Quill and his cats vacation in Mooseville, but when the carpenter he hires disappears, he begins to investigate what may be a serial killer's plan to wipe out the area's woodworkers
In this delightful Cat Who mystery, Jim Qwilleran packs up his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, for a summer of fun at his log cabin and finds himself on a trip headed straight for trouble... The trio’s vacation in Moose County starts out ominously with the disappearance of a handyman hired to patch up Qwilleran's cabin. But the felines really start throwing catfits when they come across a dead body or two... A serial killer may be right under Koko's nose, and now this ingenious Siamese must dig deeper to clear poor Qwilleran of suspicion—and dig up the motive for a catastrophic crime.
Murder is only a whisker away... Koko and Yum Yum must come to Qwill's rescue in Lilian Jackson Braun's captivating mystery The Cat Who Went Underground. Perfect for crime fans and cat lovers. 'Most detectives do their legwork on two legs. A few, however, do it on four...' - Associated Press Jim Qwilleran packs up his old kit bag and his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, for a sun-and-fun summer at his log cabin in Moose County. Their vacation starts off ominously with the disappearance of a handyman hired to patch up Qwilleran's cabin. But the felines really start throwing catfits when they come across a dead body or two... A serial killer may be right under Koko's nose, and now this ingenious Siamese must dig deeper to clear poor Qwilleran of suspicion - and dig up the buried motive for a catastrophic crime. What readers are saying about The Cat Who... series: 'These [books] make lovely, light-hearted reading with a good mix of humour and adventure' 'The entire 'Cat Who...' series are a delight for cat and mystery lovers' 'Quirky - lovely for anyone who owns or has owned an intelligent cat'
Qwilleran and the cats are visiting an island known by many names. Qwill has always called it Breakfast Island, but to the taciturn natives, it's Providence Island. To the rich summer residents it's Grand Island--and to the developers and tourists who are turning this once-peaceful place upside down, it's Pear Island. But when some odd "accidents" occur, including a fatal boat explosion, Qwill suspects sabotage and sets out to investigate--because murder by any other name is just as deadly...
When Koko's star watching leads Qwill to a dead body, serious sleuthing ensues... Qwill, Koko and Yum Yum find themselves embroiled in the world of extra-terrestrials in The Cat Who Saw Stars, the charming whodunit from Lilian Jackson Braun. Perfect for fans of cosy crime and cunning cats. 'The ideal bedtime tales for grown-ups' - Los Angeles Times Jim Qwilleran, newspaper columnist and Moose County's richest resident, is intrigued to hear about the mysterious disappearance of an unidentified backpacker somewhere in Fishport, a village near Mooseville where he has a log cabin. With its hundred miles of lake for a vista and its great dome of sky, Mooseville is just the place to spend a short summer vacation. Rest and relaxation, however, are out of the question, for Qwill finds himself dragged into some highly innovative plans for this year's fourth of July parade. Above all, he is determined to dispel the rumours circulating that extra-terrestrial beings may be responsible for the missing backpacker... What readers are saying about The Cat Who... series: 'These [books] make lovely, light hearted reading with a good mix of humour and adventure' 'The entire 'Cat Who...' series are a delight for cat and mystery lovers' 'A purrfect read'
Murder and arson call Koko's sleuthing skills into action... James Qwilleran and his clue-sensitive cats return with crime-solving talents intact in Lilian Jackson Braun's cosy whodunit The Cat Who Smelled a Rat. Perfect for fans of Simon Brett and Sofie Kelly. 'Another from the series that delights so many' - Gwendoline Butler, Crime Time October arrives in Moose County on the heels of a long drought, and the citizens of Pickax worry about wildfires. Their fears are realised in an unexpected manner, with a case of arson - and the shooting of a volunteer fire-watcher as he is reporting the blaze. The crime wave continues as the president of the curling club is pushed to his death down a flight of stairs, and it's up to Qwilleran and Co. to sniff out the rat who is responsible for it all. What readers are saying about The Cat Who Smelled a Rat: 'Amusing, clever and well thought out. A pleasant way to pass time' 'These tales are just so enjoyable... a lot of fun' 'Five stars'
