Murder Murder Little Star Author:Marian Babson From the moment Frances saw the child film star Twinkle arriving at the airport, a diminutive figure in fur coat and dark glasses, she knew she was in for trouble. Ten-year-old Twinkle was a box-office attraction, and Frances was her new chaperone, hired by the studios for the duration of her filming in England to fulfil the licensing authority... more »'s requirements regarding the employement of juveniles.
Twinkle was not exactly everyone's darling. Suspicious, insecure, a hardened campaigner for her own advantage, she made enemies the way other childerne made mud pies. Only Frances, widowed mother of a grown-up family and struggling to get a foothold in the employment market, perceived the fears and unhappiness which turned Twinkle into Little Miss Temperament. When there was a series of attempts on Twinkle's life, resulting in a death on the set, Frances's protective insticts were alerted. Twinkle was a child; she had no one to fight for her; very well then, she, Frances would fight. The fact that Twinkle was more than equal to taking care of herself and Frances was something the chaperone overlooked.
This warm, touching, suspenseful story tellis in Marian Babson's delightfully inimitable way how Frances fought and whom she turned out to be fighting. In both, there are surprises in store.« less