The Cat Who Played Post Office

The Cat Who Played Post Office Inheriting Unexpected Millions Has Left Reporter Jim Qwilleran Looking Like The Cat Who Swallowed The Canary While His Two Siamese Cats, Koko And Yum Yum, Adjust To Being Fat Cats In An Enormous Mansion, Qwilleran Samples The Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous By Hiring A Staff Of Eccentric Servants A Missing Housemaid And A Shocking Murder Show Qwilleran The Unsavory Side Of The Upper Crust But Soon It S Koko S Purr Fect Propensity For Clues Amid The Caviar And Champagne That Gives Qwilleran Pause To Evaluate The Most Unlikely Suspectsbefore His Taste For The Good Life Turns Into His Last Meal

Lilian Jackson Braun was an American writer She is well known for her light hearted series of The Cat Who mystery novels The Cat Who books center around the life of former newspaper reporter James Qwilleran, and his two Siamese cats, KoKo and Yum Yum in the fictitious small town of Pickax located in Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere Although never formally stated in the books, the towns,

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Cat Who Played Post Office
  • Lilian Jackson Braun
  • English
  • 01 September 2017
  • 9780747250371

10 thoughts on “The Cat Who Played Post Office

  1. says:

    Book Review 4 of 5 stars to The Cat Who Played Post Office, the 6th book in the Cat Who mystery series, by Lilian Jackson Braun This is one of my favorite books in the whole series It s actually the book that really changes the series, moving Qwill from the urban city atmosphere to 400 miles north of everywhere Yes, some changed in the previous book, number 5, but this is the one where Qwill had to make some decisions about his future His Aunt Fanny has passed away, leaving him millions of dollars however, he has to move to Moose County where she lived for 5 years to inherit the funds The good thing he doesn t want the money, but he knows in order to protect all the charities and foundations, he needs to keep the money And he does but he eventually stay a lot longer than 5 years.It kicks off with Qwill having some memory issues post accident Someone does not want him inheriting this money, nor living in Pickax And thus begins his long time friendships and enemy lines among the townspeople in Moose County This is the book where you learn the history, the core families, the necessary facts to set up a series for another 20 books It s a must read if you are sampling some in this series For a while, I wanted to move here even tho it doesn t exist it was modeled after a few towns Perhaps some day and I too can solve cozy crimes About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators polldaddy poll 9729544 polldaddy poll 9719251

  2. says:

    I am almost positive this was the first The Cat Who book I ever read many, many years ago In the past I ve read them as I found them and I believe they stand on their own but I m really enjoying this chronological march through Qwill s adventures Also, my memory is for shit any so it s like reading them all for the first time Anyway, the 6th book in the series is a good one.This time, Qwill s beat was being a millionaire.Having decided to take the offer he couldn t refuse, he and the cats are residing in splendor in Aunt Fanny s palatial mansion in Pickax and trying to figure out how to be wealthy Rosemary is officially history and he is now dating Melinda Goodwinter, the young doctor from the last book She apparently was able to overcome her reservations about his advanced age after he came into all that money I just don t like her For one thing, she has a really annoying habit of calling him Lover I hope he gives her the heave ho in the next book Besides Melinda, he meets a bewildering variety of other Goodwinters, as that seems to be the surname of half the town they were a founding family, most made their fortune in mining In addition to Goodwinters, the new Moose County location provides much opportunity for humor, with its unique characters and customs and Qwill s fish out of water story I enjoyed the reappearance of people we ve met before one of the advantages of reading the books in order Iris Cobb, his wacky Junktown landlady from On and Off is now a widow, so she moves in to become his housekeeper Arch Riker comes for a visit and we learn that he and his wife Rosie have separated Frank and Lori are back, Lori is pregnant and becomes Qwill s part time secretary.As the novel opens, an accident has caused Qwill to suffer a brief bout of amnesia so we get a lot of clues to his past courtesy of Arch Riker, who tries to jog his memory They ve been friends since kindergarten Qwill was in the service He became a top crime reporter and did many assignments overseas, winning journalism prizes He wrote a bestselling book about urban crime His mother died when he was in college He married his wife name Miriam in Scotland and they have been divorced for about 10 years her family was wealthy and it s hinted that they were involved in some shady stuff.Although the tone was light, the body count was unusually high in this one The mystery this time involves the disappearance of a maid 5 years ago, and Koko is really integral to solving the case his increased involvement is something I really enjoyed All in all, a very enjoyable outing in the series.Originally published 1987Body Count 5 view spoiler Daisy Mull, the artistic, pregnant maid thrown down a mine shaft Della Mull, her mother poison Tiffany, her friend gun Penelope Goodwinter murder or possibly suicide Alexander Goodwinter plane crash or possibly suicide hide spoiler

