Diamond Cat
Marian Babson

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Narrated By: Sarah Nichols

Duration: 5 hours and 34 minutes

What to expect

The cat who swallowed more than a canary …

A lifetime of craving cuddlier companionship than her hectoring mother has led fortyish Bettina Bilby to board her neighbors’ felines—an expectant tabby, a pampered blue-eyed Balinese, a depressed ginger Persian with a cod-liver-oil addiction, and Adolf, an imperious mouser with a patchwork face—for a long holiday weekend.

But a freak storm sets the pigeon among the cats: a carrier bird downed on the doorstep with a tiny load of large, flawless diamonds. And Bettina’s dilemma escalates as Adolf gobbles up one of the gems and a succession of elegant but shifty strangers prowl the gardens, offending the cats and bringing in their wake backdoor bloodshed and murder.


Crime and mystery: cosy mystery, Crime and mystery: women sleuths, Classic crime and mystery fiction

Listen to a sample

“In her latest comic tale, Babson mixes high-tech theft, high-flying ransom, and a denouement that finds Bettina savoring a sudden but welcome freedom. The Diamond Cat is a jewel.”

Publishers Weekly

“Babson’s latest exceptional plot will please cat fanciers, humorists, and mystery lovers…The fun continues.”