Cosmo has been photoshopped into a Sherlock Holmes scene: he's on top of a table surrounded by the classic Sherlock Holmes bowler hat, tea cup, and magnifying glass. The look on his face says, "Who, me?"

How do you do? This is Cosmo the Library Cat. Lately I’ve been enjoying Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books about the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. I’ve come to admire Holmes’ keen observation and reasoning skills. By applying his investigative methods, I have been able to solve several mysteries myself, such as why my favorite treats suddenly disappeared. I concluded that it was because I ate them and then forgot about it. 

As Holmes is fond of saying, “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth!” Sherlock Holmes is so inspiring that lots of other authors have written their own stories about him. Lucky for us, the librarians at Grand County Public Library have created a book display full of all kinds of Sherlock stories. 

The Mary Russle & Sherlock series by Laurie R. King comes highly recommended, as does Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s “The Empty Birdcage,” just to name a few. During the month of May, you can stop in and browse the display for your own dose of Sherlock, Watson and their nemesis Moriarty. 

Goodbye for now, my dear friends. Snakey is slithering past me and I must go catch that scoundrel! For those of you not familiar with Snakey, he is my personal Moriarty, an evil genius, the Napoleon of crime, a rainbow-colored felt viper whom I must stalk and subdue to keep the library safe. The game is afoot! Meow!