Koko's strange behaviour is not the only sign of trouble in Pickax... Qwill and his feline companions must unravel a puzzling tangle of mystery in The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell, an enchanting crime novel from acclaimed author Lilian Jackson Braun. Perfect for cat lovers and fans of cosy crime. 'The tale is as cosy as an hour spent with your favourite cat' - Publishers Weekly While the town of Pickax is swept up in its sesquicentennial celebrations, Koko has developed a strange new hobby: he drops himself from balconies, occasionally landing in the oddest of places. When a young man comes to visit his wealthy relatives, Koko plummets straight on to his head! Meanwhile, a hurricane is brewing, and the visitor's family members soon fall deathly ill. Qwill has his work cut out for him because Pickax - as foreshadowed by Koko - is about to be hit by a bombshell... What readers are saying about The Cat Who... series: 'These [books] make lovely, light-hearted reading with a good mix of humour and adventure' 'The entire 'Cat Who...' series are a delight for cat and mystery lovers' 'A purrfect read'
Meet prizewinning reporter Jim Qwilleran and his extraordinary Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum—the most unlikely, most unusual, most delightful team in detective fiction! The way Jim Qwilleran sees it, there’s nothing worse than being left high and dry. But that’s exactly where he’s been ever since a record-breaking drought hit Moose County. He’s bedraggled. Beleaguered. And, following a rash of fires at local historic minesites, deeply bewildered. Some blame the blazes on bad weather conditions, but Qwill’s thinking arson. And when a mysterious explosion is followed by a blood-chilling murder, he starts seriously praying for snow—and answers. Good thing Koko can smell trouble a mile away…
When Jim Qwilleran retired to Moose County (400 miles north of everywhere), he intended to write a book -- a novel of crime and investigation with a metropolitan setting. He never finished the first page! Instead, he listened to the folktales of local people and recorded a collection of Moose County legends. Qwilleran's informants swore they were true -- even though some had a supernatural twist that left one wondering. . .
The New York Times bestselling author of the Cat Who mysteries presents a fantastic collection of feline fiction which includes fourteen short stories about kitties who just can’t keep their whiskers out of trouble... Filled with furballs like a courageous Siamese who bags a cunning cat burglar, a country kitty who proves a stumbling block in a violent murder, and an intuitive feline whose premonition helps solve the case of the missing antiques dealer, this collection will delight cat lovers and mystery aficionados alike! This Collection Includes: Phut Phat Concentrates • Weekend of the Big Puddle • The Fluppie Phenomenon • The Hero of Drummond Street • The Mad Museum Mouser • The Dark One • East Side Story • Tipsy and the Board of Health • A Cat Named Conscience • SuSu and the 8:30 Ghost • Stanley and Spook • A Cat Too Small for His Whiskers • The Sin of Madame Phloi • Tragedy on New Year’s Eve
HAROLD GOES UNDERGROUND is aimed at 8 to 12 year olds and tells the story of a genetically engineered, luminous, mouse that escapes his cage and lab and ends up in the London Underground. He discovers a whole rodent world, ruled and dominated by an evil rat called Queen Luliana. Can he save them and lead them to freedom?
“I am Moscow’s underground son, the result of one too many nights on the town,” says Mbobo, the precocious twelve-year-old narrator of Hamid Ismailov’s The Underground. Born from a Siberian woman and an African athlete competing in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Mbobo navigates the complexities of being a fatherless, mixed-raced boy in the Soviet Union in the years before its collapse, guided only by the Moscow subway system. Named one of the "ten best Russian novels of the 21st Century" (Continent Magazine), The Underground is Ismailov’s haunting tour of the Soviet capital, on the surface and beneath. Though deeply engaged with great Russian authors of the past—Dostoyevsky, Nabokov, and, above all, Pushkin—Ismailov is an emerging master of Russian writing that reflects the country’s diversity today. Reviews "Hamid Ismailov has the capacity of Salman Rushdie at his best to show the grotesque realization of history on the ground." —Literary Review "The dream of grandeur is more than justified by the artfulness of The Underground, which...create[s] the motifs of blackness, subterranean movement, and isolation that are the novel’s strongest effects." —Transitions Online Hamid Ismailov is an Uzbek journalist, writer, and translator who was forced to flee Uzbekistan in 1992 for the United Kingdom, where he now works for the BBC World Service. His works are still banned in Uzbekistan. His writing has been published in Uzbek, Russian, French, English, and other languages. He is the author of novels including Sobranie Utonchyonnyh, Le Vagabond Flamboyant, Two Lost to Life, The Railway, The Underground, A Poet and Bin-Laden and The Dead Lake; poetry collections including Sad (Garden) and Pustynya (Desert); and books of visual poetry Post Faustum and Kniga Otsutstvi. Carol Ermakova studied German and Russian language and literature and holds an MA in translation from Bath University. She first visited Russia in 1991. More recently, Ermakova spent two years in Moscow working as a teacher and translator. Carol currently lives in the North Pennines and works as a freelance translator.
