NINE LIVES TO MURDER. by Babson, Marian (pseudonym of Ruth…

NINE LIVES TO MURDER. by Babson, Marian  (pseudonym of Ruth Stenstreem, 1929-2017) .


Edition: First printing.

London: Collins, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An offbeat novel by this author of more than 40 novels, mostly traditional stories featuring amateur sleuths - and then there are novels like this one. A "tale of transposed personalities. Famed Shakespearean actor Winstanley Fortescue, soon to be knighted, has suffered a fall from a ladder, possibly accidental, during rehearsal of his new play, knocking skulls with Monty, the theater's cat, on his descent. Now Win, living in a nursing home, has Monty inside of his psyche. Meanwhile, Monty is thinking like Win and serving as his protector when further attempts are made on the actor's life." [Kirkus] It sounds crazy, but it works... INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated 12 Sept 1992 with the notation that the publication date was 5 Oct. In 1996, Babson was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Dagger for her body of work. 188 pp. ISBN: 0-002324148.

Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (slightly slanted spine)
Book ID: 73286
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