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Nine Lives To Murder

(1992)
A novel by

 
 
In this hilarious tour de chat, Marian Babson goes beyond the many bubbling mysteries she has written to add an element of comic fantasy to the menace of murder. Someone is trying to kill leading British Shakespearean actor, husband, father, ladies man, and soon-to-be Knight of the Realm Winstanley Fortescue. The actor, rehearsing his starring role in the forthcoming play Serpent in the Heather, is conked on the head backstage. He falls off a ladder and lands on the resident Pest Control Officer - Montmorency D. Mousa (otherwise known as Monty), the company cat. And here the author skillfully achieves what every actor aims for - a suspension of disbelief. When Fortescue comes to, he finds to his horror that he has been switched into Monty's body, while the cat, installed in the heroic frame of the distinguished thespian, has been carted off to the intensive-care unit reserved for humans. How this actor, who has played to the crowned heads of Europe, suffers such indignities as being forced to use a litter box, and still must evade his unknown enemy, makes this most recent work tops among all of the author's delightful novels.

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Marian Babson's Nine Lives To Murder

Hardback Editions

October 1994 : USA Hardback

Title: Nine Lives to Murder
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-7927-2150-0 / 978-0-7927-2150-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers North Amer
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February 1994 : UK Hardback

Title: Nine Lives to Murder
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-7451-2361-9 / 978-0-7451-2361-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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April 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: Nine Lives to Murder
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-312-10511-8 / 978-0-312-10511-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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October 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: Nine Lives to Murder
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-00-232414-8 / 978-0-00-232414-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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Paperback Editions

June 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Nine Lives to Murder
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-312-95580-4 / 978-0-312-95580-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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April 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nine Lives to Murder
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-7451-2367-8 / 978-0-7451-2367-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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October 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: Nine Lives to Murder (Curley Large Print Books)
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-7927-2124-1 / 978-0-7927-2124-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers North America
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Nine Lives to Murder
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 1-5047-1926-3 / 978-1-5047-1926-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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June 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Nine Lives to Murder
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 1-5047-1928-X / 978-1-5047-1928-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Nine Lives to Murder
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 1-5047-1927-1 / 978-1-5047-1927-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Nine Lives to Murder
Author(s): Marian Babson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Nine Lives to Murder
Author(s): Marian Babson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Nine Lives to Murder
Author(s): Marian Babson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2000 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Nine Lives to Murder: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-7540-0519-4 / 978-0-7540-0519-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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