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The cat who brought down the house (original 2003; edition 2003)

by Lilian Jackson Braun

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The Cat Who Brought Down the House by Lilian Jackson Braun (2003)

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I used to love Cat Who books. They were never very good mysteries, but I liked the characters. Sadly, they became worse over time and this book is a pointless shambles. The publishers should be ashamed to put this out. If you want to try a Cat Who, pick one of the first ten she wrote. ( )
  StormChase | Dec 12, 2013 |
Not her worst book, but the quality of her novels are declining as Ms. Braun ages, ( )
  Wyskers | Sep 8, 2013 |
Thelma Thackeray's return to Moose County after a six-decade-long career in Hollywood is marred by several bad and sad happenings.....
  SABC | Aug 31, 2013 |
While the whodunit in this book was pretty obvious from the beginning, I still enjoyed listening to it in the car. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
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An elderly lady returns "home" to Pickax after 60 years in Hollywood, arrives with her nephew (a gambler and basically suspicious guy). Starts up an old movies filmclub at the Opera House. Someone kidnaps the parrots!
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The denizens of Pickax are seeing stars: actress Thelma Thackeray has left Hollywood to spend her declining years 400 miles north of everywhere. But her time won't be spent idly - with the acquisition of the old opera house, her plans for a film club are under way. 
But Thelma's celebrated arrival on Pleasant street takes an unpleasant turn when one of her prized Amazon parrots is birdnapped. Then, the strange circumstances of her twin brother's recent death seem suspicious to Jim Qwilleran.
Qwill needs a helping paw in this case. But will Koko the cat deign to take time from his stage debut in the local Kit Kat Revue fund-raiser? Ask Koko's agent ...
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0515136557, Mass Market Paperback)

Retiring in Pickax, actress Thelma Thackeray has decided to start a film club and organize a fundraiser revue, starring Koko the cat. But Thelma's celebrated arrival takes an unpleasant turn when the strange circumstances of her twin brother's recent death seem suspicious to Jim Qwilleran. Qwill needs a helping paw in this case. But will Koko deign to take time from his stage debut?

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The denizens of Pickax are starstruck: Thelma Thackeray, a native of Moose County, has returned to spend her declining years 400 miles north of everywhere, after a nearly six-decade-long career in Hollywood! And she doesn't intend to spend them idly, either - with the acquisition of the old opera house, her plans for a film club are already becoming a reality. But Thelma's celebrated arrival on Pleasant Street is marred by the birdnapping of her fabulous Amazon parrots, and the circumstances of her twin brother's recent death appear increasingly suspicious to columnist James Qwilleran. Will Qwill's Siamese, Koko, deign to take the time from his stage debut in the Kit Kat Revue to help his master find the person or persons responsible for these dastardly deeds?… (more)

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