Author of 'The Cat Who' series dies at 97 in SC

This undated photo released by Penguin Group (USA) shows Lilian Jackson Braun. Braun, the author who wrote 29 books in the "The Cat Who" mystery series has died at a hospice center in South Carolina. She was 97. Braun's publisher said Braun died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Smith Player Hospice House in Landrum, S.C. She had lived in Tryon, N.C., for the past 23 years with her husband, Earl Bettinger. (AP Photo/Penguin Group (USA))

June 7, 2011 10:48:39 AM PDT
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