The Cat Who Robbed a Bank

by Lilian Jackson Braun | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0515129941 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Sfogs of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 1/7/2009
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21 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Sfogs from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, January 07, 2009
This book I will give to as many of my friends as I can, to read then make a journal entry. After it has been to all my friends it will be put up for bookray or given to a friend who will repeat this process!

This book was given to my grandma from a lady she meet when she was in the Los Angles airport, who had just finished reading it and just asked if she would like it. My grandma knowing I love BC, read it and then passed it on to me to read and register.

At first when I read the back, it sounded really good. Then the start of the story made me unsure if I would like it, and then I got to the real 'Mystery' part and from then on I loved it!
A small country town is rocked by a murder of a visiting jewelry dealer, and the disappearance of the local caber-tossing contestent winner.
Jim Qwilleran a local jounalist, has a lot of mysteries to sort out, with the help of his two Siamese cats; Koko and Yum Yum.

This book has now been made a into an International Bookray!
(Which will always be open, unless it is lost.)

List so far:

Wandering-B -Hong Kong. (Can post Int'l)*Done*
carelaisa -Canada (Can post Canada & US)*Done*
NMReader -USA (Can post to US only)*Done*
heartthumper -USA (Can post Int'l)*Done*
kirstykat -UK (Can post to US & Europe)*Done*
Sarahmuh -Sweden (Can post Int'l)*Done*
myrtillus -Finland (Can post Int'l)*Done*
Annelis -Finland (Can post Int'l)*Done*
lils74 -Nepal (Int'l post)*Done*
FrancesinSA -South Africa (Int'l post)*Done*
motherof11 -Netherlands (EU post)*Done*
mafarrimond -UK (EU post)*Done*
yorkshire-lass -UK (Int'l post)*Done*
nancynova -USA (Int'l post)*Done*
elidanora -Argentina (Int'l post)*Done*
Lisagt -Australia (Int'l post) *Done*
salvami -Ireland (EU post)*Done*
pfiffigunde2 -Switzerland (Int'l post) *Done*
Appelsiini -Finland (Int'l post)*Here*
easterngirl71 -USA (US/Canada post)



visited 13 states (5.77%)
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Journal Entry 2 by Sfogs at Christchurch, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- New Zealand on Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (2/18/2009 UTC) at Christchurch, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- New Zealand

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Sent onto Wandering-B in Hong Kong, China.
Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wandering-B from Tai Po, New Territories Hong Kong on Saturday, March 07, 2009
Thanks again for sending this one out. I enjoyed meeting some new smart cats and some memorable characters. Sending out 16 March to the next reader. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wandering-B from Tai Po, New Territories Hong Kong on Saturday, March 07, 2009
Arrived today! Have a couple in front of it, but it won't be long. Thanks to Sfogs for sending it out!

Journal Entry 5 by carelaisa from Québec, Québec Canada on Thursday, March 26, 2009
rec'd it a couple of days ago. Sounds like a fun and quick read. I know what I'll be reading this weekend!!

thanks to Sfogs for starting this ray and Wandering-B for sending it my way [also thanks for the postcard and I think some sort of bookmark you enclosed with the book].

Journal Entry 6 by carelaisa from Québec, Québec Canada on Monday, March 30, 2009
Finished it this weekend and I found it average for a crime novel. Don't get me wrong, in a way, it was different from what I usually read as crime novels.
Still it was entertaining, fun to see cats with some sort of power and a "nosy" journalist who likes to solve crimes. Maybe I'll read more of the novels in this series but it's not a priority for me.

Have pm'ed the next BCer in line and am waiting for the address to mail the book.

Journal Entry 7 by carelaisa from Québec, Québec Canada on Friday, April 03, 2009
sent today to NMReader :)

Journal Entry 8 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Wednesday, April 15, 2009
It arrived while I was on vacation. It has been added to TBR and will be read ASAP

Journal Entry 9 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Thursday, April 23, 2009
I enjoyed the book but it may be time to give up reading these. I am not sure if I have read too many in the series or if this one was not up ton par.

