Desert Summer

A Claire Gray Mystery

Claire Gray Mysteries (Volume 4)

Michael Craft

Minotaur Books

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The first year in academia ends with a bang-up summer session for theater-director-turned-professor Claire Gray with a new production, a new love, and a dead body.
Claire, a former Broadway director and now head of the Theater Department of Desert Arts College in Palm Springs, is running her summer workshop for the first time. The play she will direct is a staged version of the film Rebecca, and playing the female lead is Paige Yeats, daughter of the college’s founder and president, D. Glenn Yeats. While rehearsals for the play go well, not everything else does. Yeats’s second ex-wife, Felicia, storms into town and makes demands for a Santa Barbara home she received as part of the divorce settlement. When she is discovered poisoned in her hotel room, the real show begins as Claire must wade through a long cast of suspects to find her murderer.

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"Craft's witty, fey dialogue keeps everyone theatrically agog and atwitter, ripping away people's disguises and exposing them at their salacious, scandalous and sexually bent worst."
--Providence Journal-Bulletin on Desert Spring

"[A] satisfying addition to a new series." --Library Journal


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Michael Craft

MICHAEL CRAFT is the author of three previous Claire Gray mysteries, most recently Desert Spring, and seven books in the Mark Manning series. One of his novels received the Society of Midland Authors Adult Fiction Award, and two were finalists for the Lambda Literary Award. The Illinois native and former Chicago Tribune art director divides his time between Kenosha, Wisconsin and Palm Springs, California.

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Desert Summer
A Claire Gray Mystery
Michael Craft

Hardcover

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
August 2005
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312334239
ISBN10: 0312334230
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$23.95

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
August 2005
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466828643
ISBN10: 1466828641
272 pages
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