Braun, Lilian Jackson. The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare (New York: Jove Books, 1988) 249 p.
Polly Duncan is introduced in this mystery and appears in subsequent “Cat who …” books.
“She’s a lovely person, Mr. Q, and just the right age for you, if you don’t mind me saying so. She has a lot of personality for a librarian.”
“It’s a new trend,” he said. “Libraries now have fewer books but a lot of audiovisuals … and champagne parties … and personality all over the place.” (p. 32).
Polly is the head librarian in the small northern town of Pickaxe, and she knows her Shakespeare.