History Literature / TheCatWhoSeries

1st Jun '16 6:22:36 AM JustTroper
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* {{Cloudcuckoolanguage}}: Nino. {{Lampshaded}}: "He even speaks a language of his own, but we don't expect conformity of a genius, do we?"
24th Dec '15 1:03:07 PM LadyNorbert
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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: To an extent, Qwill's summer home, a converted apple barn on the Klingenschoen property, which many characters compare with the Guggenheim Museum.

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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: To an extent, Qwill's summer home, home is this; it's a converted apple barn on the Klingenschoen property, which many characters compare with the Guggenheim Museum.



* BrotherSisterIncest: Implied to have been the case with the sibling lawyers who initially handled Qwill's inheritance; at the very least, the sister was a ClingyJealousGirl.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: Implied to have been be the case with the sibling lawyers who initially handled handle Qwill's inheritance; at the very least, the sister was is a ClingyJealousGirl.



* CanonDiscontinuity: The 29th book in the series, ''The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers,'' was widely regarded as this by many fans who were outraged at the sudden and unexplained changes to the well-loved landscape of the stories.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: The 29th book in the series, ''The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers,'' was is widely regarded as this by many fans who were outraged at the sudden and unexplained changes to the well-loved landscape of the stories.



* ConstantlyCurious: Baby in ''The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts''. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, it led to her getting seriously injured, though she got better.]]

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* ConstantlyCurious: Baby in ''The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts''. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, it led leads to her getting seriously injured, though she got gets better.]]



* DevelopmentHell: ''The Cat Who Smelled Smoke'', the planned 35th installment (including special projects) in the series. Originally scheduled for 2008, then 2009, then canceled.



* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: Police Chief Andrew Brody, like many characters in the series, is of Scottish descent and is known to give stirring bagpipe performances at public events, weddings, and [[AlwaysMurder funerals]].

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* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: Police Chief Andrew Brody, Brodie, like many characters in the series, is of Scottish descent and is known to give stirring bagpipe performances at public events, weddings, and [[AlwaysMurder funerals]].



* FirstGirlWins: To a small extent. In ''The Cat Who Saw Red'', Qwill is reunited with his first love, Joy; he admits that every woman he's ever been involved with since her, including his ex-wife, is a woman who reminds him of her. [[spoiler:After she's murdered, he finally moves on.]]



* TheHyena: Celia Robinson, who has a loud, musical laugh and laughs even at Qwilleran's mildest quips. In ''The Cat Who Blew the Whistle'', Qwilleran introduces to her the idea of "fine-tuning" her laugh.

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* TheHyena: Celia Robinson, who has a loud, musical laugh and laughs will crack up even at Qwilleran's mildest quips. In ''The Cat Who Blew the Whistle'', Qwilleran introduces to her the idea of "fine-tuning" her laugh.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Applying to both Qwill and Koko. Qwill's pepper-and-salt mustache bristles occasionally, and he sees it as a sign of raw intuition picking up on something suspicious. Koko at times ''appears'' to be psychic, but it's always left ambiguous as to whether or not his catty antics are just what they seem to be or not. At least, Qwilleran seems to find it ambiguous, but to the reader it's a bit more obvious that there's something magic about it. If a cat lets out a chilling howl once at the exact time of a suspicious death that later turns out to be murder, that may be a coincidence. If said cat repeatedly does this, then it can no longer be written off as just coincidence, especially combined with some of the other things Koko does. Though on the "mundane" side of the argument is the fact that Qwill rarely manages to predict anything from Koko's clues and the explanation of how Koko solves the mystery usually comes as Qwill tries to fit in Koko's behaviour with the solution he already knows.
** A lesser example is Mildred Hanstable Riker's Tarot readings. They are vague enough that there's no proof Mildred can predict the future but almost always prove accurate.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Applying to both Qwill and Koko. Qwill's pepper-and-salt mustache bristles occasionally, and he sees it as a sign of raw intuition picking up on something suspicious. Koko at times ''appears'' to be psychic, but it's always left ambiguous as to whether or not his catty antics are just what they seem to be or not. At least, Qwilleran seems to find it ambiguous, but to the reader it's a bit more obvious that there's something magic about it. If a cat lets out a chilling howl once at the exact time of a suspicious death that later turns out to be murder, that may be a coincidence. If said cat repeatedly does this, then it can no longer be written off as just coincidence, especially combined with some of the other things Koko does. Though However, on the "mundane" side of the argument is the fact that Qwill rarely manages to predict anything from Koko's clues clues, and the explanation of how Koko solves the mystery usually comes as Qwill tries to fit in Koko's behaviour with the solution he already knows.
** A lesser example is Mildred Hanstable Riker's Tarot readings. They are vague enough that there's no proof Mildred can predict the future future, but almost always prove accurate.



