Lilian Jackson Braun is the author of the light-hearted and much loved series of “The Cat Who…” mysteries. It is widely believed that the town of Bad Axe, Michigan where she lived with her husband until the mid-1980s, is the inspiration for the settings and lifestyles described in her books.
The Cat Who... - 30
Times are a-changin' in Pickax, giving Jim Qwilleran some newsworthy notes for the Qwill Pen. A new senior center is in the works as well as a frisky production of Cats. And a local mansion is being converted into a charitable museum. Good thing there's lots to keep Qwill busy because Polly Duncan ...
Prize-winning reporter Jim Qwilleran and his extraordinary Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum always land on their feet. This special volume includes the first three books in the series.The Cat Who Could Read Backwards: Modern art is a mystery to many-but for Jim Qwilleran and Koko it turns into a myst...
The Cat Who... - 29
Good thing prizewinning reporter Jim Qwilleran has his extraordinary Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum to smell trouble from a mile away... The town of Pickax is buzzing with excitement: its residents are about to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding. But in the midst of all the preparati...
The Cat Who... - 28
Somehow, prizewinning reporter Jim Qwilleran and his extraordinary Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum always land on their feet in the beloved bestselling series... With the opening night of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest fast approaching--along with the dedication of the new bookstore...
The Cat Who... - 27
The good people of Moose County are in a fever of excitement. It's almost time for the gala groundbreaking of the Pickax bookstore--and the town of Brrr is preparing for its bicentennial celebration. All the festivities, however, are spoiled by the discovery of a man's body on James Qwilleran's pro...
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Fans of the "Cat Who.".. series get an intimate look at the private lives of those extraordinary Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum--the most unlikely, most unusual, most delightful team in detective fiction. In this charming collection of feline antics, readers will discover why Qwill considers Koko a ...
The Cat Who... - 25
Dear Reader, Twenty-five years ago, Jim Qwilleran walked into my life...huffing into his large moustache, spelling his name oddly, drinking black coffee at the Press Club bar. He was tall but seemed world-weary. His entire earthly possessions fit into two suitcases. He was a down-and-out crime r...
Fictional columnist James Qwilleran has finally completed his book showcasing the stories related to him by residents of Moose County-that famous region four hundred miles north of everywhere. With an introduction by Lilian Jackson Braun, this delightful volume reveals the offbeat "history" of Moos...
The Cat Who... - 24
Jim Qwilleran is enjoying his stay at the Nutcracker Inn in Black Creek. His two Siamese, Koko and Yum Yum, don't seem quite as pleased with the accommodations... though Koko does enjoy keeping a keen eye on the squirrels and other local wildlife. Then, while Koko's eagerly watching some jumping tr...
The Cat Who... - 23
The way Jim Qwilleran sees it, there's nothing worse than being left high and dry. But that's exactly where he's been ever since a record-breaking drought hit Moose County. He's bedraggled. Beleaguered. And, following a rash of fires at local historic mine sites, deeply bewildered. Some blame the b...
The Cat Who... - 22
As the Highland Games approach, Jim Qwilleran and the citizens of Pickax prepare to celebrate their Scottish heritage with such events as bagpipe skirling and tossing the caber. But the traditional revelry is marred by troublesome rumors when a visiting jewelry dealer, renowned for his romantic str...
The Cat Who... - 21
UFOs in Mooseville? Rumors abound that a missing backpacker has been abducted and it looks like Jim Qwilleran's sedate summer may be interrupted by an investigation--with the help of his own little aliens, Koko and Yum Yum. And when the backpacker's body turns up--and transplanted Floridian Owen Bo...
The Cat Who... - 20
As early spring comes to Moose County, Jim Qwilleran is looking forward to the peaceful beauty of nature's rebirth. What he gets instead is a chorus of noisy birds that constantly wakes him from a sound sleep ... especially when Koko insists on joining in with his own feline version of birdcalling....
The Cat Who... - 19
There's been a rash of petty thievery in Pickax--ever since banker Willard Carmichael and his flashy young wife, Danielle, moved in. But now Willard's been killed in a mugging Down Below...or so it seems. Qwill's suspicious, especially when Willard's house-restoration project in Pickax falls into t...
The Cat Who... - 18
With the approaching Great Food Explo, there's lots of delicious activity in Moose County-restaurant openings, a cheese-tasting, and a bake-off are planned, among other events. But there's nothing as tasty as a morsel of gossip, so when a mysterious woman moves into the New Pickax Hotel, the locals...
The Cat Who... - 17
Floyd Trevelyan's historic steam locomotive, newly restored, is the newest attraction in Moose County. But the excitement is eclipsed by shock when Trevelyan disappears ... along with millions of investors' dollars. Puzzled and suspicious, Qwill's trying to make a connection between the missing mil...
