Canapes for the Kitties

  • by Marian Babson
  • Narrated by Nadia May
  • 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The outcry when Arthur Conan Doyle pushed Sherlock Holmes over the Reichenbach Falls and the dismay when Freeling shot Van der Valk are as nothing compared to the chaos that ensues when Lorinda Lucas tries to dispose of Miss Petunia and her siblings, Lily and Marigold. Not only does the lid blow off the fictional village of St. Waldemar Boniface, but the literary colony of Brimful Coffers is shaken to its foundations. Old feuds are resurrected and new feuds are born as a town full of mystery writers begins to wonder if Life has imitated Art or vice versa. Even the cats, Had-I, But-Known, and Roscoe, become embroiled and add their share to the motives for murder and frayed nerves in the community.


What the Critics Say

"Nadia May composes a lighthearted narration of feline and human happenings. With enticing charm and a bit of satire, she voices the intrigue, fear, and frivolity by which characters collectively attempt to sniff out a killer." (AudioFile)


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Fasten your seatbelts (in the car and on the couch) and hang on for a hilarious ride through a newly-created mystery writer's colony in England. Most of the authors are obsessed with their pets, obsessed with the resident critics and obsessed with their characters (and absolutely novel ways to get rid of them!)

There's no sex, no terror and no violence here, unless you count the many ways Lorinda [our novelist heroine] devises to dispatch her hated main characters, a trio of unlovely English spinsters. But there is wonderfully sly humor and a cast of memorable characters like 'Macho' MaGee, a mousy academic who writes horribly dated American gangster novels and Plantagenet Sutton, a terminally snobbish wine critic who does scathing book reviews on the side. From the fireworks-laden Guy Fawkes to the regrettable demise of Boswell the Rat, this marvelous satire will keep you laughing out loud. I highly recommend it!

And thanks to the narration of the ever-wonderful Nadia May, I now know how to pronounce 'pince-nez'!
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- Pam

Clever and entertaining

As a long time Marian Babson fan I have never been disappointed. She has written not
only her own characters but whole chapters of books which they (mystery writers)
are writing. It is disappointing that so few of her books are in audio.
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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.