Mummy Dearest

A Claire Malloy Mystery

Claire Malloy Mysteries (Volume 17 of 20)

Joan Hess

Minotaur Books

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Claire Malloy—a single, widowed mother of a teenage daughter and a bookseller in Farberville, Arkansas—has finally said ‘I do’ to her swain, Peter Rosen of the local police department. Now they are on their honeymoon in Luxor, Egypt. Well, Claire is on her honeymoon, accompanied by her daughter Caron, and Inez, Caron’s best friend and frequent partner in adventure. Peter, meanwhile, is mostly away doing business in his new, completely undiscussed role in law enforcement.

At the glamorous Winter Palace in Luxor, Claire is intent on a quiet, uneventful stay involving shopping, and tourist sites. But despite her determined efforts to avoid trouble, the tenor of the trip quickly switches from sleepy to creepy.  First, Caron and Inez are chased through darkened deserted alleys by persons unknown. Then a blond college student of their recent acquaintance is kidnapped by two young men on horseback in a scene reminiscent of a Hollywood horror film. Something is clearly afoot in this tourist paradise…and now Claire will stop at nothing to find out what.

 

 

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“Delightful…worthy of Hercule Poirot in the classic Death on the Nile.”—Publishers Weekly

“Humor, quirky characters, a rich mother-daughter relationship, and the fresh setting all add to this satisfying addition to Hess’s long-running series.”—Booklist


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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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Mummy Dearest
A Claire Malloy Mystery
Joan Hess

Mass Market Paperbound

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
February 2009
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312365653
ISBN10: 0312365659
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 336 pages
$6.99

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Minotaur Books
April 2008
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ISBN: 9781429948692
ISBN10: 1429948698
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
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