The Cat Who Played Post Office (The Cat Who... Series #6)

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Inheriting unexpected millions has left reporter Jim Qwilleran looking like the cat who swallowed the canary. While his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, adjust to being fat cats in an enormous mansion, Qwilleran samples the lifestyles of the rich and famous by hiring a staff of eccentric servants. A missing housemaid and a shocking murder show Qwilleran the unsavory side of the upper crust. But soon it's Koko's purr-fect propensity for clues amid the caviar and champagne that gives Qwilleran pause to evaluate ...

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Overview

Inheriting unexpected millions has left reporter Jim Qwilleran looking like the cat who swallowed the canary. While his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, adjust to being fat cats in an enormous mansion, Qwilleran samples the lifestyles of the rich and famous by hiring a staff of eccentric servants. A missing housemaid and a shocking murder show Qwilleran the unsavory side of the upper crust. But soon it's Koko's purr-fect propensity for clues amid the caviar and champagne that gives Qwilleran pause to evaluate the most unlikely suspects...before his taste for the good life turns into his last meal.

An unexpected inheritance throws reporter Jim Qwilleran into the limelight of the rich and famous--until a missing maid and a shocking murder show him the unsavory side of the upper crust. But it's his Siamese Koko's propensity for clues that leads the roving reporter to some unlikely suspects. Original.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515093209
  • Publisher: Jove
  • Publication date: 12/28/1987
  • Series: Cat Who... Series , #6
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 169,699
  • Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Lilian Jackson Braun
Lilian Jackson Braun
For nearly four decades, cat lover Lilian Jackson Braun has been turning out mysteries in her The Cat Who...series, starring multifaceted sleuth Jim Qwilleran and his two helpful cats, Koko and Yum Yum. Wryly but tamely written, Braun's books prove that quaintness and crime need not be mutually exclusive.

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 April 5, 2012

    Another fun and relaxing read in this delightful series

    I have read every book in the series at least three times. I had all of the books in hard cover and paper back, but I relocated into smaller quarters and gave most of my books away, the library and a charity. So, I am replacing my favorites on my NOOK Tablet so that I can re-read them at my leisure. I love this series. I love cats, I happen to be a Tonkineese lover, but they are so like the old fashioned Siamese. This is a series that makes you feel like part of the family. I was so sorry when the series ended with the author's death. I had been reading the books since she published the third book in the early 1980's. I recommend the series to anyone who loves cats and a playful mystery. They make a wonderful read on quiet summer day. Of course, I read them all year round, but I admit that I most enjoyed them lounging under a tree in the back yard on a beautiful summer day. Try reading the series in order, it makes the experience more fun. You will fall in love with Jim and his two furry side-kicks as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    You, ya you, hey you need to click this

    Ha ha ha i got you to click this
    Back to buisness
    You can read this series out of order
    If you like mystery and cats you should read this

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  • Posted June 17, 2009

    the cat who series

    I love the series, have read about a dozen Cat Who mysteries so far. Until 2 years ago I didn't even like cats, then adopted two ferals. Now I'm crazy about them. My daughter recommended a Cat Who mystery and I was immediately hooked. Wish they'd make them into a TV show or movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2008

    One of My Favorite Cat Who.....

    I have read most all of the 'Cat Who...'series and this is by far, one of my favorites. There is just something about the way this particular one flows and the the mystery mixed in with the humore. Even if you haven't read any of the other books by Lilian Jackson Braun, you can pick this one up and enjoy it right away!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2006

    An Enjoyable Get Away

    Listening to George Guidall read any one of Lilian Jackson Braun's books is pure pleasure and an enjoyable get away. Her writing and Guidall's reading takes you into Pickax. This particular book is a wonderful murder mystery with well written twists and turns along the way. Thank God Koko is there to help Qwilleran out. A wonderful book and an enjoyable tape.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2001

    Great book!

    This book was very good. She writes great mysteries, and they are very hooking even from the very beginning.

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