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Qwilleran's Short and Tall Tales

(2002)
(Short & Tall Tales: Moose County Legends Collected by James Mackintosh Qwilleran)
(A book in the Jim Qwilleran Feline Whodunnit series)
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When Jim Qwilleran retired to Moose County (400 miles north of everywhere) with his old electric typewriter and his box of yellow lead pencils, he intended to write a book - a novel of crime and investigation with a metropolitan setting. He never finished the first page! Instead, he listened to the folktales of local people. As a journalist, Qwilleran was a good listener. He never left home without a tape recorder in his pocket. As descendants of pioneers told stories that had been handed down for generations, Qwilleran was recording a collection of Moose County legends worth publishing. He added some historic facts, stranger than fiction, gleaned from county archives. Now Qwilleran had his book! He titled it Short and Tall Tales. Most of the stories were short. Some may have been embellished with retelling through the years. Qwilleran's informants swore they were true - even though some had a supernatural twist that left one wondering... And one of them was strictly a "tall tale"!

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Hardback Editions

August 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Short & Tall Tales: Moose County Legends
Author(s): Lilian Jackson Braun
ISBN: 0-7862-5644-3 / 978-0-7862-5644-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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November 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Qwilleran's Short and Tall Tales
Author(s): Lilian Jackson Braun
ISBN: 0-7553-0522-1 / 978-0-7553-0522-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Paperback Editions

November 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Short and Tall Tales: Moose County Legends (Cat Who Short Stories)
Author(s): Lilian Jackson Braun
ISBN: 0-515-13635-2 / 978-0-515-13635-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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May 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Qwilleran's Short and Tall Tales
Author(s): Lilian Jackson Braun
ISBN: 0-7553-0523-X / 978-0-7553-0523-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Qwilleran's Short and Tall Tales (Jim Qwilleran Feline Whodunnit Book 29)
Author(s): Lilian Jackson Braun
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK