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When the Bough Breaks...It's Murder.

Faberville bookstore owner Claire Malloy is ruminating over the state of her love life when she gets disturbing news. Elderly Miss Emily Parchester is up a tree. Chained to an old oak, packing a thermos of tea and a gun, the retired schoolteacher is ready to go down with the ship, or rather the tree, before she'll let another historic piece of Farberville be bulldozed in the name of "progress," i.e., developer Anthony Armstrong's condominiums.

With Miss Parchester armed, and therefore dangerous, Claire fears this noble act will end tragically. Unfortunately, it does-when someone murders Armstrong. And suddenly Claire herself is out on a limb: a baby has been left on her doorstep, the child's teenage mom is suspect number one in Armstrong's death, and Claire needs to find the real killer fast. Especially when she discovers Miss Parchester knows more than she's willing to tell....

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An environmental protester camped out in a tree and a baby left on Claire Malloy's doorstep are just two of the predicaments that Malloy must face in this latest mystery.

Synopsis:

Faberville bookstore owner Claire Malloy is ruminating over the state of her love life when she gets disturbing news. Elderly Miss Emily Parchester is up a tree. Chained to an old oak, packing a thermos of tea and a gun, the retired schoolteacher is ready to go down with the ship, or rather the tree, before she'll let another historic piece of Farberville be bulldozed in the name of "progress," i.e., developer Anthony Armstrong's condominiums.

With Miss Parchester armed, and therefore dangerous, Claire fears this noble act will end tragically. Unfortunately, it does-when someone murders Armstrong. And suddenly Claire herself is out on a limb: a baby has been left on her doorstep, the child's teenage mom is suspect number one in Armstrong's death, and Claire needs to find the real killer fast. Especially when she discovers Miss Parchester knows more than she's willing to tell....

Synopsis:

When Farberville condo developer Anthony Armstrong is murdered and a teen mother who leaves her baby on Claire's doorstep is suspected, Claire must find the real killer fast. Martin's Press.

About the Author

Joan Hess is a winner of the American Mystery Award and the author of the Claire Malloy mystery series, including Death by the Light of the Moon, Roll Over and Play Dead, A Diet to Die For, A Conventional Corpse, Dear Miss Demeanor, and Strangled Prose, as well as the Maggody mystery series. A member of Sisters in Crime and a former president of the American Crime Writers League, she lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312986322
Author:
Hess, Joan
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Forest conservation
Subject:
Arkansas
Subject:
Booksellers and bookselling
Subject:
Real estate developers
Subject:
Malloy, Claire
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Cozy
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Claire Malloy Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 14 of 20
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.8 x 4.22 x 0.86 in

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Product details 336 pages St. Martin's Minotaur - English 9780312986322 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
An environmental protester camped out in a tree and a baby left on Claire Malloy's doorstep are just two of the predicaments that Malloy must face in this latest mystery.

"Synopsis" by ,
Faberville bookstore owner Claire Malloy is ruminating over the state of her love life when she gets disturbing news. Elderly Miss Emily Parchester is up a tree. Chained to an old oak, packing a thermos of tea and a gun, the retired schoolteacher is ready to go down with the ship, or rather the tree, before she'll let another historic piece of Farberville be bulldozed in the name of "progress," i.e., developer Anthony Armstrong's condominiums.

With Miss Parchester armed, and therefore dangerous, Claire fears this noble act will end tragically. Unfortunately, it does-when someone murders Armstrong. And suddenly Claire herself is out on a limb: a baby has been left on her doorstep, the child's teenage mom is suspect number one in Armstrong's death, and Claire needs to find the real killer fast. Especially when she discovers Miss Parchester knows more than she's willing to tell....

"Synopsis" by , When Farberville condo developer Anthony Armstrong is murdered and a teen mother who leaves her baby on Claire's doorstep is suspected, Claire must find the real killer fast. Martin's Press.
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