The Cat Who Came to Breakfast (The Cat Who... Series #16)

The Cat Who Came to Breakfast (The Cat Who... Series #16)

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by Lilian Jackson Braun
     
 

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Qwilleran and the cats are visiting an island known by many names. Qwill has always called it Breakfast Island, but to the taciturn natives, it's Providence Island. To the rich summer residents it's Grand Island—and to the developers and tourists who are turning this once-peaceful place upside down, it's Pear Island. But when some odd "accidents" occur,

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Qwilleran and the cats are visiting an island known by many names. Qwill has always called it Breakfast Island, but to the taciturn natives, it's Providence Island. To the rich summer residents it's Grand Island—and to the developers and tourists who are turning this once-peaceful place upside down, it's Pear Island. But when some odd "accidents" occur, including a fatal boat explosion, Qwill suspects sabotage and sets out to investigate—because murder by any other name is just as deadly...

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In the 16th Cat Who . . . adventure, Pickax City's Jim Qwilleran and his intuitive Siamese cats, Yum Yum and Koko, investigate odd accidents plaguing a glitzy resort recently built on a nearby island in Moose County, ``400 miles north of everywhere.'' As Breakfast Island undergoes development which highlights its possible pirate past, retired reporter Qwill and others bemoan the spoiling of its natural beauty. After an episode of food poisoning and an accidental drowning at the resort hotel, the owners of the Domino Inn, an already established bed-and-breakfast, ask Qwill to find out whether disgruntled locals are trying to discourage tourism. On the day that Qwill moves himself and the cats into one of the Inn's cottages, another guest is injured on the Inn's front steps and an explosion in the resort's marina kills a yacht owner. Questioning reticent natives and resort employees, Qwill enlists an informant to speak with witnesses of the accidents. He himself talks with the vague proprietor of a resort antique shop filled with overpriced items. But it is Yum Yum's domino playing that sets the former newsman on the right track. Braun ( The Cat Who Went into the Closet ) gives fans what they crave in this latest meandering tale about the skeptical, lovable Qwill on an island full of cats. Literary Guild alternate; Mystery Guild main selection. (Feb.)
Library Journal
In the 17th installment in Braun's popular series, Jim Qwilleran and cats Koko and Yum Yum head to a quiet island to investigate a series of murders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515115642
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Cat Who... Series, #16
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
263,032
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.74(d)
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

"The New York Times"-bestselling author Lilian Jackson Braun lives in North Carolina with her two Siamese cats.

George Guidall has recorded over 800 unabridged novels and is the recipient of two Audie Awards for excellence in audiobook narration. His 40 year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie award for best performance Off-Broadway, and frequent television appearances.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
North Carolina
Date of Birth:
1916
Date of Death:
June 4, 2011
Place of Birth:
Massachusetts
Place of Death:
South Carolina
Education:
Graduated from high school at age 16

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The Cat Who Came to Breakfast (The Cat Who... Series #16) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Charity Bowman More than 1 year ago
i am in love with Koko and Yum Yum
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been reading The Cat Who series for years and can't get enough of it. I love Qwill, Koko, and Yum Yum!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the greatest books i've ever read by Braun, i recommend this to anybody who loves mystery books, heck even if u hate to read you'll love this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Cat Who Went to Breakfast is deffinently one of Lilian Jackson Brauns best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mystery with Koko to the rescue.
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Cat53 More than 1 year ago
I believe there are 26 books in the series and I am reading them in order. The main character is a middle aged man with two cats. He is a journalist by trade, but a very good detective as a hobby. The author writes very descriptive details with clever clues concerning the murders. Highly entertaining!
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Rose Young More than 1 year ago
Another amazing Koko and Yum Yum Adventure
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