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The Cat Who Robbed A Bank

by Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Robbed A Bank
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  • First Published:
    Jan 2000, 242 pages
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    Jan 2001, 242 pages

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Everyone is thrown into a topspin when a jeweler who has come to town to buy heirloom winds up a victim of murder.... Sit back, relax, and unwind with another fabulous feline mystery by Lilian Jackson Braun!

The residents of Pickax are delighted that the old bombed-out Pickax Hotel is reopening with a whole new look. With new furnishings, a new chef, and even a new name, what could be more thrilling? Everyone is thrown into a topspin when one of the hotel's first guests, a jeweler who has come to town to buy heirloom jewelry from some of Pickax's oldest families, winds up a victim of murder. Who could have committed such a horrible crime? Could it be the hotel clerk, a recent winner of a gold medal for the caber toss at the Highland Games?

Qwilleran and his snooping Siamese are willing to go to any lengths to find the killer and set the town at ease. But first they'll have to contend with a hijacked bookmobile, an attemped bank robbery . . . and a few of the cats' preoccupations. Koko has a newfound fondness for pennies, and Koko and Yum Yum both are obsessed with chewing on gum wrappers--but for entirely different reasons, of course. Sit back, relax, and unwind with another fabulous feline mystery by Lilian Jackson Braun!

Chapter One

It was a September to remember! In Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere, plans were rife and hopes were high.

First, the historic hotel in Pickax City, the county seat, was finally restored after the bombing of the previous year, and it would reopen with a new name, a new chef, and a gala reception.

Then, a famous American (who may or may not have slept there in 1895) was about to be honored with the city's first annual Mark Twain Festival.

Next, a distinguished personage from Chicago had reserved the presidential suite and would arrive on Labor Day, setting female hearts aflutter.

To top it off, the tri-county Scottish Gathering and Highland Games would be held at the fairgrounds: bagpipes skirling, strong men in kilts tossing the caber, and pretty young women dancing the Highland Fling on the balls of their feet.

The one unexpected happening was the homicide on the Pickax police blotter, but that was a long story, starting twenty-odd ...

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Romantic Times - Toby Bromberg

Lilian Jackson Braun's Cat Who series is one of the most popular ones today and The Cat Who Robbed a Bank shows why this series is so popular. The storyline is engaging and the characters are pleasant. Koko and Yum Yum are truly the cat's pajamas and even non-feline fans will be charmed by their antics.

Publishers Weekly

Yet again, Braun's upbeat prose and amiable characters make her novel the cat's meow of cozies.

Booklist

.... Braun knows how to make readers feel good, preferring to shun blood and gore in favor of describing a delicious meal. And while her plots may not be complex, Braun is hardly a lightweight writer. Her descriptive powers are excellent, and she is one of the very few mystery writers to master the art of characterizing cats without relying solely on corny, cutesy feline antics. Likewise, her human protagonist, the gentlemanly Jim Qwilleran, is so well drawn and utterly endearing that women from 25 to 105 are in love with the stubborn Scot.

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Daichi

This book is a good one to just take with you on a camput or on a plain trip or anywhere else!

parker

i really enjoyed this book, i loved how you could feel the setting and you could picture exactly where the characters were in the book, i am 7 years old and i can still relate tot his book becuase i have 3 cats and i love them very much!!! there ...   Read More

jane

I have loved all of the The Cat Who.... books, and they do seem to get better. Well described characters, the wonderful cats, and always a crime to solve. Koko solves it long before me! Good clean reading, very entertaining, I look forward to the ...   Read More

Bev

Being a cat owner, I love this author! I do not usually read mysteries, but I can't get enough of Koko and Yum Yum!

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