Download Epub Format ò The Cat Who Went Underground PDF by ↠´ Lilian Jackson Braun Jim Qwilleran Packs Up His Old Kit Bag And His Two Siamese Cats For A Sun And Fun Summer At His Log Cabin In Moose County Their Vacation Starts Off Ominously With The Disappearance Of A Handyman Hired To Patch Up Qwilleran S Cabins But The Felines Really Start Throwing Catfits When They Come Across A Couple Of Dead Bodies Jim, che ormai deve vivere nella tranquilla cittadina vicino al lago, per via dell eredit , decide che per l estate vuole ritornare nel suo cottage sul lago e vuole ampliarlo, anche per permettere ai suoi siamesi una giusta sistemazione I lavori iniziano, ma i carpentieri spariscono nel nulla troppo velocemente.
Sar proprio Koko a captare l odore di sangue e trovare il corpo di uno di essi e a Jim Qwilleran spetter il compito di scovare l assassino.
Finora, la storia che pi mi ha incuriosita ed quella che pi rispecchia l a che Jim ha per i suoi due gatti siamesi speciali, Koko e Yum Yum.
I ve read many reviews of The Cat Who books where people complain about the character James Qwilleran, but I ve never found him unlikeable, just human Maybe Qwill and I have been spending too much together lately, but in this 9th outing, he got on my nerves a bit As the novel opens, Qwill has decided to load Koko and YumYum into their traveling picnic hamper and leave Pickaxe to spend some time at the Klingenschoen cabin by the lake in Moose County Once there, despite the beauty of his surroundings he proceeded to piss and moan and generally be useless about all the little things that needed to be done to rough it in the luxurious cabin Maybe all that money is going to his head Maybe he s grouchy and horny because Polly was away in England for the summer Whatever, he was just annoying Sorry but I unapologetically prefer a man who knows how to check the damn pilot light, can hammer a nail, and isn t freaked out by a few spiders.
As a rule I don t mind the leisurely pace of these novels, but this one seemed to have even less forward momentum than usual The mystery took quite a while to solidify, and the solution was both far fetched and sad All in all, not my favorite but I m sure Qwill and the cats will be back in my good graces with the next installment.
originally published 1989Body Count 6 view spoiler 5 carpenters bludgeoned by a serial killer who is the alter ego of a female plumber the larcenous Captain Phlogg from the antique store alcoholism hide spoiler My mom got me started reading these books probably 20 or so years ago They are cute, pleasant, easy reads that aren t deep, and you can truly have a laugh at some of the shenanigans that goes on Jim Qwilleran decides to take Koko and Yum Yum back to the log cabin in Moose County While there, he encounters joys of home ownership when a variety of items are in need of repair plumbing, electrical, etc He also decides against the advice of his neighbors, to add a wing to the cabin His first problem is to find a carpenter to do it His next problem is keeping the carpenter from disappearing He ends up hiring a lazy unlicensed carpenter named Iggy Leave it to Koko to be on the case of finding the missing carpetners This was a fun read I especially enjoyed Qwilleran s adventure on Three Tree Island This is another of Braun s charming mysteries about James Qwilleran, of the famous huge mustache I always picture him as Sam Elliott Former crime reporter from the big city, he s inherited a fortune, but only if he lives in Pickax, in rustic Moose County 400 miles north of everywhere which comes complete with a rotating cast of curious characters, questionable dealings, murder suspects, and love interests Qwill writes a column for the local paper, so he s always investigating for stories some of which you guessed it turn out to be true mysteries He s aided in his cogitations by his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, his constant companions.
I love the northern American setting of these mysteries the people and settings remind me of my hometown and travels in rural Michigan and indeed, are based on Braun s life in Bad Axe, MI These books are even better if you re a cat lover, because Braun depicts Koko and Yum Yum as true characters They don t talk, but they do communicate quite clearly, the way real cats do, and Koko seems to have a sixth sense about mysteries In this story, Qwill gets away from Pickax and tries to relax in his new cabin by the lake, only to find a whole new set of odd characters, not to mention never ending problems with repairs on that old cabin I ll put it this way anyone who s contracted to have an addition built onto their house can easily imagine how it can turn into a murder mystery Mysteries tend to do a lot of setting up of characters and questionable events and red herrings before the actual murder occurs especially cozy mysteries in small towns This particular story takes that even farther, in that we don t even learn for certain what crime has been committed until fairly late in the book Some readers might find this to be slow pacing, but so many other things go wrong for poor Qwill during this book that I was amused throughout This is the ninth of Braun s 29 The Cat Who books It s not my favorite of these books, but I enjoyed it They don t have to be read in order, although you ll get out of them if you do, as the various friendships, romantic relationships, and jobs do develop and change over time This probably isn t the best one to start with, but I d definitely recommend it to anyone already familiar with the series it s a fine addition.
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I like the main character in this series and his hometown characteristics It s fun to tag along and experience his quirky lifestyle I don t care for cats, but his don t demand too much attention.
Happily skipping along through these adventures.
I really enjoy these books its the mysteries I don t really enjoy The characters are truly lovable The cats are so much fun, so much trouble, and so much adorable And maybe psychic There are several deaths murders in this particular book, but there is no real mystery solving There are many really nice stories Descriptions of the scenery is lovely The cabin is a very comfortable place, even though there are a lot of hilarious mishaps there I just would like a little of the mystery to be solved by the protagonist before it is suddenly all figured out I really did enjoy this one, though than I thought I was going to.
Humor, strange characters mark latest cat cozy mysteryWe wanted to try a recent 1989 entry in Braun s Cat Who series, this one written some 23 years and 7 or 8 novels since the inaugural Cat Who Could read Backwards published in 1966 We thought this one might be a bit modern, but that was not to be the case as our leading man Jim Qwilleran, and his main cat Koko, solve another light mystery set in rural Mooseville, a northern backwoods Apparently Qwill has inherited a large fortune since the first outing, making his decision to spend summer vacation in a dumpy cottage in a dumpy little town rather questionable Don t expect much of a mystery, as unrelated humor, extraneous characters and irrelevant happenings dominate the tale The plot itself is little than a short story about carpenters disappearing a connection nobody but our hero can discern , culminating in a dead body discovered by Koko in the sandy crawl space under Qwill s cabin All too conveniently, the books contrived ending depends upon a literal list of victims graciously provided by the perpetrator and discovered by you know who.
There are some funny passages in the book the transportation of the fat lady, the machinations of the repair firm Glinkos, the strange speech habits and big teeth of underground builder Iggy provide some mirth And there are interesting characters and events galore the nursing home woman that hears cat scratching, the reclusive neighbor woman Russell who hardly talks, the storm that maroons our hero, the UFO sightings, etc unfortunately, none of which have a whit to do with our plot And believe us when we say that the cats eat better than any human we know Qwill even takes them home lobster meat on one occasion Our 3 star rating is really 4 for good writing, 1 for story line Is the book light and pleasant yes Are the characters engaging and funny mostly Are Qwilleran and Koko and Yum Yum the latter two, the cats likable and clever mostly If that s good enough go for it but mystery buffs per se better stay away.
In one of the earlier books in the series, Qwilleran takes a break at the cabin with the cats He meets new unusual characters and the regular cast, except Polly are invited An enjoyable read.
When Qwill decides a summer at the cabin is just what he and the cats need, he had no idea what he was getting himself into The cabin is in need of repairs and no longer large enough to accommodate he and the Siamese Between repairwomen and on again, off again contractors, one week is proving too much.
This story isn t one of my faves What I like about this series is the lighthearted nature of it, and this one went to a darker place than usual Still going to finish the series though, all twenty nine of them.