The Cat Next Door

Marian Babson

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Returning home to England from New York, Margot finds her family in chaos. Her cousin Chloe is in prison awaiting trial for murdering her twin sister Claudia, their mother has withdrawn into the imaginary world of her romance novels, Claudia's 14-year-old daughter has regressed to early childhood and refuses to leave her bed, and to top it all off, the family cat has decided to live with the neighbors.

As Chloe's trial approaches, the atmosphere in the house becomes increasingly fraught and Margot begins to wonder whether someone else is responsible for Claudia's death. Is Chloe taking the blame for the family's sake? It's not until a second murder that the pieces begin to fall into place and the cat agrees to come home.

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The Cat Next Door
Chapter One'Who says we're a dysfunctional family?' Margot looked around the dinner table. 'We all came back for the trial, didn't we?'No one looked up. Heads bowed, completely absorbed in the contents of their plates, they all let the silence lengthen.'I'm still not sure that was such a good idea.' Aunt Emmeline met her eyes briefly in the dead-level stare that had quelled a thousand boisterous schoolgirls. 'Everyone gathering, that is. It could look ... valedictory.''Not at all. Showing solidarity, that's what it is.' The words seemed to be wrenched from Cousin Henry, almost

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Marian Babson

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.

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The Cat Next Door
Marian Babson

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
March 2003
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ISBN: 9781466819528
ISBN10: 1466819529
192 pages
$7.99
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