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Mummy Dearest (Claire Malloy Series #17)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013


    Quirky with lots of humor.

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

    Claire Malloy takes on Egyptologists and international terrorists while honeymooning with her much absent husband, her daughter and her daughter's best friend.

    After 16 books Claire and Peter have finally tied the knot and are honeymooning in beautiful and exotic Egypt but since Peter is mixing police work with pleasure, they've brought along daughter Caron and best friend Inez. In her first mystery outside of Farberville, Claire's presence garners much attention from the British Eygptology buffs, the American archaeologists along with an obnoxious Texas business man and a couple college students bored with Rome.

    In the elegant and famous Winter Palace in Luxor, Claire is planning a quiet and restful stay, Caron is intent on shopping and Inez, now an expert on Ancient Egpypt, is in her element but a mysterious man with a mustache is following the girls and the British contingent of guests are intent on making Claire a part of their group, sure that where Claire Malloy goes, so goes murder and mystery. They are not disappointed.

    Joan Hess adds a humorous touch of Elizabeth Peters and even incorporates a descendent of Amelia Peabody. VIP visits to an active site in the Valley of the Kings only draws more attention to Claire and family and in spite of police escorts disguised as chauffeurs, there seems no way to keep the amateur sleuth out of trouble.

    With an easy touch, Hess reminds the reader of Hercule Poirot's adventures on the Nile and oh yes, there is a cruise down the Nile. An enjoyable journey, fun, mystery, quirky characters and surprise twists will keep your interested.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    It has been a long road with many complicating detours, but Farberville, Arkansas bookseller Claire Malloy and Lieutenant Peter Rosen tie the knot. Peter disappeared after the wedding, going to Egypt on business where he will meet up with his bride for the honeymoon in Luxor. Claire understands her Peter will vanish periodically because he works with Egyptian authorities in connection with a newly formed terrorist organization.-------------- Also on the honeymoon are Claire¿s seventeen year old daughter Caron and her friend Inez. The three ladies are quickly absorbed into the expatriate community, of who many are not what they seem as they have hidden agendas that arouse Claire¿s suspicions. The girls believe a mustached man with a scar is following them. They tell Claire and Peter that they were late because they eluded this stalker. While sightseeing, one of the female visitors is kidnapped by men on horses her lover persuades Claire to help him find her, but he disappears too. Soon expatriates are killed allegedly linked to an undiscovered tomb. Claire investigates with a need to know what is going on amidst the tourist trap.------------ The latest Claire Malloy book is a delightful, charming and hilarious amateur sleuth tale that refreshes the series by moving the heroine from the States to Egypt where she and readers meet an eccentric cast. Armchair travelers will thoroughly enjoy the tour of Luxor, but make no mistake it is Claire¿s investigation that carries the plot. Although why the student asked Claire to make inquires seems odd, fans will appreciate this charming complicated cozy as no one except Claire and her retinue is what they purport to be thus much of the fun is figuring out just who each of these masqueraders truly is.----------------- Harriet Klausner

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