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By Marian Babson | Comments: ( 872 ) | Date: ( Jun 06, 2020 )

The cat s out of the bag dead bodies are piling up in Brimful Coffers, a picturesque English village Among the deceased is Boswell, a pet white rat His killers were caught Had I and But Known, two mischievous felines belonging to Lorinda Lucas, mystery writer Unfortunately, the other victims were all too human and their killer remains at largeThe danger in BrimfulThe cat s out of the bag dead bodies are piling up in Brimful Coffers, a picturesque English village Among the deceased is Boswell, a pet white rat His killers were caught Had I and But Known, two mischievous felines belonging to Lorinda Lucas, mystery writer Unfortunately, the other victims were all too human and their killer remains at largeThe danger in Brimful Coffers was unforeseen when several authors created an informal writers colony in this lovely town outside of London In act, the location was heaven until the undesirables critics and scholars began to show up Soon Lorinda and her friends feel as if they re living in a fishbowl Worse, they re getting chilling threats, supposedly from their fictional characters But when fatal accidents begin to claim the colony s residents, death isn t make believe And unless Lorinda can sniff out the killer, even a cat s nine lives might not be nearly enough


  • Title: Canapés for the Kitties
  • Author: Marian Babson
  • ISBN: 9780312968977
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Marian Babson

Marian Babson, a pseudonym for Ruth Stenstreem, 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 co editor of a machine knitting 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 theatre, cinema, art, cooking, travel, and, of course, cats, which feature in many of her mystery books Her first published work was Cover Up Story in 1971 and Only the Cat 2007 was her 44th novel.The publisher s tagline for her style is Murder Most British, a style reflected in each of her novels Any violence is not graphically described and the sleuths are usually amateurs She does re use certain characters, such as the publicity firm Perkins Tate and a couple of ageing actresses, her books all stand alone and can be read in any order Gerry Wolstenholme September 2010



Comments Canapés for the Kitties

  • Kate

    "Dead Writers Tell No Tails"The cat's out of the bag: dead bodies are piling up in Brimful Coffers, a picturesque English village. Among the deceased is Boswell, a pet white rat. His killers were caught: Had-I and But-Known, two mischievous felines belonging to Lorinda Lucas, mystery writer. Unfortunately, the other victims were all too human -- and their killer remains at large."The danger in Brimful Coffers was unforeseen when several authors created an informal writers' colony in this lovely [...]


  • Abbey

    BOTTOM LINE: #1 of 2 satirical "village cosies" concerning Lorinda Lucas, author, in peculiar Brimful Coffers, rural England, what a trip!A burgeoning artists colony of writers in a small English village finds themselves not only in the sights of a dastardly practical joker, there’s also a serial killer lurking The body count and the amount of mayhem is quite high, but it’s mostly played for laughs and has layers and layers of innuendo and irony, a number of totally ludicrous situaions and r [...]


  • Jen

    Pokes a lot of fun at serial mystery writers. I was awfully put off by the fact that the cats were unnecessarily in just about every scene - and if they weren't actually in the scene, the characters were talking about them. It was a cute enough book, but it took a very long time to get to the actual mystery. I was probably halfway through the book before I even discovered what the problem was. A harmless summer's day read for pet lovers and light serial mystery fans otherwise, you'd be best to a [...]


  • Terri

    Dorian sets up a small writers colony type living community in a small British town. A place for writers to support each other. Only some of the residents are not a good fit at all.What I really enjoyed was the characters. Lorinda, the main character is so sick of her series characters that she writes chapters killing them off as a form of release.The mystery itself was rather weak. The killer and motive, forgettable. But it was still an enjoyable and funny (very tongue-in-cheek)read. And oh yes [...]


  • Kenzie

    eht so good. i love mindless mysteries, but this was pretty mindless. I read through til the end, so it was good enough, and I didn't peg the murderer, which was also good, but i wouldn't necessarily go running out to buy this book.


  • Donna

    This book is nothing but fun fluff. A village of mystery writers find themselves confronting all kinds of evils including their own detectives coming to life! Kitties and doggies and annoying Americans add to the fun. Nadia May is a wonderful narrator!


