Search Results: "Lilian Jackson Braun"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT WHO WENT BANANAS by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"Fans will go bananas; others may go Wilde."
Jim Qwilleran, columnist for the Moose County Something and caretaker of sleuthing cats Koko and Yum Yum (The Cat Who Brought Down The House, 2003, etc.), takes on amateur theater, valuable old books, and an ugly landmark. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO SANG FOR THE BIRDS by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 26, 1998

"Braun's terminally arch mixture (The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, 1997, etc.) is even more extreme than before as confusion reigns, characters proliferate, and Qwill, with his second-sighted assistants, once more solves Pickax's problems."
More dire doings in Pickax (``400 miles north of everywhere''), where bachelor zillionaire Jim Qwilleran keeps a paternalistic eye on the town from his opulent barn house and his columnist job on Moose County Something, the local paper. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO TAILED A THIEF by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1997

"For others, a benign waste of time. (Literary Guild alternate; Mystery Guild main selection)"
Yet another chapter in the saccharine saga of Pickax, a far northern town where bad things keep happening to good people (The Cat Who Said Cheese, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO WENT INTO THE CLOSET by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 1993

"It's the cats, of course, who help Qwilleran solve his long- distance mystery—in a disheveled, determinedly folksy story sure to be enjoyed by the author's devoted following."
Another of the author's rambling tales starring Koko and Yum- Yum. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO WASN'T THERE by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Nice scenery, interesting historical tidbits, and far-fetched- -in fact, farcical—motivation for murder, but die-hards and readers new to the series will have a rare glimpse of Qwill and Koko behaving most ungentlemanly-like toward the ladies."
The 15th outing for Pickax City newspaper pundit and zillionaire Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese housemates, Koko and Yum Yum, travels from Moose County to Hibernia and back again as it dwells on Qwill's Scottish ancestry; the identity of the prowler sniffing around his lover, Polly the librarian; and the attempts of his former lover, Melinda, to rekindle their romance (with dire results) while on a Highland Tour with them and 13 other Pickax friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT WHO COULD READ BACKWARDS by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

A new hardcover edition (after Dutton's in 1966) of the first in a series that now totals 19 (The Cat Who Tailed a Thief, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO MOVED A MOUNTAIN by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 1992

"A shade cuter than most Braun outings, with a very incidental murder, but devoted fans will lap it up anyway."
Newsman Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese sidekicks, Koko and Yum Yum, now find themselves summering on the top of Big Potatoe Mountain in the ramshackle digs of the late J.J. Hawkinfield, while Qwill mulls over life now that he's officially the beneficiary of the Klingenschoen fortune. 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 >

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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 ROBBED A BANK by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2000

"One of the least of Braun's lesser efforts."
Pickax's only millionaire, Jim Qwilleran (The Cat Who Saw Stars, 1999, etc.), a columnist for the Moose County Something, is enjoying life in the spectacularly redesigned old barn where he spends the summer months with his Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum, his harbingers of good and evil. Read full book review >