The Cat Who Sang for the Birds by Lilian Jackson Braun

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In this delightful new novel featuring Jim Qwilleran and his lovable cats, Koko and Yum Yum, the rites of spring are celebrated with the fine art of birdcalling....and a fateful act of murder. It seems that this spring, a cat's fancy may turn to crime-solving...
 

About Lilian Jackson Braun

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The New York Times"-bestselling author Lilian Jackson Braun lives in North Carolina with her two Siamese cats.
 
Published February 2, 1998 by Jove. 260 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Religion & Spirituality, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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With the help of his unique cats, former reporter Jim Qwilleran solves the murder of a developer in this witty tale bolstered by sharply etched characters.

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Like other recent books in Braun's best-selling series that began with The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (1966), this loosely plotted novel, the 26th to feature Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum and Moose County journalist Jim Qwilleran, isn't quite up to the standard of earlier entries, but it still...

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Fans of this popular series will surely relish this reissue of its 1966 debut and the reminder that former newsman Jim Qwilleran, whose two prescient Siamese are the heart and soul of the stories, starts out with no cats and, in fact, is reluctant at first to become a sitter for the talented Koko.

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Koko is once again cat of the hour in this barely puzzling 20th entry in the series featuring former newsman Jim Qwilleran and his sleuthing Siamese cat companions (The Cat Who Tailed a Thief, 1997, was the 19th).

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This was followed within a couple of years by The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern and The Cat Who Turned On and Off Despite the popularity of her books, the author fell silent so far as fiction was concerned for nearly twenty years, then came The Cat Who Sniffed Glue, The Cat Who Went Underground, The ...

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