In this book the body of a dead man is discovered on the main character's property. James Qwilleran, a newspaper columnist in Moose County, Michigan, is preparing to work on a one-man play about the great storm of 1913 with the help of an elderly woman. The city of Brr is much too busy preparing for its 200th birthday celebration and the opening of the Pickax bookstore to worry about a killer on the loose. If not for Koko and Yum Yum, Qwilleran's two Siamese cats, this book would have been a complete waist of my time. I loved the clairvoyant cat who believed he could speak Turkey, cute! The characters were kooky and I was slightly amused by their names. I just don't know what all the fuss is over these books. They are highly overrated!
The Cat who Talked Turkey (Lillian Jackson Braun)
The people of Moose County are excited It's almost time for the gala groundbreaking of the Pickax bookstore - and the town of Brrr is preparing for its bicentennial celebration. All the festivities, however; are spoiled by the discovery of a man's body .
To solve the case, Qwill and his feline pals, Koko and Yum Yum, are on the case to solve this mystery.
All of the characters are just as good. Qwill and his mustache, KoKo and his abilities, YumYum and her sweetness.
This is a popular series. Each book can be read on its own but as you read the series you begin to really know the characters and country as you friends. Qwill is a laid back, middle-aged bachelor, and all-round nice guy who's had trouble in the past but has landed on his feet. He's owned by two siamese cats who help in their own feline way to solve crimes.
From Fantastic Fiction:
James Qwilleran and his famous felines, Koko and Yum Yum, are back for another mystery-solving stint in the beloved bestselling Cat Who . . . series.
In Qwill's opinion, "A town without a bookstore is like a chicken with one leg," and since the late Eddington Smith's bookstore burned down, the town of Pickax has been somewhat off balance.
To the rescue comes the Klingenschoen Foundation, manager of Qwill's estate, which considers a new bookstore a worthy investment. Delighted by their good fortune, the people of Moose County prepare to celebrate the gala groundbreaking of the store on the site of the old. But no one is prepared for the discovery of the body of a man shot execution style in a wooded area on the very same day. Now Qwill and his clever cats have their work cut out for them.
This is one of the later books of Lillian Jackson Braun. Her earlier ones are better, but this was still enjoyable.
Next best to having a purring kitty on your lap.
I read all the books in this light-hearted series one after another and really enjoyed them. The cat KoKo and his feline partner, Yum Yum, are endearing. Their owner is a former newspaper reporter, James Qwilleran. They live in a small town with lots of interesting residents. James can't seem to avoid murders though he sure would like to. The series ended abruptly with unresolved relationships due to the author's death at 97.
Koko and Yum Yum, those smart Siamese cats, are as endearing as ever in this tale of a body discovered on James Qwilleran's property. Qwilleran is also busy with a new bookstore that is opening in Pickax.
I love these cat books, have read them all, wish they were longer. Being a cat person and knowing cats personalities, it's really neat.
Koko solves another one. These books are easy reads that keep you guessing who done it.
Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum make the detectve team. Was a fun book to read.
The good people of Moose County are in a fever of excitement. It's almost time for the gala groundbreaking of the Pickax bookstore - and the town of Brr is preparing for its bicentennial celebration. All the festivities, however, are spoiled by the discovery of a man's body on James Qwilleran's property.
The good people of Moose County are in a fever of excitement. It's almost time for the gala groundbreaking of the Pickax bookstore--and the town of Brrr is preparing for its bicentennial celebration. All the festivities, however, are spoiled by the discovery of a man's body on James Qwilleran's property. Could it be the work of a killer who used the same MO in northern Michigan? To solve the case, Qwill and his feline pals, Koko and Yum Yum, will have to prick up their ears and determine who committed this fowl deed...
Koko and YumYum solve another mystery. Of course they take Jim Qwilleran along for the ride.
Cat lovers will enjoy the antics of the siamese cats.
Could not get into this book.
Love these cats, and their owner.
PICKAX BREAKS GROUND ON A NEW BOOKSTORE. QWILLERAN IS UNHAPPY ABOUT HOW LITTLE TIME HE SENDS WITH POLLY.
Not the best by Braun but if you are a cat who reader of course you need to read this...
Some of "The Cat Who...." books, and this is one of them, serve a very useful purpose. If you've been reading other books which required a lot of thinking, and you just want to lay back, relax and read a book which requires no thought, then pick up one of these books. Think of it like TV in print.