The Cat Who Could Read Backwards Book Review Summary

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This is the first book in a series of 23. Anyone who loves light mysteries and cats will love this series. The author, Lilian Jackson Braun, writes with a keen observance of human and feline nature and a good dose of humor and charm.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Murder of certain profession?    -   artists Kind of investigator    -   dog/cat investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York) Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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