I had the mystery figured out pretty early. It was an easy read and somewhat fun to catch up with familiar characters.

Journal Entry 10 by NMReader at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, April 27, 2009

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Hope to mail over my lunch

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Journal Entry 11 by wingheartthumperwing from Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Thursday, April 30, 2009
Received today by mail. Will finish what I'm reading and start it next. Thank you for including me in this ray.

Fun read! Love the cats!

Journal Entry 12 by wingheartthumperwing at Colindale, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, May 11, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (5/11/2009 UTC) at Colindale, Greater London United Kingdom

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Mailed to kirstykat who's next on the list for this book. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 13 by kirstykat from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 18, 2009
Received from Hearthumper today. Many Thanks. I have a couple of other books to read first, but I will get to this as soon as possible and send it on to keep it moving.

Journal Entry 14 by kirstykat from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 10, 2009
I haven't read one of these stories in a very long time and this book reminded me why I love them so much. Pure escapism, with a bit of feline genius thrown in for good measure!

Thank you Sfogs for starting this bookray.

Journal Entry 15 by kirstykat at Lidingo, Lappland Sweden on Monday, August 03, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (8/4/2009 UTC) at Lidingo, Lappland Sweden

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Travel well and be enjoyed....

Journal Entry 16 by Sarahmuh on Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Arrived today, thank you very much Kirstykat! And I love the cat card!
Thank you for sharing sfogs. Will send this on as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 17 by Sarahmuh at Pori, Satakunta Finland on Sunday, August 16, 2009

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I enjoyed this little book as I have done with all the "The cat who..." books that I've read. High quality literature they are not, but fun and entertaining definitely. Koko's psychic abilities are completely whacky, and beyond belief, but that's all part of the fun!

Posting this to myrtillus in Finland this afternoon.

Journal Entry 18 by myrtillus from Pori, Satakunta Finland on Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Thank you Sarahmuh for the Cat-book! I'll read it as soon as possible.

Journal Entry 19 by myrtillus from Pori, Satakunta Finland on Sunday, September 13, 2009
This was the second The Cat Who novel I’ve read. I think this book wasn’t as funny and exciting as The Cat Who Ate a Danish Modern which I’ve read before. Yet I somehow liked it a lot. I enjoyed reading about the social relations and the every day life in Pickax and the personal history of Qwilleran. And of course Koko and Yam Yam are so clever. This is certainly a book for cat lovers. Thank you Sfogs for sharing the book!

I'll send it to Annelis tomorrow.

Journal Entry 20 by myrtillus at Pori, Satakunta Finland on Sunday, September 13, 2009

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I'll send the book to Annelis,

Journal Entry 21 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This criminal cat arrived in Kerava today. Sadly though I must leave him alone for a couple of days because I am flying to Denmark tomorrow.
I'll read the book soon.
Thank you for the book!

Journal Entry 22 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, October 17, 2009
There are often some nice surprises in these Cat Who -books. This time I was delighted by the Sports of Scotland (pages 122-123). I used to watch on TV The Strongest Man of The World Competition. They did some crazy things like pulling trucks, carrying very heavy things and sometimes these sports of Scots. Finns used to do well in the competition. I wonder if they still arrange this competition. I have not seen any for some time.
Thanks for the book! I really enjoyed it.

This is my #96 in 2009 KEEP THEM MOVING CHALLENGE arranged by Guinaveve.

Journal Entry 23 by Sfogs from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Back in New Zealand! Thanks everyone!!

Re-starting the bookray!

List on first page!

Journal Entry 24 by Sfogs at Christchurch, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- New Zealand on Monday, January 04, 2010

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In the post and on it's way to Nepal!!

Journal Entry 25 by lils74 from Kathmandu, Bagmati (incl. Kathmandu Valley) Nepal on Saturday, January 23, 2010
Received safely--a side of the packaging was torn but thankfully the book was unscathed. I'll read this as soon as my current book is finished. Thank you also for the postcard and book labels, sfogs -- they'll be put to good use!

