Lilian Jackson Braun
- Title: The Cat Who Had 14 Tales
- Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
- ISBN: 9781101158326
- Page: 351
- Format: ebook
A courageous Siamese bags a cunning cat burglar A country kitty proves a stumbling block in a violent murder And an intuitive feline s premonition helps solve the case of the missing antique dealer Here are 14 Braun Cat tales that are riveting and amusing whodunits.
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Book Review3 out of 5 stars to The Cat Who Had 14 Tales, a collection of short stories about cats involved in solving crimes, written in 1988 by Lilian Jackson Braun. So as if 29 books about Koko and YumYum solving crimes alongside Qwill in Moose County wasn't enough, Braun goes and pulls together a short story collection with 14 mini-mysteries, some with Qwill's cats and some without all cute reads, perfect for a short subway or train ride, a moment in between meetings and while you're kid's ta [...]
Average 3.64 (I'm rounding up to 4, though, because the stories that I liked I really liked a lot)Here is a breakdown of the stories (By the way, all of these are cat stories, but not all of them are mysteries as other readers seem to expect from this author):Phut Phat Concentrates - 4 stars - Brave Phut Phat versus the thief. This isn't a mystery per se but a fun read, especially Phut Phat's evaluations of his human servants and their guests.Weekend of the Big Puddle - 3 stars - A ghost story. [...]
Een reeks korte verhalen die elk op zich zeker hun verdienste hebben. In eerste instantie valt het wat tegen omdat je in deze reeks een verhaal over Qwillian en zijn 2 siamezen verwacht. Daar tegen opboksen is niet evident maar blijkbaar had de schrijfster voldoende inspiratie en materiaal om een meer dan verdienstelijke poging te wagen en haar talent in het bredere spectrum van op kat gebaseerde verhalen te tonen. Inderdaad een brede varieteit die waarschijnlijk niet allemaal door iedereen even [...]
SRP Why Bite: This is a lighthearted collection of whimsical stories about cats, and two or three darker ones.This was not what I expected after having read The Cat Who Could Read Backwards. I thought this collection of short stories would be in the same vein as the series of mystery novels. Not so. Instead of tales of suspense and mystery, these were mostly whimsical tales about various cats, not unlike Old Possum‚Äôs Book of Practical Cats. A few stories included in this collection, such as ‚Ä [...]
A collection of short stories, all about cats. What could be better? Not much in my opinion. There are stories that reminded me of Koko and Yum Yum, despite this book not actually being about them. One story in particular struck a chord with a cat falling from a window. I enjoyed the mystery element, and the writing is as good as ever. I really liked this book, even if I was under the impression this was a Cat Who book. Four stars.
It's a truth universally acknowledged and it's also a scientifically established fact*, that a cat makes every story better. 14 short stories about cats. What I loved most, it was Lilian Jackson Braun manifest love for those creatures, so wonderful, good and evil, sometimes alien, timid and brave, always vengeful, nonchalant and lackadaisical, and suddenly very interested and loving (if you happen to have any food, or have a conveniently warm lap, 'cause if cat fits, it sits), and wise unless to [...]
The Cat Who Had 14 Tales (#30 in Cat Who) written by Lilian Jackson Braun, owner of two Siamese cats, is a compilation of fourteen short stories surrounding fourteen different problems the highlighted felines aided in solving. These varied problems range from finding a burglar to finding a murderer, or perhaps even being an accidental killer. The Cat Who Had 14 Tales clearly points out the felines' intelligence throughout the stories stating every once in a while things such as "'two of the kitt [...]
Este es, hasta el momento, mi libro favorito de la escritora Lilian Jackson Braun, principalmente porque al tratarse de 14 cuentos cortos, debe ir al grano en su historia casi de inmediato. Estos 14 cuentos acerca de gatos re√ļnen todos los g√©neros desde el misterio policiaco, historias de fantasmas, hasta la tragedia. Algunas historias son bastante tristes, mientras que otras traen moralejas de la vida en general. Recomiendo fuertemente este libro para todos los amantes de los gatos, todos aqu [...]
disappointed because I assumed this would be stories about Koko and Yum-yum since the title starts "The Cat Who"Collection of short stories all of which involve cats; most but not all of them Siamese. A couple of the stories I liked, but most of them left me with a question of wondering what happened, or else just downright weird.
