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The Cat Who Saw Red (Cat Who...) (original 1986; edition 1986)

by Lilian Jackson Braun

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Title:The Cat Who Saw Red (Cat Who...)
Authors:Lilian Jackson Braun
Info:Jove (1986), Paperback, 256 pages
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The Cat Who Saw Red by Lilian Jackson Braun (1986)



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This one was pretty good ... I read the series in order, but gave up by the 8th book or so, I think. They were fun, and easy reads, but there are so many other books to get to! ( )
  GeetuM | Jun 3, 2016 |
Not as endearing or charming as Braun's other works in this series. It does incorporate some interesting facts about the history of pottery though. ( )
  dele2451 | Apr 25, 2016 |
My 2nd "Cat Who..." book. Enjoyed this story a bit more than my 1st, The Cat Who Blew the Whistle. I found Qwilleran to be more outgoing and bold in this story, more of a womanizer. I suppose his hunger was a motivator, for at this point in his career, he had not inherited his big money yet. It was alluded to by a Gypsy fortune teller, though. Also met Hixie Rice in this book, who was a character in "Whistle."

Interesting note: I read that the author wrote the 1st two "Cat Who" books in the 1960s, and then didn't write the others until nearly two decades later.
  Desdelyn | Jan 20, 2016 |
The ending of this was somewhat traumatizing, but overall it was a very good story. LJB's characterization of cats is spot-on! ( )
  benuathanasia | Jan 2, 2015 |
Qwill runs across an old flame, now married to a moderately successful artist and an artist herself. He moves into the artist boarding house where they live as he begins his newest beat, reviewing restaurants. After several mysterious deaths and disappearances, Qwill can't help investigating.

The Cat Who Saw Red, referring to an unusual red pottery glaze invented by one of the boarders, is a quick read and a typical Cat Who story, with some characters rushing in and out of Qwill's world over the course of the book and some there to stay. ( )
  bluesalamanders | Jun 3, 2011 |
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Jim Qwilleran slumped in a chair in the press Club dining room, his six-feet-two telescoped into a picture of dejection and his morose expression intensified by the droop of his oversized mustache.
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Something is amiss at Maus Haus. Not just the mystery of an unsolved "suicide" which hangs over the old mansion, but something ominous in the present-day residence. When Qwilleran moves in to work on his new gastronomical assignment, strange things begin to happen. First it's a scream in the night, then a vanishing houseboy. But when his old girlfriend disappears, something has to be done. Qwilleran, Koko and Yum Yum set out to solve the mystery--and find a murderer!

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Just when his doctor put him on a strict diet, Qwilleran 's assignment at the newspaper was to write a regular column on the enjoyment of good food and wine, but before long, it's more than Qwilleran's pounds that are disappearing and reporter and felines seem to have a murder on their hands and paws.… (more)

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