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ISBN13: 9780399152245
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James Qwilleran and his famous felines, Koko and Yum Yum, are back for another mystery-solving stint in the beloved bestselling Cat Who . . . series.

The good people of Pickax are agog with anticipation: Not only is the new bookstore, The Pirate's Chest, about to open, but the Theatre Club is set to perform Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

The play does not continue past opening night, however, for a member of the cast is killed in a car accident . . . or was it an accident? Koko seems to suspect otherwise, and Qwill and his clever cats have their work cut out for them.

Review:

"Bestseller Braun's formulaic 27th Cat Who... mystery (after 2004's The Cat Who Talked Turkey) lacks the charm of earlier adventures starring Siamese sleuths Koko and Yum Yum. In Pickax City, '400 miles north of everywhere,' Jim Qwilleran, the semiretired gentleman columnist for the Moosehead County Something, is content to court longtime gal pal Polly Duncan while overseeing his philanthropic Klingenschoen Fund, which is bankrolling the Pirate's Chest, a new bookstore built to replace an old landmark. The arrival of talented thespian Alden Wade, a handsome widower who's to play Jack Worthing in a local production of The Importance of Being Earnest, threatens to enliven the proceedings and add tension to Qwill and Polly's peculiar, passionless relationship, until Alden's sudden marriage to the local Hibbard House heiress. Preparations for the Wilde play's opening and references to the Hibbard House history that Qwill is writing don't have much to do with the unsolved murder of Alden's first wife via a sniper's bullet. Once noted for its fine style, great characterizations and clever cat crime-solving, this cozy series has become a shadow of its former self. Agent, Lynda Gregory and Merry Pantano at Blanche C. Gregory. (Jan. 3)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Qwill and his clever cats have their work cut out for them in this "New York Times" bestseller when the Theatre Club's new play does not continue past opening night because a member of the cast is suspiciously killed and a rare book is stolen.

Synopsis:

The merry atmosphere in Pickax is dampened by the death of an out-of-town actor and the theft of a rare book. Qwill finds himself distracted from the events by his finicky pal Koko, who's been acting more fishy than feline. Has Koko gone bananas, or is he trying to let the cat out of the bag to solve the dual mysteries?

Synopsis:

James Qwilleran and his famous felines, Koko and Yum Yum, are back for another mystery-solving stint in the beloved bestselling Cat Who . . . series.

The good people of Pickax are agog with anticipation: Not only is the new bookstore, The Pirate's Chest, about to open, but the Theatre Club is set to perform Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

The play does not continue past opening night, however, for a member of the cast is killed in a car accident . . . or was it an accident? Koko seems to suspect otherwise, and Qwill and his clever cats have their work cut out for them.

About the Author

Lilian Jackson Braun is the author of twenty-seven bestselling Cat Who . . . novels and three short-story collections.

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Elizabeth Carosella, September 5, 2006 (view all comments by Elizabeth Carosella)
The Cat Who Went Bananas was not up to the standards we have come to expect from Lillian Jackson Braun. There were many redundancies in the book, and one character simply disappeared from the book without his story being completed. The book was much shorter than her other books and not well developoed. After reading it, I wondered about the health of Ms. Braun, as it seems she has really slipped.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399152245
Author:
Braun, Lilian Jackson
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Cat Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Edition Description:
Audio cassette
Series:
Cat Who
Series Volume:
27
Publication Date:
20041229
Binding:
Audio cassette (analogue)
Grade Level:
8
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.72x6.00x1.21 in. 1.10 lbs.
Age Level:
14

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Product details 240 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399152245 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Braun's formulaic 27th Cat Who... mystery (after 2004's The Cat Who Talked Turkey) lacks the charm of earlier adventures starring Siamese sleuths Koko and Yum Yum. In Pickax City, '400 miles north of everywhere,' Jim Qwilleran, the semiretired gentleman columnist for the Moosehead County Something, is content to court longtime gal pal Polly Duncan while overseeing his philanthropic Klingenschoen Fund, which is bankrolling the Pirate's Chest, a new bookstore built to replace an old landmark. The arrival of talented thespian Alden Wade, a handsome widower who's to play Jack Worthing in a local production of The Importance of Being Earnest, threatens to enliven the proceedings and add tension to Qwill and Polly's peculiar, passionless relationship, until Alden's sudden marriage to the local Hibbard House heiress. Preparations for the Wilde play's opening and references to the Hibbard House history that Qwill is writing don't have much to do with the unsolved murder of Alden's first wife via a sniper's bullet. Once noted for its fine style, great characterizations and clever cat crime-solving, this cozy series has become a shadow of its former self. Agent, Lynda Gregory and Merry Pantano at Blanche C. Gregory. (Jan. 3)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Qwill and his clever cats have their work cut out for them in this "New York Times" bestseller when the Theatre Club's new play does not continue past opening night because a member of the cast is suspiciously killed and a rare book is stolen.
"Synopsis" by ,

The merry atmosphere in Pickax is dampened by the death of an out-of-town actor and the theft of a rare book. Qwill finds himself distracted from the events by his finicky pal Koko, who's been acting more fishy than feline. Has Koko gone bananas, or is he trying to let the cat out of the bag to solve the dual mysteries?

"Synopsis" by , James Qwilleran and his famous felines, Koko and Yum Yum, are back for another mystery-solving stint in the beloved bestselling Cat Who . . . series.

The good people of Pickax are agog with anticipation: Not only is the new bookstore, The Pirate's Chest, about to open, but the Theatre Club is set to perform Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

The play does not continue past opening night, however, for a member of the cast is killed in a car accident . . . or was it an accident? Koko seems to suspect otherwise, and Qwill and his clever cats have their work cut out for them.

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