The Cat who Blew the Whistle

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Putnam's, 1995 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Can Qwill and the cats find the rich embezzler who has cheated Moose County out of millions of dollars? When the affluent owner of a historic steam locomotive and private railcar absconds with millions of dollars belonging to Moose County investors, police are called in to search for the fugitive. In Pickax, journalist Jim Qwilleran and his feline sleuths probe another mystery, however: Who blew the whistle on the embezzler, and why? With the help of Koko and Yum Yum, Qwill proves that the police are on the wrong track. The mystery is just beginning to heat up, and no easy solutions are at hand. Disturbing questions are left unanswered: What caused a train wreck on the main line? Is there a connection between the wreck and the missing millionaire? When a dead body turns up in a railroad tavern, it's obvious someone has a secret he is willing to kill to keep. Can Qwill and the cats find out who blew the whistle, before they are silenced permanently?

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Review: The Cat Who Blew the Whistle (Cat Who... #17)

User Review  - Beverly Steinhardt - Goodreads

An amusing tale of a cat solving mysteries and catching crooks. Read full review

Review: The Cat Who Blew the Whistle (Cat Who... #17)

User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

Very good. Banker who collected trains is missing. Polly is building a house, she has heart attack. Quill's friend from Florida moves up and helps him investigate. Good one. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1995)

Lilian Jackson Braun was born on June 20, 1913. After starting out as a copywriter for Detroit department stores, she worked for The Detroit Free Press for nearly 30 years. In the 1960s, her cat died in a fall from a 10th-floor window in Detroit. Neighbors later told her that someone pushed the cat. To work through her feelings, she wrote a short story based on the incident. The result was her first three novels, The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern, and The Cat Who Turned On and Off. After an 18-year break, she published The Cat Who Saw Red. During her lifetime, she wrote 29 titles in The Cat Who... series. She died on June 4, 2011 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 97.

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