A Really Cute Corpse (Claire Malloy Series #4)

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Claire Malloy is back. And this time she is the reluctant director of the Miss Thurberfest beauty pagent in Farberville. She's being driven to distraction by the usual baton twirlers, off-key singers, lead-foot dancers and town hysteria, so she's hardly prepared when a sandbag crashes onstage barely missing the queen of the pagent, and a bullet pierces her open convertible. Murder is not far behind—and that starts Claire poking around where somebody doesn't want her to be—until she comes uncomfortably close to ...
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Claire Malloy is back. And this time she is the reluctant director of the Miss Thurberfest beauty pagent in Farberville. She's being driven to distraction by the usual baton twirlers, off-key singers, lead-foot dancers and town hysteria, so she's hardly prepared when a sandbag crashes onstage barely missing the queen of the pagent, and a bullet pierces her open convertible. Murder is not far behind—and that starts Claire poking around where somebody doesn't want her to be—until she comes uncomfortably close to joining Farberville's recently deceased chilling out in the town morgue....
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Claire Malloy, reluctant director of Farberville's Miss Thurberfest beauty pageant, is hardly prepared when a series of "accidents" befall the present Miss Thurberfest. It can only end in murder, and when it does, Claire investigates--and comes close to joining Farberville's beauty queen at the town morgue. Martin's.

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"This book is wonderful."—Mystery News

"Hess's books are funny, acerbic, touching, terrific."—Elizabeth Peters

"Witty, ironic, and biting...Joan Hess has an unerring comedic instinct."—Bookpage

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  • ISBN-13: 9780312022716
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1988
  • Series: Claire Malloy Series, #4
  • Pages: 192

Meet the Author

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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