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Death by the Light of the Moon

A Claire Malloy Mystery

Claire Malloy Mysteries

Joan Hess

Minotaur Books

Things that go bump in the Bayou...
For bookseller and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy getting a root canal beats going to a Malloy family reunion. But it is time her fifteen-year-old daughter Caron visits her deceased father's relatives. Now Claire and Caron have arrived at Malloy Manor, a run-down mansion in Louisiana's bayou country...where the mosquitoes are big enough to barbecue, the swamp is crawling with alligators, the butler looks like he stepped out of a teen slasher movie, and the wheelchair-bound matriarch, Miss Justicia, races around the grounds cackling like a loon.

It's the perfect setting-for a murder. Before a night has passed, Miss Justicia is sleeping with the fishes. The police call it a "tragic accident." Caron is all for calling a cab. But Claire wants to have a closer look at her "loving" relatives since she has a hunch leaving Malloy Manor isn't going to be all that easy...and neither is staying alive.

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Praise for Death by the Light of the Moon

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

"Echoes of Arsenic and Old Lace flutter through this chronicle of the eccentric Malloys of Louisiana." --Kirkus Reviews
"Hess's books are funny, acerbic, touching, terrific."
--Elizabeth Peters

"Echoes of Arsenic and Old Lace flutter through this chronicle of the eccentric Malloys of Louisiana." --Kirkus Reviews

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  • Joan Hess

  • Joan Hess is a winner of the American Mystery Award and the author of twelve previous Claire Malloy books, including Roll Over and Play Dead, A Diet to Die For, A Conventional Corpse, Dear Miss Demeanor, and Strangled Prose, as well as the Maggody mystery series. A member of Sisters in Crime and a former president of the American Crime Writers League, she lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
  • Joan Hess Photo: Charles E. Roberts
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    A Claire Malloy Mystery

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    Joan Hess

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