The Cat Who Said Cheese

The Cat Who Said Cheese Everything smells in Pickax when a killer invades the Great Food Expo Luckily Qwill is on the scene his mustache twitching with suspicions In her th Cat Who mystery best selling author Lilian Jac

  • Title: The Cat Who Said Cheese
  • Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
  • ISBN: 9780515120271
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Everything smells in Pickax when a killer invades the Great Food Expo Luckily, Qwill is on the scene, his mustache twitching with suspicions In her 18th Cat Who mystery, best selling author Lilian Jackson Braun sends Qwill and the cats on a trail that will demand all their feline intuition and mustachioed insight.

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    About “Lilian Jackson Braun

    • Lilian Jackson Braun

      Lilian Jackson Braun was an American writer She is well known for her light hearted series of The Cat Who mystery novels The Cat Who books center around the life of former newspaper reporter James Qwilleran, and his two Siamese cats, KoKo and Yum Yum in the fictitious small town of Pickax located in Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere Although never formally stated in the books, the towns, counties and lifestyles described in the series are generally accepted to be a modeled after Bad Axe, Michigan located in the Michigan Thumb where she resided with her husband for many years until the mid 1980 s Many also believe that the culture and history of the Upper peninsula of Michigan are represented in the series as well, which is quite possible as it is indeed a fictitious location.Lilian Jackson Braun began her writing career as a teenager, contributing sports poetry for the Detroit News She later began working as an advertising copywriter for many of Detroit s department stores After that stint, she worked at the Detroit Free Press as the Good Living editor for 30 years She retired from the Free Press in 1978.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 The rising mystery author disappeared from the publishing scene for 18 years The blame came from the fact that mystery novels were starting to focus on sex, violence, and foul language, and Braun s light hearted books were not welcome in this new territory 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, Berkeley released four new novels in paperback and reprinted the three mysteries from the sixties Braun s series became an instant best seller once again In January 2007 the twenty ninth novel in the series, The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers, was released in hardcover by the Penguin Group.Not much was really known about Braun, as she prefered to keep her private life that way For years, publishers have given inaccurate accounts of her year of birth, which has remained unknown until she openly acknowledged her age in an interview for the Detroit News in January 2005.



    211 thoughts on “The Cat Who Said Cheese

    • Book Review4 of 5 stars to The Cat Who Said Cheese, the 18th book in the "Cat Who" cozy mystery series, published in 1995 and written by Lilian Jackson Braun. Braun had a solid edition with this one, full of great characters, small town charm and a tasty murder or two. The cat are at it again with a flair for different cheeses and after all, when the cat's away, the mice will play. I enjoyed this book, and it's one of the better ones in the series. The Great Food Expo hits Pickax, and we know th [...]


    • I thought I had read all of Lilian Braun's books, and low and behold here is one I haven't. What a surprise. The town of Pickax is preparing for the Great Food Expo with a large number of food events and new stores highlighted. The kick-off is marred, however, by an explosion at the hotel destroying several rooms and resulting in one death and some injuries. A few days later there is a robbery and murder at the florist shop. Qwill and the cats investigate.Knowing the series to be light fluff. Al [...]


    • The Cat Who Said Cheese by Lilian Jackson Braun is the 18th book in the Cat Who mystery series. A bomb explodes in the Pickax Hotel killing a housekeeper and meant for a mysterious stranger.Pickax is holding a Food Festival and Koko and Yum Yum have developed an interest in cheese. With their help, Quill investigates.This is the first book that I have read in this series and I loved it. I liked how Quill interacts with his cats, and the way they lead him to clues. A lighthearted charming mystery [...]


    • I don't usually read this series but I needed a book with cheese on the cover. Do you know how difficult that is to find? Anyway, this one wasn't as annoying as the other one I read. I'm a cat person and these books are still annoying. I can't imagine a non-cat person sitting through a reading of one of them. The mystery was not suspenseful so much as enticing with it's little tidbits. I tend to enjoy cozy mysteries but all the "town talk" really annoyed me in this one. Very little of it had any [...]


    • Alison Lurie writes that some artists have the ability to create "what J. R. R. Tolkien called a 'secondary world'--a fully imagined universe, as consistent as our own or possibly more so." This gift is not always given to those of the first rank, and as she points out, "can even coexist with a level of skill that would keep its possessor out of most galleries today." Braun has a chair near the head of the high table on the mediocre-author dais where they create those secondary worlds. What's wr [...]


    • This is one of a few of these books that I've read, and I have found all of them, so far, to be easy and light reading, but thoroughly enjoyable. When I'm ready to "come down" a bit after reading a few heavy, gritty novels, it's nice to find something delightful and fun to read, and that is exactly how I describe Lillian Jackson Braun's Cat mysteries. Always lots of twists and turns, and I am never convinced that either of the cats have helped in the least, but it's always fun trying to catch th [...]



