Wednesday, June 8, 2011

RIP Lilian Jackson Braun

The BBC reports that mystery writer Lilian Jackson Braun has died at 97. She wrote the extensive Cat Who... series over the course of forty years, and while the last few books declined in quality, I do recommend that you try the earlier ones. They're the perfect escapist small-town cozies for a rainy day on your summer vacation. Try 1989's The Cat Who Went Underground, in which main character Qwill is himself on summer vacation at his lake cottage, or start at the beginning of the series with 1966's The Cat Who Could Read Backwards.

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