The Cat Who Saw Red (The Cat Who... Series #4)

The Cat Who Saw Red (The Cat Who... Series #4)

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by Lilian Jackson Braun
     
 

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Something is amiss at Maus Haus. Not just the mystery of an unsolved "suicide" which hangs over the old mansion, but something ominous in the present-day residence. When Qwilleran moves in to work on his new gastronomical assignment, strange things begin to happen. First it's a scream in the night, then a vanishing houseboy. But when his old girlfriend disappears,

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Something is amiss at Maus Haus. Not just the mystery of an unsolved "suicide" which hangs over the old mansion, but something ominous in the present-day residence. When Qwilleran moves in to work on his new gastronomical assignment, strange things begin to happen. First it's a scream in the night, then a vanishing houseboy. But when his old girlfriend disappears, something has to be done. Qwilleran, Koko and Yum Yum set out to solve the mystery—and find a murderer!

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Newsman Jim Qwilleran, now restaurant critic for the Daily Fluxim, believes that his former sweetheart and a houseboy have been murdered. With the help of his Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yumwho use his typewriter, snare his apartment in yarn and sniff murder sceneshe sets on the trail. It turns out that the presumption of murder was hasty, but along the way there are other mysteries to unravel, including an apparent attempt to poison Koko and Yum Yum. This book has many breezy, amusing touches, particularly descriptions of the tenants of Qwilleran's building, mostly connoisseurs, potters and aspiring wits. Although Braun (The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern occasionally verges on the cutesy, she offers here a delightful tale. (April)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515090161
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1986
Series:
Cat Who... Series, #4
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
188,893
Product dimensions:
4.13(w) x 6.83(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Cat Who Saw Red (The Cat Who... Series #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
GrandmaCN More than 1 year ago
This is one of the series of the Cat Who Books by Lillian Jackson Braun. If you love cats and mysteries you will love her books. It's best to start with the first and then read them in order as she wrote them to truly understand all the players as they develop in the books. They come and go from book to book. The cats are truly magical and you have a very hard time putting the books down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fabuloussssss
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joyleap entered, quickly curling up in her nest and closing her eyes. 'Go to sleep,' she thought, calming herself a bit. Her breaths slowed to a normal rate, and before she knew it she fell asleep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was a small break in the wall of reeds, and inside there was a pocket of cleared ground. The tall catttails made the den invisible from the outside, but it was large and airy. Enough moss grew for each warrior to have a nest, and at the back amy cat could easily slide past the reeds to get a drink of water. -Warriors Den-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great mystery with the usual unexpected twists and turns.
Leah_H More than 1 year ago
I just love this series! These stories are wonderful to read before bed. There's nothing too graphic, upsetting or profane and yet, they are fun, interesting and addictive. I'm glad there are a good number of books in this series, but saddened that the author is no longer with us. I wish there were even more stories about Qwill and the cats!
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AutismMom More than 1 year ago
I think Koko and Yum Yum are the real brains behind the trio. Nice Read as always. I will be working through the entire series this year, I hope. I am only four books in, reading in chronological order, but I have read others later in the series and liked those, too. I have yet to be disappointed with LJB's 'Cat Who...' series.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend turned me onto the Cat Who series and I love them. The Cat Who Saw Red was great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read many of Ms. Braun's books and this is the first book I've read B.P. (before Pickax). I enjoyed the change, the different characters, and as always, Qwill. The reader is great, as usual.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book out of the Cat Who series. It was a great comeback after 18 years of nothing. It was very sad though, but thats what made it my favorite.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i agree, this is easily the best cat who book in the series! although the end was rather... lets say NASTY as in how they (or shall i say she) died its a good book. very well thought up. i must disagree with those who think this was unbelievable, it was totally realistic. koko and yum yum are such cute cats! and they are devilishly smart at that. a definate must read for any long time braun fan!!!