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Lilian Jackson Braun (1913–2011)

Forfatter af The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

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Lilian Jackson Braun was born on June 20, 1913. After starting out as a copywriter for Detroit department stores, she worked for The Detroit Free Press for nearly 30 years. In the 1960s, her cat died in a fall from a 10th-floor window in Detroit. Neighbors later told her that someone pushed the vis mere cat. To work through her feelings, she wrote a short story based on the incident. The result was her first three novels, The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern, and The Cat Who Turned On and Off. After an 18-year break, she published The Cat Who Saw Red. During her lifetime, she wrote 29 titles in The Cat Who... series. She died on June 4, 2011 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 97. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (1966) 2,311 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern (1967) 1,687 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Said Cheese (1996) 1,597 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Blew the Whistle (1995) 1,578 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Tailed a Thief (1997) 1,559 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Wasn't There (1992) 1,552 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Saw Red (1986) 1,552 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Saw Stars (1998) 1,548 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Went into the Closet (1993) 1,535 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Came to Breakfast (1994) 1,532 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts (1990) 1,513 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Robbed a Bank (2000) 1,506 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Moved a Mountain (1992) 1,501 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare (1988) 1,498 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Turned On and Off (1968) 1,496 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Went Up the Creek (2002) 1,477 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Played Post Office (1987) 1,470 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Smelled a Rat (2001) 1,465 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Played Brahms (1987) 1,459 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Sang for the Birds (1998) 1,458 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal (1991) 1,450 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Lived High (1990) 1,432 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Sniffed Glue (1988) 1,399 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Went Underground (1989) 1,378 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell (2006) 1,357 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Talked Turkey (2004) 1,335 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Brought Down the House (2003) 1,315 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Went Bananas (2004) 1,273 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers (2007) 1,166 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Had 14 Tales (1988) 914 eksemplarer
The Private Life of the Cat Who... (2003) 511 eksemplarer
The Cat Who... Books 4-6 (1993) 257 eksemplarer
The Cat Who... Books 14-16 (1996) 57 eksemplarer
The Cat Who Smelled Smoke (2008) 49 eksemplarer
The Cat Who... Books 4-7 (1981) 21 eksemplarer
The Cat Who ... Mystery Series (1988) 11 eksemplarer
Quando il gatto ci mette la coda (2001) 7 eksemplarer
The Cat Who... Books 5-7 (1994) 6 eksemplarer
The Cat Who... Books 3-4 (1995) 3 eksemplarer
Quattro gatti in giallo (2004) 2 eksemplarer
The Cat Who... Books 1-4 (1993) 2 eksemplarer
3 In 1 1 eksemplar
Delitti siamesi 1 eksemplar
The Cat Who ... (4, 6, 7) (1995) 1 eksemplar
Gatti e delitti 1 eksemplar
I gatti del crimine 1 eksemplar
The Jaguar Hunter 1 eksemplar
The Cat Who ... (3, 5, 6, 9) (1990) 1 eksemplar
The Cat Who ... (5, 6) (2003) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Cats For Dummies (1997) — Forord, nogle udgaver283 eksemplarer
The Cat Who... Cookbook (2000) — Forord, nogle udgaver151 eksemplarer
Mystery Cats: Feline Felonies (1991) — Bidragyder — 135 eksemplarer
Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives (1998) — Bidragyder — 110 eksemplarer
The Best of Sisters in Crime (1997) — Bidragyder — 95 eksemplarer
Sisters in Crime 3 (1990) — Bidragyder — 79 eksemplarer
Magicats II! (1991) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
More Mystery Cats: Feline Felonies (1993) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
Mysterious Cat Stories (1993) — Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer
The Cat Who... Quizbook (2003) — Introduktion — 53 eksemplarer
Detective Duos (1997) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
Mystery Cats 3: More Feline Felonies (1995) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
Tar Heel Dead: Tales of Mystery and Mayhem from North Carolina (2005) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
Beastly Tales (1989) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
The Cat Who... Reunion Cookbook (2006) — Forord, nogle udgaver24 eksemplarer
Cat Encounters: A Cat-Lover's Anthology (1979) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Kuollut koskettaa keveästi (2011) 5 eksemplarer
Best Detective Stories of the Year: 18th Annual Collection (1963) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

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Almen Viden

Fødselsdato
1913-06-20
Dødsdag
2011-06-04
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Willimansette, Chicopee Falls, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Dødssted
Landrum, South Carolina, USA
Dødsårsag
a lung infection
Bopæl
Michigan, USA
Tryon, North Carolina, USA
Erhverv
copywriter
editor
Organisationer
Detroit Free Press
Agent
Natalee Rosenstein, editor
Kort biografi
She is something of a technophobe and still uses a typewriter.

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 the 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.
Braun was the "Good Living" editor of The Detroit Free Press for 29 years. She is retired from journalism and is currently writing mysteries full-time. She lives with two Siamese cats and her husband, Earl Bettinger, in North Carolina.

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The Cat Who... i Cozy Mysteries (september 2012)

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Welcome back to the world of Koko, Yum Yum, and Qwill. There was a long hiatus between the third book and this one. This book is one of my favorites. Like Qwill, I love food but need to lose weight. Fortunately, my little dog doesn't put his paws on the scale, unlike Koko "assistance" with Qwill.

The mystery was good and played fair with the reader -- we had the chance to solve the mystery along with Qwill. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Highly recommended for fans of cozy mysteries. While it can be read as a stand-alone, as with most cozy mysteries, more background is gained by reading the earlier books first.… (mere)
 
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Jean_Sexton | 21 andre anmeldelser | Mar 17, 2024 |
Okay, but not wild about Koko, or Qwilleran and his psychic mustache, to be honest. That's okay, it was fun and entertaining.
 
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BethOwl | 34 andre anmeldelser | Jan 24, 2024 |
Story: 7.5 / 10
Characters: 8
Setting: 7
Prose: 7
 
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