Marian Babson



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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Apr-2012

    Eve Sinclair & Trixie Dolan - 6

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Jun-2007

    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....

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  • Mystery

    Mar-2007

    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 ...

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  • Mystery

    Nov-2004

    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...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2004

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Aug-2003

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Feb-2002

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Nov-2000

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Mar-1999

    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...

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  • Mystery

    May-1998

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1997

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Mar-1997

    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 ...

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  • Mystery

    Aug-1995

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Apr-1994

    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...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    May-1993

    Eve Sinclair & Trixie Dolan - 3

    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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  • Amateur Sleuth

    1993

    Eve Sinclair & Trixie Dolan - 4

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Jun-1992

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-1991

    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,...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-1991

    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...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Sep-1990

    Eve Sinclair & Trixie Dolan - 2

    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...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Jun-1990

    Douglas Perkins - 4

    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....

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-1989

    Douglas Perkins - 3

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Mar-1987

    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 ...

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    Feb-1987

    Eve Sinclair & Trixie Dolan - 1

    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 ...

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  • Mystery

    Apr-1986

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Mar-1985

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  • Mystery

    Jan-1985

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  • Mystery

    May-1984

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-1984

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1982

    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 ...

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  • Mystery

    Aug-1982

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  • Mystery

    Mar-1982

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  • Mystery

    Oct-1981

    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...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-1980

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  • Mystery

    Jul-1980

    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...

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  • Mystery

    1979

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  • Mystery

    1979

    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...

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  • Mystery

    1978

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  • Mystery

    1977

    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...

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  • Mystery

    1977

    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...

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  • Mystery

    1976

    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 ...

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  • Mystery

    1975

    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...

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  • Mystery

    1975

    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 ...

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  • Mystery

    1974

    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...

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  • Mystery

    1974

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  • Mystery

    1973

    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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  • Amateur Sleuth

    1972

    Douglas Perkins - 2

    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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  • Amateur Sleuth

    1971

    Douglas Perkins - 1

    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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  • General Fiction

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  • General Fiction

    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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  • General Fiction

    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.'...

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