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The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern
Experienced crime writer Jim Qwilleran is less than happy to be assigned to produce a weekly magazine on interior design. He perks up when a house written up in the first issue is burglarized and the owner's wife dies, apparently of heart attack. Qwill starts to suspect the city's other newspaper of playing dirty when the house in the second issue turns out to be not exactly what the owner claimed it was, and decides to find out for sure. His cat, Koko i...
The Cat Who Blew the Whistle
Millions of dollars are missing from the savings and loan and so is the owner and his secretary. Come find out how Qwill and the cats solve another crime....
The Cat Who Brought Down the House
Putnam, Jan 2003, 23.95, 240 pp. ISBN 0399149422 In Moose County, the residents of the small town of Pickax like to think of themselves as four hundred miles north of everywhere. The town is made up of colorful characters including Jim Qwilleran, the richest man in the northeast central United States. Jim has donated much of his money to a foundation so that it could be put it to good use. He also writes a humor column twice a week for the Moo...
The Cat Who Came to Breakfast
Qwilleran and the cats are visiting an island known by many names. Qwill has always called it Breakfast Island, but to the natives, it's Providence Island. To the rich summer residents it's Grand Island - and to the developers and tourist who are turning this once peaceful place upside down, it's Pear Island. But when some odd "accidents" occur, including a fatal boat explosion, Qwill suspects sabotage and sets out to investigate. Qwill and the cats t...

Braun booklist

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards
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....
The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare
There's something rotten in the small town of Pickax - an accident claims the life of the local paper's eccentric publisher; a widow is scandalously merry and a lady loves unwisely. Qwilleran and his two siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, nose their way through another mystery with Koko and his extra sensitive whiskers leading the way dropping Shakespeare volumes to point the direction. Qwill not only solves the mystery but continues to dispense his new f...
The Cat who Lived High
When Jim Qwilleran is asked to use his wealth and influence to help save and restore an old historical apartment building in the city, he readily accepts. In order to check out the place, he moves in with his two clever cats, who immediately start behaving strangely. Fixing up the building looks like it will be a major project, and it's not helping that the owner, a sweet old lady, is living in the past and doesn't understand what's going on. Qwilleran s...
The Cat Who Moved a Mountain
Multi-million or billion-aire Jim Qwilleran, with the help of his two Siamese cats, uncovers the truth to a crime on his trip to the Potato Mountains. Koko, his male Siamese, uncovers clues, and Qwill puts the facts together. This is a wonderful book which is part of a wonderful series. ...
The Cat Who Played Post Office
Jim Quilleran and his cat share all the stories. Quill (Jim Quilleran) as he is called is a former crime reporter who has recently inherited a vast sum of money. He resides in a small quaint town in Upper Michigan. Quill and his Siamese Cat "Koko" have an unusual raport, and between the two of them they solve or contribute to the apprehension of the criminal. ...
The Cat Who Said Cheese
James Qwilleran is back in Pickax, with his two Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum. The cats are always giving clues to some mystery that Mr. Q gets involved in. Mr. Q writes a twice weekly column for the local newspaper. Meanwhile the city gets ready for the Food Explo, a local celebration of food, in which cheese is the featured food. On the other side of town a mysterious woman checks into the local hotel. A few days later the hotel blows up, and the ...

Lilian Jackson Braun list of books

The Cat Who Sang for the Birds
James Mackintosh Qwilleran is at it again. This time the K Fund has built a County Art House and across the street is the ugly, ramshackled house of Maude Coggins, much to the dismay of Beverly Forfar, the director. When Coggin's house burns down with her in it shortly after selling it, Qwill's mustache starts twitching. Distinctively absent at the furneral is Forfar, but is that only because the sophisticated city girl cannot deal with living in a small...
The Cat Who Saw Red
Jim Qwilleran has been promoted to food critic for the The Daily Fluxion, just as he is going on a diet. He is invited to a Gourmet Club dinner at Maus House, an apartment building which rents to artists and people in the food industry. He ends up as one of the lodgers, and is flung into a society of assorted eccentrics. Among the other inhabitants are potters Joy and Dan Graham. Joy happens to be Qwill's old girlfriend, and when she confides in him that...
The Cat Who Smelled a Rat
Lilian Jackson Braun Putnam, Feb 2001, 23.95, 240 pp. ISBN: 0399146652 Everyone in Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere, is waiting for the Big One, the first gigantic snowstorm of the season. It has been a hot dry summer with many brushfires occurring, especially near the stack houses aligning the ten abandoned mines. Newspaper columnist and philanthropist Jim Qwilleran thinks it is strange that the fires seem so concentrated i...
The Cat Who Tailed a Thief
When items start to disappear, Qwilleran and his siamese Koko start to investigate in their own ways. But will they be able to find out who is behind the theft and even murder?...
The Cat Who Talked Turkey
Putnam, Jan 2003, 23.95, 192 pp. ISBN 0399151079 Jim Quilleran, who lives in Pickax “four hundred miles north of everywhere” is influencing the town in small but subtle ways. When the only bookstore burned down, he wrote a column for the Moose County Something declaring that every town needed at least one bookstore. After pulling some strings with the K Foundation, they agreed to sponsor a bookstore and Quill's girlfriend Polly is going to run ...
The Cat Who Wasn't There
Jim Qwilleran, multi-millionaire, goes on a trip to Scotland with a small group. While there, the tour group leader dies unexpectantly and the bus driver disappears. Qwill discovers, with the help of Koko and Yum Yum-his Siamese cats, that all is not as it appears. This is one of my favorites in this series....

Lilian Jackson Braun novels

The Cat Who Went Bananas
Putnam, Jan 2004, 23.95, 240 pp. ISBN 0399152245 There is a lot happening in Pickax City, the town that is four hundred miles north of everywhere. Jim Qwilleran, the columnist for the local paper, is covering the opening night production of The Importance of Being Earnest starring newcomer Alden Wade. The lead actor moved from Lockmaster where his wife was murdered by a sniper. Another Lockmaster resident Ronnie Dickson is also in the cast, co...
The Cat Who Went Into The Closet
Spending the winter cooped up in the Gage mansion, Koko and Yum Yum (Siamese cats) come up with some very revealling information. Multi-millionaire Jim Qwilleran puts the pieces together and finds that things aren't always what they seem....
The Cat Who Went Up The Creek
Putnam, January 2002, 23.95, 240 pp. ISBN 039914675x James Mackintosh Quillean used to be a crime reporter for some of the most famous newspapers in the country but now he is comfortably living in Moose County (400 miles of everywhere) in the town of Pickax. He is a columnist for the Moose County Somewhere and is owned by two Siamese cats named Koko and Yum-Yum and though not many people know it he is the richest man in the Northeast Central...
The Private Life of the Cat Who
Putnam, Nov 2003, 10.95, 144 pp. ISBN: 039915132 In each and everyone one of “The Cat Who” mystery books, Siamese felines Koko and Yum Yum play an intricate role. Their human James Mackintosh Qwilleran, columnist to the Moose County something, shares some thoughts about these felines who enriched his life. Koko came to live with Qwill when his owner died and thanks to the feisty feline with sixty whiskers instead of the normal forty-eight, th...


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