The Cat Who Smelled a Rat

The Cat Who Smelled a Rat

Lilian Jackson Braun / Aug 24, 2019

The Cat Who Smelled a Rat The Cat Who Smelled a Rat

  • Title: The Cat Who Smelled a Rat
  • Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
  • ISBN: 9780399146657
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Cat Who Smelled a Rat

    The Cat Who The Cat Who is a series of twenty nine mystery novels and three related collections by Lilian Jackson Braun and published by G P Putnam s Sons , featuring a reporter named Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats , Kao K o Kung Koko for short and Yum Yum. Cat Who Series by Lilian Jackson Braun Jim Qwilleran, a journalist, solves mysteries with cats Koko and Yum Yum in Pickax, northeast central United States The Cat Who Could Read Backwards C Lilian Jackson Braun Lilian Jackson Braun June , June , was an American writer well known for her light hearted series of The Cat Who mystery novels The Cat Who books center on the life of former newspaper reporter, James Qwilleran, and his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, in the fictitious small town of Pickax located in Moose County miles north of everywhere. The Cat Who Series in Order Lilian Jackson Braun The complete series list for The Cat Who Lilian Jackson Braun Series reading order, cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Order of The Cat Who Books OrderOfBooks The Cat Who is a series of cozy mystery novels by American author Lilian Jackson Braun.The series is also known as the Jim Qwilleran Feline Whodunnits Lilian created the series when her own cat The Cat Who Could Read Backwards The first novel, THE CAT WHO COULD READ BACKWARDS, was published in , and presents leading character Qwil as a down on his luck newspaper reporter whose battle with the bottle has cost both marriage and career. The Cat Who Book Series In Order The Cat Who is a volume mystery novel by the late Lillian Braun The book follows Jim Qwilleran, a well established reporter, and his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum. The Private Life of the Cat Who Tales of Koko and Yum Feline fanciers will purr over The Private Life of the Cat Who Tales of Koko and Yum Yum from the Journals of James Mackintosh Qwilleran, by Lilian Jackson Braun, author of The Cat Who Brought Down the House Forecasts, Dec , and two dozen other titles in her best selling cozy series. Cat Who Book Series The Cat Who book series by ThriftbooksCore.Models.SeriesAuthor ThriftbooksCore.Models.SeriesAuthor includes books The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern, The Cat Who Turned On And Off, and several . The Cat who Aisis Gerry YouTube Japanese Cat Aisis and Gerry Play all

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        Lilian Jackson Braun was an American writer She is well known for her light hearted series of The Cat Who mystery novels The Cat Who books center around the life of former newspaper reporter James Qwilleran, and his two Siamese cats, KoKo and Yum Yum in the fictitious small town of Pickax located in Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere Although never formally stated in the books, the towns, counties and lifestyles described in the series are generally accepted to be a modeled after Bad Axe, Michigan located in the Michigan Thumb where she resided with her husband for many years until the mid 1980 s Many also believe that the culture and history of the Upper peninsula of Michigan are represented in the series as well, which is quite possible as it is indeed a fictitious location.Lilian Jackson Braun began her writing career as a teenager, contributing sports poetry for the Detroit News She later began working as an advertising copywriter for many of Detroit s department stores After that stint, she worked at the Detroit Free Press as the Good Living editor for 30 years She retired from the Free Press in 1978.Between 1966 and 1968, she published three novels to critical acclaim The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern and The Cat Who Turned On and Off In 1966, The New York Times labeled Braun, the new detective of the year The rising mystery author disappeared from the publishing scene for 18 years The blame came from the fact that mystery novels were starting to focus on sex, violence, and foul language, and Braun s light hearted books were not welcome in this new territory It wasn t until 1986 that the Berkley Publishing Group reintroduced Braun to the public with the publication of an original paperback, The Cat Who Saw Red Within two years, Berkeley released four new novels in paperback and reprinted the three mysteries from the sixties Braun s series became an instant best seller once again In January 2007 the twenty ninth novel in the series, The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers, was released in hardcover by the Penguin Group.Not much was really known about Braun, as she prefered to keep her private life that way For years, publishers have given inaccurate accounts of her year of birth, which has remained unknown until she openly acknowledged her age in an interview for the Detroit News in January 2005.


    1. 3 of 5 stars to Lilian Jackson Braun's novel, The Cat Who Smelled a Rat, the 23rd entry in the "Cat Who" mystery series. Koko and Yum Yum are at it again in this cute cozy about arson, explosions and murder.When this was published in 2001, the writer was almost 90 years old. She'd written a marvelous set of books all about a cozy little town up in the mountains of Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere basically on the Canadian border near the Great Likes, but on the US side. And she contin [...]

    2. I've read two or three of The Cat Who books, and for the life of me, I don't know what keeps me reading to the end. The characters are flat, the plots busy and erratic, the mood lazy and relaxed. In the surreal, sentimental world of Pickax, Moose County, nobody even seems to mind much about murder--nobody, that is, except the protagonist's obnoxious Siamese, "the cat who" yowls when someone in town meets on untimely end. And yet, with over thirty books to her credit, Lillian Jackson Braun clearl [...]

    3. the haiku selection are quaint, but the folk songs just rockthis temporarily concludes my cat who adventures since i don't have the next book yeti guess the bon mot is a bientot

    4. Second Read: I have thoroughly enjoyed this read. First time was in 2012. Time and writing styles can make a most interesting read. Braun is a great writer, and though she had taken a dip in quality, this one is sharp and very fun. My interest in The Cat Who mysteries by Lillian Jackson Braun books comes from my mother having read dozens of library picks and sharing them. Jim Qwilleran and his two Siamese cats Yum Yum and Koko. In The Cat Who Smelled a Rat, the 23rd book, the residents of the sm [...]

