Whiskers & Smoke

Flames are Catnip to a Deadly Arsonist on Edgemarsh Lake...

Marian Bobson

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While the cat's away, 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 by promises of beautiful scenery and a perfect day camp for her two children, she bids adieu to her gentle cat Esmond, and heads off to parts unknown.

But from the moment they arrive, Rosemary senses something amiss. Her sister Celia is skittish and secretive. Their temporary cat Errol, a oversized Maine coon, is out every night and clearly up to no good. Worst of all, a rash of deadly fires has the entire town sniffing for smoke.

Who is responsible for these lethal blazes? The fur flies as suspicions mount, and Rosemary realizes she must act quickly, before a fiery killer strikes again.

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Whiskers and Smoke
Chapter 1After the first death, there is no other ...There's truth in that. Perhaps that was the reason we--the children and I--managed to survive that terrible summer. The strangeness, the overpowering heat, the odd unfamiliar accents, the menace hanging over the alien house, were all part of the unreality that had enveloped us from the first unbelievable moments of that long unending nightmare ... 
It didn't matter if dinner was late, a steak-and-kidney pudding was on the stove and could go on simmering away indefinitely.

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"Marian Babson's name on a mystery is a guarantee of quality writing wrapped is a guarantee of quality writing wrapped around an unusual crime. --Houston Chronicle

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Marian Bobson

Marian Babson is an expatriate American living in London. A past secretary of the British Crime Writers Association, she has written over thirty mysteries-many of them with feline stars. She is the author of Nine Lives to Murder and The Diamond Cat.

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Whiskers & Smoke
Flames are Catnip to a Deadly Arsonist on Edgemarsh Lake...
Marian Bobson

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
March 1997
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ISBN: 9781466816107
ISBN10: 1466816104
214 pages
$7.99
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