Some Reading Suggestions

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. ---Francis Bacon

My favorite books (in no particular order)

If you like to read mysteries and you like cats, try these books by Lilian Jackson Braun for a quick and fun read:

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards
The world of modern art is a mystery to many---but for Jim Qwilleran and Koko, it turns into a mystery of another sort...

The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern
Qwill isn't thrilled about covering the interior design beat for The Daily Fluxion. Little does he know that a murderer has designs on a local woman featured in one of his stories...

The Cat Who Turned On and Off
Qwill and Koko are joined by Yum Yum as they try to solve a murder in an antique shop...

The Cat Who Saw Red
Qwill starts his diet---and starts a new gourmet column for the Fluxion. It isn't easy---but it's not as hard as solving a shocking murder case!

The Cat Who Played Brahms
While fishing at a secluded cabin, Qwill hooks onto a murder mystery---and Koko develops a strange fondness for classical music...

The Cat Who Played Post Office
Koko and Yum Yum turn into fat cats when Qwill inherits millions and moves into a mansion. But amid the caviar and champagne, Koko starts sniffing clues to a murder!

The Cat Who Knew Shakepeare
The local newspaper publisher has perished in an accident---or is it murder? That is the question...

The Cat Who Sniffed Glue
After a rich banker and his wife are killed, Koko develops an odd appetite for glue. To solve the murder, Qwill has to figure out why...

The Cat Who Went Underground
Qwill and the cats head for their Moose County log cabin for a relaxing summer---but when a handyman disappears, Koko must dig up the buried motive for a sinister crime...

The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts
Qwill and Koko try to solve a haunting mystery in a historic farmhouse.

The Cat Who Lived High
A glamourous art dealer was killed in Qwill's high-rise apartment---and he and the cats are about to reach new heights in detection as they try to find out whodunit...

The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal
The director of the local Shakespeare production dies in Qwill's orchard---and the stage is set for a puzzling mystery!

The Cat Who Moved a Mountain
Qwill moves to a new home in the beautiful Potato Mountains. But when a dispute between local residents and developers boils over into a murder case, he has to keep his eyes open to find the culprit!

The Cat Who Wasn't There
Qwill's on his way to Scotland---and on his way to solving another purr-plexing mystery!

The Cat Who Went Into the Closet
Qwill's moved into a mansion...and it has fifty closets for Koko to investigate! But among the junk, Koko finds a clue---and now Qwill's unearthing some surprising skeletons...

The Cat Who Came to Breakfast
Qwilleran and the cats are visiting an island known by many names: Breakfast Island, Providence Island, Grand Island, and Pear Island. But when some odd "accidents" occur, Qwill suspects sabotage and sets out to investigate---because murder by any other name is just as deadly...

The Cat Who Blew the Whistle
An old steam locomotive has been resored, causing excitement in Moose County. But a mysterious murder brings the fun to a screeching halt---and Qwill and Koko are tracking down the culprit...

The Cat Who Said Cheese
Something smells in Pickax! As the Great Food Explo is set to begin, a killer is determined to make it an event Pickax City will never forget.

The Cat Who Tailed a Thief
A rash of petty thievery threatens the holiday spirit in Pickax. What starts out as missing sunglasses and gloves escalates in the theft of about $2000 collected by the Indian Village Bridge Club for charity. And this is only the beginning!

The Cat Who Sang for the Birds
Spring has come early to Moose County; the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing. But all is not well four hundred miles north of everywhere.

The Cat Who Saw Stars
Qwilleran, Koko, and Yum Yum are hoping for a peaceful month of July spent sitting on the porch of their cabin by a lake in Mooseville.

The Cat Who Robbed a Bank
It's September in Pickax, four hundred miles north of everywhere, and the citizens of Moose County are all agog: the Highland Games, celebrating Pickax's Scottish heritage, are expected to yield aggressive county-partison competition; the town hotel is reopening in grand style; and the mysterious Mr. Delacamp is honoring the town with a visit.

The Cat Who Smelled a Rat
The Big One is on its way, and none too soon for the residents of an unusually arid Moose County, who are becoming increasingly anxious about wildfires as they await the first snowstorm of the season.

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