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The Cat Who Brought Down the House (Cat Who...Bk 25)
The Cat Who Brought Down the House - Cat Who...Bk 25
Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
There's a lot going on in Pickax these days - a new film club has been founded, Koko the Siamese cat is making his stage debut in a musical revue to benefit animal rescue and five Amazon parrots have been abducted. To say nothing of a suspicious compulsive gambler lurking in the background.
ISBN-13: 9780399149429
ISBN-10: 0399149422
Publication Date: 1/27/2003
Pages: 240
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3.9 stars, based on 98 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Thelma Thackeray, a native of Moose county, has returned from 6 decades in Hollywood to spend her declining years....... but dastardly deeds are happening and Qwin and the cats have to take time from their stage debut in the Kit Kat Revue to find the person or persons responsible...
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Lovers of bestseller Braun's irresistible Siamese cats, regal Koko and delicate Yum Yum, and their pet human, Jim Qwilleran, will need no further recommendation than the title for this 25th book in the series. (Remember The Cat Who Went Up the Creek?) The locale is the same, the town of Pickax in Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere, with its peculiar, lovable citizens. Into this bucolic setting comes Thelma Thackeray, a native of Moose County, who, having achieved fame and fortune in Hollywood, is returning at age 82 to die. But first she intends to have some fun. Everyone is curious about the glamorous retiree, who also has purchased the long-vacant opera house downtown. Local historians recall that Thelma's twin brother, Thurston, had operated an animal hospital in neighboring Lockmaster until his tragic death from an accidental fall a year earlier. Now his son, Richard, has come to live with Thelma. When she decides to turn the opera house into a film club, Dick is offered the position of manager-with startling results. The first public event in the renovated opera house is the Kit Kat Revue, a fund-raiser, whose finale is a procession of prominent citizens with their pets, all cats. Qwill and Koko are at the end of the line, and that's when Koko brings down the house. In her inimitable gentle style, Braun documents the daily activities of the inhabitants of Pickax. Kidnappings, robberies and murders may abound, but nothing is really upsetting or unpleasant. Braun devotees will cheer.
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