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

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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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Overview

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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515090161
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1986
  • Series: Cat Who... Series , #4
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 186,887
  • Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.14 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 0.71 (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 March 19, 2013

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    Highly Recommend

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    FABULOUS

    fabuloussssss

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Room 5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Joyleap

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Velvetstar to Horseclan

    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-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Great read!!!!

    A great mystery with the usual unexpected twists and turns.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Icestatic

    Kk.

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  • Posted March 30, 2013

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    A relaxing, yet fun read!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Fred

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  • Posted May 22, 2010

    Always, a fun time with Koko and Yum Yum.

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2005

    Fabulous!

    A friend turned me onto the Cat Who series and I love them. The Cat Who Saw Red was great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2004

    Loved it

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2003

    My Favorite One

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2003

    It's Pretty good so far

    I'm in the middle of it and it seems rather pointless right now. I hope it gets better.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2002

    superb!

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2002

    Great Read!!!

    This book was an awesome addition to the 'Cat Who' series! A thrilling ending, this is one of the best in the series. I definitely reccomend it to any mystery reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2000

    Brilliant!!

    This was the first book I read in the series, (nearly a year ago) and it is still the best!! This is a GREAT book. Easily the best in all the cat who series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2000

    improveble

    this book can be improved apon greatly. this book didnt meet the cat who books high standard. Qwills caracter did not seem like a Reporter or a detective in this book. Whats up with the whole mustache thing?

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