Book Reviews of The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell (Cat Who...Bk 28) (Large Print)

The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell (Cat Who...Bk 28) (Large Print)
The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell - Cat Who...Bk 28 - Large Print
Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
ISBN-13: 9780786273805
ISBN-10: 0786273801
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 7
Zero stars. Thin, obvious "mystery." Heavy padding from past books. Abrupt, summarized conversation. Qwill at his most dismissive and arrogant. The casual one or two line reporting of the deaths of two long-time characters. I have been a fan for 25 years, have all the books, have been mourning the gradual decline in quality of this series, but this one is so poor it actually made me mad. Save your money.
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Helpful Score: 3
Not one of the best "Cat Who" books but the characters are all familiar like memebers of our own family. For that, I enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very disappointed with how this series is going. Plotlines not finished. Characters not true to how they've been in past books. Storylines not as interesting.
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Helpful Score: 1
I am a a big fan of the "Cat Who..." series of books, but this one was a disappointment for me. It was okay, but not up to Ms Braun's usual standards. It had a different feel to it, and I'm not sure she really wrote this whole book itself. Its just not her style.
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Helpful Score: 1
I have heard wonderful comments regarding this series. However I tried several times to get into this book and just could not. I found it slow and very boring...
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Helpful Score: 1
I just got this book, and loved it just as much as the others I've read in the series. Very entertaining. I finished the book just a few days after receiving it in the mail. KoKo is just too smart!
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Helpful Score: 1
Another good mystery with Jim Qwuilleran and his extraordinary Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum. When Qwillhas to entertain Harvey Ledfield, an aspiring architect, he has to deal with Koko's strange behavior and Qwill better brush up on his paw language because Harvey's aunt and uncle have gone missing.
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Helpful Score: 1
What a wonderful story by Lilian Jackson Braun. I felt the book was a little slow to start but then I couldn't put it down!
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Helpful Score: 1
JIm and the cats story continue again. A good read!
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Helpful Score: 1
The latest of the series of Qwill & his crime solving cat, Koko. This isn't one of the best but it's still worth reading with a few twists of the plot.
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Helpful Score: 1
Mrs. Braun has given the mystery lovers a wonderful series, and I am most grateful, but it's time to stop! This is the absolute worst of the last 5 or 6 in the series. Her work has gotten progressively less interesting, less mysterious, less erudite and less believable. Time to step away from the typewriter...
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Fast good read.
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I love the Cat Who books, have not missed one.Wish they weren't so short.
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As always, Cat who books provide a few little quirks to surprise you. This one may not have been the most intriguing, but it did not disappoint.
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Great mystery series, particularly if you love cats!
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Another great cat book by Braun with our two favorite Siamese - Koko.
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Great books! All of The Cat Who books are great. Light reading. Can be finished in a day.
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A fast read! Another great book in The Cat Who... series.
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This series is a great set of short readers. I love how the author makes the cats come alive with all of their shenannigans they get into and how the cats "help" solve crimes. If you have cats, you'll know what she is talking about! This is a good one for a rainy Sunday afternoon and a cup of tea in your favorite chair!
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Typical Quill, very good as usual
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I was a little irritated by this book - all of the earlier Cat Who books had a fairly decent plot line in regards to a mystery. The entire mystery of this book really seemed to involve about 10 pages total of the entire book. The rest was devoted to the sescentiennial celebration of Pickax. There wasn't much about KoKo and Yum Yum either.

