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

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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 ...

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Overview

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?

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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.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515102659
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1990
  • Series: Cat Who... Series , #10
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 158,525
  • Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 0.81 (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 November 11, 2009

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    The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Lohawk

    I think this is the best of the series so far.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2005

    just read it!!!

    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!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Cinderwolf

    A starry outline appeared in the Medicine Den. A handsome tom with soft amber eyes. He poked around the den, his heart aching to go back. His eyes lit up, an idea forming in his mind. He smiled before disappearing altogether. •CW•••

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    Icynight

    Sticks her head in the doorway. "Flowernose?" She calls.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Flightpaw

    He padded in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Flowernose

    The yellow-coated medicne cat gathered moss and leaves for her den.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Velvetstar to Horseclan

    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-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Hate to see her go

    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 May 3, 2013

    A very good read.

    Love Koko and Yum Yum and their mysterious ways of telling Q who did it and how.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Wonderfully fun book!

    A great, entertaining, light read!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2003

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

    This book should bring shame on Lilian Jackson Braun. She did a horrible job of explaing Yum Yum's role. She also didn't creat much suspense for the reader. It is so predictable!!!!!I mean really! She could have added a better twist or created some chaios. Its so obious that Vince is the murder! He works in the barn alone, with uninteresting printing press! It doesn't take forever to catologe those! I'm a work at the library so I know! Thats also why I have so much time to read! Compared to others this novel is trash!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2003

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

    Hey! This book was a good mystery, but I've read better. It was boring in some parts and, at the end, she gave you too much info. too quickly! She could've described the later info. better, but failed too. That is why I only gave this book a 3.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2002

    The cat who ..........talked to ghosts

    I perticulary like this book from among LJB's many books. I found my love for Koko and Yum Yum from my grandmother and her complete collection of The Chat Who... series. I am looking to collect the whole series myself and start a Cat Who library. I have to say The Cat Who Talked To Ghosts was one of my first and most enjoyable books. I was on the edge of my seet trying to see how poor Mrs.Cobb had so called "died of fright" after she hears strange noises throughout the house. I won't reveal the book but it definetly is a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2002

    One of Braun's best

    I've enjoyed this older Cat Who... -it's one of my three favorites. It's always refreshing when Qwill moves away from that apple barn, which I think is getting tiresome. The museum setting was spooky and Braun does a good job of building suspense. Also the victim is a 'nice guy' for a change (Ms.Iris Cobb) so we really want to find out what killed her. Definitely a page-turner !!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2001

    Cool Cat Who!!!

    This book is a fun mystery and can keep you wanting to read. It is a great book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2001

    Fave!

    This is my absolute fave LBJ book so far! I still have lots more to go though!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2001

    A great book!

    It's a great mystery with a suprise ending. I just started reading the Cat Who series, and it's great so far!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2000

    I love this book!

    Lilian is the coolest! Her books all rock! This book in particular is one of my faves.! I would ( and have ) recomend this book and all of her others to everyone!

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