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The Cat Who Lived High Paperback – Oct 3 1991


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group (Oct. 3 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747236712
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747236719
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 17.2 x 26.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #899,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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THE NEWS THAT reached Pickax City early on that cold November morning sent a deathly chill through the small northern community. Read the first page
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By Sally Black on Sept. 20 2013
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Different and humerus and a nice story !!
Loved every page of this and all the other Cat Who books
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Another interesting mystery with Qwilleran, the middle-aged news writer for the Daily Fluxion and his Siamese cats Koko and Yum-Yum. This time, Qwilleran returns to Junktown as a millionaire after inheriting a large sum from his aunt. He reluctantly moves from his estate in the quiet North to the crime-ridden and seedy life in Junk town. Junk town is beginning to revive however. He moves into the penthouse apartment of the old historic Casablanca apartment building. His goal is to have the elderly Countess agree to sell the decaying property to him so that the Klingenschoen fund can renovate the building back to it's glory days. However, Koko accidentally uncovers clues to the murder of the prominent art dealer who lived in the apartment previously...
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By Roger Long on June 20 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I just can't agree with the reviewer who commented that the cat series was growing weaker. In fact, I think this was a bit better than the last several preceding this, partly because of the new surroundings.
Granted, the plots of the cat books are sometimes a bit weak, even outlandish. And the details of every last thing Qwilleran had for breakfast, lunch and dinner can be a trifle tiresome after the tenth time or so, especially when the same sort of detail is applied to the cats' meals and snacks.
But I can tolerate all those because the characters seem real and because the atmosphere is so carefully drawn. In this case, for example, we have the building owner, the "countess," with overtones of Miss Havisham telling Pip (or Qwill, in this case) simply to "Play." And then there is the apartment building, the Casablanca, with its rickety elevators and other signs of age and disrepair. I feel that I actually know the countess and can smell the Casablanca or find my way through the hallways in the dark.
One has to go by the sum total in evaluating a book, i.e., the credits minus the debits. That being so, I have to give this a solid recommendation as I look forward to the next in the series. The perfect mystery? Not at all. But pretty good.
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Format: School & Library Binding
Quill and his cats move into Ms. Cobbs house after they find out she dies. They move there to try to find out why she died. Tis book was written very well. I liked it because it was suspenseful at some points but in other times you knew exactly what was going on. I recommend this book to any older teenagers.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
The story begins with Moose County's reaction to the death of Jim Qwilleran, heir to the vast Klingenschoen fortune, beloved columnist in the Moose County Something, companion to Koko and Yum Yum and the hero of this series of books. The action then flashes back to the events that led Qwill and the cats to the 'Big City Down Below'. We learn that he had been contacted by a voice from the past, Amberine, one of the Weird Sisters, who was urged by their mutual friend, Mary Duckworth (both featured in The Cat Who Turned On and Off) to ask him to buy and restore the historic Art Deco era Casablanca apartment building. Qwill is both intrigued by the prospect of returning to city life, at least for a time,and eager to escape another long Moose County winter.
After arriving in the city and establishing himself at the Casblanca Qwill begins to catch up with old friends, visit old neighborhoods and delve into the issues surrounding the Casablanca. Of course once Qwill and the cats are on the scene the suicide and murder scandal that had rocked the community a few weeks before is discovered to be even more scandalous than previously thought. In the end Qwill and the cats unravel the plot.
This is one of my least favorite books in the series. The beginning is riveting, the opening scenes of the warnings Qwill receives from his Moose County friends and his re-introduction to city life are all very well done. It is also great for fans of the series to travel back to Junktown and see how it and some of its residents have changed since we last saw them (The Cat Who Turned On and Off and The Cat Who Saw Red).
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I love this entire series and am in the process of rereading it. Most fans of the series would probably agree that one of LJB's biggest strengths is her ability to create and "flesh out" a variety of interesting characters and that ability takes center stage in this book like none other in the series, in my opinion. For that reason alone, it is a good read, and I like the continuity of returning to the setting of a previous book in the series - I think that's handled very well.
The only reason I rate this book as 4 instead of 5 stars has to do with what I find to be a rather sloppy ending. I don't expect a happy ending - that is, the Casablanca didn't HAVE to be saved in order for this to be a good book - but there was just something about Qwill fleeing the scene under the circumstances he did with so much left unclear that was very dissatisfying to me.
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