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Tickled to Death

Claire Malloy Mysteries (Volume 9)

Author: Joan Hess

Tickled to Death

Tickled to Death

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Murder is no laughing matter—especially when it comes to marriage. So before Luanne gets in too deep with her new flame, a dentist named Dick, she'd like her best friend to do a background check....

Page Count
336
Genre
On Sale
11/02/2010

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Murder is no laughing matter—especially when it comes to marriage. So before Luanne gets in too deep with her new flame, a dentist named Dick, she'd like her best friend to do a background check. Did Dick murder his two previous wives? That's what Arkansas bookseller and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy intends to discover…

Everything Claire turns up on this would-be blue-beard keeps leading her down a slippery slope. The police are determined to prove Dick guilty of double homicide, but Claire's not so sure. Something about his story just doesn't add up. But if Dick didn't do the deed, who did? The only thing Claire knows for sure is that Luanne won't have a moment's rest until she finds out…

Imprint Publisher

Minotaur Books

ISBN

9781429946827

In The News

“Well-paced suspense spiced with wry wit.” —Boston Sunday Herald on Closely Akin to Murder

“Clever…irreverent murder and mayhem.” —Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate on Closely Akin to Murder

“Wickedly amusing.” —Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine on Busy Bodies

“Witty, pithy, and beautifully plotted…my favorite Claire Malloy so far.” —Patricia Moyes on Busy Bodies

“Intriguing…an amusing look at the universal human comedy.” —Fort Smith Times Record

“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

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

“A good substitute for a trip to Egypt.” —Deadly Pleasures on Mummy Dearest

“Hess fans will find much to entertain them...” —Publishers Weekly on Damsels in Distress

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

“Larcenous shenanigans…breezy throughout.” —Chicago Tribune on Poisoned Pins

“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

“A winning blend of soft-core feminism, trendy subplots, and a completely irreverent style that characterizes both the series and the sleuth.” —Houston Chronicle

“A wildly entertaining series.” —Mystery Scene

“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 Tomb of the Golden Bird

“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 Dead Days of Summer

“Fresh and funny…her trademark humor is stamped on every page.” —Publishers Weekly, on The Goodbye Body

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Tickled to Death

Tickled to Death

$11.99

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