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Anybody else read those cat mystery books?

post #1 of 20
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The books are by Lilian Jackson Braun. They really aren't very good mysteries and, come to think of it, they really aren't very well written. But I love the parts about the cats and the way she names people and places. Anybody else picks up the newest in the paperback section?
post #2 of 20
I've read some of them, but I much prefer the Felidae series by Akif Pirincci, the Joe Grey series by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, and the Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown. There's also a Midnight Louie series written by Carole Nelson Douglas that I can take or leave.
post #3 of 20
I read all of them..........and love them all!
post #4 of 20
I have been reading Lillian Jackson Braun for 20+ years. And I have to laugh becuase they still use the same photo of her - why, she must be 100 by now! I also like the Rita Mae Brown books!
post #5 of 20
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Yeah, but Quill doesn't age and Braun got rid of Polly!
post #6 of 20
I love them. They are easy to read. Sure, they are not great literature, but heck....reading is my relaxation.
post #7 of 20
The newest Cat Who... books aren't my favorites, but I love the older ones! I love the Mrs. Murphy mysteries (Rita Mae Brown) too.
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I love the Mrs. Murphy mysteries (Rita Mae Brown) too.
I have one of these!
post #9 of 20
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Coolcat, loved your other location better!
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Coolcat, loved your other location better!
thanks!
post #11 of 20
I have always loved the Cat Who books. I am just getting into the Mrs Murphy ones.
post #12 of 20
i like Murphy's Joe Grey series the best.
post #13 of 20
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i like Murphy's Joe Grey series the best.
I got her latest, "Cat Deck the Halls", from Amazon today, and of course had to spend the evening reading it.
There's a bit of a surprise at the end. I know I'm hooked on a series when I buy the hardback version, rather than wait for it to appear in paperback.
post #14 of 20
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Yeah, you are hooked. I am going to look for those Murphy books.
post #15 of 20
I've just finished reading a new cat mystery from my library - Mew is for Murder by Clea Simon. It was a good story, but a little heavy on the music/club scene stuff, and I thought the main character should have kept her mouth shut on more than one occasion, but the cats in it were really good.
post #16 of 20
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Yeah, but Quill doesn't age and Braun got rid of Polly!
and BOY is she getting it for that! Amazon.com has a place to sort of rate the authors and there is a theme called lets all flood the author and so many people are dissing her for the last few books - but especially the last.

She has been ill and I guess she wanted to end the series but what a terrible way.
post #17 of 20
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i like Murphy's Joe Grey series the best.
ME TOO! I read all but the last 3 twice! I do so hope she writes more of them as they ARE the BEST! So much love and caring is so wonderful!
post #18 of 20
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I've just finished reading a new cat mystery from my library - Mew is for Murder by Clea Simon. It was a good story, but a little heavy on the music/club scene stuff, and I thought the main character should have kept her mouth shut on more than one occasion, but the cats in it were really good.
I read that. It was okay, but I definitely agree with your assessment. I've just finished "Puss 'n Cahoots", another Mrs. Murphy mystery:http://www.amazon.com/Puss-n-Cahoots...2166065&sr=8-1
post #19 of 20
I have read and own several of the Cat who novels Personally I think it takes awhile of reading to get to any of the interesting parts. but once you get past all the beginning they are ok other than that I love em!
post #20 of 20
I'm totally hooked on the Midnight Louie and Cat Who . . . series, and I always enjoy the Mrs. Murphy mysteries, too. I'll have to check out the Joe Grey and Felidae mysteries . . . what's the first one in each series so I can start there?
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