I don't recommend this book if you are looking for a good mystery. If you want something about the goings on of Pickax this is the one for you.
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The latest in the wonderful series of Koko the cat detective in Moose County, "400 miles north of everywhere". I love this series, light, entertaining reading.
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I was disappointed in this book. I normally love the series, but there was no mystery in this book at all. It was definitely a quick read because there's not much to it.
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a good quick read, better than the last few she has written
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A bit slow, not as good as her others.
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A typical good read about Koko and Yum Yum.
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Good Read!
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This one of the Cat Who series written by Lilian Jackson Braun and like all the others was a delightful read! I adore the main characters, Jim Qwilleran and his two siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum. Mr Q., as Jim is lovingly called is a newspaper reporter in the small town of Pickaxe. He often finds himself in the middle of a mystery and solves it with the aid of Koko and Yum Yum. In this book Koko picks up a new habit by dropping on people unnannounced. One of his victims turns out to be a murderer. Also Pickaxe is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding, so there are parades, antique auctions, cat auctions, theater events and much more happening. This is a wonderful, light cozy mystery. It's perfect for a rainy day or any day.
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Latest great cat mystery! KoKo and Yum Yum are at it again, and Quill is better than ever!
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A must read for any "Cat Who..." fan. Interesting mode of murder, this time around!
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This is not her best - but I still enjoyed keeping up with the folks who live 400 miles north of everywhere!
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A little better than some of the other recent reads, though you definitely can't just pick this one up and read it if you aren't familiar with the series. In case you do - Wetherby Goode is the stage name of Joe Bunker. Ms. Braun uses the two interchangably without explaining that. Koko is dropping more clues than he has in a while, but the series is still not quite the same. :(
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I did not enjoy this one as much or the previous one (The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers) as the past Koko's books. Maybe it is just me. I would like someome else's opinion.
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My first venture into the Cat Who series, and my last. Quite cute, however.
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If you are hooked on the events and people of this northern part of America - here is a new treat for you.
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I love these books and this one I really enjoyed.
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The daily activities of Pickax and its charming inhabitants are the background for a celebration of 150 years of improvements in Pickax. Murder is predicted....
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Lilan Jackson Braun is such a creative writer- The two cats in these collections are so clever...
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While the town of Pickax is swept up in its sesquicentennial celebrations, Koko has developed a strange new hobby: He drops himself from balconies, occasionally landing in the oddest of places. When a young man comes to visit his wealthy relatives, Koko plummets straight onto his head! Meanwhile, a hurricane is brewing, and the visitor's family members soon fall deathly ill. Qwill has his work cut out for him as Pickax-as foreshadowed by Koko-is about to be hit by a bombshell.
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A really good book, couldn't put it down Koko doesn't dissapoint!
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This ISBN is a LARGE PRINT Hardcover.
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The is the second to last in the famous "cat who..." series and not her greatest by far. This book was very disjointed and jumped around from plot to plot and character to character with no real continuity. I was disappointed in the ending as well. Several plots were just left hanging. Still a good read, but not her best effort.
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My neighbor did some spray painting and the smell was something else. I grabbed a coat and left. But it was 11 pm, I live in a small town, and I hadn't brought any entertainment, so I stopped by the little free library and picked up this book, which seemed like the best bet. I think I made the wrong choice.

This book is sincerely awful. If it's supposed to be a mystery, it is lacking both suspense and resolution. If it's supposed to be a small town drama, it's missing any sort of appealing characters. If it's supposed to be a silly, relaxing read, there's a lot of (truly random) death. I cannot for the life of me think who the target audience could possibly be- all I know is that it isn't me.

NOTE: this book takes less time to read than my workshop takes to air out, and I read the whole thing, came home disappointed, and was yet more disappointed to discover that the place still smelled of paint
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The PBS site lists this book in the "Mystery & Thrillers" genre. It should also be listed as "Children". If I had been between the ages of 9 and 14, I would have been delighted with this book. It is an easy read, very light = VERY light. Barely any plot, the emphasis was on everybody's pet cats in the town, especially Koko and Yum Yum. Not much depth. Very childish story, with silly names for people and even for the newspaper. Great for preteens. D.
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I love this series. Lilian Jackson Braun created great characters and it's fun to see the development throughout the series. Even if you don't like cats, you will enjoy the wit of these characters.
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If you were to miss one of the "Cat Who..." books, this would be the one to miss. Braun leaves a few holes in this story, and the book reads more like a childrens' book than the others.
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Great "Cat Who.." selection. Very enjoyable!
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I have been listening to this series out of order and it doesn't seem to matter. The reader is very talented. I am glad I am listening to this series and I have not had time to read these books. This makes the cats and Mr Q just come alive when someone does the voices and inflections.