  3. says:

    I have to say that so far this is one of the best in The Cat Who series as far as suspense and unexpected plot twists are concerned Lilian Jackson Braun is one of my favorite escapist authors and as such I usually know what is going to happen but the characters keep me engaged Not so with this book I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns in this one and I could not put it down until I finished it.Qwill starts the story in the hospital after someone tries to run him over during his daily bike ride It does not take long for Qwill and Koko to figure out that this bit of foul play is connected to Qwill s habit of snooping into criminal activity this time the activity surrounds a young housemaid and one of the town s prominent sons As Qwill and Koko dig deeper into the mystery of the missing girl the people surrounding the case begin to die strange, unexpected deaths with the final death being the most surprising of all As usual our dynamic duo solves the case and life is good until the next mystery begins.

  4. says:

    What I liked most about this book is that it really feels like the bridge between two huge parts of Qwill s life, that if being a renowned crime reporter, and the beginning of his life in Mooseville and inheriting the Klingenschoen fortune I like how this one starts with Qwill s loss of memory, and Arch having to remind him This is one of my favorites in the series, because I prefer the Pickaxe books to the books set Down Below.These books are definitely for cat lovers, and for those who love a good mystery with a nice, slow build up I read this while waiting for my boyfriend to fix the bearing on a trailer, so it was a very quick read, but like all in the series a very good one Five stars

  5. says:

    We were presented with an unusual cliffhanger at the end of the last novel Jim Qwileran Qwill was left an enormous fortune in inheritance, provided he remain living in the Pickaxe area for five years He was also offered his life long dream assignment back in the big city While this might seem a no brainer for most, Ms Braun s convincing portrayal of this man and his dedication to his profession truly left this reader wandering what he would decide to do.In a stroke of genius, Ms Braun delays the revealing of that decision for a short while When the novel opens, Qwill awakens in a hospital bed having no recollection of who he is or why he is there It is only when his pal, Arch Riker, arrives and begins reminding Qwill of who he is the fastest recovery from amnesia that I ve ever read that it is revealed that he took the money and relocated to Pickaxe Qwill remembers that, for the last number of weeks, he has been searching for a young woman who disappeared five years ago He also remembers that the bicycle accident that landed him in the hospital was no accident at all.Ms Braun takes her series from the city to the country And while Qwill may have had to sacrifice his job in order to claim the inheritance, he won t have to give up the one thing he enjoys most solving crimes with the seemingly incidental yet always crucial clues of his psychic seeming Siamese cat, Koko I swear, Qwill is drawn to small town crime than Jessica Fletcher And it s amazing at times who those murdered or doing the murdering turn out to be Ms Braun brings a few characters from the city novels, such as Iris Cobb, to Pickaxe City with Qwill She also begins building upon the characters she introduced in the last novel the attorneys handling the estate, the young doctor who s taken quite a liking to Qwill , the Junior Editor of the local paper, Goodwinters all And she introduces new characters yet one Goodwinter, Amanda, is one of Lilian s best As both an interior decorator and city councilmember, she s over the top and obnoxious, yet genuine Indeed, this new setting will allow Ms Braun to present certain characters fully and character building is one of her greatest strengths.Koko s clues in this novel seem to be cerebral showing a true, psychic connection between himself and his mustache wearing caregiver The letters on the piano that he presses E,D,C,G could refer to any number of songs but the tune it brings to Qwill s mind is the opening of A Bicycle Built for Two, Daisy, Daisy When the woman he begins looking for is revealed to have the name Daisy MullThe mystery included in this novel is, yet again, excellent Indeed, it is just as impressive a story as the one presented in the last novel But to say on it would be to give too much away As such I ll end my review here giving this novel 4.25 out of 5 stars as I did for the last.Thanks for the novel, Lilian.

