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The Cat Who Series L. Jackson Braun

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Initial post: Sep 10, 2010 9:06:20 AM PDT
I have read every one in the series. I suspect that she is no longer writing. I know she is in her late 8os and perhaps she has retired the series. Does anyone know? I love the characters and setting and am "missing" it.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 10:34:34 PM PDT
topcatrules says:
She's 97 now.
I love the series and have reread all but the last one several times. I won't be reading that one again.
I also listen to them on audio books on my ipod touch.
Many of us, who are great fans, actually think that she didn't write the last few as the style was quite different from the earlier books.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010 3:13:23 AM PDT
I read this online

"The Cat Who Smelled Smoke (cancelled by publisher, Putnam)" - this was next book in line, not sure if another publisher is picking it up

Posted on Sep 11, 2010 2:04:37 PM PDT
Annie B says:
I'm pretty sure she does/has done the plot/synopsis, and someone else, a family member maybe?, can't remember, does the actual writing and has for a good many of the more recent books. So, there may be more books in the works.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2010 2:00:39 PM PDT
No wonder I couldnt find the "Cat Who Smelled Smoke"! It was cancelled by publisher??
I didnt realize she was 97! God Bless Her...........Anyone read anything similar to this cozy and would recommend it as a wonderful follow up to this series???

Posted on Sep 14, 2010 5:24:45 AM PDT
Fran, that is the only Cat series I can think of - I'm sure there are more, but I'm not familiar with them.

There are a lot of cozy writers out there -

Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers come to mind first as those are books I read
growing up

I try to read series in order of publication when at all possible, tends to make the books
easier to read and more sense

sleuths in England/UK

Marianne MacDonalds "Dido Hoare" series - very good, daughter/father
Rhys Bowen - Royal series "Lady Georgiana"
Emily Brightwell - has a great "inspector "Witherspoon" series
Kate Kingsbury has several series - I Love her Pennyfoot hotel series"
Carola Dunn - Daisy Dalrymple series
Jeanne Dams - "dorothy Martin" series
M.C. Beaton - Hamish Macbeth series
Elizabeth Duncan Penny Brannigan series
Caroline Graham - Tom Barnaby series
Alisa Craig - Dittany Henbit Monk - take place in Canada

this is a good website for authors and lists their books by series

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2010 7:57:11 PM PDT
How about Rita Mae Brown's Mrs Murphy Mysteries? that's a great cat mystery series....

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 2:02:02 PM PDT
dragons3 says:
Shirley Rousseau Murphy's Joe Grey mysteries, Carole Nelson Douglas' Midnight Louie books, and Fran Stewart's Biscuit McKee series are also good cat mysteries.


Posted on Jan 26, 2011 3:39:28 PM PST
Gloria, I have actually read some of Rita Mae brown's books but interrupted them when I discovered the Cat Who series. I will get back to them.

Posted on Jan 26, 2011 3:44:46 PM PST
While it's not a "cat" series, I enjoy Joanne Flukes Hanna Swensen series. She's a baker owner of a coffee/pastry shop who happens to be a " pet" parent. I just love cozy mysteries.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2011 7:24:38 PM PDT
nanapatt says:
Came across this series by accident and finally decided to try a cookie recipe which she generously includes. The books are great but judging from the cranberry oatmeal cookies I just made, so are the recipes. Thanks for the delightful stories and delicious recipes.

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 5:45:38 PM PDT
I would like to know if you have to read Rita Mae Brown( Mrs Murphy Mysteries with Sneaky Pie, in order. I have all of Lilian Jackson Braun Cat who books and love them. Im trying to find another Author who has the same cat in it every time.Was told these did.Just dont know if you need to read them in order. And if anyone knows where to find a list of books in order. Thank You very much.

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 6:12:23 PM PDT
dragons3 says:
Kathy, It helps to read the Rita Mae Brown books in order. The characters grow and develop over the course of the series, but if you read them out of order, you won't be totally lost. You might also be interested in Carole Nelson Douglas's Midnight Louie series or Shirley Rousseau Murphy's Joe Grey series. They both feature the same cat in the books. For a chronological listing of any series, go to . They have an alphabetical listing of most mystery authors, with information on their series', pseudonyms, web sites, etc. They also list by character and genre info. They also have a free e-newsletter you can subscribe for, that comes out twice a month. The first lists new authors/series/characters and on the 15th, forthcoming publications in hardcover, Trade Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Large Print, and Audio. It's a great resource.


Posted on Feb 10, 2013 3:11:06 PM PST
Hi all. It's 2013. Didn't see any new posts. I have been reading the Laurie King "Mary Russell" series. It's protagonist is the young wife of the retired Sherlock Holmes set in the 1920's. Great in audio format. I listen to the on my iPhone during my daily walk (to earn weight watcher activity points lol).
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