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The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (The Cat Who Mysteries, Book 1): A cosy whodunit for cat lovers everywhere

Lilian Jackson Braun

13 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery

The most unlikely, most unusual and most delightful team in detective fiction return in another purrfectly extraordinary mystery

The world of modern art is a mystery to many. But for Jim Qwilleran it turns into a mystery of another sort when his assignment to cover the art beat for the Daily Fluxion leads down the path to murder. A stabbing in an art gallery, vandalised paintings, a fatal fall from a scaffolding - this is not at all what Qwilleran expects when he turns his reporting talents to art. But now Qwilleran and his newly found partner, Koko the brilliant Siamese, are in their element - sniffing out clues and confounding criminals intent on mayhem and murder.

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Praise for The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (The Cat Who Mysteries, Book 1): A cosy whodunit for cat lovers everywhere

  • Praise for the Cat Who... series:

  • 'The fastidious plotting is designed to appeal to more than just the cat-lover' The Times;

  • 'This droll and engaging mystery...firmly grips the reader...a lively witty tale bolstered by sharply etched characters' Publishers Weekly;

  • 'An engaging tongue-in-cheek yarn with a sting in the tail that won't just appeal to the cat-lover' Belfast Telegraph;

  • 'It's a Wonderful Life meets The Aristocats in this daft but endearing whodunnit' Liverpool Daily Post;

  • 'Mrs Braun has a breezy style; the cats are really smart' New York Times Book Review;

  • 'Braun writes with charm and sureness' Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • 'Great fun!' Lawrence Block

  • 'Entertaining and absorbing mysteries which, in the tradition of all good whodunnits, keep you guessing right to the end' Dumfries and Galloway Standard

  • 'Lilian Jackson Braun purveys delight from beginning to end' Los Angeles Times

  • 'Like news from Lake Woebegon, Braun's Cat Who... series...has charmed readers' Publishers Weekly

  • 'Light-hearted originals... The mix of crime and cats [is] catnip to readers who like both' Chicago Sun-Times

  • 'An offbeat series with a good deal of charm' The Baltimore Sun

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Lilian Jackson Braun

Lilian Jackson Braun composed her first poem at the age of two. She began writing her Cat Who... detective series when one of her own Siamese cats mysteriously fell to its death from her apartment block. Since then over twenty Cat Who... novels have been published, all featuring the very talented Koko and Yum Yum, Siamese cats with a bent for detection. She and her husband, Earl, live in the mountains of North Carolina.