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Only the Cat Knows (Marian Babson Mysteries)

Only the Cat Knows (Marian Babson Mysteries)
Author: Marian Babson
ISBN 13: 9780312931513
ISBN 10: 312931514
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: 2008-06-03
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $6.99

A case of feline intuition.

Vanessa and her twin brother Vance are very close. So when someone pushes Vanessa down a flight of stairs and puts her into a coma, Vance wants revenge. He decides that masquerading as Vanessa will lead him to the villain. With her clothes, her makeup, and what he knows about his beloved sister, he pulls it off very well and is on the verge of learning what he needs to know. ..Until he discovers a serious threat that might destroy all his efforts. There is one pair of eyes he can’t pull the wool over: Gloriana, Vanessa’s beautiful Angora cat who regards her “mistress” with a dark suspicion. If the cat can’t be won over, then the whole deadly charade is likely to fall apart…

“Babson continues her string of feline tales...with an enjoyable mystery that keeps you guessing.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Marian Babson is the queen of cozies.”—Mystery NewsBu

Publishers Weekly

The diverting new feline-themed cozy from British author Babson (Please Do Feed the Cat) takes readers to a remote castle where a wealthy business tycoon, Everett Oversall, lives surrounded by a harem of female employees. One of them, Vanessa, takes a fall and lapses into a coma. Vanessa's twin brother, Vance, who happens to work as a female impersonator, is sure that someone tried to kill his sister, so he dons her clothes, fakes amnesia and infiltrates Oversall's compound. There, Vance-as-Vanessa encounters a host of eccentrics, all of whom might have been jealous of his sister, who was Oversall's personal assistant. The only trustworthy member of the household is Vanessa's devoted cat, Gloriana, who proves crucial in sniffing out whodunit. If character development is a tad weak, Vance's constant efforts to keep up his feminine persona will keep readers' attention. (June)

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