Journal Entry 26 by lils74 from Kathmandu, Bagmati (incl. Kathmandu Valley) Nepal on Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Finished this last week but forgot to journal (my friend is reading it at the moment, to get another reader for your challenge, Sfogs!)

I've never read any of this series before, and I guess it was not quite what I expected. It took me a long time to get into it--the first chapters were a bit too slow for me, full of lots of details that I had a hard time retaining because I didn't find them so interesting. I probably would have set it aside if it hadn't been a bookray that needs to keep moving. By the time it got to the 'mystery' I realized that this is one of those books more about the characters than about the puzzle. At the very end, when Qwill finds out more about his past, that began to interest me a lot more. I'm still glad I read this one. Thanks for this book ray, Sfogs!

Journal Entry 27 by lils74 at A fellow bookcrosser, A book loan -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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This is part of Sfogs' bookray. Loaning it to a friend here in town who loves cats. I'm also pming the next participant on the list so I'll send it on as soon as my friend is done.

Journal Entry 28 by lils74 from Kathmandu, Bagmati (incl. Kathmandu Valley) Nepal on Monday, February 22, 2010
As she still hasn't journalled it (though she did read it) I thought to let you know that I mailed it off to FrancesinSA at the end of last week. Writing JEs is one of my favorite things about BC so I guess it's hard to get why everyone else isn't as into it as I am :). But she did read it and enjoy it, and I got it back from her quickly to mail. Thanks, Sfogs, for organizing this bookring! Have a good one!

Journal Entry 29 by FrancesinSA on Thursday, March 18, 2010
This book arrived today. Thanks lils74 for posting it to me.

Journal Entry 30 by FrancesinSA on Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This is the 23rd book in The Cat Who... series and the 5th one that I have read. It was interesting to find out more about Qwill's parents and of course I love reading about Koko and Yum Yum. Does anybody know if Lilian Jackson Braun is still alive? There are conflicting reports on the internet. If she is still alive, she will be well into her nineties.

Journal Entry 31 by FrancesinSA at Sasolburg, Free State South Africa on Thursday, March 25, 2010

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I will post this today to motherof11.

Journal Entry 32 by wingmotherof11wing from Dalfsen, Overijssel Netherlands on Friday, April 02, 2010
Yesterday this book arrived from FrancesinSA, together with 3 great 2010 Fifa World Cup pencils!!!! Thanks very much!!!! I'm really looking forward to reading the book! I've never read one of these.

Journal Entry 33 by wingmotherof11wing from Dalfsen, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, April 03, 2010
A really charming story! The cat is remarkable!!!I loved it!!

Journal Entry 34 by wingmotherof11wing from Dalfsen, Overijssel Netherlands on Tuesday, April 06, 2010
This book is off again on its ring journey, now to mafarrimond. Hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 35 by mafarrimond from Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, April 12, 2010
The book has arrived safely. I will get to it as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 36 by mafarrimond from Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, May 02, 2010
This is the first of The Cat Who . . . series I have read. A pleasant read but not remarkable. I will try a few more.

Journal Entry 37 by mafarrimond at UK, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, May 02, 2010

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Posting on to yorkshire-lass. Enjoy

Journal Entry 38 by wingyorkshire-lasswing from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, May 06, 2010
Arrived safely today, is at the top of Mt TBR and will be read next.

Journal Entry 39 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, May 17, 2010

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Thanks for including me in this ring, this is the third book I've read about the cats and I enjoyed it. It was a nice gentle undemanding read,just what I needed.
It's now on its way to nancynova in the USA.

Journal Entry 40 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, May 24, 2010
arrived today. Looks like a nice one to intersperse with the heavier reading one that also arrived today (The rings/rays are like static cling - they all stick together!)

Editted to add: came with a lovely postcard on England - warning - I'll come visit whenever I decide to cross the pond! It looks so nice there!

Will j/e again when I start the book.