  • Lynn Kay Vogt

    A great fun read. Light British lit with an interesting plot of mystery writers who live in a village together and end up having the sort of thing they normally write about actually happening to them in real life. Combined with the whimsy of their pet cats, it made a nice read


  • Xanthi

    I listened to this on audiobook.This was my first book by Babson so I didn't know what to expect. I assumed it would just be another cat themed cozy mystery. It was more than that.The book was surprisingly funny. It parodied its own genre in so many ways and even had a meta textual element to it.The cat element was entertaining and quite endearing- especially Roscoe.I look forward to reading more books by this author.


  • Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)

    Two and a half stars for this pastiche of cosy fiction and its authors, which reminded me of an episode of Murder She Wrote, or perhaps of the film "Soap"; the parody extends to the character names and those of their animals, which got pretty grating by the end. The author telegraphs her punches, the plot was at the same time wildly improbable and extremely predictable--I figured out who the baddy was going to be shortly after the character made an appearance. It took over half the book for some [...]


  • Carolyn Vandine west

    I didn't think from the start of the book that I was going to like this, but I did. The only thing I didn't really like was that there were so many characters, the British words I got to know over the course of the book. There were quite a few twists and turns and I will probably read more of the author's books. She was a new author to me


  • Seema Rao

    So much less enjoyable than other novels by Babson. Not enough cat personality.


  • Carrie Ridgeway

    I really hate to give a book less than 3 stars. After attempting to listen to this audiobook no less than 3 times, I finally finished! It could have been the reader that did not hold my attention - or the many different characters. Whatever it was, I just did not care for this book much. Even the final ending of "who done it" just didn't add up from the earlier parts of the book. As far as cats in the story, I much preferLilian Jackson Braun books. Oh, well, onward through my reading list.


  • Lynn

    Marian Babson's books are always entertaining, and this one was no different. It was slow to start, bogged down in back story and character set-up that seemed to go nowhere, but once the murder occurred, everything came in a whoosh of excited activity and it was hard to put down. It's well worth the effort if you can drag yourself through the first 12 or so chapters. The mystery is not too complicated, and as a read, you figure out the answer to "who-done-it" long before the deed is done, and th [...]


  • Phillis

    This was a darling book. I listened to it on my MP3. The woman who did the reading had a wonderful british accent. She read all the parts wonderfully. The story takes place in Brimful Coffers, a lovely little colony of writers. But all is not well when there are some accidents and a few murders. The main characters have a variety of cats and dogs. Sometimes these cats and dogs don't get along which adds to the whole character of the place. I will be reading/listening to more books of this author [...]


  • Katie Christian

    Eh. Not bad, but not exactly enthralling either? I guess I shouldn't have had my hopes so high - I hate it when authors write characters that are writers, or when photographers take photos of cameras (and also dolls, but that's a different issue). I just find that sort of thing extremely uncreative, and if you're not feeling creative, don't write a book.


  • Jennifer

    I really enjoyed the bits about how the main characters, mystery novel writers, were sick of their protaganists and fantasized about killing them off. The murder and mystery are really secondary to the characters. Good escape.


  • Lisa R.

    It was ok. Listened to it as an Audio Book. Got a little confusing when Lorinda was having pieces of her book read outloud. There was no indication that this was happening in the Audio version. I'm sure it was much easier to figure out in the print version.


  • Monica

    I really enjoy light mysteries, and Marian Babson's cat books fit the bill. You won't figure out whodunit, but just sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy the atmosphere. ***I have read other books of hers, but have found them slightly more disturbing and less fun than the ones that feature cats.


  • Ann Babcock

    Good!!


  • Jane

    I've definitely read worse mysteries, but I've also read far, far better.


  • Angela

    Funny mystery about mystery writers and their pets living in an artist community.


  • Helen

    interesting characterization of mystery writers and cats finding clues


  • Susan Moore

    What happens when you get a bunch of writers together who aren't as they seem? And, as a writer, do your characters sometimes get the best of you.


  • Theresa Sivelle

    Another one I listened to in the car. Was a nice little mystery story. Cats are so smart.


  • Pat Beard

    Enjoyable cozy. Loved the characters in this one and the plot devices that kept it fun.


  • Trish

    Babson is my favorite mystery author. Her best books are the ones with cats, Trixie and Evangeline, or both--but I haven't come across one yet that wasn't wonderfully entertaining.


  • Linda Famous

    Best modern British murder mystery book I've read. It still has more character development than most American books, but there is some action (i.e something actually happens!)


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