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Laurie Frankel, author of Goodbye For Now, describes how social media inspired the concept behind her novel.

Laurie Frankel on Second Novels, Inspiration, and RePose

One of the things I always used to tell my students – no matter what the course, no matter what the assignment – is that all writing must have a point, something you want to say.

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The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun
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The Cat Who Saw Red

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun
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The Cat Who Played Brahms

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun
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The Cat Who Played Post Office

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun

Inheriting unexpected millions has left reporter Jim Qwilleran looking like the cat who swallowed the canary. While his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, adjust to being fat cats in an enormous mansion, Qwilleran samples the life-styles of the rich and famous by hiring a staff of eccentric servants. A missing housemaid and a shocking murder soon show him the unsavoury side of the upper crust. But it's Koko's purr-fect propensity for clues amid the caviar and champagne that gives Qwilleran pause to evaluate the most unlikely suspects...before his taste for the good life turns into his last meal.

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The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun

In the small town of Pickax an accident has claimed the life of the local paper's eccentric publisher, but to Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum it smells like murder. They soon sniff out a shocking secret - but Koko's snooping into an unusual edition of Shakespeare may prove catastrophic. Because somewhere in Pickax a lady loves not wisely but too well, a widow is scandalously merry, and a stranger has a lean and hungry look. The stage is set for Qwilleran, Koko, Yum Yum and the second act of murder most meow...

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The Cat Who Sniffed Glue

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun
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The Cat Who Went Underground

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun
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The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun
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The Cat Who Lived High

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun

For amateur sleuth Jim Qwilleran and his two Siamese detective companions, Koko and Yum Yum, a trip to the city 'down below' brings not only rosy memories of good times, but also a whole heap of trouble . . . A plea for help from SOCK, a tenants' organisation determined to save the decaying art deco glory of the Casablanca apartment building from the philistine attentions of the developers, is no strain on the trio's talents. But macabre bloodstains beneath Qwill's penthouse rug prove to be a telling message from SOCK's former leading light. It appears that Dianne Bessinger was stabbed to death in a lovers' tiff, but the combined twitching of Qwill's and Koko's curious whiskers proves that all is not what it seems. Only when Qwill begins to investigate the suicide of Dianne's killer do the strands of the mystery unravel . . . but will Koko sniff out the truth in time to return the Casablanca to it's original glory?

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The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun
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The Cat Who Moved a Mountain

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun
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The Cat Who Wasn't There

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun
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The Cat Who Went Into the Closet

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun
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The Cat Who Came to Breakfast

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun

When Jim Qwilleran's friend Polly decides to spend two weeks on vacation with an old girlfriend in Oregon, he finds himself at a loose end. But not for long - a visit from Nick Bamba brings news of a hotbed of mystery. Nick and his wife, Lori, fear that their new venture, the Domino Inn on recently developed Breakfast Island, won't see out one summer season let alone a lifetime. A series of fatal accidents is beginning to deter further visitors...

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The Cat Who Sang for the Birds

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun

On the surface, things appear tranquil in Moose County. Jim Qwilleran, newspaper columnist and the county's richest resident, has moved back in to the remodelled apple barn with his two remarkable felines, Koko and Yum Yum. And the newly built gazebo is providing an idyllic opportunity for all three to commune with nature.But then an elderly woman dies in a suspicious fire. Next, the newly opened art centre falls victim to a mysterious break-in. Throw in a scandal involving an unscrupulous local politician and an anti-computer uprising at the town library and life in Pickax is anything but peaceful ...

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The Cat Who Saw Stars

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun
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The Cat Who Said Cheese

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun

The Great Food Explo is scheduled to open in Pickax with a bang, introducing new restaurants, country inns and food speciality shops. Unfortunately the 'bang' takes the form of a bomb which wrecks a hotel, killing the housekeeper and causing extensive damage. Enter Qwill and his Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, whose instincts tell them that the murderous bomb was meant as something stronger than a warning to someone.

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The Cat Who Tailed a Thief

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun
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The Cat Who Blew the Whistle

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun
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The Cat Who Turned On & Off

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun

Jim Qwilleran's latest commission is a piece on Junktown - a ghetto of antique dealers and collectors living in genteel decay. Enchanted by Junktown and its delightfully bohemian inhabitants, Qwill finds himself digs in the area, renting two rooms to share with his sleuthing Siamese companions Koko and Yum Yum. When his landlord C.C. Cobb, one of Junktown's leading citizens, falls mysteriously to his death, Qwill's famous whiskers begin to twitch. It's only when Koko develops a passion for tape-recorders, to rival even that of his journalist mentor, that the vital clues begin to drop into place...