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Poisoned Pins

A Claire Malloy Mystery

Claire Malloy Mysteries (Volume 8)

Author: Joan Hess

Poisoned Pins

Poisoned Pins

$11.99

About This Book

Claire Malloy loves her life. But how did it go by so fast? A bookstore owner, part-time sleuth, and full-time single mother, Claire is about to turn the big four-oh! Good thing her teenage daughter,...

Page Count
272
Genre
On Sale
04/03/2007

Book Details

Claire Malloy loves her life. But how did it go by so fast? A bookstore owner, part-time sleuth, and full-time single mother, Claire is about to turn the big four-oh! Good thing her teenage daughter, Caron, has just been recruited by the Kappa Theta Eta girls—whose sorority house is next door to the Malloys'—to be a consultant for the cosmetics empire My Beautiful Self, Inc. At the very least, Claire can get a little help with those fine lines around her eyes…but at what cost?

Turns out there's a high price to pay to look one's best. After a series of dangerous and suspicious incidents, including a hit-and-run "accident" that kills a sorority sister, it becomes clear to Claire that the beauty business in Farberville, Arkansas, is getting pretty ugly—and with every new makeover another dark circle rises from beneath the surface….

Imprint Publisher

Minotaur Books

ISBN

9781429940078

In The News

“Lively, sharp, irreverent.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Larcenous shenanigans…breezy throughout.” —Chicago Tribune

“A wildly entertaining series.” —Mystery Scene

“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 on the Claire Malloy Mysteries

“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, on the Claire Malloy Mysteries

“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 on JOAN HESS AND THE CLAIRE MALLOY SERIES

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Poisoned Pins

Poisoned Pins

$11.99