The Cat Who... - 16
Qwilleran and the cats are visiting an island known by many names. Qwill has always called it Breakfast Island, but to the taciturn natives, its Providence Island. To the rich summer residents it's Grand Island--and to the developers and tourists who are turning this once-peaceful place upside down...
The Cat Who... - 15
Qwill's moved into the old Gage mansion--and the cats are on a treasure hunt! The house's fifty closets are crammed with several generations of junk, and while Qwill investigates two recent deaths--those of the mansion's former occupant and a local potato farmer--Koko investigates the contents of t...
The Cat Who... - 14
Qwill's on his way to Scotland--and on his way to solving another purr-plexing mystery. But this time Kokds nowhere near the scene of the crime. He and Yum Yum are back in Pickax being coddled by a catsitter...but Koko wont sit still once Qwill's traveling party returnsminus one member. He's behavi...
The Cat Who... - 13
Qwill's on top of the world when he rents a house on Big Potato Mountain. The owner, J.J. Hawkinfield, brought real estate development to the once-peaceful Potatoes. But Hawkinfield paid a steep price for his enterprise: He was pushed off a cliff by an angry mountain dweller Qwilleran, however, sus...
The Cat Who... - 12
All the world's a stage--and now Jim Qwilleran's apple orchard has become the stage for a real-life murder scene. The much-disliked director of the Pickax Theatre Club's Shakespeare production, Hilary VanBrook, is found dead after the closing-night cast party... and with the help of his super-smart...
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The colorful Casablanca apartment building is in danger of demolition--but not if Jim Qwilleran can help it. He's determined to restore the building to its original grandeur So he- moves in with Koko and Yum Yum--and discovers that the Casablanca is steeped in history... and mystery. In Qwill's ver...
The Cat Who... - 10
When Mrs. Cobb heard unearthly noises in the antique-filled farmhouse, she called Jim Qwilleran for help. But he was too late. It looked as if his kindly ex-housekeeper had been frightened to death--but by whom? Or what? Now Qwilleran's moved into the historic farmhouse with his two cat companions-...
The Cat Who... - 9
Jim Qwilleran packs up his old kit bag and his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, for a sun-and-fun summer at his log cabin in Moose County. Their vacation starts off ominously with the disappearance of a handyman hired to patch up Qwilleran's cabin. But the felines really start throwing catf its ...
The Cat Who... - 8
Living in the peaceful city of Pickax may be restful, but it certainly isn't dull. At least not for one of the most eligible bachelors in town, veteran newspaperman Jim Qwilleran. Having inherited millions, Qwilleran and his two feline companions, Koko and Yum Yum, are preparing to settle down i...
The Cat Who... - 7
There's something rotten in the small town of Pickax--at least to the sensitive noses of newspaperman Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum. An accident has claimed the life of the local paper's eccentric publisher, but to Qwilleran and his feline friends it smells like murder. They ...
The Cat Who... - 6
Inheriting unexpected millions has left reporter Jim Qwilleran looking like the cat who swallowed the canary. While his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, adjust to being fat cats in an enormous mansion, Qwilleran samples the life-styles of the rich and famous by hiring a staff of eccentric servan...
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Is it just a case of summertime blues or a full-blown career crisis? Newspaper reporter Jim Qwilleran isn't sure, but he's hoping a few days in the country will help him sort out his life. With cats Koko and Yum Yum for company Qwilleran heads for a cabin owned by a long-time family friend, "Aun...
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Something is amiss at Maus Haus. Not just the mystery of an unsolved "suicide" which hangs over the old mansion, but something ominous in the present-day residence. When Qwilleran moves in to work on his new gastronomical assignment, strange things begin to happen. First it's a scream in the night,...
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The team of Koko, the brilliant Siamese cat, and Qwilleran, the reporter with the perceptive moustache, is back in action--with an adorable female Siamese, Yum Yum, added to the household. When Qwilleran decides to do a feature series on Junktown, he gets more than he bargained for. Not the dope...
The Cat Who... - 2
Jim Qwilleran is not exactly overwhelmed by his new assignment for the Daily Fluxion. Interior design has never been one of his specialties and now he's supposed to turn out an entire magazine on the subject every week! But the first issue of Gracious Abodes is barely off the presses when Qwilleran...
The Cat Who... - 1
The world of modern art is a mystery to many. But for Jim Qwilleran it turns into a mystery of another sort when his assignment to cover the art beat for the Daily Fluxion leads down the path to murder A stabbing in an art gallery, vandalized paintings, a fatal fall from a scaffolding--this is not ...
Cats and crime make an irresistible combination in this second volume of Mystery Cats. Bestselling author Lilian Jackson Braun uses her favorite breed, the Siamese, to chill us with a tale of a sinister violin-playing villain who gets his comeuppance, at the paws of the imperturbable Madame Phloi. ...