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The Cat Who Played Brahms (Curley Large Print Books)

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Chivers North America; Large type edition edition (8 May 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0792703359
  • ISBN-13: 978-0792703358
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,430,049 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for the Cat Who... series:
'The fastidious plotting is designed to appeal to more than just the cat-lover' The Times;
'This droll and engaging mystery...firmly grips the reader...a lively witty tale bolstered by sharply etched characters' Publishers Weekly;
'An engaging tongue-in-cheek yarn with a sting in the tail that won't just appeal to the cat-lover' Belfast Telegraph;
'It's a Wonderful Life meets The Aristocats in this daft but endearing whodunnit' Liverpool Daily Post;
'Mrs Braun has a breezy style; the cats are really smart' New York Times Book Review;
'Great fun!' Lawrence Block
'Entertaining and absorbing mysteries which, in the tradition of all good whodunnits, keep you guessing right to the end' Dumfries and Galloway Standard
'Lilian Jackson Braun purveys delight from beginning to end' Los Angeles Times
'Like news from Lake Woebegon, Braun's Cat Who... series...has charmed readers' Publishers Weekly
'Light-hearted originals... The mix of crime and cats [is] catnip to readers who like both' Chicago Sun-Times
'An offbeat series with a good deal of charm' The Baltimore Sun
'Braun writes with charm and sureness' Cleveland Plain Dealer

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A terrific new adventure for the most unlikely, most unusual, most delightful team in detective fiction! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
There are some big changes looming in the life of Jim Qwilleran and his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum. Qwilleran is tired of being the restaurant critic for the regional newspaper and yearns to become an investigative reporter - a not unreasonable wish for a man who has solved an number of murders, though his superiors at the Daily Fluxion seem less convinced. On top of that "Maus Haus", his cherished home, is being sold, and so Qwilleran decides to take Koko and Yum Yum up north to Pickaxe in "Moose Country" where long-time family friend "Aunt" Fanny has offered him the use of her summer cabin. The peace and quiet of this idyllic rural retreat are exactly what Qwilleran needs to write his long dreamed-of book.

But peace and quiet are the last things Qwilleran finds when he arrives. Strange noises keep him awake at night, people seem to walk in and out of the cabin when he's not at home and he has the sneaking feeling that he is being followed by blue pick-up trucks. When he finds a dead body and everyone assures him that it was an old tyre Qwilleran resorts to the help of Koko, feline sleuth extraordinaire, to find out what lies behind these strange goings-on.

Lilian Jackson Braun's books about the exploits of Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese fellow detectives are murder mysteries in the classic "Christie" tradition: Gory details are kept to a minimum, although the crimes can be gruesome in their nature; but the emphasis is on atmosphere and finding hidden clues. They may lack the grim sense of reality that characterizes the books of many other modern crime writers, but they do offer very believable characters, very believable plots - and even very believable cats, despite all their feline sleuthing. "The Cat Who Played Brahms", like all of Lilian Jackson Braun's books, is a highly enjoyable read, the perfect book to curl up with on a sunny or rainy afternoon, suspenseful, thrilling and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
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Another of the 'Cat Who . . .' series of Books featuring newspaperman Jim Qwilleran accompanied by his Siamese cats KoKo and Yum Yum. A light-hearted read which has a good mix of everything. The cats feature strongly in the newspaper man's adventures, and this one ends with a good cliffhanger
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Format: Hardcover
There are some big changes looming in the life of Jim Qwilleran and his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum. Qwilleran is tired of being the restaurant critic for the regional newspaper and yearns to become an investigative reporter - a not unreasonable wish for a man who has solved an number of murders, though his superiors at the Daily Fluxion seem less convinced. On top of that "Maus Haus", his cherished home, is being sold, and so Qwilleran decides to take Koko and Yum Yum up north to Pickaxe in "Moose Country" where long-time family friend "Aunt" Fanny has offered him the use of her summer cabin. The peace and quiet of this idyllic rural retreat are exactly what Qwilleran needs to write his long dreamed-of book.

But peace and quiet are the last things Qwilleran finds when he arrives. Strange noises keep him awake at night, people seem to walk in and out of the cabin when he's not at home and he has the sneaking feeling that he is being followed by blue pick-up trucks. When he finds a dead body and everyone assures him that it was an old tyre Qwilleran resorts to the help of Koko, feline sleuth extraordinaire, to find out what lies behind these strange goings-on.

Lilian Jackson Braun's books about the exploits of Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese fellow detectives are murder mysteries in the classic "Christie" tradition: Gory details are kept to a minimum, although the crimes can be gruesome in their nature; but the emphasis is on atmosphere and finding hidden clues. They may lack the grim sense of reality that characterizes the books of many other modern crime writers, but they do offer very believable characters, very believable plots - and even very believable cats, despite all their feline sleuthing. "The Cat Who Played Brahms", like all of Lilian Jackson Braun's books, is a highly enjoyable read, the perfect book to curl up with on a sunny or rainy afternoon, suspenseful, thrilling and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
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This is my favourite of all the Cat Who books. If you like the Cat Who series make sure you read this one. I got the audio tape and the Kindle version too.
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Mystery, murder, crime and Siamese, what more could anyone want. Clean, gentle, fun in a regular place with irregular events.
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I enjoyed both the detective story and the cats who were the stars in my opinion,the continuing story of the hero is great.
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Nearly completes my collection of Cat Who books. I re-read them continuously.
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