Apr 21, 2021
Cat Who Moved a Mountain
Posted by Lilian Jackson Braun

After five years of legal formalities, Jim Qwilleran has officially inherited his freedom and a fortune, which leaves him with a serious dilemma What should he do now Seeking a place of peace and isolation to make up his mind, he heads to the Potato Mountains for the summer.But Qwill lands in the middle of controversy, not solitude The mountains are haven to the indepenAfter five years of legal formalities, Jim Qwilleran has officially inherited his freedom and a fortune, which leaves him with a serious dilemma What should he do now Seeking a place of peace and isolation to make up his mind, he heads to the Potato Mountains for the summer.But Qwill lands in the middle of controversy, not solitude The mountains are haven to the independent roughneck descendents of prohibition era moonshiners The valley is home to developers eager to turn the pristine Potatoes into a giant tourist trap To make matters complicated, a Tater, as the mountain folk are called, has been convicted of the murder of millionaire developer J.J Hawkinfield Some people swear the wrong man was convicted, and Qwill is inclined to agree when he hears what transpired before the trial But if Forest Beechum didn t do the dirty deed, who did With Qwill, Koko, and Yum Yum on the case, the killer won t get away with murder.

  • Title: Cat Who Moved a Mountain
  • Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
  • ISBN: 9780753164341
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cat Who Moved a Mountain After five years of legal formalities Jim Qwilleran has officially inherited his freedom and a fortune which leaves him with a serious dilemma What should he do now Seeking a place of peace and isol

    James

    Book Review3.5 of 5 stars rounded up to The Cat Who Moved a Mountain, the 13th book in the Cat Who cozy mystery series, written in 1992 by Lilian Jackson Braun Just when you thought things couldn t get any kookier with this series, Qwill up and moves to the Potato Mountains He needs some time away from everyone and everything in Pickax, to that he can decide his future The 5 years he was required to live in Pickax in order to keep the K Fund inheritance are up, and he s to leave but does he want [...]


    Una Tiers

    The backstory was stronger than the mystery plot however, Qwilleran never fails to disappoint His description of the dog helping him out of the woods rocks Unfortunately, Qwilleran and the cats were away from home, so I didn t have a chance to visit with the regulars past phone calls and a brief introductory reception.


    Julia

    To be frank, I don t know why people love these books Specific to The Cat Who Moved a Mountain If I have to hear one variant of potato used to name a place, person, group, or item, I might scream Spuds vs Taters really How can anyone read this without snorting As another reviewer mentioned, we don t even meet the key characters in the crime until either late in the book or never at all Why should I give a damn about some guy in prison if all I hear about is decorations Qwilleran hates, how terr [...]


    Kirsti

    I still cherish the day I was going through a dusty box of books at my local charity store, and picked up three or four of Lillian Jackson Braun s wonderful books I was instantly drawn to the idea of a crime solving cat, and decided to give them a go I have since hunted down and read most of the series, despite the fact that they are difficult to find in both secondhand stores and libraries I adore the world created Qwilleran is life life with his faults, his assumptions, his delights in small t [...]


    Michelle

    Qwill and the kitties are away from Moose County again, and it falls a little flat Qwill is officially a milllionaire He stuck it out and has his hands on the Klingshoen fortune What does this fool of a pompous ass do He decides to rent a house in a the mountains for the ridiculous amount of 1000 a week to reflect on what his next move should be Now, please keep in mind that this book is like 30 years old, so with inflation that makes this all the ridiculous Qwill is dumb He waits until the mid [...]


    Nancie Lafferty

    Another cute, witty mystery adventure with Qwill and the cats Love having one of these on laundry day Nothing deep, just fun.


    Rage

    I love these books the cats being annoying cats, Qwill s bad temper, all of the characters LJB keeps coming up with in this one, Q goes to the mountains to spend some time thinking about his next move, now that he s a billionaire what he discovers, in addition to fresh air, is a murder and it s tangled up in development, which is destroying the pristine nature, and the rivalry between the Taters people from the mountain, who typically live simple lives and Spuds, the wealthy city folk who are bu [...]