This book features fourteen short stories by Braun, some of which were published in a mystery magazine in the 60's. There are a variety of stories, all focused on, of course, cats! They are thought-provoking and make for entertaining reading. Some Qwill/Koko/Yum Yum vibes in the stories can be felt, even though they are not actually part of this book. Fun read!
Being a cat lover, these books had great appeal for me. Loved them all. Koko is one cool cat!
Not one of my favorites from the series! I have found that the short stories just don't appeal to me like the novels do
Short stories first written and published before the "Cat Who"ries, compiled in this volume. It gives good insight into Braun's ideas for the later stories. I enjoyed them very much.
the stories are quite good;no relevance to qwill and his pets though
This is an anthology of stories, and they seem to be with a cat as the main character. Phut Phat ConcentratesPhut Phat is the cat. He tries to communicate telepathically with his humans: ONE and TWO. When the humans give a dinner party, Phut Phat is admired for a short time, then goes and sleeps on the wraps. One of the guests is wondered about. Phut Phat is alone at home when the guest returns and burgles the valuables. Phut Phat attacks him with razor sharp claws, then hides under the bed. Whe [...]
Second Read: I didn't remember this book at all, so when I read it a second time, found it to be quite different and entertaining. Lilian Jackson Braun wrote this one too. She wrote 14 short stories having to do with cats, and the cute starts each one had was quite fun. It's interesting to read about horses, cats, dogs and it is fun to see how the different authors approach their story and the way they are going to write about it. I fully recommend and enjoy it. Been fun seeing/reading it again. [...]
I am a devoted fan of Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who cozy mystery series featuring Jim Qwilleran and his two Siamese cat detectives. This book was a compilation of 14 short stories featuring cats involved in mysterious happenings. Many had a definite Alfred Hitchcock bit of the bizarre feel. It just didn't appeal to me the way her more complex cozies in The Cat Who series do.
Fun and interestingShe was a great writer .All of her books are in my library. I read them again and again. This one is a nice refreshing read.
Too short!Stories fine but wish were more. Hope our cats do not disappear like the ones one book do. Hope find good homes.
Delightful compilation from the author of The Cat Who series about other extraordinary felines (no Koko in sight)! Loved it!
Not what I was expecting from this series.
Fun and interesting short stories! Some are happy, some are sad, some are a little disconcerting. It was interesting to see all the different ways Braun could introduce and use cats in her stories.
Quick read, entertaining. Stories tend to middling good with a couple excellent.
Short, but amusing cat stories written by the Cat Who herself. The UFO one was goofy, but several were quite entertaining.
Fourteen short stories.[return]"Phut Phut Concentrates" A Siamese cat solves a burglary. [return]"The Weekend of the Big Puddle" A grey-black tabby has to deal with ghosts.[return]"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. [return]"The Hero of Drummond Street" How a neighborhood stray becomes a neighborhood hero by discovering a gas leak.[return]"The Mad Museum Mouser" A museum cat prevents [...]
First of all, this collection of short stories has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the series. None of the characters from the series appear in the stories. The only tie-in so to speak is that they are written by the same person. Second, the stories were less mystery oriented than the series. Some of the stories had a slight element of mystery but most leaned toward ghost stories.Personally, I am not all that crazy about reading short stories. This collection felt uneven to me. A couple of the sto [...]
In "The Cat Who" series usually features the reporter and his cat friends but in this book you have a series of short stories all containing cats. Some are mystery oriented while others could be considered sci-fi, or riffing off of superstitions, but all are touching and some - The Mad Museum Mouser, Tipsy and the Board of Health, and Tragedy on New Year's Eve have a strong feeling of realism to them.With ironic co-incidence I finished the book with the last story being the Tragedy of New Year's [...]
If you haven't guess, I am a real cat lover. This book struck a nice note for me. It was written by Ms. Braun before all her cat stories became famous. Many of these short stories appeared in ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE back in the 1960s. My favorite was "The Dark One" where a Siamese cat took care of an abusive husband by laying in his path and tripping him over a ravine. Anyone who would like to find out how smart cats are should read this book!
Meh, a strange set of short stories most that felt like they were weird Cat Fancy Fan Fic. if that makes any sense. If you are a fan of the series because of her strange obsession with Siamese then you will like many of these stories because every other one was about a Siamese. You could always tell when the story would be about one because the name would be something ostentatious Phen-Phen or Royalty Lord Gibbles it got a little old.
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