Search Results: "Lilian Barac"


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Spunky Takes a Walk - Tail Of a Legend  by Mary Ann Swissler
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A warmhearted, colorfully illustrated romp for young cat lovers."
In Swissler's (Deliverance from Evil, 1992) brief debut for children, with illustrations by Barac, a peripatetic cat named Spunky has a series of adventures. Read full book review >

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THE LAST PRINCESS OF MANCHURIA by Lilian Lee
Released: Aug. 22, 1992

"An exotic item well worth a fascinated glance."
In a first translation ever, Lee (pseudonym of Hong Kong writer Li Pik-Wah)—a widely read, prolific author of novels and film scripts—offers a high-colored meld of Wonder Woman postures and the poignancy of forlorn romantic suffering. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 2016

"An intensive primer to a complex aspect of a sophisticated philosophy."
A passionate introduction to the practice of Jyotish, an ancient form of astrology rooted in Hinduism that fosters self-exploration while offering guidance and predictions. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO WENT UNDERGROUND by Lilian Jackson Braun
Released: March 27, 1989

The ninth appearance of "purrfect" detectives Koko and Yum Yum and their doting housemate, millionaire newsman Jim Qwilleran, finds their sedentary summer plans—rusticating in a summer cabin in Mooseville—upset when the old place proceeds to fall apart and the carpenters who are hired to fix it disappear. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO CAME TO BREAKFAST by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 1994

"Less feline than usual, though psychic Koko's uncanny facility with dominos fingers (sorry, tails) two separate killers in this meandering page from the past."
Maine's Breakfast Island, that is—that's where megamillionaire Jim Qwilleran, bereft of his special friend Polly Duncan, takes his sleuthing Siamese Koko and Yum Yum to write a few columns for the Moose County Something on the deplorable new tourist facilities on the island, and to look into a series of ``accidents'' (15 guests poisoned by bad chicken, one drowned, one the victim of a bad fall, one blown up in his cruiser, etc.) that have befallen mostly faceless visitors. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO SMELLED A RAT by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2001

"All that's needed to make the meow mix perfect is more mystery and a modicum of suspense."
While awaiting the "Big One," the three-day blizzard that usually heralds the winter season up north of everywhere in Moose County, Jim Qwilleran, zillionaire newspaper columnist and companion to the two wiliest detectives who ever lived, Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum, joins the volunteer fire patrol for its 24/7 protection of the area's historic mineshaft towers. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO KNEW A CARDINAL by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 1991

"They're omnipresent as well as omniscient here."
Yet another in the author's series of stories (The Cat Who Went Underground, etc.) about millionaire (inherited) journalist Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yumthe latter two, along with Jim's moustache, supposedly gifted with a talent for detection. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 1995

"Braun's childlike characters take these activities and themselves almost as seriously as they take their cats. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild main selections)"
Floyd Trevelyan, president of the Lumbertown Credit Union, is gone, and so are his secretary Nella Hooper and millions of Moose County dollars. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE HOUSE by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2003

"The smidgen of mystery will be just enough for the faithful already queued up for this mild silver anniversary for Braun."
Is the world of Prokofiev's opera The Gambler full of "scandal, intrigue, falsity, and greed," really, as millionaire columnist Jim Qwilleran observes, "just like Pickax"? Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO DROPPED A BOMBSHELL by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"No mystery to speak of, but cat-loving fans of Braun's Moose County saga (The Cat Who Went Bananas, 2005, etc.) will no doubt enjoy the latest from Pickax."
Sesquicentennial fever sweeps Pickax City. Read full book review >