The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare (The Cat Who... Series #7)

The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare (The Cat Who... Series #7)

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by Lilian Jackson Braun
     
 

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There's something rotten in the small town of Pickax—at least to the sensitive noses of newspaperman Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum. An accident has claimed the life of the local paper's eccentric publisher, but to Qwilleran and his feline friends it smells like murder. They soon sniff out a shocking secret, but Koko's snooping into an

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There's something rotten in the small town of Pickax—at least to the sensitive noses of newspaperman Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum. An accident has claimed the life of the local paper's eccentric publisher, but to Qwilleran and his feline friends it smells like murder. They soon sniff out a shocking secret, but Koko's snooping into an unusual edition of Shakespeare may prove CATastrophic...because somewhere in Pickax a lady loves not wisely but too well, a widow is scandalously merry, and a stranger has a lean and hungry look. The stage is set for Qwilleran, Koko, Yum Yum, and the second act of murder most meow...

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Library Journal
Vastly wealthy due to his inheritance of the Klingenschoen estate in Pickax City way up North, Jim Qwilleran now enjoys the eccentricities of life in Moose County. Series fans will know about his pampered pair of Siamese cats; Koko, the male, pushes various Shakespeare plays off the shelf in Qwilleran's library, presumably commenting on events that excite and scandalize the town: the ``accidental'' death of the newspaper publisher, the disastrous fire that destroys the office, etc. A comfortable, quaint diversion, with interesting character names, wry remarks about feline behavior, and a deus ex machina protagonist. REK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515095821
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1988
Series:
Cat Who... Series, #7
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
117,892
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.71(d)
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare (The Cat Who... Series #7) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
silkbj 11 months ago
I love this book but it is the only one in the Cat Who series that has not been made into a nook book. Please nook this book so that I can complete my elibrary!
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Bobandme2 More than 1 year ago
Lilian Jackson Braun outdid herself in this fanciful book. As always Qwil is there but better than ever is Koko's curiosity and clever direction to solving the mystery.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Why four you ask? First of all the book was really good and I thought if it was an assignment for a class, it would be in the A or B range. One problem that I had, was in a few spots it got a little too dry for me. There just wasn't enough content to keep my interest. Another reason that it wasn't a perfect score was the fact that some of the characters' emotions don't seem to fit the situation. There was a point that really sticks out to me as being just weird. A character looses something important and just lets it roll of his/her back like it was no big deal. The thing at really pulled me into this book though was the fact that it was a mystery. I was kept guessing the whole time and there were no gross descriptions in it that could turn my stomach. It was a good old-fashioned mystery with a little twist like the other, 'The Cat Who¿' books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Senior goodwinter has had a car accident off of an old plank bridge, but is it suicide or murder? Qwill's cat Koko has a strange taste for the book by Shakespeare, the 'Hamlet'. Could it be Polly who loves Shakespeare who caused the accident....You will never guess who until one sentence near the end. READ THIS BOOK!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Before I write anything about the book, I want to say something. It is a great book!!!!! hahahah anyway please don't say anything bad about it!!