Damsels in Distress

A Claire Malloy Mystery

Claire Malloy Mysteries (Volume 16 of 20)

Joan Hess

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A Renaissance Fair is coming to the relatively quiet college town of Farberville Arkansas, which is not the sort of news that usually sets local bookseller Claire Malloy’s heart racing. But with Claire’s daughter, Caron, being the perpetually petulant teenager that she is, and her fiancé, Police Lieutenant Peter Rosen, away, she finds herself drawn into the strange inner workings of the group putting on the fair.

Stranger still: A Ren Fair volunteer has just been found burned in the wreckage of a rented home. Who is this woman, and why haven’t any of her associates ever met her in the flesh? When the fair is set to open, tensions expose the dark secrets and malevolent schemes that lurk beneath the surface. Now, with Claire’s dreams of a blissful wedding hanging in the balance, she has no choice but to fling herself into the battle and match wits with the killer…

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“If you’ve never spent time with Claire and her crew, I feel sorry for you. Stop reading this nonsense and hop to it. You’ll see wit and humanity all wrapped up in a nifty murder mystery.”—Harlan Coben, author of Promise Me

“Lively, sharp, irreverent.”—The New York Times Book Review on Poisoned Pins


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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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Damsels in Distress
A Claire Malloy Mystery
Joan Hess

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
March 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312989934
ISBN10: 0312989938
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 336 pages
$6.99

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March 2008
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ISBN: 9781429948739
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