* PurpleIsPowerful: The character Euphonia Gage believed this and wore a lot of purple.
* PyramidPower: In ''The Cat Who Blew the Whistle'', Elizabeth Hart is big on the idea of pyramid power. Unannounced, she and her boyfriend pop over to the Qwilleran's apple barn and set up a makeshift portable pyramid. After they leave, Koko makes his way to the very center of the pyramid and there is a blackout across all of Pickax that doesn't stop until he exits the pyramid.

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* PurpleIsPowerful: The character Euphonia Gage believed believes this and wore wears a lot of purple.
* PyramidPower: In ''The Cat Who Blew the Whistle'', Elizabeth Hart is big on the idea of pyramid power. Unannounced, she and her boyfriend pop over to the Qwilleran's apple barn and set up a makeshift portable pyramid. After they leave, Koko makes his way to the very center of the pyramid pyramid, and there is a blackout across all of Pickax Pickaxe that doesn't stop until he exits the pyramid.



* SelfMadeOrphan: Qwill encounters two of these in the course of the series. [[spoiler:One he meets when taking a vacation to nearby Potato Mountain. The other, who killed not only her father but men who reminded her of her father, is revealed to be a victim of ParentalIncest, and has a SplitPersonality to boot.]]

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* SelfMadeOrphan: Qwill encounters two of these in the course of the series. [[spoiler:One is a young woman he meets when taking a vacation to nearby Potato Mountain. The other, who killed not only her father but men who reminded her of her father, is revealed to be a victim of ParentalIncest, and has a SplitPersonality to boot.boot; given these revelations, she's a much more sympathetic example than the former.]]



* StalkerWithACrush: Qwill's one-time love interest, [[spoiler:Melinda Goodwinter]], who goes so far as to try to have his serious girlfriend murdered in an attempt to get him back.

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* StalkerWithACrush: Qwill's one-time love interest, [[spoiler:Melinda Goodwinter]], who goes so far as to try to have his serious girlfriend murdered in an attempt to get him back.



**** In ''The Cat Who Turned On and Off'', a character travels by plane to Cleveland, thus also ruling it out as the setting.

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**** *** In ''The Cat Who Turned On and Off'', a character travels by plane to Cleveland, thus also ruling it out as the setting.
5th Nov '15 8:27:29 PM Zsuzsa
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* DrowningMySorrows: Qwill, prior to the start of the series, although he later swears off alcohol.

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* DrowningMySorrows: Qwill, prior to the start of the series, although he later swears has sworn off alcohol.alcohol by the time the first book begins.
26th Aug '15 8:34:07 PM phoenix
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* BeeAfraid: Kills [[spoiler:the murderer]] in ''The Cat Who Said Cheese''.



* GoshHornet: Kills [[spoiler:the murderer]] in ''The Cat Who Said Cheese''.
13th Oct '14 3:05:21 AM Sahira
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* TheNounWhoVerbed: ''All'' of the titles.
17th Jun '14 8:01:00 AM knockoutmouse
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**** In ''The Cat Who Turned On and Off'', a character travels by plane to Cleveland, thus also ruling it out as the setting.
21st Mar '14 7:23:58 AM erforce
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* SpyFiction: Played with using the Celia Robinson character, who does missions for Qwilleran ("The Chief") as his "[[JamesBond Secret Agent 13 1/2]]."

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* SpyFiction: Played with using the Celia Robinson character, who does missions for Qwilleran ("The Chief") as his "[[JamesBond "[[Film/JamesBond Secret Agent 13 1/2]]."
6th Mar '14 8:17:10 AM CJSkitzo
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* FoodPorn: Qwill, a lover of good eats, is often treated to great dishes that are described in scrumptious detail.
29th Jan '14 9:31:00 AM knockoutmouse
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*** A now-defunct fan forum once speculated that the city in the first few books is likely Detroit, but a brief mention of Michigan as a different location in ''The Cat Who Could Read Backwards'' would seem to refute this theory (along with similar mentions of Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh). Additionally, one character is mentioned to be travelling through Pittsburgh while driving to New York, indicating that the unnamed city must be further west.

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*** A now-defunct fan forum once speculated that the city in the first few books is likely Detroit, but a brief mention of Michigan as a different location in ''The Cat Who Could Read Backwards'' would seem to refute this theory (along with similar mentions of (while in the same book, Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh).Pittsburgh are similarly ruled out). Additionally, one character is mentioned to be travelling through Pittsburgh while driving to New York, indicating that the unnamed city must be further west.
29th Jan '14 9:26:27 AM knockoutmouse
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*** A now-defunct fan forum once speculated that the city in the first few books is likely Detroit, but a brief mention of Michigan as a different location in ''The Cat Who Could Read Backwards'' would seem to refute this theory (along with similar mentions of Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh). Additionally, one character is mentioned to be travelling through Pittsburgh while driving to New York, indicating that the unnamed city must be further west.
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