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-eyed Balinese, a depressed ginger Persian with a cod-liver-oil addiction, and Adolf, an imperious mouser with a patchwork face.
But a freak storm sets the pigeon among the cats-- a carrier bird downed on the doorstep with a tiny load of large flawless diamonds. And Bettina's dilemma escalates, as Adolf gobbles up one of the gems and a succession of elegant but shifty strangers prowl the gardens, offending the cats, and bringing in their wake back-door bloodshed and murder.
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Marian Babson was born in Salem, Massachusetts, but has spent most of her adult life in London. She is a full-time writer and has published over thirty mystery novels.
Marian Babson writes a witty, delightful mystery in which the cats are just a scratch below the people in importance and a bank holiday turns into a scrabble over diamonds and murder. Juanita MacMahon's warm alto flows through the narrative punctuated by excellent changes of voice for each character. Mrs. Bilby's shrill voice is so exasperating that this listener wanted to throttle her. Bettina, her daughter, remains remarkably sane, and MacMahon portrays her with a calm and pleasant voice with only a few mutterings under her breath. Babson and MacMahon make a great team that compares favorably with the more familiar cat stories by Jackson Braun, narrated by George Guidall. P.G. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1996. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312956606
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Book Description St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1996. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312956606