    5. A cozy mystery solved by the witty cats' meows :3 nyaha!This is my first "The Cat Who" series and it won't definitely be the last! I would really really love to read more of Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat who novels! The characters are endearing and the story is very relaxing ♥I imagined my favorite character --the extraordinary Siamese cat Koko as this (the adorable cat on the photo) :3Click see review to view the photo

    6. My interest in The Cat Who mysteries by Lillian Jackson Braun books comes from my mother-in-law having a dozen of them on her shelves. The series contains thirty titles and features journalist James Qwilleran and his two Siamese cats Yum Yum and Koko. In The Cat Who Smelled a Rat, the 23rd book, the residents of the small town of Pickax located in Moose County “400 miles north of everywhere” have two concerns. The first concern is how late the arrival of the Big One is; residents are becomin [...]

    7. I used to read a lot of the Cat Who books, then I got bored and stopped. This one, The Cat Who Smelled a Rat has been sitting on the "to be read" shelf for at least ten years.But returning to PickAx and meeting up with Qwilleran and company again is kinda' like going home to a small town - a very small town, where everyone knows everyone else - for better or worse. This particular novel is set at the end of the Summer and everyone is worried about wild and forest fires. The fires seem to be occu [...]

    8. Though this was written in 2002, I only recently came upon a copy at a used book sale, and realized that it was one of this series that I hadn't read before. Some readers might find this rather simplistic, but there are some interesting facts sprinkled in the plot. Jim Qwilleran is a good main character, but I STILL question his choice of Polly Duncan as the woman in his life. He isn't interested in marrying again--his first attempt did not work out well. Not all the characters are what they see [...]

    9. A little too cozy a mystery series, but it is very well read by George Guidall. In this one the town of Pickax is worried about dry conditions, and hoping that the first snowstorm will come soon. There is a murder of a fire watcher, an explosion in a bookstore, and a suspicious death in a curling arena. The mystery is episodic, with Qwilleran finding out bits and pieces, usually while eating or drinking with someone. There is also corrupt politics, shady developments, and a blast from the past t [...]

    10. This book was slower paced than others in the Cat Who series. I still found journalist, James Qwilleran, an enjoyable detective, along with his prescient Siamese cat, Koko, and Koko's pal, Yum Yum. The small far north town of Pickax is filled with all sorts of quaint characters that add to the plot of this series. A smidgen of romance between James and Polly rounds out the plot. Definitely a good read for fans of clean cozies.

    11. These books are so comfy and cozy- a perfect treat for when you're feeling under the weather. This installment had a more compelling mystery than its predecessor, but, man, did I ever have a hard time keeping all the townsfolk straight. I think LJB included just about every character in Moose County. At times the literary and art references felt a bit forced, but I suppose there's nothing wrong with a slight excess of erudition.

    12. Not as captivating as the others in the series, but this one was still entertaining. Koko helps Qwill solve the mysteries in town, as usual, but more than the mysteries, I enjoyed the Moose County stories, the romantic episodes between Polly & Qwill, and the explanation of curling (on ice). The author adds so many personal & realistic touches to Pickax & Moose County that I believe it exists and I want to live there.

    13. I LOVED this series! I’ve read them all and rate them all a 5. If you like quirky mysteries this is one you should cover. Jim Qwilleran is my kind of detective add in a couple of clever cats & what you have is involved, funny and interesting.

    14. I see here that my very first foray into the "Cat Who" books is number 23! A very quick murder mystery read with no blood or guts set in a small northern town (Maine? Vermont?) engagingly narrated by a character who owns a few uncanny siamese cats.

    15. I am a big fan of the 'Cat who' books.Qwilleran, Koko, YumYum and a nice 'tale' about deceipt, money, deaths, and shenanigans in Pickax, Moose County. Always entertaining-- Egypt, mine shaft houses, and old school-day troubles feature.Light reading, but always enjoyable!

    16. Going downhillGetting a little repetitious, but still, I will finish the series. Would hate to leave all of Moose County behind before its time.

    17. I solved this mystery earlier than I usually do. Things just fell into place in my head. Gotta love the antics of those cats, especially Koko! So sad about the old book store. I love books!

    18. Lilian Jackson Braun's Cat Who book series is the mystery equivalent of cotton candy. Attempting to read the entire 20+ collection in one sitting would probably rot your teeth. And your brain. No part of these books is challenging in any way, from sentence structure to plot construction. Yet I still kind of enjoy them! Braun stuffs her books with completely ridiculous names for place and person, everybody is a cat owner, there's nifty interior designs and interesting meals, and it has the least [...]

    19. Meet prizewinning reporter Jim Qwilleran and his extraordinary Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum, the most unlikely, most unusual, most delightful team in detective fiction!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 minesites, deeply bewildered. Some blame the blazes on bad weather cond [...]

    20. BOTTOM LINE: an OK entry in this long series, filled with lots of folksy bits and a tiny glimmer of a sharp plot lurking in the background. Unfortunately, there's too much "folksy" and 'way too lilttle plot for my taste. Wildfire season, arson settings, land speculation, undercover investigations, new inhabitants, and the death of an old friend, makes Qwilleran long for “The Big One” (the first snowstorm of the season) as it would mean a week of peace and quiet. And Polly’s jealousy of eve [...]

    21. The Cat Who Smelled a Rat by Lilian Jackson Braun Ms Braun is one of a set of writers who writes what I call light mysteries. This book is a part of her Cat series. I have found each and every one of these a quick and enjoyable read. In The Cat Who Smelled a Rat, Qwill and the redoubtable Koko find clues to a series of so-called accidents happening around town. From brush fires happening around the now historic landmark designated Shafthouses (small oddly shaped building at the top of mines) to [...]

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