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The Goodbye Body (Claire Malloy Mysteries)

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Publisher Comments:

NOW YOU SEE ME...

Claire Malloy runs a bookstore in the normally quiet college town of Farberville, Arkansas-an enterprise which provides the verging-on-meager living for her and her deeply sarcastic teenage daughter Caron. So when emergency work forces Claire and Caron to abandon their apartment for a few weeks, they are in no financial position to put themselves up in style and Claire is thrilled to accept a customer's offer to let them stay at her well-stocked, well-equipped palatial home while she is traveling.

NOW YOU DON'T...

Of course, nothing is ever that easy. No sooner do Claire and Caron ensconce themselves than disquieting events start to occur-dubious people show up looking for the 'traveling' owner of the house; the owner herself turns out not to be who she claimed and is now seemingly on the run; and a dead body keeps turning up-and subsequently disappearing-around the grounds of the house. Determined, for once, to stay out of the mysterious doings, Claire's hand is finally forced when the disappearing body turns out to be only the first corpse to turn up...

"Fresh and funny...her trademark humor is stamped on every page. Fans of the long-running series will find much to entertain."

--Publishers Weekly

"Breezy and delightful...Claire Malloy is one of the most engaging narrators in mystery."

-The Drood Review

Synopsis:

Claire Malloy runs a bookstore in the normally quiet college town of Farberville, Arkansas-an enterprise which provides the verging-on-meager living for her and her deeply sarcastic teenage daughter Caron. So when emergency work forces Claire and Caron to abandon their apartment for a few weeks, they are in no financial position to put themselves up in style and Claire is thrilled to accept a customer's offer to let them stay at her well-stocked, well-equipped palatial home while she is traveling.

Of course, nothing is ever that easy. No sooner do Claire and Caron ensconce themselves than disquieting events start to occur-dubious people show up looking for the 'traveling' owner of the house; the owner herself turns out not to be who she claimed and is now seemingly on the run; and a dead body keeps turning up-and subsequently disappearing-around the grounds of the house. Determined, for once, to stay out of the mysterious doings, Claire's hand is finally forced when the disappearing body turns out to be only the first corpse to turn up'

Synopsis:

Bookseller and reluctant sleuth Claire Malloy returns. While house-sitting for a customer, Claire finds out the homeowner isn't who she claims to be, and a dead body keeps turning up--and disappearing--around the grounds of the palatial house.

About the Author

JOAN HESS is the author of both the Claire Malloy and the Maggody mystery series. She is a winner of the American Mystery Award, a member of Sisters in Crime, and a former president of the American Crime Writers League. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312989064
Subtitle:
A Claire Malloy Mystery
Publisher:
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Author:
Hess, Joan
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Booksellers and bookselling
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Cozy
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Claire Malloy Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 15 of 20
Publication Date:
20060404
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.74 x 4.13 x 0.855 in

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Product details 320 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312989064 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Claire Malloy runs a bookstore in the normally quiet college town of Farberville, Arkansas-an enterprise which provides the verging-on-meager living for her and her deeply sarcastic teenage daughter Caron. So when emergency work forces Claire and Caron to abandon their apartment for a few weeks, they are in no financial position to put themselves up in style and Claire is thrilled to accept a customer's offer to let them stay at her well-stocked, well-equipped palatial home while she is traveling.

Of course, nothing is ever that easy. No sooner do Claire and Caron ensconce themselves than disquieting events start to occur-dubious people show up looking for the 'traveling' owner of the house; the owner herself turns out not to be who she claimed and is now seemingly on the run; and a dead body keeps turning up-and subsequently disappearing-around the grounds of the house. Determined, for once, to stay out of the mysterious doings, Claire's hand is finally forced when the disappearing body turns out to be only the first corpse to turn up'

"Synopsis" by , Bookseller and reluctant sleuth Claire Malloy returns. While house-sitting for a customer, Claire finds out the homeowner isn't who she claims to be, and a dead body keeps turning up--and disappearing--around the grounds of the palatial house.
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