- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Headline; New Ed edition (July 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0747233241
- ISBN-13: 978-0747233244
- Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 1.4 x 17.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Cat Who Turned On & Off (Jim Qwilleran Feline Whodunnit) Paperback – Jul 2001
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Another captivating case for crime's most unlikely, most unusual and most delightful detective team
About the Author
Lilian Jackson Braun began writing her Cat Who... detective series when one of her own Siamese cats mysteriously fell to its death from her apartment block. She and her husband, Earl, live in the mountains of North Carolina.
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Top Customer Reviews
Also it is not difficult to read when english is not your mothertongue.
Qwill's first day on the new beat is the day of an auction to sell off the merchandise of a dealer who recently died in an accident. Something about the accident makes Qwill's mustache tingle, however, and he begins to poke around. Soon, he's convinced that the man was really murdered. Unfortunately, Koko doesn't seem to be providing any help. But where does the cat keep disappearing to? And what's with the stuff that Koko and Yum Yum keep bringing to the apartment?
These books are very light mysteries, but when I'm in the mood for them, nothing else will hit the spot. I love following the antics of Koko and Yum Yum as Qwill tries to keep up. Being an early book in the long running series, Qwill is still a full time reporter. And the plot is much better developed. I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out who done it, and once I did how Koko would prove it. Along the way, I got to laugh at the cats' antics. They always make these stories so much more enjoyable.
When I do "read" these books, it's usually through these wonderful unabridged recordings. George Guidall is an excellent reader, and I can't picture anyone else doing these books justice. He brings all the characters to life and perfectly captures each "Yowl" of the cats.
While the later books seem to be going downhill, this series started off with some great mysteries. This is a perfect example. If you like your mysteries cozy, don't pass up this excellent series.
The two cats in the series don't really add much in the way investigative techniques and are used mainly as a way to introduce clues into the plot. They are amusing but not really essential to the story lines. The main plot device so far is that Qwill needs a place to live and when he moves in he stumbles over a crime and because of his background he pursues it. Really fairly standard whodunit plotting.
While not especially creative or innovative and with little actual violence or romance the novels are still pleasant to read and would be ideal for a trip or the beach.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Read all of these books in paperbacks, great to start having them on the kindle, as good as ever. Would recommend.Published 5 months ago by MrsJP
I enjoy reading all The Cat Who books, easy reading when you are tensed or tiredPublished 6 months ago by Mrs Beryl Ann Morgan
Love how these stories follow on, trying to read in sequence. Do recommend these to others to read, gives insight into orinary people's thinking.Published on 4 Jun. 2013 by Patricia McMenemy