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The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (The Cat Who… Mysteries, Book 1)

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780755389292

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 28th March 2013

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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To puzzle out the mystery, he’ll need the help of his feline assistant…

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards begins Lilian Jackson Braun’s captivating mystery series featuring a most extraordinary detective team. Perfect for cat lovers and crime fans.

‘The fastidious plotting is designed to appeal to more than just the cat lover’ – The Times

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.

What readers are saying about The Cat Who Could Read Backwards:

‘This book is a good old classic whodunit and I enjoyed every minute

Really liked the character’s in this super little book’

Witty, easy to read and difficult to put down


Praise for Lilian Jackson Braun: The fastidious plotting is designed to appeal to more than just the cat-lover
The Times
The tale is as cosy as an hour spent with your favourite cat
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
Can best be compared to that cosiest of feelings - having a purring cat on your lap
A series which has more twists and turns than a tabby's tail. This whimsical offering will probably leave you wondering where your tom is tonight
South Wales Evening Argus
Lilian Jackson Braun keeps both paws planted on the side of charming
Los Angeles Times
Mrs Braun has a breezy style; the cats are really smart
New York Times Book Review
Entertaining and absorbing mysteries which, in the tradition of all good whodunnits, keep you guessing right to the end
Dumfries and Galloway Standard
Most detectives do their legwork on two legs. A few, however, do it on four...
Associated Press