Monday, June 06, 2011

THE CAT WHO WAS VERY VERY SAD

Lilian Jackson Braun who wrote the delightful, whimsical "CAT WHO" mystery novels has died.

She had a long life, was loved by many, and will be missed by all of us who know who Koko and Yum-Yum are.  And what pasties aren't.

Her obituary is here.




19 comments:

The Stray said...

This is very sad news. I remember being exposed to the "Cat Who" books at a young age via Audiobook, and seeking out the series from there. Those were some fun mysteries.

Emily said...

I loved these books. They were my first "Adult" novels.

The cat is very, very sad.

Kendall A. said...

I'm so sorry to hear. My grandpa, who passed away a few years ago, read all the Cat novels, and sent me quite a few, too. I can remember hearing him call me up and saying "Did you get to the part where..?" and how excited he was to share something he loved with me.

Cheers to good books that cross generations.

Cherie Reich said...

Aww! That's so very sad. I grew up reading her books.

Sarah W said...

Oh, no! I love those stories!

I even have the Cat Who . . . Cookbook. Thought I never made pasties.

Maybe I will.

Jordan McCollum said...

The Cat Who were among my first "adult" books, too. How sad.

My word verification:trogicat. (Makes me think tragicat.)

Pamala Knight said...

Oh! Such sad news!

The Cat Who books were some of my early favorite mysteries. RIP Ms. Jackson and thank you for sharing your words with the rest of us.

Eileen Loveman said...

Yes, I read that today - I keep wondering what will happen to Qwill and Polly now :(

Jen said...

How sad! I loved The Cat Who books when I was a teenager. So much fun, and such wonderful characters.

Ostriches Look Funny said...

I loved these books, especially the old ones. Sad.

christwriter said...

:(

I remember reading those, right around the time I was figuring out how the adult section of the library worked. Those were fun.

Also, the melodramatic part of my brain just went "And the lights go out, one by one," but I'm still in mourning for Madeline L'Engle and Octavia Butler.

Steve Ulfelder said...

I write hard-boiled crime, so naturally I have never, ever read or enjoyed so much as a chapter of Lilian Jackson Braun.

Oops. My nose just grew.

Mason Canyon said...

So sorry to hear this. I'm currently listening to one of her books on audio. I've always enjoyed her stories so much.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

CathrynLouis said...

I'm another sad Cat... At least we had her among us for a little while.

Violet Ingram said...

My mother gave me the first book in the series and I was hooked. I have them all and could never part with them.

Looking at my siamese I can't help but think of Koko and Yum Yum.

BW said...

I've listened to "The Cat Who Said Cheese" and I enjoyed it.

Jaleh D said...

So sad to hear. I love those stories. She will be missed.

JS said...

Oh, no. Sad news. Her books were fun and she seemed like a lovely and gracious lady. She will be missed.

Rebecca T. Little said...

Sad kitty here too. I was very fortunate to receive a letter from Ms. Braun several years ago and it is something I will treasure always. I have shared her books with my children (who both adored them too) and hope they will keep her legacy alive by passing them along once they have children.