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ebook / ISBN-13: 9780755389728

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What do you do when everyone has a motive for murder?

A case of murder twitches the whiskers of Qwilleran and his trusty sidekicks, Koko and Yum Yum, in Lilian Jackson Braun’s delightful mystery The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal. Perfect for fans of cosy crime and clever cats.


‘Braun writes with charm and sureness’ – Cleveland Plain Dealer

Back home in sleepy Pickax, Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese companions, Koko and Yum Yum, are looking forward to country peace and quiet. But their newly converted apple barn home turns out to be not quite the refuge they were hoping for when a corpse turns up in the orchard outside…

No one in Pickax is sorry to learn that the local headmaster is dead. Though reputedly brilliant, Hilary Van Brook was also arrogant and manipulative; an outsider who managed to offend teachers, pupils and parents alike – just about everybody in town has a motive for murder. Only when a good friend becomes a chief suspect does Qwilleran’s instinct for mystery overtake his desire for privacy – and Koko’s obsession with a set of antique printing blocks is the first clue to a mystery which takes Qwill and his Siamese sleuths on a day out to the races…

What readers are saying about The Cat Who… series:

‘These [books] make lovely, light-hearted reading with a good mix of humour and adventure

‘The entire ‘Cat Who…’ series are a delight for cat and mystery lovers

Quirky – lovely for anyone who owns or has owned an intelligent cat’

Reviews

Can best be compared to that cosiest of feelings - having a purring cat on your lap
Booklist
An offbeat series with a good deal of charm
The Baltimore Sun
Entertaining and absorbing mysteries which, in the tradition of all good whodunnits, keep you guessing right to the end
Dumfries and Galloway Standard
Praise for Lilian Jackson Braun: Braun writes with charm and sureness
Cleveland Plain Dealer
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
Lilian Jackson Braun keeps both paws planted on the side of charming
Los Angeles Times
Most detectives do their legwork on two legs. A few, however, do it on four...
Associated Press
The entanglement is better than a Christie and the cat descriptions are terrific
Liverpool Daily Post
Light-hearted originals... The mix of crime and cats [is] catnip to readers who like both
Chicago Sun-Times