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

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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 ...

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Overview

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...

Isolated Breakfast Island has become a hot vacation spot thanks to the development of a major resort complex. That fact alone is enough to upset the locals. But when an explosion sets off a series of bizarre accidents, Qwill, with his feline companions, Koko and Yum Yum, must investigate. LG and Mystery Guild Selections.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Jim Qwilleran and his feline companions Koko and Yum Yum get more than they bargained for when they begin to investigate several "accidents" on idyllic Peaceful Pear Island.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515115642
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Series: Cat Who... Series , #16
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 264,732
  • Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Lilian Jackson Braun

"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.

Biography

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 the Berkley Publishing Group reintroduced Braun to the public with the publication of an original paperback, The Cat Who Saw Red. Within two years, Berkeley released four new novels in paperback and reprinted the three mysteries from the sixties. G.P. Putnam's Sons has since published seventeen Cat Who... novels, among them The Cat Who Went Up The Creek, The Cat Who Smelled a Rat, The Cat Who Robbed The Bank, The Cat Who Saw Stars, The Cat Who Tailed a Thief, The Cat Who Blew the Whistle, The Cat Who Said Cheese, The Cat Who Came to Breakfast, The Cat Who Went Into The Closet, The Cat Who Wasn't There, The Cat Who Moved The Mountain, The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal, The Cat Who Lived High, The Cat who Talked to Ghosts, The Cat Who Went Underground, The Cat Who Sniffed Glue, The Cat Who Saw Stars, and The Cat Who Sang For the Birds.

Even though Braun claims that her cats have never done anything extraordinary, her fictional cats, Koko and Yum Yum, solve crimes and delight fans in book after book. Braun says the reason for her success is that "people are simply tired of all the blood. I write what is called the classic mystery." She says that while "not all mystery fans like cats, all cat-fanciers seem to like mysteries. That makes for a large audience, since 26% of all American households own 53.9 million cats between them."

Braun was the "Good Living" editor of The Detroit Free Press for 29 years.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Hometown:
      North Carolina
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 30, 1915
    2. Place of Birth:
      Massachusetts
    1. Date of Death:
      June 4, 2011
    2. Place of Death:
      South Carolina

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

    awesome

    i am in love with Koko and Yum Yum

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2005

    Best Series Ever

    I have been reading The Cat Who series for years and can't get enough of it. I love Qwill, Koko, and Yum Yum!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2003

    absolutly the BEST!!!!

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2000

    One of Her Best

    The Cat Who Went to Breakfast is deffinently one of Lilian Jackson Brauns best!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    Great read!!!

    Great mystery with Koko to the rescue.

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  • Posted May 11, 2012

    Very Entertaining - you must read the series!

    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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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    Great Read

    Another amazing Koko and Yum Yum Adventure

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