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The Cat Who Played Post Office (original 1987; edition 1987)

by Lilian Jackson Braun

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Title:The Cat Who Played Post Office
Authors:Lilian Jackson Braun
Info:Jove (1987), Paperback, 272 pages
Collections:Read but unowned, Mysteries

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The Cat Who Played Post Office by Lilian Jackson Braun (1987)

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How do normal cats solve a mystery? I read this to test the waters on the "Cat Who" series. I was pleasantly surprised. Ex-reporter Qwilleran inherits a house and fortune and moves in with his Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum. Happily, the cats are not psychic and don't talk but are regular cats, although Koko, who Qwilleran thinks of as psychic, does seem to draw attention to clues in one way or another, letting the human solve the crime. Very smooth writing, great plot, satisfying ending, all you can ask for. Enjoyed it a lot. I'll be picking up the other "Cat Who" books. ( )
  NickHowes | Jan 29, 2016 |
Another wonderful Lilian Jackson Braun book. The one complaint I have is that Moose County and Pickax aren't going to have any residents at this rate! ( )
  benuathanasia | Mar 16, 2015 |
Definitely the original cozy mystery series. Entertaining characters and an interesting plot with lots of twists and turns. A fun series. ( )
  jkgrage | Nov 24, 2014 |
It's difficult to decide during reading this series who I like the best - Mr. Q, Koko or Yum Yum. In this particular title, I think the toast goes once again to Koko. Purrs. ( )
  Corduroy7 | Aug 6, 2014 |
This one I have partially read and enjoyed , though the premise is improbable --the hero, previously a hardworking city crime reporter, inherits a huge fortune on terms requiring him to live in a small town upstate in what sounds like Minnesota. In his new mansion, he finds traces of an artistically gifted former maid now mysteriously missing, and then people who knew her start getting killed. ( )
  antiquary | Aug 25, 2013 |
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A caucasian male-- fiftyish, six-feet-two, weight two-twenty, graying hair, bushy moustache-- opened his eyes and found himself in a strange bed in a strange room.
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Inheriting unexpected millions has left reporter Jim Qwilleran looking like the cat who swallowed the canary. While his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, adjust to being fat cats in an enormous mansion, Qwilleran samples the lifestyles of the rich and famous by hiring a staff of eccentric servants. A missing housemaid and a shocking murder show Qwilleran the unsavory side of the upper crust. But soon it's Koko's purr-fect propensity for clues amid the caviar and champagne that gives Qwilleran pause to evaluate the most unlikely suspects...before his taste for the good life turns into his last meal.

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Reporter Jim Qwilleran and his clue-seeking Siamese cats, KoKo and Yum-Yum, receive an unexpected inheritance, move into the rich-and-famous circuit, and find their taste for the good life spoiled by a shocking murder.

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