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The characters are fleshed out plushed out? Larry Bloodhound is a cocaine addict who confides his innermost thoughts to his pet budgie Cordelia.
Murder, mischief, and mayhem — in a town of stuffed animals
In Mollisan Town cubs are manufactured in a secret factory, assigned to families with no regard to species, and dropped off by the Deliverymen in their green pickup truck. Death arrives in a red pickup, driven by the dread Chauffeurs who escort old, sick, and damaged stuffed animals on their final journey.
Some can be repaired and refurbished, unless they are missing crucial parts, a head, say. I do know, though, that Davys has created a unique place that is both strange and familiar. Diane White is a freelance writer in Georgetown, Ky. Local Search Site Search. Murder, mischief, and mayhem — in a town of stuffed animals By Diane White.
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In the Tourquai neighborhood of Mollisan Town, Superintendent Larry Bloodhound is the keeper of the peace and ruler of the streets. But there are others m A horrendous crime sets off a disturbing chain of events that will force the citizens of Mollisan Town to debate profound issues of free will and destiny in this powerful tale from the internationally acclaimed Tim Davys.
But there are others more powerful than he—a cadre of wealthy elite, including Oswald Vulture, who live above the law's reach. When Vulture is found headless in his ornate office atop Mollisan Town's most exclusive building, Bloodhound knows he must take special care in the investigation. But with the head missing and no sign of a break-in or murder weapon, this just may be the perfect crime. Who had the most to gain from Vulture's demise? His slithery and sexy secretary, Emanuelle Cobra?
Or his seductive mistress, Jasmine Squirrel? And what about Igor Panda, a desperate gambler whose debts may have pushed him to do the unthinkable? But before he can find the truth, Bloodhound must face his own weaknesses. As he did in Amberville and Lanceheim , Tim Davys weaves an intricate plot around larger questions of human nature, exploring issues of fate, loyalty, good, and evil. As Bloodhound uncovers the secrets behind the world of stuffed animals, so, too, does Davys reveal greater truths about the world of humans.
Hardcover , pages. Published February 15th by Harper first published January 1st Mollisan Town Quartet 3. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Tourquai , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Feb 14, Marie rated it really liked it. In Tourquai , Oswald Vulture has his head cut-off and the police, namely superintendent Larry Bloodhound, is determined to find out who did it.
There are plenty of suspects, including: Besides looking for the culprit, Bloodhound is also really intent on finding the head. Because if he can do that, it can be reattached and he can discover once and for all what happened. Did In Tourquai , Oswald Vulture has his head cut-off and the police, namely superintendent Larry Bloodhound, is determined to find out who did it. Did I forget to mention that all of the characters in the book are stuffed animals?
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All of the "people" who live there are stuffed animals. They are pretty much like us humans , with just a few differences. This book is the third in the quartet, but the first one I've read. Amberville and Lanceheim have already been published. The final book Yok is upcoming. I really enjoyed this book.
It read like an old time detective novel or police procedural that offered an honest inside look at police work. There wasn't a lot of action that a thriller might contain, but I didn't miss that at all. The story was expertly written to reveal clues and background information at just the right time.
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I couldn't wait to find out how it was going to play out. Just because the characters were stuffed animals, it doesn't mean that the story was flighty or cutsie. It was definitely an edgy and hardnosed story where the characters displayed their flaws and had vices just as human characters would. There were plenty of times I forgot I was reading about stuffed animals. That is, until someone puts a paw on a desk or they discuss reattaching the head. With only his pet budgie for company, he was all alone. His eating and drug use were out of control.
I really felt sorry for him and just wanted to give him a hug. There were a few conversations amongst the characters regarding free will and fate.
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I didn't find them particularly insightful. I'm not even sure they fit all that well with the story. I'm wondering if something got lost in the translation or if maybe it was a cultural thing. This book has been translated from Swedish. Tim Davys is a pseudonym. Highly recommended for those looking for an unusual detective story. I'm going to keep an eye out for the first two books in the series as well as the fourth when it comes out. For more information about this book or to browse inside, please visit the HarperCollins website.
I'd like to thank those nice people at HarperCollins for this review copy. This review can also be found on my blog, Daisy's Book Journal. Feb 17, JudithAnn rated it really liked it. Tourquai is a classic murder mystery except that the story takes place in a town of stuffed animals.
Moving, breathing, eating and loving stuffed animals. Yes, they are just like people but not quite. If his head can be found back, it may be sewn on again and then he will be as alive as ever! There is also a further story line, that of Igor Panda who does all kinds of illegal things in order to get money, which he badly needs or he might end up headless too — he has money lenders after him. I really enjoyed reading this story.
It reminded me of a classic mystery story and it was fluently written. Because of the stuffed animals and the way they did some things slightly different from people, the story was also funny and quirky. At first, I was a bit wary of a story that had stuffed animals as characters there are no people in the book at all. However, since the animals behave so much like people, it was really like reading about people, but with the extra fun of them being stuffed animals. If that makes sense? In fact, the persons and information that were relevant to solving the murder, only came into play at the end of the book.
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But my overall experience of this book was good.