Search Results: "Marian Babson"


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CANAPES FOR THE KITTIES by Marian Babson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"Newcomers unbeguiled by icky-poo, however, deserve fair warning."
Babson's antic imagination runs unfettered in this outing, set in a village near London called Brimful Coffers. Read full book review >

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NINE LIVES TO MURDER by Marian Babson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 1994

"To others, a dog."
Babson (Past Regret, 1992, etc.) is at her most antic in this tale of transposed personalities. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO WASN’T A DOG by Marian Babson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2003

"Babson (The Cat Next Door, 2002, etc.) stages one of her most frivolous throwbacks to a simpler era involving, as Trixie says of Arsenic and Old Lace, nothing more serious than 'serial murder, gentle madness and threatened menace'—not to mention two virtually anonymous victims."
A provincial performance of Arsenic and Old Lace is scarcely more murderous or farcical than the bustling offstage mayhem among the principals and their pets. Read full book review >

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EVEN YUPPIES DIE by Marian Babson
Released: Jan. 23, 1996

"Loosely plotted is an understatement here, but harmless fun for those enamored of the ditzy duo."
Another chapter in the lives of the feisty, aging actresses Evangeline Sinclair and Trixie Dolan (Shadows in their Blood, 1993, etc.), who now find themselves unexpectedly renting a penthouse in Docklands, on the Thames, in London, instead of a house in St. Read full book review >

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THE CAT NEXT DOOR by Marian Babson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2002

"More attuned to family relationships than to murder, with minimal tension, but the prolific Babson (To Catch a Cat, 2000, etc.) is as easy to read as ever, and Tikki is a mercifully minor presence in a so-so outing even ailurophobes will be able to swallow."
Photographer-writer Margot has returned from New York to St. Read full book review >

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TO CATCH A CAT by Marian Babson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Though veteran Babson (The Company of Cats, 1999, etc.) bites off more threatening subplots than she chews, Robin's sudden, urgent bonding with Leif Eriksson provides a clever, wholly apt vehicle for the usual in-cat-uation."
All 11-year-old Robin wants to do is sneak into Ingrid Nordling's house to pinch her cat as part of his entrance requirements into a gang—a gang in the pokey little English town his departed mother's extended honeymoon has marooned him in. Read full book review >

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PAST REGRET by Marian Babson
Released: June 1, 1992

"Crisp, spare, and absorbing to the last page."
Babson, whose many works run the gamut from splendid to abysmal (Guilty Party, etc. etc.), produces a winner in this tidily plotted story that begins with the disappearance of Connie Sawyer, an American girl spending her junior year at a London university. Read full book review >

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GUILTY PARTY by Marian Babson
Released: Dec. 20, 1991

"A tiresome mishmash, strictly for forgiving fans."
Another outing for the indefatigable Babson (Fatal Fortune, etc.), this time a rather bedraggled exercise that finds American artist Leonora Rice rebounding from a traumatic affair, renting the gardener's cottage on Lady Cosgreave's English estate, and hoping to work in peace for an upcoming exhibit. Read full book review >

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NO COOPERATION FROM THE CAT by Marian Babson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 27, 2012

"Though Babson (Only the Cat Knows, 2007, etc.) provides a title that's a bit of a misnomer, the charming heroines' adventures are satisfying if a bit overstuffed."
This character-rich cozy gathers a cast of faded theater types who must protect their home from unwelcome drama. Read full book review >

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ONLY THE CAT KNOWS by Marian Babson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"Babson continues her string of feline tales (The Cat Who Wasn't a Dog, 2003, etc.) with an unlikely but enjoyable Gothic mystery that keeps you guessing."
A twin impersonates his sister in hopes of solving her attempted murder. Read full book review >

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BREAK A LEG, DARLINGS by Marian Babson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 1997

"Babson's usual amiable, giddy mixture (lots of glitter, little substance) is likely to be most appreciated by the author's legion of fans."
Veteran author Babson continues to coast, this time with another outing for her wacky duo of aging actresses Trixie Dolan and Evangeline Sinclair (Even Yuppies Die, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >