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The Cat Who Had 14 Tales
     

The Cat Who Had 14 Tales

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by Lilian Jackson Braun
 

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The Cat Who Had 14 Tales

A courageous Siamese bags a cunning cat burglar...a country kitty proves a stumbling block in a violent murder...and an intuitive feline's premonition helps solve the case of the missing antiques dealer.

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The Cat Who Had 14 Tales

A courageous Siamese bags a cunning cat burglar...a country kitty proves a stumbling block in a violent murder...and an intuitive feline's premonition helps solve the case of the missing antiques dealer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101158326
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1988
Series:
Cat Who... Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
193,512
File size:
365 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Anthony Boucher
A fabulous fabricator of feline fiction.

Meet the Author

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.  Most recently being The Cat Who Went Up The Creek, The Cat Who Smelled 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 lastly, 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.  She is retired from journalism and is currently writing mysteries full-time, her latest Cat Who… novel is titled The Cat Who Brought Down The House.  She lives with two Siamese cats and her husband, Earl Bettinger, in North Carolina.



 



 



 


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 Had 14 Tales 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While all of the 'Cat Who...' books have a dark side (being murder mysteries), this one is particularly disturbing. I imagine that many people are like myself-- they're prepared to lose a few side characters or even the occasional main character to the cause of mystery, but leave the animals out of it! This book features murdered cats, suicidal cats, abused cats... pretty unpleasant stuff. If you're the kind of mystery reading cat lover who prefers to see chalk outlines being drawn around non-furry bodies, give this book a pass. You'll sleep better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of the short stories are pretty good, but others are just plain creepy. Not really written in the same "tone" as The Cat Who..... series.
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Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this was a great book. They put together 14 Tales of Mysteries that cats solved. My favorite had to be 'Phut Phat Concentrates.' I also like that name Phut Phat he he he. Well, I highly recommend this book, but only if you like cats.
Guest More than 1 year ago
EVERYONE WHO LOVES CATS SHOULD READ THIS BOOK. IT IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!! I LOVED THE STORY ABOUT SPOOK AND THE CAT WHO WAS TOO SMALL FOR HIS WHISKERS!!! THAT WAS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book The Cat Who Had 14 Tales is a good book. If you like books that have more than one story in them and you like adventures, this book is for you. It has mostly adventure stories in it but it also has a few mystery stories. One story is about two cats that are just like two people. When the cats first met so did the two people. When one of the two people left to go on vacation the cat was found nowhere in a house or on the streets. When the person came back the cat was found tattered and beaten up. Another story is about an alien cat that burns UFO type circles in a field, and wants to become friends with a bird (a canary to be exact)!! Other stories from this book are: Phut Phat Concentrates;Weekend of the Big Puddle; The Fluppie Phenomenon; The Hero of Drunnond Street; The Mad Museum Mouser; The Dark One; East side Story; Tipsy and the Board of Health; A Cat Named Conscience; Su su and the 8:30 Ghost; Stanley and Spook; A Cat Too Small for His whiskers; The Sin of Madame Phloi; and Tragedy on New Year's Eve. I thought this book was VERY good and fun to read. I highly recommend this book, that's why I rate it 5 stars.