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The Cat Who Went Underground (Cat Who...) (original 1989; edition 1989)

by Lilian Jackson Braun

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Title:The Cat Who Went Underground (Cat Who...)
Authors:Lilian Jackson Braun
Info:Jove (1989), Paperback, 288 pages
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Jim Qwilleran wants to spend the summer at his log cabin with his cats but bodies start popping up. Qwill is under suspcion and his cat, Koko, has to clear his name. ( )
  gypsysmom | May 10, 2018 |
Qwill had decided he and the Siamese will spend summer at his log cabin in Moose County. A lazy, quiet summer he thinks. He finds that life in the country is not as idyllic as he thinks!

Finding that the cabin is a bit short of space, he decides to have an add-on built to give him some office space and an apartment for Koko and Yum Yum (yes, they are spoiled). It is hard enough to find a carpenter available during the summer months since many sign on with the large contractors. There seems to be a building boom and summer is the best time to build.

Further problems arise when first one and then another carpenter stop showing up to complete the work. Along with this is having to deal with the crankiness of an old building that needs maintenance. Lucky he has signed on with Glinko, a local network of repair people, to handle his calls for repairs.

Meanwhile Koko seems to have become fascinated with the trap door that leads to under the cabin to access pipes and the lot. There seems to be something there that needs his investigation. When he isn't there he can be found perched on the large moose head over the fire place.

Add to this a horrendous storm that almost destroys the area and things are really happening, besides just a few dead bodies showing up.

A quick and fun read for me. ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Jan 8, 2018 |
Qwill decides to take the cats out to the Klingenschoen cabin on the lake for the summer. Unfortunately, the place is falling apart around him. Various tradespeople tromp through the house and a couple turn up missing. Who's murdering local carpenters?
This is the first one of these books that I guessed the murderer far, far ahead of time. I also wasn't a fan of the author's tendency to kill young family men who are either just about to get married or just about to have a baby. I need to stop investing any emotion in any character in these books who isn't Qwill or the cats. ( )
  EmScape | Sep 17, 2017 |
good old Quill!

Jim Qwilleran packs up his old kit bag and his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, for a sun-and-fun summer at his log cabin in Moose County. Their vacation starts out ominously with the disappearance of a handyman hired to patch up Qwilleran's cabin. But the felines really start throwing catfits when they come across a dead body or two...A serial killer may be right under Koko's nose, and now this ingenious Siamese must dig deeper to clear poor Qwilleran of suspicion--and dig up the motive for a catastrophic crime.
  christinejoseph | Feb 5, 2016 |
Like most of the Cat Who books that I've read so far, the vast majority of the book is vague premonitions of a crime to come (or conspicuous hints of a crime that has already occurred) with all of the action, adventure, and intrigue occurring in one of the final few chapters with the resolution immediately to follow. This is a mystery just the way I like it. I love all the build-up and casual world-building in this series, that has little focus on what genre it is actually part of. ( )
  benuathanasia | Jul 5, 2015 |
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Jim Qwilleran packs up his old kit bag and his two Siamese cats, Koko and YumYum, for a sun-and-fun summer as his log cabin in Moose County. Their vacation starts off ominously with the disappearance of a handyman hired to patch up Qwilleran's cabin.

 But the felines really start throwing catfits when they come across a dead body or two ... A serial killer may be right under Koko's nose, and now this ingenious Siamese must keep suspicion - and dig up the buried motive for a catastrohic crime.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0515101230, Mass Market Paperback)

Jim Qwilleran packs up his old kit bag and his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, for a sun-and-fun summer at his log cabin in Moose County. Their vacation starts out ominously with the disappearance of a handyman hired to patch up Qwilleran's cabin. But the felines really start throwing catfits when they come across a dead body or two...A serial killer may be right under Koko's nose, and now this ingenious Siamese must dig deeper to clear poor Qwilleran of suspicion--and dig up the motive for a catastrophic crime.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:21 -0400)

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Millionaire newsman Jim Qwilleran and his two Siamese cats solve a series of murders of handymen in the resort town of Mooseville.

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