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Lilian Jackson Braun (1913–2011)

Författare till The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

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Lilian Jackson Braun was born on June 20, 1913. After starting out as a copywriter for Detroit department stores, she worked for The Detroit Free Press for nearly 30 years. In the 1960s, her cat died in a fall from a 10th-floor window in Detroit. Neighbors later told her that someone pushed the visa mer cat. To work through her feelings, she wrote a short story based on the incident. The result was her first three novels, The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern, and The Cat Who Turned On and Off. After an 18-year break, she published The Cat Who Saw Red. During her lifetime, she wrote 29 titles in The Cat Who... series. She died on June 4, 2011 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 97. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (1966) 2,258 exemplar
The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern (1967) 1,650 exemplar
The Cat Who Said Cheese (1996) 1,554 exemplar
The Cat Who Blew the Whistle (1995) 1,545 exemplar
The Cat Who Saw Red (1986) 1,525 exemplar
The Cat Who Wasn't There (1992) 1,523 exemplar
The Cat Who Tailed a Thief (1997) 1,520 exemplar
The Cat Who Saw Stars (1998) 1,508 exemplar
The Cat Who Went into the Closet (1993) 1,502 exemplar
The Cat Who Came to Breakfast (1994) 1,495 exemplar
The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts (1990) 1,480 exemplar
The Cat Who Turned On and Off (1968) 1,472 exemplar
The Cat Who Moved a Mountain (1992) 1,470 exemplar
The Cat Who Robbed a Bank (2000) 1,469 exemplar
The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare (1988) 1,465 exemplar
The Cat Who Went Up the Creek (2002) 1,444 exemplar
The Cat Who Played Post Office (1987) 1,439 exemplar
The Cat Who Smelled a Rat (2001) 1,436 exemplar
The Cat Who Played Brahms (1987) 1,421 exemplar
The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal (1991) 1,418 exemplar
The Cat Who Sang for the Birds (1998) 1,417 exemplar
The Cat Who Lived High (1990) 1,400 exemplar
The Cat Who Sniffed Glue (1988) 1,361 exemplar
The Cat Who Went Underground (1989) 1,347 exemplar
The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell (2006) 1,314 exemplar
The Cat Who Brought Down the House (2003) 1,299 exemplar
The Cat Who Talked Turkey (2004) 1,286 exemplar
The Cat Who Went Bananas (2004) 1,239 exemplar
The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers (2007) 1,132 exemplar
The Cat Who Had 14 Tales (1988) 900 exemplar
The Cat Who... Books 4-6 (1993) 251 exemplar
The Cat Who... Books 14-16 (1996) 56 exemplar
The Cat Who Smelled Smoke (2008) 48 exemplar
The Cat Who... Books 4-7 (1981) 21 exemplar
The Cat Who ... Mystery Series (1988) 11 exemplar
The Cat Who... Books 5-7 (1994) 6 exemplar
The Cat Who... Books 3-4 (1995) 3 exemplar
Quattro gatti in giallo (2004) 2 exemplar
The Cat Who... Books 1-4 (1993) 2 exemplar
The Cat Who ... (4, 6, 7) (1995) 1 exemplar
Delitti siamesi 1 exemplar
Gatti e delitti 1 exemplar
The Jaguar Hunter 1 exemplar
The Cat Who ... (3, 5, 6, 9) (1990) 1 exemplar
The Cat Who ... (5, 6) (2003) 1 exemplar

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Cats For Dummies (1997) — Förord, vissa utgåvor281 exemplar
The Cat Who... Cookbook (2000) — Förord, vissa utgåvor147 exemplar
Mystery Cats: Feline Felonies (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 131 exemplar
Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 107 exemplar
The Best of Sisters in Crime (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 89 exemplar
Sisters in Crime 3 (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 79 exemplar
Magicats II! (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 76 exemplar
More Mystery Cats: Feline Felonies (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 75 exemplar
Mysterious Cat Stories (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 59 exemplar
The Cat Who... Quizbook (2003) — Inledning — 53 exemplar
Detective Duos (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 51 exemplar
Mystery Cats 3: More Feline Felonies (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 47 exemplar
Tar Heel Dead: Tales of Mystery and Mayhem from North Carolina (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 26 exemplar
Beastly Tales (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar
The Cat Who... Reunion Cookbook (2006) — Förord, vissa utgåvor23 exemplar
Cat Encounters: A Cat-Lover's Anthology (1979) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar
Kuollut koskettaa keveästi (2011) 5 exemplar
Best Detective Stories of the Year: 18th Annual Collection (1963) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar


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Willimansette, Chicopee Falls, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Landrum, South Carolina, USA
a lung infection
Michigan, USA
Tryon, North Carolina, USA
Detroit Free Press
Natalee Rosenstein, editor
Kort biografi
She is something of a technophobe and still uses a typewriter.

The history of Lilian Jackson Braun is perhaps as exciting and mysterious as her novels. 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. In 1966, The New York Times labeled Braun, "the new detective of the year." Then, for reasons unknown, the rising mystery author disappeared from the publishing scene.

It wasn't until 1986 that the Berkley Publishing Group reintroduced Braun to the public with the publication of an original paperback, The Cat Who Saw Red. Within two years, Berkley released four new novels in paperback and reprinted the three mysteries from the sixties.
Braun was the "Good Living" editor of The Detroit Free Press for 29 years. She is retired from journalism and is currently writing mysteries full-time. She lives with two Siamese cats and her husband, Earl Bettinger, in North Carolina.



The Cat Who... i Cozy Mysteries (september 2012)


The trio is at it again, solving mysteries, but this time in the mountains. I really enjoyed Qwill's way of asking questions, prodding, charming and agile: one can definitely learn from his manner. The plot is thin and it's easy to guess who the culprit is, but it's the dynamics between the villagers and the setting that make this book a light, fun read.
Amateurs of the series will enjoy this one.
Cecilturtle | 14 andra recensioner | Dec 2, 2023 |
I have read the [Cat Who Series] and think having a book published to be the book James Qwilleran was working on in the series was a clever idea. I should have liked them as much as I did most of the preceeding books but didn't. Basically, Quill and the cats deserved better.
clue | 6 andra recensioner | Nov 29, 2023 |
I have read quite a few of Lillian Braun's cat mysteries but mostly those written after Jim Qwilleran moved to Pickaxe in Moose County. This book filled in a Bingo card and introduced me to the series as The Cat Who Could Read Backwards was the first book, published in 1966. There are two more from the 60s then a huge gap util 1986 when Braun starts the series in ernest and publishes a book almost every year.

I enjoyed the inaugural book as we are introduced to the Siamese cat Kao K'o-Kung and learn how the curmudgeonly journalist came to adopt the intelligent feline.… (mer)
witchyrichy | 60 andra recensioner | Oct 13, 2023 |
Former crime reporter Jim Qwilleran is ready to get off the art beat, though he doesn't expect to move on to interior design. But the work isn't boring, when the first subject of the newspaper's new interior design magazine is burglarized, and there's even a death involved. And it won't be the last death in the interior design world.

The first full adventure of Koko and Qwill has a lot of charm, as Qwill takes to cat ownership with aplomb. Koko's antics lead Qwill to question whether the cat is somehow psychic or it's all just a big coincidence. The interactions between man and cat are always my favorite thing about the books in this series. And now we have Yum Yum to add to the fun in future books.

The mystery itself was better done than the first book, in my opinion. I was more interested in it and felt I had a chance of solving it. I didn't, not really, but there was at least one crime I had pretty much figured out correctly.

In my review for the first book, I mentioned the male chauvinism, which is still present in this book, but not as heartily. Unless you count Odd Bunsen, a married father of six, who makes somewhat suggestive comments about other women all throughout this book. But hey, at least he only talks about looking, and nothing more...a distinction I'm sure his wife would appreciate.

Overall, it was a fun read, and I would recommend this book for fans of the classic whodunit & cozy mystery genres.
… (mer)
Kristi_D | 33 andra recensioner | Sep 22, 2023 |



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