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Unfair Exchange

(1974)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
Babson's 12th mystery has more geneological skeins than the Book of Genesis. Zita is painter David Fallbridge's second wife; Caroline, spoiled and irresponsible, his first. By her first marriage, Caroline had a daughter, Fanny. Now Caroline wants to marry gambling czar Xavier. To enliven the courtship, Caroline plans a cruise aboard her suitor's yacht and prevails upon the weak-willed Zita to babysit for Fanny, who is an obnoxious child. On the day David leaves for America, Fanny is kidnapped. Zita takes a trip up-Thames to recover the nine-year-old from Xavier, whose vengeance this is for Caroline's stealing a large amount of Xavier's ill-gotten gains. In a waterside cottage, Zita and Caroline find a murdered henchman but no Fanny. Eventually David, who suspects Zita of infidelities, resolves the situation by direct-dialing Scotland Yard from New York. Babson writes as though she is bored by the whole situation.

    

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Hardback Editions

June 1992 : UK Hardback

Title: Unfair Exchange (Scarlet Dagger Large Print Books)
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-7451-6424-2 / 978-0-7451-6424-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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August 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Unfair Exchange (Black Dagger Crime)
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-86220-751-7 / 978-0-86220-751-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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November 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unfair Exchange
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-8027-5660-3 / 978-0-8027-5660-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker & Co
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October 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: Unfair Exchange
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-00-231850-4 / 978-0-00-231850-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Paperback Editions

November 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unfair Exchange (Scarlet Dagger Large Print Books)
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-7451-6430-7 / 978-0-7451-6430-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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Audio Editions

July 1990 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Unfair Exchange: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-7451-5754-8 / 978-0-7451-5754-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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