A Holly, Jolly Murder

A Claire Malloy Mystery

Claire Malloy Mysteries (Volume 12 of 20)

Joan Hess

Minotaur Books

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THE GIFT THAT GIVES ON GIVING. . .
With Farberville’s college on holiday break, Claire Malloy’s bookstore is quiet . . . deadly quiet. Breaking the silence is a little old lady looking for volumes on pagan rituals, applied magick, and Celtic mysticism.  Claire is intrigued and—miffed that her lover, Farberville police Lieutenant Peter Rosen, says she’s in a rut—happily accepts an invitation to welcome the winter solstice at dawn.
 
HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Showing up at the Sacred Grove, Claire expects wild chanting or even nude dancing.   Instead she ends up sitting on a stump watching the Arch Druid clean her bifocals. Then winter arrives and so does a dead man.  Someone has shot the wealthy benefactor of Farberville’s neo-pagans. Now Claire is mixing some snooping with her Christmas shopping.  But instead of wrapping up the case, she finds out ‘tis the season for ho- ho- homicide . . .  and she may be the next victim.

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“Delightful entertainment, a just-right antidote to holiday busy-ness or anytime blahs.”
--Publishers Weekly
 
A Holly, Jolly Murder showcases Claire at her lovable best, struggling with a mystery just as she tries to widen her horizons by diving into the middle of New Age elements.”
Painted Rock
 
“A pleasant, entertaining series addition.”
Library Journal

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Joan Hess

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.

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A Holly, Jolly Murder
A Claire Malloy Mystery
Joan Hess

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
October 2006
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312349165
ISBN10: 0312349165
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 288 pages
$6.99

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Minotaur Books
October 2006
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ISBN: 9781466806245
ISBN10: 1466806249
288 pages
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