Book List:52 titles
  • Trixie's daughter Martha has taken up residence in the kitchen she shares with her friend Evangeline. Martha is frantically testing last-minute recipes to meet the deadline for her cookbook, helped by Jocasta, her overworked editor. When a strange ma...


  • A Case of Feline Intuition Vanessa and her twin brother Vance are very close. So when someone pushes Vanessa down a flight of stairs and puts her into a coma, Vance wants revenge. He decides that masquerading as Vanessa will lead him to the villain....


  • Now, smiling weakly, suffering from severe bruising and a head injury which had left her with complete amnesia about the accident, the events leading up to it, and even the people surrounding her, here she was, back in their midst. Or was she? While ...


  • Author Lorinda Lucas returns from a book tour of the United States to find that Roscoe, the cat who lives next door, is in alarming shape. Hoping that whatever has hit poor Roscoe will not be caught by her two cats, Had-I and But-Known, she learns fr...


  • Evangeline Sinclair and Trixie Dolan, long-time stars of stage, screen and, er, television (well, being the voice of Tallulah, the tap-dancing cartoon cat ought to count!) have temporarily shelved their search for a suitable starring vehicle to stand...


  • A PURRFECT CRIME! Dame Cecile Savoy's "revolting floor mop" of a Pekinese has passed away at a ripe old age. Now, the aging British actress convinces her rivals on stage and screen, Trixie and Evangeline, to support her in her hour of grief...by a...


  • Margot returns to her well-to-do family in England on the eve of her Aunt Chloe's murder trial-she is accused of fatally stabbing her twin sister with a kitchen knife in the garden. Nothing has been the same since Claudia's body was found: her 14 yea...


  • PAWS FOR CAT-ASTROPHC... Eleven-year-old Robin wants to join a popular gang at school. They'll accept him, though only if he kidnaps the prize-winning cat of old Mrs. Nordling first. But when Robin sneaks into the Nordlings' house in the dark o...


  • A PURRFECT MURDER... When millionaire Arthur Arbuthnot mistakes gossip maven Annabel Hinchby-Smythe for a decorator--and hires her to redecorate his apartment--the fiscally challenged Annabel can't refuse. When she sees Arbuthnot's tatty London fl...






  • A WHISKER AWAY FROM DEATH... A summer in England sounds like a great idea for the Harper family--and the house exchange makes it so affordable. Now they've swapped their New England home for a lovely cottage in a village near London. Why, the hous...


  • DEAD WRITERS TELL NO TAILS... The cat's out of the bag: dead bodies are piling up in Brimful Coffers, a picturesque English village. Among the deceased is Boswell, a pet white rat. His killers were caught: Had-I and But-Known, two mischievous feli...


  • WHILE THE CAT'S WAY, A FIRE STARTER PLAYS... After the tragic death of her husband, British housewife Rosemary Blake accepts a summer house and cat exchange across the Atlantic in her sister's adopted town of Edgemarsh Lake, New Hampshire. Lulled ...


  • THE CAT WHO SWALLOWED MORE THAN A CANARY... A lifetime of craving more cuddly companionship than her hectoring mother has led fortyish Bettina Bilby to board her neighbors' felines for a long' holiday weekend: an expectant tabby, a pampered blue-e...



  • MURDER AND MEOWHEM... When Winstanley Fortescue, titan of the English stage and a notorious tomcatter, falls off a ladder onto the backstage cat Montmorency D. Mousa, man and feline are catapulted into each other's body. Win prowls the theater wit...


  • Trixie Dolan and Evangeline Sinclair are starring in a new Dracula film, but when the weather turns foul during the tense shooting, Trixie and Evangeline are suspected of being real vampires and murder makes a cameo appearance...


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    Trixie Dolan and Evangeline Sinclair, Babson's feisty elderly heroines, are back, just as bickering, inquisitive, and delightful as ever. The two former film stars are at leisure (temporarily, of course) but they have, again of course, expectations o...


  • A TIME TO REMEMBER, OR DIE Through the mists of London's waterfront a young woman staggers, unable to remember who she is or how she got here. Across the Atlantic a career housewife boards an airplane, certain that her child is in trouble. For bot...


  • SHE TOOK THE GARDENER'S HOUSE, SOMEONE ELSE TOOK HIS LIFE. Leonora could not be a party to this. No, it was one thing for her oddball neighbors in their quaint English village to ignore her requests for privacy, to interrupt her painting sessions,...


  • EUROPE ON $50 A DAY. MURDER GRATIS. Dingy hotels with pushy concierges were not Hope Bradstone's idea of acceptable accommodations. But then again, running of to Brussels at the drop of a hat was hardly acceptable, either--especially when Hope's...


  • Old rivalries result in murder when Evangeline Sinclair's old acting adversary, Griselda von Kirstenburg, announces her intention to write her memoirs, which will feature unflattering portrayals of Evangeline and Trixie Dolan, and steal the thunder o...


  • Hired to help a London society dentist Endicott remove a corpse from his office, Doug and Gerry must sort through a cast of characters that includes fashion model Morgana, General Sir Malcolm, and Endicott's wife, Adele. Reprint....


  • Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey...And Ye Olde HomicideLarkin's Luxury Tours number 79 is a traveler's nightmare. The problems had started in Zurich, Switzerland when one of the group died under mysterious circumstances. Now the remaining tour...


  • Reggie and Midge are reluctant proprietors of the failing Chortlesby Manor Hotel. The possibility of financial help comes from Midges old classmate who is arranging ''mystery tours'' of England for American visitors and wants to use Chortlesby Manor ...


  • EVANGELINE silver screen queen of yesteryear--in her heyday, Eve "put the sin into cinema." At her retrospective, she's a prime murder suspect. TRIXIE for years, Eve's on-screen sidekick--now her partner in crime-cracking. BEAUREGARD Eve's ...


  • DECEMO daring and detested--London's hippest young designer SUNNY high cheekbones and ambitions--Decemo's in-house model JAKE well meaning and well connected--her paramour and manager REBA jilted and jealous -- Sunny's competition THE...




  • CROSS THE OCEAN BLUE. IF YOU CAN GET THERE ALIVE. Welcome to the Empress Josephine and a transoceanic experience of good food, lavish entertainment, fun, and surprises--lots of surprises. The first comes when a key officer fails to make the saili...






  • THERE'S NO FOOL LIKE AN OLD FOOL. OR A DEAD ONE. It's a house of fools. Thirty-five-year-old Tamar acts more like six-teen, accompanied by her boyfriend, an adolescent "Toy Boy" who has his own reason for partaking of the Creighleighs' hospitality...


  • DID YOU SEE THIS GIRL? An unidentified woman's body washes onto the shore of the seaside resort town where Trudi Kane works as a nightclub singer. Could her frightening fan, the "Starer," be involved? As the Bank Holiday approaches and tensions ...




  • IT WAS THE SALE OF THE CENTURY. AND MURDER WAS GOING CHEAP. The anxious buyers lining up in front of Bonnard's department store were bursting with anticipation even though the doors would not be opened for days. But with the New Year's festivities...



  • MURDER DAMPENS THE HECTIC CLATTER OF A METROPOLITAN NEWSROOM Lightning uncharacteristically strikes the same place again and again in this suspenseful story of life--and death--at the offices of the London Evening Record. Acting Managing Editor T...



  • All London was dreaming of a white Christmas, but somewhere on the West End a killer was dreaming of bloody murder. Already dead was a solicitor in Middle Temple, a newsagent in Upper Soho, and two tots in Regent's Park Lake. As the holiday grew clos...



  • PRESENTING THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON. SOON TO BE DECEASED. "Call me Da," Uncle Mike urged Kitty, and since he had bought her a pretty new red lunch box, and since they were going to the new Lord Mayor of London's parade, Kitty would call him "Da" B...


  • Twinkle--she was a child star who wore dark glasses, a sable coat, and an expression that drove her co-workers mad. She was only ten, but her cruel jokes and violent tantrums had made enough enemies to last her a lifetime. Her aging costar, her bankr...


  • ELEANOR & CARMEL They'd both married into the same family. Consequently, they were detached, the only ones capable of seeing the terrible truth.... BRIDIE Uninvited, unwanted, expelled from the convent, she came home to sister-in-law Eleanor ad ...


  • Murder pursues four wealthy women sailing from New York to Genoa aboard an Italian luxury liner--the imperious Mrs. Abercombie; her nurse, Valerie Meadows; career woman Gloria Grandi Pontini; and English heiress Susan Emery...


  • BEARER BEWARE Karen was feeling as fragile as one of the clay pieces she designed for her husband's handicraft company. And her husband was why. Gone to Brussels for a business trip, John--and his secretary--had disappeared, leaving Karen gripped ...


  • AMY & GINNY... two bubbly American teenage sisters, whose dream trip to historic England could become a waking nightmare. ZLOT & AARON... handsome, fun-loving Londoners who promise the sisters a good time -- but at whose expense? BELLE... the girls...



  • DEATH STALKS THE INNOCENT Unable to solve her problems on her own, driven by unhappiness and her fading beauty, Merelda had to find someone to free her from her wretched marriage--someone just like Denny. The handsome, slow-witted son of a bele...


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    MRS. CHESNE-MALVERN overbearing organizer of London's prestigious Cats Through the Ages Exhibition. ROGER adulterous and allergic, the luckless Mr. Chesne-Malvern. HUGO hot-tempered artist, creator of the Exhibition's most celebrated cat -- ...


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    Nashville's Bart and The Cousins, in England on a road trip, have a chart-topping song. Unfortunately Bart also has an indictment back in the USA over an underage groupie. Keeping that hot news out of the London papers is a job for Doug Perkins, of t...






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    The latest in Marian Babson's delightfully dippy series of mysteries where bitchiness, gossip and cats are centre stage. When Annabel Hinchby-Smythe is mistaken for a top interior designer and invited to redecorate a reclusive millionaire's London f...


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    All Robin wanted to do was be a part of the gang and his big test was to steal a rich lady''s precious cat. But now he has been witness to a horrible murder and he''s not sure whether Mr Nording saw his face or not.'...