The Cat Who Said Cheese (Cat Who...)

by Lilian Jackson Braun | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0399140751 Global Overview for this book
Registered by dvg of Toms River, New Jersey USA on 10/9/2005
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9 journalers for this copy...
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Released for m-bag to NZ BC convention. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 2 by dvg from Toms River, New Jersey USA on Sunday, October 09, 2005
Pre-numbered label used for registration.

Editorial Reviews from Amazon.com
It's autumn in the little town of Pickax, Moose County, and the citizens are preparing for a new event: the Great Food Explo. A philanthropic creation of the Klingenschoen Foundation (a.k.a. Jack Qwilleran), the Explo was arranged to bring new restaurants, inns, and food specialty shops to the area. The great event is only a week away when a bomb goes off in the only hotel in town, killing a housekeeper. Luckily for Pickax, Qwilleran and his two sleuthing felines, Koko and Yum Yum, are on the case. Thrown into the melee are several new characters, including a mysterious woman, a gentle beekeeper, and the woman who wins a date with Qwilleran at a celebrity auction--although cheese seems to be the main character. Find out what's going on in Moose County and read about some delicious tidbits while you're at it! --Jhana Bach--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Journal Entry 3 by wingAntof9wing from Lakewood, Colorado USA on Saturday, October 22, 2005
Caught for the m-bag going to our friends in New Zealand.

I can't believe how many great-condition books you sent, dvg! Thanks :)

Journal Entry 4 by NZ-2006-Con from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Another book out of the bag.
Someone will enjoy reading this book. What a wonderful title!!

Thank you dvg for sending this to us for our convention.

Journal Entry 5 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, February 19, 2006
Picked up from the huge pile of books at the welcome evening of the fabulous Dunedin Convention.

Many thanks, dvg and Antof9, for donating the books, and thanks once again to the convention team for doing such a great job. Have I mentioned I really enjoyed the convention?

There are a few other Christchurch bookcrossers who enjoy the Cat Who books, so I'm sure these will be passed around a lot after I finish reading them!

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Journal Entry 6 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, March 23, 2006
With the number of people who get murdered in each of these books, I'm surprised Moose County has anybody left living in it - surely the few survivors would have fled in terror by now!

But ignoring that small logical flaw, another sweet book (can a murder mystery be sweet?) from the Cat Who series. It's obvious that Braun loves food, interior design, clothes, and cats (not necessarily in that order) to the point of obsession, because she describes each of them so lovingly. In this, cheese gets the obsessive treatment (as an aside, it was an interesting glimpse into American life to see cheddar described as an exotic cheese, and that very few of the characters had ever heard of gruyere - in NZ, cheddar is the most boring basic variety of cheese you can get (in fact, it's not normally even named - it's just labelled "cheese" - I wonder what variety American generic cheese is then? It's obviously not cheddar), and gruyere is just one of a number of cheeseboard cheeses which are produced here, not considered at all exotic by most people), and a "Food Explo" is an excuse for even more description of food than usual - but that's all part of the appeal of these books, really.

My one complaint with this book is that the cheese theme, while cute, doesn't really fit into the solution of the murder - there's an attempt at the end to squeeze it in, but it doesn't seem to work all that well to me (although (semi-spoiler) possibly it works better in an American accent), and it seems a bit forced, really.

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Journal Entry 7 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, March 26, 2006
Picked up at lunch

Journal Entry 8 by winglytteltonwitchwing at Coast in Timaru, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, May 11, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (5/12/2006 UTC) at Coast in Timaru, Canterbury New Zealand

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Will be released at lunch on Sat at special meet-up

Journal Entry 9 by Cathietay from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 06, 2006
Another great cat who book – a fantastic lazy Sunday read. Me been bad and have not journeled for a while - forgive me.

Journal Entry 10 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Left on the table after tonight's meetup, so I took it home to continue its journey.

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Journal Entry 11 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, November 25, 2006
Given to Sherlockfan for the NZBC convention, Wellington, February 16-18 2007.

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Journal Entry 12 by BCNZCONV on Friday, December 01, 2006
Safely delivered by FutureCat for the Convention.

We've had a lovely weekend visit from FutureCat. Been out driving around the edge of our beautiful harbour with me acting as chauffeur, stopping at likely places while FC leapt out and released a book, then took a photo of the release spot. Luckily many of these photos should have our beautiful harbour showing in the background.

Thanks.

Journal Entry 13 by carnelian-rune from Stratford, Taranaki New Zealand on Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Picked this up at the 2007 NZ Bookcrossing Convention, as it looked like something my mother might like. She doesn't have a computer, or for that matter show any signs of wanting one, so if the book makes its way back to me I'll try and capture her comments in another journal entry.

This is a copy and paste journal entry, so if you think you've read this before, you probably have.

Released 12 yrs ago (5/22/2007 UTC) at Stumble Inn, Mangorei Road in New Plymouth, Taranaki New Zealand

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On the OBCZ bookshelf.

Journal Entry 15 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Pukekohe, Auckland Province New Zealand on Friday, July 23, 2010
Very enjoyable light read. Got the book passed on to me by some travelling family members who have gone back to scotland... it did the rounds at the campground in the coromandal. Will release it soon... know some one off to Darwin Australia in October... this book seems to have been stuck in NZ too long :), needs it's OE.

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