No Cooperation from the Cat

A Mystery

Marian Babson

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Marian Babson brings back theater actresses Trixie and Evangeline in No Cooperation from the Cat, her latest cat-suffused cozy!

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 man bursts into their lives, it’s revealed that Martha was not the first choice for the cookbook, and that the woman originally working on it died after eating something at a cooking demonstration. Unwanted guests descend on the already crowded and tense apartment, one of whom ends up dead. Cho-Cho-San, the lovely Japanese bobtail cat, joins in the fun as Trixie and Evangeline become entangled in another puzzling murder.

Babson delivers a delightfully witty mystery with a cast sure to induce laughs, including one cat that will steal readers’ hearts.

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Chapter One
 

Life is full of little embarrassments. Especially when Evangeline is around.
Dame Cecile Savoy had made a perfectly reasonable request: a gin and tonic. The last time I had seen the gin bottle, it had been nearly a quarter full. Now it was empty.
“Evangeline—” I called. “Have you been cleaning your diamonds again?”
“I’m cleaning yours, too.” She appeared in the doorway, holding a glass jug with a tangle of jewellery immersed in a once-clear liquid. “We can’t appear at the BAFTA Awards wearing grubby

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"Fans of frothy, dialogue-heavy British cozies will be in heaven right up to the madcap climax."--Publishers Weekly

"This character-rich cozy gathers a cast of faded theater types who must protect their home from unwelcome drama."--Kirkus Reviews

 


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Marian Babson

Marian Babson was born in Salem, Massachusetts, but has lived in London for the greater part of her life. She has worked as a librarian, a receptionist, a secretary, and a den mother to a firm of commercial artists, and was co-editor of a knitting machine magazine despite the fact that she can’t knit, even with two needles. A long sojourn as a temp sent her into the heart of business life all over London, working for architects, law firms, the British Museum, a Soho club, and even a visiting superstar. She also served as secretary to the Crime Writers’ Association.

Marian Babson is now a full-time writer, and her many interests include theater, cinema, art, cooking, travel, and, of course, cats.

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No Cooperation from the Cat
A Mystery
Marian Babson

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
March 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312332402
ISBN10: 0312332408
5 1/2 x 8.25 inches, 288 pages
$24.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
March 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250013170
ISBN10: 1250013178
288 pages
$7.99
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