The Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn

A Claire Malloy Mystery

Claire Malloy Mysteries (Volume 2 of 20)

Hess, Joan

Minotaur Books

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When you make a game of murder, be careful who the players are...

Who could resist the mock-murder weekend at the charming Mimosa Inn-- certainly not bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy, who decides to bring her petulant daughter Caron along for some detecting. As the guests settle in for a weekend of sleuthing, dressed as their favorite literary detectives, many a Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot stand poised to solve a murder. But fiction becomes alarmingly real, as the mock-murder victim isn't just playing dead-- he's really been bashed to death. More determined than even to find the killer, Claire combs the grounds of the lovely inn for this most uninvited guest.

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ONE"Who's going to be murdered?""How should I know?""Then it's pure luck if you don't get stabbed in the back?""Of course not. The whole thing is arranged ahead of time. At the fateful moment, the designated victim keels over in the leeks or whatever.""Well, what if it's you?" Peter continued with infuriating calmness. "You might end up in a coffin for the weekend, surrounded by flickering candles and funerary flower arrangements. It doesn't seem worth the price of admission."I returned my attention to the last bite of filet on my plate, willing myself

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"Hess's books are funny, acerbic, touching, terrific." -- Elizabeth Peters

"Joan Hess is one very funny woman." -- Susan Dunlap

"Joan Hess is the funniest mystery writer to come down the pipe since England's incomparable Pamela Branch. And oh, how well Joan writes." -- Carolyn G. Hart

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Hess, Joan

Joan Hess lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is the Agatha-Award winning author of the Claire Malloy Mysteries and the Arly Hanks Mysteries.

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The Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn
A Claire Malloy Mystery
Hess, Joan

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
September 1986
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466814370
ISBN10: 1466814373
192 pages
$6.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
October 1999
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312971786
ISBN10: 0312971788
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 192 pages
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