PRAISE FOR JOAN HESS AND THE CLAIRE MALLOY SERIES
"Refreshing…blends humor, eccentric characters, familiar emotions, and plot twists into an enjoyable lark."--Nashville Banner on Poisoned Pins
"A colorful kaleidoscope of plotting and clues…undeniably funny."--Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Poisoned Pins
"A winning blend of soft-core feminism, trendy subplots, and a completely irreverent style that characterizes both the series and the sleuth."--Houston Chronicle
"With her wry asides, Claire makes a most engaging narrator. The author deftly juggles the various plot strands…the surprising denouement comes off with éclat."--Publishers Weekly on Out on a Limb
"You can't go wrong with a Joan Hess novel."--Mystery Lovers Bookshop News
"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 Just One Look
"Joan Hess is one of the best mystery writers in the world. She makes it look so easy that few readers and fewer critics realize what a rare talent hers is."--Elizabeth Peters, author of Guardian of the Horizon
"Joan Hess is seriously funny. Moreover, she is seriously kind as well as clever when depicting the follies, foibles, and fantasies of our lives. Viva Joan!"--Carolyn Hart, author of Death of the Party
"Fresh and funny…her trademark humor is stamped on every page."--Publishers Weekly, on The Goodbye Body
"Breezy and delightful…Claire Malloy is one of the most engaging narrators in mystery."
--The Drood Review
"Hess is one very funny woman."--Susan Dunlap, former president of Sisters in Crime
"Amiable entertainment with an edge."--Kirkus Reviews