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Marian Babson (1929–2017)

Teoksen The Twelve Deaths of Christmas tekijä

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About the Author

Marian Babson Author Marian Babson was born in Salem, Massachusetts but spent the better part of her life living in London, England. Marian Babson a pseudonym for Ruth Stenstreem. Babson has held many jobs that included a librarian, manager of a campaign headquarters, a receptionist/secretary to näytä lisää commercial artists, and a co-editor of a machine-knitting magazine. She also served as secretary to the Crime Writers' Association. Some of Babson's many titles include "The Multiple Cat" (1999), , "Miss Petunia's Last Case" (1997), "Fatal Fortune" (1987), "Death Beside the Seaside" (1982), "Murder, Murder, Little Star" (1977) and "There Must Be Some Mistake" (1975), Retreat from Murder, (2004), Only the Cat Knows, (2005) and No Cooperation from the Cat, (2012). (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

The Twelve Deaths of Christmas (1979) 154 kappaletta
Murder at the Cat Show (1972) 127 kappaletta
Canapes for the Kitties (1997) — Tekijä — 125 kappaletta
Paws for Alarm (1984) 106 kappaletta
Whiskers and Smoke (1984) 99 kappaletta
The Cat Who Wasn't a Dog (2003) 98 kappaletta
Murder on a Mystery Tour (1985) 98 kappaletta
Nine Lives to Murder (1895) 96 kappaletta
The Company of Cats (1999) 95 kappaletta
Please Do Feed the Cat (2004) 92 kappaletta
Only the Cat (2007) 91 kappaletta
The Cat Next Door (2002) 85 kappaletta
Tourists Are for Trapping (1989) 84 kappaletta
Cover-Up Story (1971) 79 kappaletta
To Catch a Cat (2000) 78 kappaletta
Murder, Murder, Little Star (1977) 76 kappaletta
The Diamond Cat (1994) 72 kappaletta
Reel Murder (1986) 70 kappaletta
In the Teeth of Adversity (1990) 69 kappaletta
Cruise of a Deathtime (1983) 55 kappaletta
Death Warmed Up (1982) 52 kappaletta
Line Up for Murder (1980) 52 kappaletta
Death Beside the Sea (1982) 51 kappaletta
Bejewelled Death (1725) 50 kappaletta
Death in Fashion (1985) 48 kappaletta
No Cooperation from the Cat (2012) 48 kappaletta
A Fool for Murder: A Mystery (1983) 48 kappaletta
Murder Sails at Midnight (1975) 47 kappaletta
Guilty Party (1988) 40 kappaletta
The Stalking Lamb (1974) 39 kappaletta
Encore Murder (1989) 38 kappaletta
Fatal Fortune (1829) 37 kappaletta
Past Regret (1990) 36 kappaletta
Shadows in Their Blood (1991) 36 kappaletta
Untimely Guest (1976) 35 kappaletta
Break a Leg, Darlings (1995) 35 kappaletta
Even Yuppies Die (1993) 34 kappaletta
There Must Be Some Mistake (1975) 33 kappaletta
Pretty Lady (1973) 31 kappaletta
Dangerous to Know (1981) 25 kappaletta
So Soon Done for (1979) 19 kappaletta
Unfair Exchange (1974) 16 kappaletta
Tightrope for Three (1978) 11 kappaletta
A Tealeaf in the Mouse (2000) 2 kappaletta
So Done For 1 kappale
Fatal Fortune 1 kappale

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Anytime I get to the last 20 pages of a murder mystery with no progress or clues as to 'whodunit', I get concerned, and in this case the concern was a bit justified. If you like stories about a bunch of silly people running around hollering and annoying each other- think of the film Bringing Up Baby, or the TV series I Love Lucy- where you get a headache even though it is just a silent book, because you can hear the yelling and chaos in your mind as you read, than this book may be great for you.

The narrator, Trixie, and her roommate Evangeline, has apparently no spine to tell a bunch of complete strangers they are not permitted to take over her home to work on their projects and terrorize the household, just as she has no spine to tell her daughter Martha and Martha's friend Jocasta that they need to respect some basic boundaries while using Trixie's kitchen to test recipes. As a result of this character flaw and the caricatured awfulness of the 6 strangers who descend on their home, the majority of this book is a sort of noisy comedy, with a brief but never focal murder, and a distant and never investigated murder that also is just a bit of extraneous detail to the majority of story as it is presented. When we find out who killed both people, it is not because anyone has been asking questions, finding clues, or talking about the murders at all, but because the murder is nuts and the chaos eventually gets to him.

But, the cat is cute, and the best character in the novel, and at least Trixie and Evangeline are actresses and have an excuse for being over the top, even if the rest of the characters are not theater or film people and have no real excuse for seeming so phony. I also did manage to read this book roughly 'in order', since I already read the one before it in the series, which helped some of the story make more sense. Otherwise I'd have been confused as well as exhausted by this book, even as short as it thankfully is.
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JBarringer | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 15, 2023 |
When Reggie and Midge, the reluctant managers of an English country inn agree to host a mystery tour, they are in for a surprise of a most unpleasant nature as events turn a staged murder into the real thing.

This was a light, lively story and sometimes humorous with a lot of characters to keep track of. I enjoy this author’s writing style but the story was just somewhat interesting.
 
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gaylebutz | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 9, 2022 |
Important to realize this was published pre-Internet, pre-cell phones.
 
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fernandie | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 15, 2022 |
The Harper family trades homes for the summer with a newly widowed woman from England. Arnold needs to do research there, and the widow wants to spend time with her sister. It’s a wonderful idea, until the murderous attempts on Arnold’s life begin. At first, the strange occurrences seem like accidents, but then other things add up and equal attempted murder. It’s a quick read, and pretty interesting. The story’s main entertaining factor, though, are the twins, Donald and Donna. Without their antics, the book would have been a little flat.… (lisätietoja)
 
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