The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers

The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers

Book - 2007
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Penguin Putnam
After dropping a bombshell that was a bestseller, Lilian Jackson Braun brings back James Qwilleran and his famous felines, Koko and Yum Yum, for the twenty-ninth installment of the beloved, bestselling Cat Who . . . series.

Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere, is in an uproar (good and bad) following vast inheritances from wealthy old families. Only "Cool Koko" knows what's happening . . . and he's not telling. Jim Qwilleran thinks it's because he has more whiskers than ordinary cats, but who's counting?

Meanwhile . . .
Koko meets a piano tuner.
Polly goes to Paris.
Qwill writes a play (an absurdist play titled The Cat Who Got Elected Dog Catcher).
And there's a mysterious death from a bee sting . . .

Baker & Taylor
A twenty-ninth installment of the popular series finds Moose County in an uproar over a string of lucrative inheritances and a bee sting-related death, throughout which Polly departs for Paris, Koko the irrepressible Siamese meets a piano tuner, and Qwill writes a play. 200,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Times are changing in Pickax, and it all makes for some newsworthy notes for the "Qwill Pen." A new senior center is in the works, and a frisky production of Cats is set to delight Moose County residents, human and feline alike. Polly Duncan is off to Paris, momentarily leaving Qwill without a companion for his apple-barn concerts, and The Librarians Who Lunch are getting ready to put on a show of their spectacular Art Hats to help unite Pickax with their Lockmaster County neighbors.
Not to mention the conversion of the late Nathan Ledfield's mansion into a charitable museum. Mr. Ledfield's treasures are being sold off to benefit needy children, and the town is abuzz with excitement - that is, until a mysterious death from a bee sting leaves everyone but Cool Koko in a state of confusion.

Baker
& Taylor

While Moose County is in an uproar over a string of lucrative inheritances, Polly departs for Paris, Koko the irrepressible Siamese meets a piano tuner, Qwill writes a play, and a mysterious bee sting-related death occurs.

Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2007
ISBN: 9780399153907
039915390X
Characteristics: 190 p. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Cat who had sixty whiskers

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agape_1
Jun 23, 2017

I have read and reread the Cat Who series for YEARS! If I had read this book first, I would never have read the others. It did not read like Braun's other books. It seemed like someone else put together a dismal ending to her wonderful series. Did Braun develope dementia or did someone else pen this?

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msemos
Aug 06, 2015

boring, confusing and no real solution to the mysteries raised in the story. no desire to read any more of her books

JCLBreH Jul 29, 2015

Lilian Jackson Braun brings back James Qwilleran and his famous felines, Koko and Yum Yum. Fun mystery read.

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smichal
Apr 29, 2013

I think this is her last published book. Now we are left with only questions! Why did Polly decide to move to France? Who burned down the apple barn? Arrrgh!

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supergrandma
Mar 20, 2011

I was so disappointed in this! Braun introduces several mysteries, none of which are adequately solved. There are way too many characters. It seems as though all the characters ever mentioned in a "Cat Who" book have to have a line or two. There are so many things going on without enough exposition of any of them. It's hard to care about any of it. it's as though someone found some notes Braun had made for a book (or two) and just put them together without any connections. Sad to say, give it a miss.

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starlett
Sep 12, 2008

I think it was this one that i was annoyed with. Liked the storyline - but what she did to my fav characters was not good!

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