Roll Over and Play Dead (Claire Malloy Series #6) [NOOK Book]

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Murder is going to the dogs. . .

Bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy has donned another hat (or is that a collar?)-as a petsitter extraordinaire. Her furry charges are Miss Emily Parchester's beloved basset hounds, Nick and Nora, and two very good dogs they are. Everything is just ducky...until they vanish. Other neighbors' pets have also disappeared, and no ...
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Roll Over and Play Dead (Claire Malloy Series #6)

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Overview


Murder is going to the dogs. . .

Bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy has donned another hat (or is that a collar?)-as a petsitter extraordinaire. Her furry charges are Miss Emily Parchester's beloved basset hounds, Nick and Nora, and two very good dogs they are. Everything is just ducky...until they vanish. Other neighbors' pets have also disappeared, and no doubt a dognapper is on the prowl. . .

Switching to her sleuthing chapeau, Claire quickly locates the shabby abode of Newton Churls, who runs a black market in stolen animals. But instead of a pen filled with purloined pooches, Claire finds one very dead Newton-and it appears his own pit bull terriers did him in. Or did they? Claire smells a human rat behind the brutal murder. And mysteriously, Nick and Nora are still missing. Now Claire is doggedly determined to find them...and run a killer to the ground.


The award-winning author of A Diet to Die For presents her sixth mystery starring intrepid bookseller/crimesolver Claire Malloy. Miss Parchester's pampered bassetts Nick and Nora mysteriously disappear while Claire is dog-sitting. In her search for the hounds, Claire encounters a despicable pet thief whose market in stolen and homeless pets is quite lucrative. Martin's.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Agreeing to care for two basset hounds while their elderly owner is away, bookseller Claire Malloy is introduced to the underworld of pet snatchers.redundant, if they're stolen When the hounds left in her care disappear, Claire discovers other neighborhood pets in her small university town are also missing. A check at the animal shelter turns up the information that the unsavory Newton Churls runs an operation licensed to sell animals for medical research. An official inspection, authorized by an unwilling sheriff, proves unavailing. The bereft pet owners and Claire's teenage daughter Caron attempt a nighttime commando raid; when Claire follows them, she finds Churls torn to death by his pit bulls. On the lam to keep up the search and avoid being called as a material witness, Claire is attacked by several unsavory country boys at an animal sale; a ransom demand further complicates the case. Hess again provides lively and diverting entertainment via her brash and articulate detective, last seen in A Diet to Die For . (July)
From the Publisher
"A worthy issue; a few eccentrics; lots of ill-advised forays into danger; and a blithe heroine whose ironic reflections often produce a chuckle. Of special interest to dedicated animal-lovers."—Kirkus Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466807617
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/18/2003
  • Series: Claire Malloy Series, #6
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 176,028
  • File size: 317 KB

Meet the Author


Joan Hess is a winner of the American Mystery Award and the author of twelve previous Claire Malloy books, including A Diet to Die For, A Conventional Corpse, Dear Miss Demeanor, and Strangled Prose, as well as the Maggody mystery series. 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    Good read, Good book

    I love all of Jioans books-she is hilarious

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2008

    Pit Bulls

    I thought it wasn't a great book...but using the Pit Bull stereo type of being aggressive was just wrong.

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