    Mary

    Easily one of the best if not THE best of Lilian Jackson Braun s Cat Who series, The Cat Who Moved A Mountain celebrates a milestone in Jim Qwilleran s life after living in Pickax City for five years, as per the terms of Francesca Klingenschoen s will, Qwill has officially inherited the Klingenschoen fortune Suddenly a multi millionaire in fact, the richest man in the Northeast Central United States Qwill feels the need for a few weeks of solitude to contemplate his future possibilities On the a [...]


    Lorraine

    Qwill has lived in Moose County for five years, and so has fulfilled the requirements of his aunt s will and is officially the heir to the millions or is it billions that were left to him To celebrate, he takes the cats to the Potato Mountains, 4 days drive away, where he has rented a huge house it used to be a holiday home called Tiptop, located on the very top of Big Potato mountain After arriving, he learns that the owner of the house was murdered by falling from his deck There is a lot of fi [...]


    Sunsettowers

    This is a series with its ups and downs, and unfortunately this is one of the weaker entries It starts out very intriguing, with Qwilleran taking a vacation in a quirky mountain town to try to figure out what to do with the rest of his life, only to discover he has moved into a house where a murder occurs The characters are all interesting and appropriately quirky, but the problem lies in the mystery seeming to be of secondhand importance to these characters and the ending leaves a lot of questi [...]


    George

    A Jim Qwilleran with his Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum mystery Qwill needs time off to decide whether he wants to remain in Moose County and the town of Pickax, so he takes a vacation to the Potato Mountains for the summer so he can be alone and be able to decide what he wants to do Instead of peace and quiet, he finds an area split between those favoring development of the area and those who oppose it, strained relationships between those who consider themselves the social betters of others in [...]


    Kate Millin

    Qwill goes to a different part of the country the Potatoes do they really exist or is this a real flight of fancy where he gets annoyed by the bigotry of the better off residents when they are talking about the residents who are in tune with the environment KoKo helps him to solve a miscarriage of justice after which he decides to go home just as the exploitation of the hills causes an environmental disaster His week long visit feels like a lot longer he certainly packs a lot in.


    Heather

    This was a good one although I thought that Braun should have included interactions with the murderer throughout the story when it was revealed I felt as though it was a character that had only been mentioned in name and not really one who was part of the story Also I could do without the repeated references to how much better Qwill s mustache is than everyone else swe get it already.


    Kelly

    Marginally bearable More time is spent with the main character picking out gifts for his ladyfriends, redecorating his house, and thinking about his mustache than is spent developing the mystery or even the cats We never even meet the falsely accused character or the murder victim so it s very difficult to care.


    Debbie

    I always enjoy this series I will be sad to read the last book As I type this on my tablet there is a very spoiled Cat Who is trying to help me with the review.


    Catherine

    Love love the antics of Koko And YumYum This novel showed the care that mountain people had for strangers and the land Need to read all the Cat Who novels.


    Stef Rozitis

    This book took me a long time to get into, because it was written in a kind of pompous voice and I had to struggle to care about Qwill getting his house in order and all that He is not the most easy to relate to protagonist actually he comes across as a ladies man in a really tedious way he has to check out and mildly flirt with every single female in the bookhe has a girlfriend but he is constantly prowling around others.There is a lot of description of interiors and lists of food and a complet [...]


    Crystal

    Qwill, Koko, and Yum Yum are back in the next installment of Lillian Jackson Braun s The Cat Who series I haven t read this series in years and was excited when I found this book in a thrift store This book came out in 1992, so you know I m behind Qwill has satisfied the terms of the will and can now do what he wants On the referral of Moira and Kip, Qwill and the kitties head to Big Potato Mountain He s rented the estate once owned by J.J Hawkingfield who by the way was pushed off a cliff and s [...]


