyed a few stolen minutes when I read about Qwilleran and Koko instead of doing my taxes.
After a hectic day on April 15, I sat down to finish the book. Boy, was I disappointed with the book (and not my taxes, since I am getting a large refund.) The murderer was a character that had never appeared in the book until he threatened Qwilleran, who instantly knew the criminal's name, despite having never met him before! Qwilleran's explanation to his co-workers stretched the limits of credulity. I was so disappointed in the ending that I reduced my rating from 3 1/2 stars to 2 1/2 stars.