The Cat Who Played Post Office (The Cat Who... Series #6)

The Cat Who Played Post Office (The Cat Who... Series #6)

by Lilian Jackson Braun

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Overview

In this mystery in the bestselling Cat Who series, Jim Qwilleran and his cats, Koko and Yum Yum, are living the high life—until things take a deadly turn...

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, Qwill samples the lifestyles of the rich and famous by hiring a staff of eccentric servants. A missing housemaid and a shocking murder soon show Qwilleran the unsavory side of the upper crust. But it’s Koko’s purr-fect propensity for finding clues amid the caviar and champagne that gives Qwill pause to evaluate the most unlikely suspects—before his taste for the good life turns into his last meal...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515093209
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/1987
Series: Cat Who... Series , #6
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 89,422
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)

About the Author

The history of Lilian Jackson Braun is perhaps as exciting and mysterious as her novels. Between 1966 and 1968, she published three novels to critical acclaim: The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern, and The Cat Who Turned On and Off.  In 1966, the New York Times labeled Braun, “the new detective of the year.” Then, for reasons unknown, the rising mystery author disappeared from the publishing scene. It wasn’t until 1986 that Berkley Publishing Group reintroduced Braun to the public with the publication of an original paperback, The Cat Who Saw Red. Within two years, Berkley released four new novels in paperback and reprinted the three mysteries from the sixties. Since then, G.P. Putnam’s Sons has published seventeen additional novels in the Cat Who series. Braun passed away in 2011.

Hometown:

North Carolina

Date of Birth:

1916

Date of Death:

June 4, 2011

Place of Birth:

Massachusetts

Place of Death:

South Carolina

Education:

Graduated from high school at age 16

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The Cat Who Played Post Office (The Cat Who... Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
dollvr713 More than 1 year ago
I have read every book in the series at least three times. I had all of the books in hard cover and paper back, but I relocated into smaller quarters and gave most of my books away, the library and a charity. So, I am replacing my favorites on my NOOK Tablet so that I can re-read them at my leisure. I love this series. I love cats, I happen to be a Tonkineese lover, but they are so like the old fashioned Siamese. This is a series that makes you feel like part of the family. I was so sorry when the series ended with the author's death. I had been reading the books since she published the third book in the early 1980's. I recommend the series to anyone who loves cats and a playful mystery. They make a wonderful read on quiet summer day. Of course, I read them all year round, but I admit that I most enjoyed them lounging under a tree in the back yard on a beautiful summer day. Try reading the series in order, it makes the experience more fun. You will fall in love with Jim and his two furry side-kicks as well.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Love all her books. I've read the entire series 4 times. Good bedtime reading because it keeps you interested but doesn't have all the gore.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Good storyline, well written and entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first book with the cats and I loved it. Of course after seeing how the cats helped solve the mystery, I will have to read more. It was very interesting and fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun and easy read with likable characters and a great plot.
Jim53 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was my first foray into Ms. Braun's world of Jim Qwilleran and his two Siamese cats. The fact that they were named for the Lord High Executioner and his ward was a plus. Q has received a large inheritance contingent on his living for five years in beautiful downtown Pickax. He's settling in and meeting the neighbors, getting things taken care of. He notices the apparent disappearance of a lower-class young woman who once worked for his predecessor.This isn't a standard murder mystery, in that the fact of the murder takes a long time to be recognized. It nags at Q's mind as he settles into his routine in his new mansion, and people to whom he talks about it turn up dead. The style is light and supports the tone of the book, which is quite breezy. Q is a serious and quick thinker who also takes hints from his cats. Nothing to get excited about, but an enjoyable, easy read.
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A quick cozy pun in title
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watches her leave befotre going back to camp. (Lol. :D)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waved.(we are too shell. Gtg bbl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Under the two rocks that held up the High Log, lily stalks grew around the opening the rocks created. Inside the ground was extra soft with moss and flowers. It was warm and would be the hardest to reach if intruders ever dared invade Horseclan. Larg nests were made for queens and their families, and sticks and mossballs waited to entertain tiny kits. -Nursery-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The hijinks never slow down when Qwill and KoKo are involved.
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Ha ha ha i got you to click this Back to buisness You can read this series out of order If you like mystery and cats you should read this
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