The Cat Who Moved a Mountain (The Cat Who... Series #13)

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Qwill's on top of the world when he rents a house on Big Potato Mountain. The owner, J.J. Hawkinfield, brought real estate development to the once-peaceful Potatoes. But Hawkinfield paid a steep price for his enterprise: He was pushed off a cliff by an angry mountain dweller. Qwilleran, however, suspects the man is innocent—and Koko's antics have him convinced something's wrong. He may be making a mountain out of a molehill...but he's determined to find the truth. Even if it ...

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Overview

Qwill's on top of the world when he rents a house on Big Potato Mountain. The owner, J.J. Hawkinfield, brought real estate development to the once-peaceful Potatoes. But Hawkinfield paid a steep price for his enterprise: He was pushed off a cliff by an angry mountain dweller. Qwilleran, however, suspects the man is innocent—and Koko's antics have him convinced something's wrong. He may be making a mountain out of a molehill...but he's determined to find the truth. Even if it means jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire!

The New York Times bestseller from the author of The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal. On a quest for peace and solitude, Qwilleran heads for Big Potato Mountain, where he discovers quite the opposite. A real estate tycoon, who had tried to develop the Potatoes, has been murdered. Qwilleran thinks the accused man--one of the locals--is innocent and is soon on his way to discovering the truth behind the crime. LG and Mystery Guild Selections.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
With the help of his unique cats, former reporter Jim Qwilleran solves the murder of a developer in this witty tale bolstered by sharply etched characters. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Jim Qwilleran and cats take their turn with greedy land developers in the fictitious Potato Mountains.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515109504
  • Publisher: Jove
  • Publication date: 10/28/1992
  • Series: Cat Who... Series , #13
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 160,067
  • Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.76 (d)

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.

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 November 16, 2014

    Tigerpelt

    She laughs. "Really! How did that happen?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2014

    Coalspark

    "So... what should we do?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Great read!!!

    The mysteries continue and KoKo is always on top of things.

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  • Posted March 9, 2014

    If you're looking for a new series or just a wonderfully fun rea

    If you're looking for a new series or just a wonderfully fun read, you will love Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who series! They are so much fun to read and are very entertaining!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Potato Mtns are enjoyable - I like Pickax the best

    All of Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who..." books are great light summer reading. I have enjoyed them as I am reading them in the order they were written - 20 years ago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    Intruder alert intruder alert

    In first result

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Newflame

    Name: Newflame. Description: Slender black shecat with white tailtip that looks like a flame and deep blue eyes that sometimes change color. Rank: Deputy. Personality: energetic, funny, friendly, kind, active, and hostile towards those she dosent know. Story: Newflame does not remember much of her past. An evil cat named bloodclaws tried to kill her but brainwashed her when he couldnt kill her. She joined mountainclan at two and a half moons. Age: will turn eightteen moons on halloween. Powers: she is the black cat of halloween. Mate: none. Kits: none. Crush: none. Family: all dead but her. Favorite thing to do: hunting for rabbits and squirrels. Best friend: is closest with Fangstar. /\/€\/\/F|_@/\/\€

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    Rainkit info

    Name:Rainkit
    Gender: she-kit
    Looks-Light grey with sliver eyes
    Personallity: meet her
    Other; anyone go on WCRPG here I love WCRPG

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Fangstar

    CATS OF MOUNTAINCLAN:

    Leader: Fangstar (A sleek black shecat with one silver paw and stormy ice blue eyes. Her apprentice is Lavapaw.)
    Deputy: Newflame (A pure black shecat with a white tailtip that looks like a flame and deep blue eyes. Her apprentice is Stolenpaw.)
    Warriors:
    - Tempeststorm (a beautiful brown shecat with stormy blue eyes)
    - Stardust (a tabby brown shecat with blue eyes)
    - Nightheart (a black shecat with silver paws and soft blue eyes)
    - Sunstreak (a reddish furred tom with green eyes. His mate is Angelfeather.)
    - Sonicfur (a silver furred tom with blue eyes)
    - Soulclaw (a black tom with green eyes)
    - Snowtip (a white shecat with brown eyes)
    - Blazefeather (a jet black tom with blazing blue eyes)
    - Jadefeather (a pretty blue shecat with lavender eyes and a white heart marking on her shoulder)
    - Fangpelt (?)
    - Moontail (?)
    Apprentices:
    - Lavapaw (a red and orange tom with green eyes. His mentor is Fangstar)
    - Stolenpaw (a gray shecat with blue eyes. Her mentor is Newflame)
    Queens:
    - Angelfeather (a pale brown shecat with pale blue eyes. Her mate is Sunstreak)
    Kits:
    - Nightkit
    - Sunkit
    - Blackkit (a black shekit with amber eyes. Her mother is Angelfeather)
    - Icekit (a white tom with blue eyes. His mother is Angelfeather)
    - Bluekit (a blue gray shekit with blue eyes. Her mother is Angelfeather)
    - Lionkit (a golden tom with amber eyes. His mother is Angelfeather)
    - Rosekit (a red furred shekit with green eyes. Her mother is Angelfeather)

    If I have missed anyone or any of this imformation is incorrect, please tell me! Thank you! ~ Fangstar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2011

    cat series

    Ms. Braun captivates the reader through entertainment, relatedness such as foods and the wonderful antics of cats. This book was a great escape for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2011

    Great read!

    Very 1st book i read by her and i absolutely love it! If u love mysteries this is a must!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2002

    I love LJB, but...

    This was my least favorite "Cat Who" book. I've read them all and this one was just a little too dark. I recommend any of her others though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2001

    Cute!

    This book is cute! 'Cause just imagine... two adorable cats solving mysteries! I luv all the Lillian Jackson Braun books! (The ones that I've read anyway!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2000

    Superb!

    These Books rock! I can't believe I ever survived without them! LJB can keep writing books cause I'm gonna read 'em all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2000

    extreamly charming!!!!

    I thought it was really great!The charachters are well written and charming the whole mystery is great it keeps you wanting to know who did it!Plus the whole cat twist is great it really makes you wonder what cats are really capable of!!!!

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