The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (1966) lives with Qwilleran, a newspaperman of parts who has been shined from reporting Crime news to the art beat. Koko, his lorn Siamese cat, feeds his loneliness on woolen furniture and clothing in the midst of Qwilleran's misadventures. The artless Qwilleran becomes entangled in the tasty trade of interior decoration via his Sunday supplement stint, Anything featured, by Qwilleran is set up to get robbed or its owners murdered. The Planned Ugliness boys and the Early Midwestern Mishmash girls are the satiric framework For Qwilleran's cat-guided detection. A truly comic detective novel is as rare as a decently uncoy story about a cat. The author has the Hildegarde Dolson touch--light humor, bright writing and cracks wise.