The Cat who Played Brahms

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Penguin, 1987 - Fiction - 185 pages
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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 longtime family friend, "Aunt Fanny." But from the moment he arrives, things turn strange. Eerie footsteps cross the roof at midnight, Local townsfolk become oddly secretive. And then, while fishing, Qwilleran hooks on to a murder mystery. Soon Qwilleran enters into a game of cat and mouse with the killer, while Koko develops a sudden and uncanny fondness for classical music...

 

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User Review  - EmScape - LibraryThing

Journalist and amateur detective James Qwilleran takes a break from newspapering to ostensibly write a book in a cabin owned by a woman who was good friends with his mother in college. Old Mrs ... Read full review

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

This is one of the earlier "The Cat Who" books and not quite as cutesy as some of the later ones. Jim Qwilleran and his cats go to a fishing cabin for a well-deserved rest. Qwill ends up solving a murder with the help of his cat Koko who suddenly develops a taste for classical music. Read full review

Contents

Chapter ONE
v
Chapter TWO
17
Chapter THREE
33
Chapter FOUR
49
Chapter FIVE
69
Chapter SIX
83
Chapter SEVEN
97
Chapter EIGHT
111
Chapter TEN
137
Chapter ELEVEN
147
Chapter TWELVE
163
Chapter THIRTEEN
181
Chapter FOURTEEN
195
Chapter FIFTEEN
211
Chapter SIXTEEN
231
Copyright

Chapter NINE
125

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About the author (1987)

The history of Lilian Jackson Braun is perhaps as exciting and mysterious as her novels. 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." Then, for reasons unknown, the rising mystery author disappeared from the publishing scene. It wasn't until 1986 that Berkley Publishing Group reintroduced Braun to the public with the publication of an original paperback, The Cat Who Saw Red. Within two years, Berkley released four new novels in paperback and reprinted the three mysteries from the sixties. Since then, G.P. Putnam's Sons has published seventeen additional novels in the Cat Who series. Braun passed away in 2011.

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