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by Marian Babson


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I felt as though I had spent the day fighting alternating spells of chills and fever-which I had. After lunch, we had gone shopping icy blasts of air-conditioned . .

I felt as though I had spent the day fighting alternating spells of chills and fever-which I had. After lunch, we had gone shopping icy blasts of air-conditioned stores would have been enervating even when uncomplicated by jet-lag. Outside, one longed for the cool interiors of the shops; once inside, it instantly became too much of a good thing.

Marian Babson is the pseudonym of American mystery writer Ruth Marian . Babson's books are usually under two hundred pages and often involve cats. A Trail of Ashes, 1984. Also released as Whiskers and Smoke.

Marian Babson is the pseudonym of American mystery writer Ruth Marian Stenstreem, born in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1929. She has lived most her life in London, England. Her publisher's tagline for her is "Murder Most British". She was awarded the Crime Writers' Association "Dagger in the Library" award in 1996 for her body of work. Also released as Paws for Alarm.

Douglas Perkins of Perkins and Tate (Public Relations) had an uncomplicated attitude to cats: take them or leave them.

Unable to solve her problems on her own, driven by unhappiness and her fading beauty, Merelda had to find someone to free her from her wretched marriage-someone just like Denny. The handsome, slow-witted son of a beleaguered widow, Denny had left the house for one of his jaunts about the town-only to find himself in the company of a beautiful woman who needed saving. Douglas Perkins of Perkins and Tate (Public Relations) had an uncomplicated attitude to cats: take them or leave them.

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Whiskers & Smoke book. I really enjoy light mysteries, and Marian Babson's cat books fit the bill. You won't figure out whodunit, but just sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy the atmosphere. I have read other books of hers, but have found them slightly more disturbing and less fun than the ones that feature cats. Feb 14, 2013 Joan rated it liked it.

Below you'll find a Marian babson books list, including published and even unpublished works

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Whiskers & Smoke (1997). 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 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.

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Marian Babson is a pseudonym for Ruth Stenstreem. She is a mystery author with a large body of work that rotates in and out of print. Her books are short – usually under two hundred pages – and revolve around mysterious deaths for the most part, though some of her books are more in the line of gentle thrillers than actual mysteries.

After the tragic death of her husband, British housewife Rosemary Blake accepts a summer house and cat exchange across the Atlantic i her sister's adopted town of Edgemarsh Lake, New Hampshire. But from the moment she arrives, Rosemary senses something is amiss. Her sister Celia is skittish and secretive. their temporary cat Errol 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's responsible for the fires? The fur flies as suspicions mount, and Rosemary realize she must act quickly, before a killer strikes again. July publication date. 2 cassettes.

Comments: (5)

Malaunitly
This is sort of like a companion book to another one of Babson's in which an American woman swaps homes with a widowed British lady. In this one, we see the British widow in America. I found the one about the American in the British lady's home funnier and more interesting, but it was fun to read about what was happening on the other end of the swap in Paws for Alarm.
Shaktizragore
I always enjoy her books, but the ones with cats in them seem to be especially good - and not just because I like cats.
Rgia
If you like cats, you will enjoy this lady's kitty series. Light, funny reading for cat lovers (or not) everywhere.
Arcanescar
That's fine with me, because although I love cats, most cat-mysteries aren't very good because they're too focused on cat descriptions and too little focused on plot. Babson's mysteries typically include cats, but this mystery is really about a small "lake town" in New Hampshire that's been having a problem with arson during a particularly bad draught. The main character is Rosemary, an English woman with two children and a sister who lives in this town. Recently widowed, she agrees to spend the summer in New Hampshire in a house-swap arrangement. Each house has a cat, and Errol, a Maine Coon, goes with the NH house. Rosemary realizes that something is very wrong with her sister and brother-in-law. Rosemary's husband is appearing in disturbing dreams, and there's a sense of anxiety that grows as the drought worsens and fires come closer together. A cast of characters are introduced, and presumably, one of them is the arsonist. But what's going on with anxious Celia, the sister, and her nervous wreck of a husband? The tension and sense that something odd is going on builds like a Twilight Zone episode -- is Rosemary imagining things because of the trauma of her husband's unexpected death? Or is the right to be concerned?

There's not a lot of action in this book -- it's a psychological cozy with a big cat thrown in. One minor point: tThe book was written in the mid eighties, which may explain some things that seemed odd to me. For example, Errol, the Maine Coon is not only unneutered but allowed to wander free.

I had the criminal pegged early on, more through instinct than anything else, but it did not detract from my enjoyment of the book. Besides, there were a couple of surprises in the book besides discovering the arsonist.
Murn
Whiskers and Smoke that was originally published as "A Trail of Ashes" was renamed and added cover art to take advantage of the popularity of feline sleuths. To be sure, there is a cat, Errol, in the story, but he does not have a major part in moving the plot along like KoKo (The Cat Who... seriers) or Joe Gray and Dulcie (Shirley Rousseau Murphy). Once the reader overcomes his expectations concerning the role of the cat, the story becomes an interesting character study of an English family visiting New Hampshire. The companion book, Paws for Alarm, should be read second. Taken together they are an enjoyable study of an English family visiting America and an American family visiting England.
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Mystery
Author: Marian Babson
ISBN: 1564312143
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Sunset Productions (July 1, 1997)