    Lisa Hall

    Qwill has served his five years in Pickaxe With his inheritance in the bag, it s time to decide what the next phase of his life looks like, but where does an ex crime beat journalist turned billionaire go The Potatoes, of course Qwill and the cats plan a three month vacation to an empty resort called Tiptop, because it s located at the top of Big Potato mountain, offering views of Little Potato along with gorgeous sunrise and sunsets Or so he s told.It began raining the moment he arrived The roa [...]


    Pat

    Enjoyable book I liked this book a bit better than the other because of the change of scene to the Potatoes with new folks rather than same old Pickax folks Plus the economic and cultural rivalry between the Spuds and Taters was fun The critical clue of a blonde hair fur ball found by the cats under a oft mentioned armoire, I did not get however Qwill is such a contradiction however He waits until 11 pm for lower phone rates to call his lady friend, Polly But then spends on local crafts, which c [...]


    Tommy Verhaegen

    Opnieuw een leuke detective met een speciale invalshoek namelijke 2 Siamese katten die over bovennatuurlijke eigenschappen schijnen te beschikken Dat en de gevoelens in de snor van Qwilleran maken deze reeks uniek Voorzien van de nodige humor en spanning bij het oplossen van een misdaad met hoge inzet want een onschuldige is veroordeeld Geweldige beschrijving die je ook echt aanvoelt van de dreigende atmosfeer, zowel het landschap als de mensen Een boek dat je ongemerkt geleidelijk in zijn greep [...]


    Ellen

    Silly, campy, obvious, so funOkay, this author kind of sucks at mystery, and her characters are obvious and flat, and everything is really dated, and small town stuff is both romanticized and oversimplified, but she s also created this lovely and sort of silly world that a reader can take a little mental vacation into, so it s great The stories have continuity and not too many sloppy mistakes If you are looking for erudite literature, this ain t it If you re looking for period fun, here it is


    Courtenay

    A slice of life from a time long ago but still pertinent today this is why I enjoy these CAT books Environmentalists at odds with big money contractors who want to clear the land of trees for homes and businesses is something most cities contend with in today s world Those who are native to the land are at odds with those new to the town who want to bring their big city ways to enrich them And in the midst of all of this is Qwilleran and his Siamese who are just out for a vacation, but find a mu [...]


    Roya

    I am sentimental about this book series I love cats I had 2 Persians who lived to the age of 20 My mom not initially a fan of cats came to adore my cats We found this series of books at a used book shop in Chester, NJ It s very light, simple reading and if you are a cat lover, you will love these books If not, you will find them incredibly corny and unbelievable which they are.


    Alexandra Bogdanovic

    Good, but not one of Braun s best The reason I read cozy mysteries, and these in particular, is because I enjoy the pure entertainment This one was entertaining, but it was also a little bit too politically correct and formulaic for meHopefully Qwilleran, KoKo and Yum Yum s next adventures will be better.


    Jeffrey

    This book is a mash up of small and big potato mountains No half baked story here A delightful romp through the Potato mountains Qwill is on vacation And it almost kills him KoKo is solving puzzles or is he just being a cat Yum Yum is waiting for things to hide.Everything is in Tip Top shape on Big Potato mountain but in Spudsville And oh those Taters


    Ethan Hulbert

    This book may actually be one of the first real mysteries I ever read, and it has a really special place in my heart It may not be perfect but it does hold up very well upon subsequent rereads I ll always enjoy this book.


    A.J. Adams

    I don t understand it these books started off well with great characters and okay plots but then they just went downhill This one has flat characters and a bleh plot Lilian Jackson Braun isn t an indie author Why doesn t an editor get to grips with these issues


    Amy Miller

    I LOVED this series I ve read them all and rate them all a 5 If you like quirky mysteries this is one you should cover Jim Qwilleran is my kind of detective add in a couple of clever cats what you have is involved, funny and interesting.


    Jaime Treadwell

    Another fun romp Qwill and his cats continue to find mysteries around every corner I always enjoy a good mystery Again, you have suspicions from the beginning, but it s fun to see how it s resolved.



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