The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers (The Cat Who... Series #29)

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After dropping a bombshell that was a bestseller, Lilian Jackson Braun brings back James Qwilleran and his famous felines, Koko and Yum Yum, for the twenty-ninth installment of the beloved, bestselling Cat Who . . . series.

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Overview

After dropping a bombshell that was a bestseller, Lilian Jackson Braun brings back James Qwilleran and his famous felines, Koko and Yum Yum, for the twenty-ninth installment of the beloved, bestselling Cat Who . . . series.

Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere, is in an uproar (good and bad) following vast inheritances from wealthy old families. Only "Cool Koko" knows what's happening . . . and he's not telling. Jim Qwilleran thinks it's because he has more whiskers than ordinary cats, but who's counting?

Meanwhile . . .
Koko meets a piano tuner.
Polly goes to Paris.
Qwill writes a play (an absurdist play titled The Cat Who Got Elected Dog Catcher).
And there's a mysterious death from a bee sting . . .
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In this installment of Lilian Jackson Braun's Cat Who... saga (The Cat Who Read Backwards, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern, et al.), series protagonist Jim "Qwill" Qwilleran -- renowned philanthropist and columnist for The Moose County Something -- finds himself at an improbable existential crossroads. With girlfriend Polly Duncan away on an extended trip to Paris, and more and more visitors to Pickax City pestering him for tours of his renowned home (an apple barn that was renovated by a pioneering architect), change is in the wind for Qwill and his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum -- whether they're ready for it or not.

As The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers (the 29th novel in the saga) begins, Qwill has his hands full with numerous community-oriented activities: A new senior center is being planned in an abandoned feed and seed warehouse; a historic, two-county art hat exhibition is being put together; and, in what spare time he has, Qwill is trying to write an absurdist play. But with Polly on the other side of the world, life in Pickax City is decidedly less idyllic -- especially when someone burns down the old warehouse and a museum worker mysteriously dies from a bee sting. But, as usual, cool Koko somehow senses when evil is afoot and does his best to let Qwill know about it…

Longtime fans of LJB will devour her newest cozy like cats rolling in fresh catnip, even with numerous integral plot threads underexplored or left completely unresolved. But with so much pivotal transition going on, devotees of this series will likely look past the lack of a satisfying conclusion and begin impatiently awaiting the 30th book in the saga for resolution… Paul Goat Allen
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Diehard fans will best appreciate Lilian Jackson Braun's meandering 29th "Cat Who..." mystery, The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers, which mostly chronicles series hero Joe Qwilleran's social activities in Pickax City, Mich. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428131217
  • Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/14/2012
  • Series: Cat Who... Series , #29
  • Format: CD

Meet the Author

Lilian Jackson Braun

Lilian Jackson Braun is the author of twenty-nine bestselling Cat Who . . . novels and three short story collections.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2009

    Terrible Story---No Plot

    Back when the "Cat Who" books first began, there were actual suspenseful mysteries to be solved. Well, the last few books have really done a turn around. All of a sudden the books leave questions unanswered and most of the story is repeating itself from previous books into oblivion. I truly miss Ms. Braun's old style writing. For as long as Polly and Qwill have been together, well, you just don't phone someone from Paris and break off your relationship. Then the barn burning and Qwill acting like it was no big deal. The "mystery" was barely worth mentioning. Nobody said if they burned the barn or someone else did the deed. Qwill is already set up with a new girlfriend, a head librarian. I have a feeling this is the next to the last book but I'd prefer it to be the last if this is as good as Ms. Braun can write anymore.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 24, 2008

    Is she kidding?

    You call this a mystery? Where is the suspense? In fact, where is the mystery? I've read all the Cat Who... books, and this was such a complete disappointment! All it consisted of was Qwill going about town and chatting with his fellow townspeople.<BR/><BR/>The only part of the book I liked was the departure of the insipid Polly and her replacement with what I think will be a much more interesting lady friend for Qwill.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2008

    What a let down!

    I was very disappointed. There was no real character development, nothing about the different restaurants Qwill likes to haunt, nothing about him snooping into the mystery of the girl's death and to have Polly quit her job and move away without her cats? Who are you kidding? The voice of this book is not Ms. Braun. None of the charm of Moose County was present and there was no real character interaction. I don't know who wrote it, but it was not Ms. Braun.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2008

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    Just when you thought they couldn't get worse...

    This installment in the series is even worse than its predecessors. Whatever happened to plotting? Whatever happened to mystery? Yes, the "Cat Who..." are quintessential "Cozies" but, good grief, even Cozies have a bit of suspense. mystery, danger.<BR/><BR/>Once upon a time, there were many interesting characters and plots. Remember the old one with the antique dealers? The Potters? The Art Snob?<BR/><BR/>Now what do we get? Padding to fill the spaces between padding, and then some padding.<BR/><BR/>Next in this series should be "The Author Who Quit Trying".

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2008

    Didn't anyone notice?

    This book never reveals who done it, or why. And I'm sorry, but it's a bit far fetched that Polly would leave - not only Qwill, but her beloved cats too?

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2008

    Has Dementia Affected our dear Lillian?

    I was so disappointed as were others. I felt that Ms. Braun couldn't sustain a topic for more than a chapter. I am so sorry that this is such a bomb.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2007

    A Waste of Time!