    • This is a tricky book to rate and review. When you read a Cat Who book, you always know what you're going to get. There will be mostly nice characters, some who are over-the-top quaint, in a rural setting that is totally unrealistic in it's shops, restaurants, and assortment of people. There will be details about interesting areas like mushroom culture or book binding, preternaturally clever Siamese cats, and a mystery with a number of possible suspects. The experienced mystery reader will narro [...]


    • The Cat who said cheese! Why is Koko reacting to the names of different cheeses? Because they all sound like the names of whomever it was behind the boming of the hotel! It's the food explo week, and foodies like Qwill are out in force to sample some of the new delicacies being offered at new stores funded/backed by the K fund. Among them is Sip and Nibble, a store specializing in cheeses and other small snacks. Qwill meets a woman by the name of Onnosh at his summer cabin, and slowing the reaso [...]


    • I’m sure my reviews of Lilian Braun’s books are no longer needed. I’m well into this series and still thoroughly enjoying these little cozy mysteries. They certainly follow a formula, yet are each unique enough to make me want to keep reading until the very last book.In this oneQwill, Koko, and Yum Yum are knee deep in murderd cheese. And if this review isn’t cheesy enough to make you want to read this series, I don’t know what is :)


    • Some cute characters, nicely developed, weak story line, but consistent development and pacing. Overall, you read this only if you find it on the seat next to you on the plane. Otherwise, buy something else.




    • The town of Pickax is preparing for the Great Food Explo with a large number of food events and new stores highlighted. The kick-off is marred, however, by an explosion at the hotel destroying several rooms and resulting in one death and some injuries. A few days later there is a robbery and murder at the florist shop. Qwill and the cats investigate. It has been quite awhile since I've read one of this series; perhaps that contributed to my enjoyment of this one, knowing the series to be light f [...]


    • Ce n'est pas très original mais encore une fois c'est avec joie que j'ai retrouvé toute la troupe du comté de Moose. Dans ce nouvel opus, Qwill mène l'enquête pour retrouver le poseur de bombe qui a fait exploser la façade du nouvel hôtel entraînant la mort d'une employée. Entre les histoires de nourriture (du pâté et du fromage essentiellement) et le mystère à résoudre, je ne me suis pas ennuyée une seconde à la lecture de ce livre. C'était un peu court mais très intense. En b [...]



    • I love these books! They are simple and clever and I can dash one off in a matter of hours - just as I did tonight, one cool fall evening. September/October in Pickax is a season for foodies - local honey; a pasty contest; and a cheese tasting at Qwill's converted apple barn with a mysterious performance by Koko. It was fun to read!


    • Braun always does a good job with her stories. This one has Qwell trying to find out who killed a fellow in a fishing lodge and a florist. It isn't how you would expect. In the meantime, Polly takes a lesser role in this story while others of the towns people are developed. A pleasant story without a terrorizing plot which is nice these days.


    • I love all these books. I'm rereading the whole series in order. I've forgotten some of the endings it's been so long. This one I remember the story but couldn't recall the outcome. This one had a good ending and I learned something about bees as well.


    • Another light, easy read that hit the spot during a time when I feel like I have a full plate. It's fun filling in books in this series, too. The story line wasn't one of my favorites in the series, but the cast of characters is familiar and comfortable.


    • I LOVED this series! I’ve read them all and rate them all a 5. If you like quirky mysteries this is one you should cover. Jim Qwilleran is my kind of detective add in a couple of clever cats & what you have is involved, funny and interesting.


    • Qwill and his cats solve several little small town mysteries in "The Cat Who Said Cheese." Lilian Jackson Braun does a wonderful job juggling mysteries as she sets up newspaper columnist Jim Qwilleran to unravel a series of events and of course to solve another murder in his quiet little town.


    • Another jewel by BraunThis is my third time through this delightful yarn with Quill and the cats. (This time at the beach) - This tale is a fun spin on the same characters - plus several new ones! Always a delight!


    • I still don't think the cat action in this book is interesting enough to turn it from a plainly human mystery to one involving animals. However, all the different mysterious ongoings were tied together pretty well in the end.


    • I love these books- I seriously can't find fault with them, as they are always a fun and quirky read. Qwill is one of my favorite literary characters, and I love Koko and Yum Yum as well!



    • I've been away from the series for some time but diving right back in was easy & fun. I love these familiar characters.



    • I've reached the point in this series where I am no longer re-reading books I read years ago. This is officially the first new-to-me "Cat Who" mystery, and I enjoyed it just as much as the ones I felt such nostalgia for. This one centered on a "Food Explo" (yes, "Explo," not "Expo"), where cheese and pasties are featured! Oh, how I love cheese and pasties! If anyone was unsure whether the fictional Moose County was in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, this offers fairly solid proof. Having grown up in [...]


    • This was my first taste of Braun's "The Cat Who" series. It was a light entertaining read with lots of cats, a variety of cheeses and an interesting mix of characters.


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