The Cat Who Went Underground (The Cat Who... Series #9)

The Cat Who Went Underground (The Cat Who... Series #9)

by Lilian Jackson Braun, Melville

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Overview

In this delightful Cat Who mystery, Jim Qwilleran packs up his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, for a summer of fun at his log cabin and finds himself on a trip headed straight for trouble...

The trio’s vacation in Moose County starts out ominously with the disappearance of a handyman hired to patch up Qwilleran's cabin. But the felines really start throwing catfits when they come across a dead body or two...

A serial killer may be right under Koko's nose, and now this ingenious Siamese must dig deeper to clear poor Qwilleran of suspicion—and dig up the motive for a catastrophic crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515101232
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1989
Series: Cat Who... Series , #9
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 85,108
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 4.10(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile: 850L (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.

Hometown:

North Carolina

Date of Birth:

1916

Date of Death:

June 4, 2011

Place of Birth:

Massachusetts

Place of Death:

South Carolina

Education:

Graduated from high school at age 16

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The Cat Who Went Underground (The Cat Who... Series #9) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the very first Cat Who books that I ever had the privelage of reading. It captivated me, and took me into a world of crime and mystery that I had never known before. Now, because of Lilian Jackson Braun, I look at most mystery books in a new light. There was nothing I didn't enjoy about this adventure with Qwilleran and his two intellectual Siamese Koko and Yum Yum. You will enjoy this book as one of the best of the series; and if you are reading this as one of the many Cat Who books, you're in for a real 'treat' as Qwilleran might venture.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it makes me want to read it again and again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i'm not very far into the book yet but so far i like it i would reccomend this series to people and look foward to reading more
dollvr713 More than 1 year ago
I have read every book in the series at least three times. I had all of the books in hard cover and paper back, but I relocated into smaller quarters and gave most of my books away, the library and a charity. So, I am replacing my favorites on my NOOK Tablet so that I can re-read them at my leisure. I love this series. I love cats, I happen to be a Tonkineese lover, but they are so like the old fashioned Siamese. This is a series that makes you feel like part of the family. I was so sorry when the series ended with the author's death. I had been reading the books since she published the third book in the early 1980's. I recommend the series to anyone who loves cats and a playful mystery. They make a wonderful read on quiet summer day. Of course, I read them all year round, but I admit that I most enjoyed them lounging under a tree in the back yard on a beautiful summer day. Try reading the series in order, it makes the experience more fun. You will fall in love with Jim and his two furry side-kicks as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The+Cat+Who+books+are+wonderful+to+read.+Ms+Braun%27s+writing+allows+you+to+escape+I+to+the+world+she+created.
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Great
dbhutch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first of Braun's Cat Who collection I have read, despite having several of them in my household. A very good short mystery, focused on a retired journalist in a small northern town, and his two Siamese cats, who with their intelligent cat wit, help their owner solve mysteries, and get out of trouble. In The Cat Who Went Underground, Qwilleran goes to his cabin up in the mountains, where he fits in fine with the town, but they seem to lose carpenters at an alarming rate. When he hires 2 to put an addition on his cabin and they come up missing, he starts to suspect foul play. Koko keeps trying to get into the crawl space for some unknown reason as well. Does Koko know something? His senses have never been wrong before, but will Qwilleran trust Koko's instincts?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful story thanks.
GeryNC More than 1 year ago
Classical Lilian Jackson Braun !! Alwaways a great read !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Luckly, I decided completely on her curse. Applications are closed. I am so sorry. Yellowfox is actually Littlefox.) <p> "Dead?" Owlpaw couldn't belive her ears. "She couldn't be!" Cats gasped. Others stared in shock. Yarrowfoot, Littlefox's sister, let out a choked sob and ran to her, sobbing. Owlpaw bowed her head. <p> Just then, a patrol ran in. "Littlefox is dead!" Mudsky, the leader of the patrol, yowled. "We know who did it!" They announced proudly. Owlpaw turned in shock. They did? "A dark cat with blue eyes. White markings." Mudsky mewed. All eyes went to Nightpaw. She staggered back, looking to Owlpaw for help. <p> "Nightpaw didn't do it!" Shadowpaw's yowl broke the silence. Rainstar nodded. "Mudsky, I have to agree with Shadowpaw. Around the time Shadowpaw came, Nightpaw was sitting by me." Owlpaw nodded. Mudsky snarled, "She could have set a trap." Rainstar stepped foward. "I thought you said the cat /attacked/ Littlefox." Owlpaw was confused. What was going on? Nightpaw gave he a questioning look and she shrugged. <p> "A rouge did it!" Shadowpaw yowled. "A rouge?" Rainstar mewed. "Nightpaw use to be a rouge." Mudsky argued. Rainstar shook his head. "Nightpaw wouldn't kill anyone. We will talk about this later. For now, let's set aside some time for Littlefox's vigil." Owlpaw nodded and sat next to Nightpaw, watching Littlefox and the cats. She felt like crying, remembring Littlefox's kindness and Yarrowfoot's wail. She watched Rainstar sit vigil with a bunch of other cats. A soft tail touched hers. <p> "Mom." Owlpaw mewed. Her mother gave a soft purr and touched her head with her tail tip. Owlpaw smiled a sad grateful smile. Blossomfall got up and joined the weeping cats. Another cat sat next to her. Shadowpaw. "Hi." She mewed softly. Shadowpaw looked into her eyes, serious. "Promise never to tell what I am going to say to you?" Owlpaw nodded, feeling numb. A strange sensation ran through her and Shadowpaw's eyes, green and trusting filled her brain. She would keep this secret. Shadowpaw mewed quietly, so quiet only she could hear, "I killed Littlefox." <p> (Ha ha! Anoter cliffie! Hope you enjoyed!) ~ TMS
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