The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts (The Cat Who... Series #10)

The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts (The Cat Who... Series #10)

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by Lilian Jackson Braun
     
 

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When Mrs. Cobb heard unearthly noises in the antique-filled farmhouse, she called Jim Qwilleran for help. But he was too late. It looked as if his kindly ex-housekeeper had been frightened to death—but by whom? Or what? Now Qwilleran's moved into the historic farmhouse with his two cat companions—and Koko the Siamese is spooked. Is it a figment of feline

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When Mrs. Cobb heard unearthly noises in the antique-filled farmhouse, she called Jim Qwilleran for help. But he was too late. It looked as if his kindly ex-housekeeper had been frightened to death—but by whom? Or what? Now Qwilleran's moved into the historic farmhouse with his two cat companions—and Koko the Siamese is spooked. Is it a figment of feline imagination—or the clue to a murder in Moose County? And does Qwilleran have a ghost of a chance of solving this haunting mystery?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Jackson's 10th entry in the series featuring middle-aged, curmudgeonly reporter Jim Qwilleran pits the independently wealthy citizen of the remote town of Pickax City against malevolent spirits, of either this world or another. Iris Cobb, the resident-curator of the local historical museum, tells Qwill she's hearing ghosts; after she dies of what the coroner says is a heart attack, Qwill and his Siamese cats, Yum Yum and the psychic zany Koko, move in to find out what could have scared her to death. Unearthing old and well-kept secrets in Moose County family histories, Qwill also investigates some newcomers to the area, notably the museum's neighbors down the road at Fugtree Farm, and the deceased's son whose inheritance is considerable. Fans of earlier The Cat Who . . . stories may welcome Qwill's return along with other Pickax regulars such as librarian Polly Duncan and Arch Riker, editor of the weekly Moose County Something , but as a mystery, this busy, superficial and weakly plotted tale is as unsubstantial as any ghost and much less haunting. Mystery Guild selection; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternate. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515102659
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Series:
Cat Who... Series, #10
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
145,700
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.76(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts (The Cat Who... Series #10) 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 40 reviews.
BmcdRochesterNY More than 1 year ago
As usual, Lilian Jackson Braun gets you intrigued with the happenings of Quill and his two cats. Never a dull moment and you want to read the next edition of Ms. Braun's. Very entertaining and great when you want to relax with a little light mystery reading. I recommend her whole series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i agree that this book was kind of predictable but it was still pretty suspeseful, i mean there are times you're so sure, on one hand, that qwill will die but on the other you know he wont. but dont worry if this book disappoints you because the next one totally makes up for it!!!!
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GeryNC More than 1 year ago
Classical Lilian Jackson Braun !! Alwaways a great read !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all The Cat Who books. If you like cats you will understand Koko. Fun easy reading.
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He padded in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The yellow-coated medicne cat gathered moss and leaves for her den.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Next door to the warriors den also hidden by reeds was the medicine den. It was smaller than the warriors den but had plenty of nests. Right next to the den a log was lined with soft moss on the inside, the perfect place for one cat to sleep and store their herbs. In this den some of the reeds were cleared so the water could come up to the back. At night, the stars reflected on the silver water clearly and during the day it was warmed by golden sunlight. -Medicine Den-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Koko and Yum Yum and their mysterious ways of telling Q who did it and how.
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I think this is the best of the series so far.
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