The descriptions of the characters seemed to be regurgitated from other books. Oddly, Qwill doesn't seem too upset over his barn being arsoned. The plot is a bit thin and not much is resolved at then end. It was all about a newspaper writer named James Qwilleran who'd inherited millions from an old friend of his mother and was enjoying small town life in Pickax Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere with his crime-solving Siamese cats Koko and Yum-Yum. Why didn't the publishers just have Qwill kill Santa Claus, write a column in his newspaper telling kids the Easter bunny died, and the Tooth Fairy is the boogieman! Overall I thought it was ok. Ein Racheakt, der eine uralte Fehde zwischen den Scharfrichter-Dynastien Bugatti und Cornelius wieder aufleben lassen soll, so scheint es. I also enjoyed the detail that the author put in the book concerning the appearance of rooms, people, etc.
Aber ein anständiger Kleinkünstler hat natürlich eine Zugabe vorbereitet. The style is all wrong. None of these elements were developed, several were let go without even a whimper, and the story ends so abruptly that I went back and re-read the last chapter t The stories about Qwill, Koko and Yum Yum have been a treat to read. The mystery in this one is not much of a mystery, as I have found in some others as well. Since I've read the series over the past year and it's hard to remember each particular book, I'm rating each one with four stars. Description New York Times best-selling author Lilian Jackson Braun has won a dedicated following over the years with her endearing Cat Who. I'm definitely done with this series.
Vote in the poll and ratings. And apparently, Qwill is a robot who has no emotion and can conveniently replace his long-term lady friend within a one week span. None of these elements were developed, several were let go without even a whimper, and the story ends so abruptly that I went back and re-read the last chapter to try to figure out what I missed, because surely I had to have missed something. This book was so out of character for the author that it compelled me to enter a comment about it. With Mr Ledfield's treasures being sold off to benefit needy children, the town is abuzz with excitement - until a mysterious death from a bee sting leaves everyone but Cool Koko in a state of confusion. If, as some people suspect, these are being ghost written, a better writer should be hired! It was choppy and terribly put-together, and there is no way in hell that a publisher would have considered this if it had been Braun's first submission.
Weil Harry ein Zauberer ist. This particular book is perhaps the worst of the entire series. These last two are awful and won't win any new readers to the series. It is August and Qwill and Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum are living in the converted apple barn home in Pickax. This and the previous outing bear no resemblance to her previous work. This particular book is perhaps the worst of the entire series.
We all love the series, which is sweet, light-weight, and appropriate for all age groups. Welche Nahrungsmittel halten wir für gesund, obwohl sie uns sogar schaden? Braun answers these questions in subsequent books. It was like the dregs or basic ideas of about six books were thrown together to make one very poor novel, not even following the general formula that was a staple for the Qwilleran books. In the novel, Braun continually refers to Qwilleran's drawer full of partial ideas. Kurze Zeit später wird ein weiteres junges Mädchen vermisst, die ebenfalls 14-jährige Amelie Goldsby.
This story is a bit a typical of the series in that there is less emphasis upon the Moose County regulars and more on Qwill and things he is doing. Braun's series became an instant best seller once again. The characters have not grown in the last several titles. There were actually some lines and conversations that were noticeable repeated within a few pages. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone but I would recommend the other books in this series.
Are Qwill and Polly really over? And who was this person who was murdered and just exactly who was it who killed her. But when a mysterious death from a bee sting leaves everyone but Koko the Siamese in a state of confusion, the kitty with sixty whiskers will need to stop pussyfooting around and let Qwill in on the deadly secret. Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere, is in an uproar good and bad following vast inheritances from wealthy old families. Q, and his smart cat Koko to solve the case. Perfect for fans of Simon Brett and Sofie Kelly. All my Goodreads friends can finally rejoiced--I've finished all the Cat Who books! Qwill, Koko and Yum Yum return for another Pickax adventure in The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers, the delightfully cosy whodunit from acclaimed author Lilian Jackson Braun. As good as all the rest! In my opinion, he should have kept his mouth shut and allowed her empire to end with a little dignity.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. If you want to get into the series read the first several books, but not this book. Start at the beginning of course. Not surprisingly, trouble seems to follow the trio wherever they go and it's up to Mr. It was shorter than some of the earlier abridged books that I read. 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. All of a sudden the books leave questions unanswered and most of the story is repeating itself from previous books into oblivion.
But as it is, I have now traversed the entire set of 29 full-length novels, and feel almost heartbroken at how little Qwill seems to have been effected. Maybe she's running out of steam. I've enjoyed this series and am sad there will not be more but I have to say that the last few haven't been quite as good. I had first thought I had missed a volume, as a major-minor character was mentioned as having died No spoiler here: He was a hundred years old and a good friend of main character Jim Qwilleran. This one shows a lack of respect for those of us who bought all her books and supported her writing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.