Journal Entry 41 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, June 18, 2010
Starting the book and PM'g then next on the ray, so it's ready to go as soon as I'm finished.

Journal Entry 42 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Wasn't able to read it in conjunction with the last ray, so now it's got my full attention as the train commute read. Have the next reader's addy, so will be read and on it's way shortly!

Journal Entry 43 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, June 26, 2010
Finished! easy, light read. Reminded me of the Mitford series - small town, lot of characters and a smidge of action. Off to the next reader tomorrow.

Journal Entry 44 by wingNancyNovawing at - Controlled Releases, Buenos Aires Province Argentina on Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Enjoy!

Journal Entry 45 by elidanora at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Thursday, July 01, 2010
I received this ring some minutes ago along with a beautiful postcard and a bookmark. Thank You!!

I´ll read it soon.


Journal Entry 46 by elidanora at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Saturday, July 31, 2010
Though I have found the cats and some characters very lovable, I couldn’t get too involved in the story and many a time I caught myself thinking about other things while reading this book.

I´ll send this book to the next in line soon.


Released 9 yrs ago (8/16/2010 UTC) at Correo Argentino, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina

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I´ve sent this book by mail to Australia.
Happy Reading!!
¡Buen Viaje Libro!

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Journal Entry 48 by Lisagt at Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, August 24, 2010
This book has finally landed down under in Australia which is only a hop, skip and jump across the Pacific from where it all started in NZ. I think one of these books has passed through my hands before but don't think I got to read it so looking forward to trying this series. Sounds light but fun which is exactly what I need at the moment. Will read soon!

Journal Entry 49 by Lisagt at Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, October 19, 2010
It's time for this cat to resume it's journey. Thanx for including me. Will post again when I have the next participant address!

Journal Entry 50 by Lisagt at Hammondville, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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On it's way to the next reader!

Journal Entry 51 by salvami at Wexford, Co. Wexford Ireland on Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The book safely arrived here yesterday! Thank you for sharing :)

Journal Entry 52 by salvami at Wexford, Co. Wexford Ireland on Sunday, December 12, 2010
Koko and Yum Yum's cuteness made me smile through this little entertaining book. But I couldn't get lost in the story, unfortunately.

I have been trying to reach pfiffigunde2...will wait for the member's reply for another week or so.

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14 Dec 2010

Ooops, I forgot about RABCK.com! I found her address on the site.
I'm going to send the book in this week.

Journal Entry 53 by salvami at Wexford, Co. Wexford Ireland on Friday, December 17, 2010

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travelling to Switzerland :)

Journal Entry 54 by pfiffigunde2 at Obfelden, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, April 06, 2011
OMG.....I'm so sorry....the book must have reached me around Christmas and was "lost" in
more mail and papers in a corner of my working room!
Thank you so much,Sfogs for the bookray and salvami for sending out and the lovely Christmas card!
Will pm the next reader in line for the address.

Journal Entry 55 by pfiffigunde2 at Buchs, Aargau Switzerland on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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A small meet-up with 5kiana7 - the book will go on with its proper tour after making this detour !

Journal Entry 56 by wing5kiana7wing at Buchs, Aargau Switzerland on Thursday, August 21, 2014
dear pfiffigund2 brought me a big box of books some month ago. (She doesn't do much bookcrossing anymore.) One after the other I pick them for a good read. Now I got to this one and saw:
this is a RAY !

I was thinking of taking it to a meetup in Bern next sunday. Yes, I will do so. Whoever wants to reed it will surely send it on its planed way to Appelsiini.

It is not lost (yet ;-) )

Journal Entry 57 by wingAppelsiiniwing at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, October 22, 2014
This one arrived last week, I have been too busy to journal it! Thanks for sending, I try to read this soon. However, there are some other bookrings and rays to read before I can start this one ;)

Journal Entry 58 by wingAppelsiiniwing at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, December 13, 2019
Nice story, although I expected something little more cats :) But anyhow nice entertainment.

It seems that easterngirl71 is not active anymore, so this book will continue its journey to somewhere else.

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