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Nine Lives To Murder

Nine Lives To Murder

(1992)
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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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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
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
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
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
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
Title: Nine Lives to Murder
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-7927-2124-1 / 978-0-7927-2124-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers North Amer
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio CD
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 Audio CD
Title: Nine Lives to Murder: Library Edition
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 MP3 CD
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
Title: Nine Lives to Murder
Author(s): Marian Babson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

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

August 2000 : UK Audio Cassette
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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