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Volume 1: C.C.P. The Untold Story, Black Mafia: Self Made Men, Bloodline: From the Cradle to the Grave Summary: Carrentein Ponderas is a black a familys need and desire to survive in the rat race by any means necessary. From the unity, compassion, and guts of some to help others succeed arose what became known as the Black Mafia. Led by C.C.P., a mirror of S.B., he sprung up to become a shady tree for others, and with a heart bigger than they were that bred, a.k.a. urban legends, where cash ruled then, now, and forevermore. Long live the street legends of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, for the gangster living in each of us. Enjoy. Volume 2: Tru Blood: Til Death Do Us Part, Treeses Block, Ghost in the House Summary: Fetti makes mo fetti, gangsters mo gangsters. Dont hate, get like the competition or become bait. In the jungle only the strong survive. The name of the game aint checkers no mo, its check-mate. A new breed of dons run this here. Meet the new deputy mayors. They took over where the old economy left off. Not Caddys, but Benzos and Porsches are the order of the day. In their world every day is a good day to die. Their motto is watch your back money, dont get short changed. Meet the Gs of the new economy.
The respectable facade of Carmarthenshire's county town conceals a secret world of crime and betrayal, doggedly policed by a local intelligence organisation. 'Darkness at Dark Gate' reveals the true face of this alternative reality Carmarthen. The third in a four-book series, this story follows the adventures of Carmarthen Intelligence, their friends in the Welsh Bureau of Investigation and the steadfast people of the village of Myddfai.
Harper Blaine was just an average small-time private investigator until she died - for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker, walking the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And her new abilities are landing her all sorts of strange cases. In the cold of winter, Pioneer Square's homeless are turning up dead and mutilated, and zombies have been seen roaming the streets of the underground - the city buried beneath modern Seattle. When Harper's friend Quinton fears he may be implicated in the deaths, he persuades her to investigate their mysterious cause. But when Harper turns to the city's vampire denizens for help, they want nothing to do with her or with the investigation. For this creature is no vampire. Someone has unleashed a monster of ancient legend upon the Underground, and Harper must deal with both the living and the dead to put a stop to it . . . unless it stops her first.
"Great read rivals Cussler and Riely...Thank you." - reader comment left on author's site. This is “Rescueplan” the 3rd book in the series, so read these other books first: Greyland: D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases) – Book 1 Oceandeep: D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases) – Book 2 In Rescueplan civilian contractor Leon Verdat has been left with no choice but to help a black ops military group battle invading Grey aliens from their top secret D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases) underground and undersea. With the Greys determined to take over Earth and the lives of everyone he cares about hanging by a thread, Leon knows he has to keep fighting, no matter the cost. It might mean losing his family to save the world but he must go on. Now, the Greys have escaped through a stargate and there's only one way to find out where it goes. Leon entered the portal to save his friend and they are trapped aboard the Grey's starship, somewhere in outer space. As rescue plans are made, Leon finds out more about the Greys and their nefarious plans for humanity. The need to stop the Greys and finally end this war are even more urgent...before it's too late. A sci-fi thriller from David Sloma Concluded in Book 4: Moonbase. Video preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM2Bi59qGDA The inspiration behind this book series? Many late nights listening to Coast to Coast AM, since the early days of Art Bell, where he'd have many guests on that talked about aliens and underground secret bases (mostly in the southwest USA desert, like Area 51, but also bases all over the world), like Whitley Strieber, Richard Dolan, Roger Lear, Richard Sauder, and more. Guests spoke about real life bases and also told some fictional stories. Some spoke about both. These books take a sampling of the facts that have been made public about D.U.M.B.s and adds some imaginative speculation to create a brand new, wild fictional ride!