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Tic has praised paintings there by a reclusive Italian named Scrano the junk assemblages of Nino who calls himself a ``Thingist'' as well as works by Lambreth's attractive wife ZoeIt's Zoe who one night past closing finds her husband stabbed to death in the vandalized gallery Days later willeran guided by an insistent Koko finds Mountclemens's knifed corpse on the patio behind his house This is the first book in the series published in 1966 Like most of The Cat Who books I've read I found the mystery a series of murders in the local art scene to be the least compelling part of the experience This was a great introduction to newsman James willeran For fans of the series we know what fate has in store for Jim but his circumstances are very different in this original novel divorced broke unemployed He lands a job as a features reporter for The Daily Fluxion Arch Riker a recurring character in the novels is an old acuaintance of Jim's who works there as well Jim meets photographer Odd Bunsen and bartender Bruno at the hallowed Press Club where they all love to hang out We find out about Jim's trademark mustache and his tomato juice addiction I don't think it's ever specifically stated but I got the impression that alcoholism played a part in Jim's past And most importantly we find out how he met Koko and began their great partnership It was fun reading what it was like to work on a newspaper before computers the internet cell phones There was also some sly commentary on the art world and its pretensions Throughout details humorously betray the late 60's setting of the novel such as the reaction when it was revealed that one of the paintings described might fetch as much as GASP 150000 And there was a lesbian character a female welder naturally named I kid you not Butchy All in all this was a very uick and enjoyable read and now on to the next book in the series The Cat WhoAte Danish Modern More art world mystery and mayhem Do we meet Yum Yum in this installment Stay tunedFirst Published 1966Body Count 3 view spoilerArt Gallery Owner; Artist; will's Landlord hide spoiler

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The Cat Who Could Read BackwardsJim willeran is a prizewinning reporter Who Could Kindle #208 who's been on the skids but is now coming back with a job as The Cat Epubfeature writer mostly on the art scene for the Daily Fluxion George Bonifield Mountclemens the paper's credentialed art critic writes almost Cat Who Could Epub #221 invariably scathing hurtful reviews of local shows delivers his pieces by messenger lives 5 stars to Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who Could Read Backwards The cozy mystery is a major fan favorite but who would think it could rate a full 5 stars To me I only compare books for ratings in their own genre so among cozies I think this is a top notch read I am very intrigued with this series I loved the introduction of the cat And the city backdrop was very fun I was surprised to see the author had a 20 year span between the first few books and the remainder of the series but I ultimately liked the jump to Moose County in the future I almost adopted a Siamese cat due to these books

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mobi  doc The Cat Who Could Read Backwards 9780425195208 Ù Lilian Jackson Braun Ù [PDF / Epub] ✓ The Cat Who Could Read Backwards ★ Lilian Jackson Braun – Insolpro.co.uk Jim willeran is a prizewinning reporter who's been on the skids but is now coming back with a job asWith his all knowing cat Koko in a lushly furnished house in a moldering neighborhood and has a raft of enemies all over townHe offers the newcomer a tiny apartment in his building at a nominal rent and willeran grabs it surmising the deal will involve lots of cat sitting Meanwhile a gallery whose artists get happier treatment from Mountclemens is owned by Earl Lambreth The acerbic cri I am surprised in a way at finding myself giving a series mystery book four stars since I make it a point to hand out very few 5s that's a big score for me I don't read a lot of mysteries and only ran across MS Braun because I was looking for audio books for my wife She was in ill health for a long time and had trouble holding and later seeing to read text so I was constantly scouring the public library shelves and used book stores for audio books Sometimes I would take them to work with me and listen in my vehicle I discovered that most of these were very interestingAllow me to digress here a second and point out that for some reason there are some books later in the series that seem to me to have virtually no plot whatsoever even my wife who would ask me to search for these books commented on it In those it's very like a record of what the people around town are doing in their day to day livesand an oh by the way a murder happened and we solved it These seem a little odd to meThis is the first book in the series and is somewhat different than the settingstory type that the series will settle down into Here we meet will Jim willeran who was at one time a crack crime reporter but has at least in his own eyes fallen He's writing on the art beat In the course of the story will meets Kao K'o Kung Koko a Siamese cat owned by the victim will begins taking care of Koko but of course they'll stay togetherThroughout the series Koko will do things that lead to the solving of mysteries and seem to show uncanny abilities and intelligence or maybe they're just amazing coincidences ya right It's never really stated that Koko understands all he seems to but of course we know he does