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The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (1966)

by Lilian Jackson Braun

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Thirty years ago this book started the amazing “Cat Who…” series. Funny, suspenseful and engaging stories about a mystery solving reporter and the KoKo the cat solving one suspenseful tale after another.

Jim Qwillerian, an award winning news reporter, is assigned to the art beat. Instead, he finds stabbings, vandalism, and a fatal fall. Together with his cat he is off to figure out the mystery.
  mcmlsbookbutler | Sep 16, 2016 |
I enjoy The Cat Who series of books. Light reading, enjoyable characters and easy plots. Good for between reads of heavier books or just quick escapes from daily routines.
I've already read a number of the series, but reading this earlier one gives me the background of how the two main characters, Quill and Koko, are introduced.
Would suggest reading it earlier on, if you want to read the series, but out of sync is fine too. ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Jun 23, 2016 |
Quill + cat mystery solvers

The world of modern art is a mystery to many. But for Jim Qwilleran, it turns into a mystery of another sort when his assignment to the art beat for The Daily Fluxion leads down the path to murder. A stabbing in an art gallery, vandalized paintings, a fatal fall from a scaffolding--this is not at all what Qwilleran expects when he turns his reportorial talents to art. But Qwilleran and his newly found partner, Koko the brilliant Siamese, are back in their element--sniffing out clues and confounding criminals intent on mayhem and murder.
  christinejoseph | Feb 5, 2016 |
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~Jim Qwilleran, whose name had confounded typesetters and proofreaders for two decades, arrived fifteen minutes early for his appointment with the manging editor of the Daily Fluxion~

Light, easy read. Enjoyable and well written. If you like a cozy mystery and cats, you will like Koko and Jim Qwilleran. I understand that they make great team in the rest of the books. I picked up several and look forward to reading the next one.

3.5 stars ( )
  ccookie | Jan 16, 2016 |
I'm a cat lover, but these books are time fillers and no more in my estimation. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
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Lilian Jackson Braunprimary authorall editionscalculated
Guidall, GeorgeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lax, LidiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oksala, MaireTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Jim Qwilleran, whose name had confounded typesetters and proofreaders for two decades, arrived fifteen minutes early for his appointment with the managing editor of the Daily Fluxion.
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Jim Qwilleran used to be a brilliant reporter. But life got too rough and he took to the bottle. Dry now, he is trying to get back into the game he has loved since grade school.
An old friend, now editor at the Daily Fluxion gave him a chance, and the cat-hating gypsy living out of hotel rooms and cars is conscripted to cat-sit for a crumudgely fellow reporter.
But what is going to happen to Ka' Kai Kung (KoKo) when his master is found dead?
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The world of modern art is a mystery to many. But for Him Qwilleran it turns into a mystery of another sort when his assignment to cover the art beat for the Daily Fluxion leads down the path to murder. A stabbing in an art gallery, vandalized paintings, a fatal fall from a scaffolidng - 

This is not at all what  Qwilleran expects when he turns his reportorial talents to art. But now Qwilleran and his newly found partner, KoKo the brilliant Siamese, are back in their element - sniffing out clues and confounding criminals intent on mayhem and murder.
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The world of modern art is a mystery to many. But for Jim Qwilleran, it turns into a mystery of another sort when his assignment to the art beat for The Daily Fluxion leads down the path to murder. A stabbing in an art gallery, vandalized paintings, a fatal fall from a scaffolding--this is not at all what Qwilleran expects when he turns his reportorial talents to art. But Qwilleran and his newly found partner, Koko the brilliant Siamese, are back in their element--sniffing out clues and confounding criminals intent on mayhem and murder.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:47 -0400)

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Former award winning news reporter Jim Qwilleran is assigned to the art world as his new news beat. When a murderer sicks a knife in the neck of a local gallery owner and goes berserk among the works on show, Qwilleran gets help from his Siamese cat solving the mystery.… (more)

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