Whiskers & Smoke by Marian Babson
Flames are Catnip to a Deadly Arsonist on Edgemarsh Lake...

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While the cat's away, a fire starter plays...

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 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. Their temporary cat Errol, a oversized Maine coon, 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 is responsible for these lethal blazes? The fur flies as suspicions mount, and Rosemary realizes she must act quickly, before a fiery killer strikes again.

 

About Marian Babson

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Marian Babson was born in Salem, Massachusetts, but has lived in London for the greater part of her life. She has worked as a librarian; managed a campaign headquarters; been a receptionist, secretary, and den mother to a firm of commercial artists; and was coeditor of a knitting machine magazine, despite the fact that she can't knit, even with two needles. A long sojourn as a temp sent her into the heart of business life all over London, working for architects, law firms, the British Museum, a Soho club, and even a visiting superstar. She also served as secretary to the Crime Writers' Association. Now she is a full-time writer whose many interests include theater, cinema, art, cooking, travel, and, of course, cats.
 
Published March 15, 1997 by St. Martin's Paperbacks. 225 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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