    I've been reading 'The Cat Who...' books since the beginning, and I have never been so disappointed. There are many 'could be interesting' storylines going on, but none are written about in depth. It leaves you wondering just what is going on. The two major events in the book are just lightly touched upon, leaving you to look back and see if you missed some pages. No one that has read this entire series can be expected to believe the nonchalant manner in which Qwill reacted to these events. I agree with other reviewers that perhaps Ms. Braun is no longer totally writing these works. I think she has input, referring to what could be interesting story lines, but then leaves the actual writing of these ideas to others that don't seem to have a clue as to what the series is all about. Hopefully, Ms. Braun can rekindle the spark of 'The Cat Who... ' series.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    Who Wrote This Book?

    After I finished reading this book, I was so dissappointed. I have read all the other Cat Who... books and was a great fan of them. However, this book did not seem at all like it had been written by LJB. I agree with other reviewers that Quill would not have been so unmoved by Polly's moving to Paris. Is LJB unable to write? I will miss Koko,Yum Yum and Quill.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

    The Cat Who Lost His Writer!!!

    Who wrote this book???? It wasn't Lilian Jackson Braun unless the poor lady had lapsed into senility. Perhaps a grandchild of the same name is trying the enter the world of writing. My advice---get more practice. This book was utterly appalling. The vocabulary was simplistic, the sentence structure basic, the plot---was there one??? If there was, it was farcical. There were no details. And Polly so coldly abandoning her cats???? No way. All good things must come to an end, as it appears the quality of this series has. It's too bad Ms. Braun didn't quit on a high note, leaving her readers missing her but not dissing her.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2008

    What happened?

    We've read all of these cat books and have enjoyed them until we came to this title. It made no sense at all. The characters all seemed to be written differently compared to the past novels. There was no intriguing plot to keep your interest. It was a struggle to finish this book and even after that point I do not remember if anything was solved. We did get the sense that perhaps something happened to the author part way through the writing of this book and someone else stepped in to finish it. I'll wait to hear reviews of the next volume before purchasing it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2008

    Disappointing

    I found this book to be a great disappointment and the writing style to be inferior to LB previous Cat Who books. To have Polly just up and leave her job, friends, home, and cats on a whim seems very out of character. Then there is Qwill's lack of reaction to both that and the loss of his home to fire. The only way this could possibly be redeemed would be if Polly were actually kidnapped or murdered, and the information Qwill had recieved from her was misdirection on the part of whomever wished to harm her.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2008

    The Cat Who - was so ashamed he almost shaved his whiskers!

    The only mystery here is who wrote this book.! I have read them all and look forward to each. This was more than disappointing it was horrid. If there are more to the series I will certainly check it out at the library and save my money. If Ms. Braun has passed on, it is a great disservice to her name and legend to carry on any longer. Polly, as flat a personage as she was, was not uncaring as she was made to seem in this book - as much as she fretted about her cats, to just give them away to 'whomever' was so unlike her as to be the only shock in the book. Unless, of course, you consider that Qwill's home burned to the ground and all he did was yawn and immediately seek the companionship of a new woman. A tremendous disappointment!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2007

    A reviewer

    I can't even believe Lillian wrote this book. This is the worst book I have read. I loved all of the others, but this book was sooooo bizare. The death was never solved, neither were the fires. Polly going to Paris...why can't Quill visit her? The play was totally absurd, and it ended with no 'ending'. Don't waste your time or money...

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2007

    What happened?

    I have also read every book and each time one comes out I run to the store to purchase. I was looking forward to this one as well but after reading it I was greatly confused and disappointed. The beginnings of the last few books where LJB usually gives a short version of what happened in the last book to bring the reader up to date has been disjointed and well... some stuff has been left out each time. In addition, this particular story has no plot, Mr. Q loses Polly to Paris and never 'misses' her. He immediately moves on to the next female without a thought it seems. He and Polly have been together for years, he fretted over her heart scare, and then she up and goes to Paris, decides to stay (what?), and he moves to the next woman. Very very disappointed and I am beginning to also believe that LJB is not actually writing the books any longer. This would be the only reason for the material.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2007

    Not as good as they used to be......

    Don't waste your money. I've always enjoyed this series, but the last several ones haven't been as good as the earlier ones. And this latest one is especially disappointing. No plot at all. If she writes anymore, don't think I will bother with them.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2007

    A reviewer

    I've read every Cat book and was really looking forward to curling up and enjoying this one. It didn't happen. It was horrible. It really is not worth your time.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    Not a whole book

    So where is the rest of the story! The fact that the book is not finished should be included in the description. This is a waste of money and time. I expect more from Barnes and Nobles!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2011

    I recommend purchasing a different book!

    I had to double check to make sure I had actually finished the book! I thought I had missed half of it but I had not.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    Cashing in on Previous Success

    This book was awfu;! No mystery; nothing to solve. Lillian wasted my time in the hope that some kind of mystery would evolve around Koko's "death cry" without ever developing it. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY PURCHASING THIS BOOK!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2007

    Sad in Michigan

    I have read or listened to every piece that LJB has written but this one was horrible. I felt like I lost a friend when I finished it. Who wrote this book? Did something happen to LJB? PLEASE make this just a bad dream that Jim Qwileran had.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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