  6. says:

    I couldn t remember whether this was a book I had read before, so went on and bought it anyway As it turns out, this is one I had read, so it is a re read for me However, this is one of the best Cat Who books, so it was not a difficult task at all.James Qwilleran and his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, have officially moved to Pickax City in Moose County He has been required to live in Moose County for five years to claim his inheritance of the Klingenschoen fortune Almost immediately, Koko homes in on a mystery.In one of two servants apartments over the garage of the Klingenschoen mansion, Qwilleran finds the walls covered with extravagant murals of a type that leave him wondering if the painter left to get a job painting subway trains It turns out that the person responsible was a maid who worked at the house some five years earlier In any case, she seems to have disappeared almost without a trace He uncovers with help from Koko a note to Miss Klingenschoen indicating the girl moved to Florida only to discover later that the note was not in the girl s handwriting.Curiously enough, as Qwilleran begins asking questions about this former maid, Daisy Mull, anyone who seems to know very much about her suddenly and mysteriously dies It gets so bad that Qwilleran himself is run off the road as he is riding his bike near the old Dimsdale mine and nearly killed.Koko, the detective cat, is active in this case than in most of his other adventures Not only does he uncover the note and the box and suitcase containing all the remains of Daisy s earthly belongings, but he keeps setting up obstacles by the back door to obstruct the prowler who eventually does come to the house to silence Qwilleran once and for all And he is the one who succeeds in knocking the man out so the police can handle him But there is much to the story than that, and it is a truly strange tale.But for all the mystery and danger, life in Moose County seems somehow both amusing and safer than in other places It is truly a fun place to be.

  7. says:

    Re read 2019This is the first book that takes Jim Qwilleran out of the big city and transplants him to a small town His mother s best friend has died and left him her fortune He starts a foundation to help the town her family helped start However, there is a stipulation in her will that he needs to live in Pickax City or forfeit the inheritance So he moves into her mansion, once he starts fixing it up he discovers a mystery over a missing maid While investigating her people that are linked to her start having deadly accidents This was a huge switch from the originals that show their 60s and 70s links, you can tell the decades have switched, and Braun probably felt it would be easier to do that by changing the geographic location I have to admit I like the books set in the small town better than the big city The quirks of the locals really make the series The series is complete and is a great cozy read.

  8. says:

    What a delight I m revisiting some of The Cat Who books on audio at the moment and this one was so enjoyable George Guidall is such a lovely narrator, I couldn t imagine anyone else doing it as well.

  9. says:

    Without Koko Jim would be lost Koko is definitely the brains behind the outfit.

  10. says:

    I read actually listened to most the Cat Who books before GoodReads, so I don t have an accurate listing of the books I enjoyed I just know that when I needed a comfortable and uplifting change in my audio books in the car, I would grab the oldest Cat Who CD book off of the shelf at the library So, now I m thinking I want to fill in the books I haven t enjoyed yet problem I m not sure if I have listened to them or not So, this one, I think enjoyed before I am also just putting 3 stars on these because I know I didn t hate any of them and none of them went to 5 star status, but I m certain some are 4 stars All that to say my rating doesn t matter I do know that I enjoyed the books in Moose County MUCH than the ones from down below.If you want a light, entertaining, but engaging read, I honestly recommend any of the series and I m not a cat lover, either.

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