The Cat Who Had 14 Tales

The Cat Who Had 14 Tales

by Lilian Jackson Braun

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The New York Times bestselling author of the Cat Who mysteries presents a fantastic collection of feline fiction which includes fourteen short stories about kitties who just can’t keep their whiskers out of trouble...

Filled with furballs like a courageous Siamese who bags a cunning cat burglar, a country kitty who proves a stumbling block in a violent murder, and an intuitive feline whose premonition helps solve the case of the missing antiques dealer, this collection will delight cat lovers and mystery aficionados alike!

This Collection Includes: Phut Phat Concentrates • Weekend of the Big Puddle • The Fluppie Phenomenon • The Hero of Drummond Street • The Mad Museum Mouser • The Dark One • East Side Story • Tipsy and the Board of Health • A Cat Named Conscience • SuSu and the 8:30 Ghost • Stanley and Spook • A Cat Too Small for His Whiskers • The Sin of Madame Phloi • Tragedy on New Year’s Eve

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515094978
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1988
Series: Cat Who... Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 181,626
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)

About the Author

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 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. Since then, G.P. Putnam’s Sons has published seventeen additional novels in the Cat Who series. Braun passed away in 2011.


North Carolina

Date of Birth:


Date of Death:

June 4, 2011

Place of Birth:


Place of Death:

South Carolina


Graduated from high school at age 16

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The Cat Who Had 14 Tales 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While all of the 'Cat Who...' books have a dark side (being murder mysteries), this one is particularly disturbing. I imagine that many people are like myself-- they're prepared to lose a few side characters or even the occasional main character to the cause of mystery, but leave the animals out of it! This book features murdered cats, suicidal cats, abused cats... pretty unpleasant stuff. If you're the kind of mystery reading cat lover who prefers to see chalk outlines being drawn around non-furry bodies, give this book a pass. You'll sleep better.
sheherazahde on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fourteen short stories."Phut Phut Concentrates" A Siamese cat solves a burglary. "The Weekend of the Big Puddle" A grey-black tabby has to deal with ghosts."The Fluppie Phenomenon" A cute story about the ability of some cats to cause trouble. And how normal people can become cat people against all odds. "The Hero of Drummond Street" How a neighborhood stray becomes a neighborhood hero by discovering a gas leak."The Mad Museum Mouser" A museum cat prevents a robbery. Featuring Rhoda Finney and Homer Tibbut in the Lockmaster Museum, known to readers of the "Cat Who" stories."The Dark One" A Siamese administers justice in a domestic abuse situation. "East Side Story" Romeo and Juliet with feral cats. This one stayed with me. "Tipsy and the Board of Health" The story of Tipsy the cat. The eponymous cat of Tipsy's Tavern, known to readers of the "Cat Who" stories."A Cat Named Conscience" An old scandal still haunts a woman in a nursing home. "SuSu and the 8:30 Ghost" A ghost and a cat help solve a mysterious disappearance."Stanley and Spook" Did a witch's curse switch the souls of a boy and a cat. "A Cat Too Small for His Whiskers" Some cats might be aliens. A fun story that reminded me of the dream sequence in "The Cat Who Saw Stars"."The Sin of Madame Phloi" A mother cat avenges the death of her son. Don't mess with Siamese!"Tragedy on New Year's Eve" A murdered man takes the form of a black cat to help bring his murderer to justice.
Camethyste on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Interesting little book of 14 strange tales revolving around cats. A fun and quick read.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very readable collection of cat stories, wherein the cats prove that they are cleverer than the humans!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of the short stories are pretty good, but others are just plain creepy. Not really written in the same "tone" as The Cat Who..... series.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this was a great book. They put together 14 Tales of Mysteries that cats solved. My favorite had to be 'Phut Phat Concentrates.' I also like that name Phut Phat he he he. Well, I highly recommend this book, but only if you like cats.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The book The Cat Who Had 14 Tales is a good book. If you like books that have more than one story in them and you like adventures, this book is for you. It has mostly adventure stories in it but it also has a few mystery stories. One story is about two cats that are just like two people. When the cats first met so did the two people. When one of the two people left to go on vacation the cat was found nowhere in a house or on the streets. When the person came back the cat was found tattered and beaten up. Another story is about an alien cat that burns UFO type circles in a field, and wants to become friends with a bird (a canary to be exact)!! Other stories from this book are: Phut Phat Concentrates;Weekend of the Big Puddle; The Fluppie Phenomenon; The Hero of Drunnond Street; The Mad Museum Mouser; The Dark One; East side Story; Tipsy and the Board of Health; A Cat Named Conscience; Su su and the 8:30 Ghost; Stanley and Spook; A Cat Too Small for His whiskers; The Sin of Madame Phloi; and Tragedy on New Year's Eve. I thought this book was VERY good and fun to read. I highly recommend this book, that's why I rate it 5 stars.