The Cat Who Wasn't There (The Cat Who... Series #14)

The Cat Who Wasn't There (The Cat Who... Series #14)

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by Lilian Jackson Braun
     
 

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Qwill's on his way to Scotland—and on his way to solving another purr-plexing mystery. But this time Koko's nowhere the scene of the crime. He and Yum Yum are back in Pickax being coddled by a catsitter...but Koko won't sit still once Qwill's traveling party returns—minus one member. He's behaving oddly, and Qwill knows what that means: Koko may have

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Qwill's on his way to Scotland—and on his way to solving another purr-plexing mystery. But this time Koko's nowhere the scene of the crime. He and Yum Yum are back in Pickax being coddled by a catsitter...but Koko won't sit still once Qwill's traveling party returns—minus one member. He's behaving oddly, and Qwill knows what that means: Koko may have been miles away from the murder scene, but he's just a whisker away from cracking the case!

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Pickax City columnist and wealthy bachelor Jim Qwilleran travels to Scotland, leaving his Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum at home, in one of the most lively recent entries in Braun's popular ``The Cat Who . . . '' series. Also on the Bonnie Scots Tour are Qwill's current woman friend, Polly Duncan, the Moose County librarian; and his recently returned former girlfriend, Dr. Melinda Goodwinter, who proposes marriage. Tour leader Irma Hasselrich (a friend of Polly's and a patient of Melinda's) dies of apparently natural causes; then a jewel case and the tour-bus driver disappear. Qwill, Polly and Melinda decamp the tour early; back in Pickax City, listening to tape recordings he made along the way--and to Koko's intuitive yowls--Qwill begins to suspect that Irma was murdered. Convincing others, however, takes time and an investigation. Although the cats play a smaller role in this installment than in previous ones, Braun's descriptions of Scottish lore and the complications of Qwill's love life will enchant fans. Mystery Guild selection; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates; audio rights to Dove. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515111279
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Series:
Cat Who... Series, #14
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
146,415
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.85(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
910L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

"The New York Times"-bestselling author Lilian Jackson Braun lives in North Carolina with her two Siamese cats.

George Guidall has recorded over 800 unabridged novels and is the recipient of two Audie Awards for excellence in audiobook narration. His 40 year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie award for best performance Off-Broadway, and frequent television appearances.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
North Carolina
Date of Birth:
1916
Date of Death:
June 4, 2011
Place of Birth:
Massachusetts
Place of Death:
South Carolina
Education:
Graduated from high school at age 16

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The Cat Who Wasn't There (The Cat Who... Series #14) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mystery - a real "nail-bitter", but KoKo never fails to come to the rescue.
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these books rule. they are so intesting. i enjoy these books a hole lot
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this novel! It has a lot of suspense, and its one of my favorites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When the Cat Who... books first caught my eye, I wasn't sure if they would be worth reading or not. But I wanted to try them so I bought The Cat Who Wasn't There and loved it. The Siamese cats, KoKo and YumYum, are fun detectives with a character all of their own. After reading this book, I started reading the other titles in the series and thoroughly enjoyed them all. I would recommend these delightful books to anyone who has pets and likes a light read.