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The Cat Who Moved a Mountain [Mass Market Paperback]

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Jan. 11 2002 Cat Who... (Book 13)
Qwill's on top of the world when he rents a house on Big Potato Mountain. The owner, J.J. Hawkinfield, brought real estate development to the once-peaceful Potatoes. But Hawkinfield paid a steep price for his enterprise: He was pushed off a cliff by an angry mountain dweller. Qwilleran, however, suspects the man is innocent--and Koko's antics have him convinced something's wrong. He may be making a mountain out of a molehill...but he's determined to find the truth. Even if it means jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire!

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From Publishers Weekly

With the help of his unique cats, former reporter Jim Qwilleran solves the murder of a developer in this witty tale bolstered by sharply etched characters.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Jim Qwilleran and cats take their turn with greedy land developers in the fictitious Potato Mountains.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A MAN OF middle age, with a large, drooping moustache and brooding eyes, hunched over the steering wheel and gripped the rim anxiously as he maneuvered his car up a mountain road that was narrow, unpaved, and tortuous. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cat Who Moved A Mountain May 11 2004
By A Customer
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I just finished with a book called the Cat Who Moved a Mountain and it just swept me off my feet. It involves the lovable Yum Yum, the Siamese cat who lives to be loved and loves exreporter Jim Qwilleren. Qwilleren is an exreporter who used to work in the crime department of a newspaper and hasn't lost his love for crime. He has the right head for it, or shall I say moustache, That's right, I said moustache. When ever Qwill is on the right trail, he gets a tingling sensation in his moustache, but he wouldn't get his clues if it weren't for the brilliant acts of Ko Ko, an odd Siamese cat that always tracks down the clues and leaves Qwill to add them up.
I've already read 5 or 6 of Lillian Jackson Braun's other "Cat Who", books before, and have a taste and craving for them that can't be put out, because Lillian writes with such a colorful array of words, that once you get done you can't tell if you read a book or watched a movie due to all the wonderful, beautiful, and vivid pictures she paints with words. Just like the others she's written she hasn't failed to stump me with her false leads and clue's. Luckily for the characters of the book, Qwill isn't fooled as easily as I was by all the misleading clues Lillian leaves for us, because if he was, then a man would have been locked up for life for a crime he didn't commit. I also liked it because of the plot. It was wonderfully and quite attracting to anyone with an eye for murder, false clues, and a set up to frame someone else and that's just what I like. Another thing that attracts me to book after book written by Lillian is that it leaves you wanting more, Once the book ends, I wished it hadn't ended, luckily for me it's a series with 20 or more books so I still have a lot to read. Over all on a scale of 1 to 20 Id have to give it a 100 because its just that good and Id recommend it to anyone who likes murder, mystery, and misleads, but beware readers, once you read one you might find yourself, like me, addicted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Qwill and the cats take a mountain vacation Jan. 15 2004
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Jim Qwilleran, former crime reporter, has just inherited the vast Klingenschoen fortune. He had been required to live in Moose County for 5 years to satisfy the stipulations of the will and now he was ready for an adventure. Lately he had been having a strange yearning to see mountains so he loaded up his Siamese cats to set out for the Potato Mountains intending to spend the summer. Soon after his arrival Qwill found himself involved in local politics, an old murder and family scandals. After a series of adventures and mishaps Qwill and the cats reveal the true culprits and realize just where they really want to be.
For fans of this long running series the lack of Moose County action can be a bit frustrating but it is more than off set by the whole new community of the Potato Mountains. The scenes of Qwill traveling with cats is hilarious and all too familiar to anyone who has tried to travel with pets. As always with this series the depictions of small town life are totally realistic.
The bits of Moose County life we do get are significant and hint of action to come in later books.
This is one of the best of the series, it will appeal to any fan of the 'cozy' mystery genre not just to fans of this particular series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd best of the series May 5 2002
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I've read all the Cat Who books, and next to the Cat Who went Underground, this is the best. The book is full of humor..as incident after incident happens to Qwill when he goes on "vacation" from Pickaxe.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Good Gravy In The Potato Mountains! April 30 2002
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Hardcore mystery fans may find it a bit of a stretch, but if your taste runs to expertly written and very light fiction, you can't do better than Lillian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who..." series. Her detective, reporter James Qwilleran, investigates crimes with the aid of his Siamese cats--and the solutions to the crime inevitably rest more upon intution than actual deduction. While the premise sounds farfetched, Braun's work is actually less fanciful than you might expect, and she presents her eccentric characters and stories with great charm.
THE CAT WHO MOVED A MOUNTAIN finds Qwill longing for a vacation from his beloved Moose County--and at the urging of friends he elects to spend a season in the Potato Mountains. But as usual, Qwill cannot leave well enough alone: once settled in his moutain-top retreat, he finds himself drawn into a battle between developers determined to turn the Potatos into upscale retreats for the wealthy and locals equally determined to hold them at bay... and the ever-astute Koko is behaving strangely. Could an old--and some believe still unsolved--murder be the cause?
Braun frequently references ecological concerns in her work, and like THE CAT THAT CAME TO BREAKFAST, this particular title gives her plenty of opportunity to slyly satirize greed and lousy land-management. THE CAT WHO MOVED A MOUNTAIN is a particularly charming entry in "The Cat Who..." series, and both old fans and newcomers should enjoy it tremendously.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best "Cat Who" Book that I've Ever Read Sept. 1 2001
By A Customer
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The Cat Who Moved a Mountain is a terrific book - it's the best Lilian Jackson Braun book that I've ever read. It's full of suspense, and it's very well written. It's also very interesting because it deals with prejudice and environmental issues. Overall, this was an outstanding book that I really enjoyed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exiting and Good! Oct. 6 1999
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The book was an exiting book. It keeps me on the edge of my seat!The one of the best book I have ever read in my life!I reccomend the author and this book!
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