Closely Akin to Murder (Claire Malloy Series #11)

Closely Akin to Murder (Claire Malloy Series #11)

by Joan Hess
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Closely Akin to Murder (Claire Malloy Series #11) by Joan Hess

At first it seems like a prank. How could Veronica Landonwood be the voice on the other end of the phone when she died three decades ago? But as Arkansas bookseller and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy is about to find out, her cousin "Ronnie" is very much alive—and in trouble. And could use Claire's help…

Today, Ronnie is a renowned scientist living in Chicago. But when she was a teenager, she had a run-in with a famous Hollywood producer in Acapulco, Mexico. He attempted to sexually assault her—and she killed him. Having served time in prison, Ronnie finally put her this episode behind her…until now. Just when she has a real shot at the Nobel Prize, a ruthless blackmailer is threatening to expose the secrets of her past. Can Claire help to preserve Ronnie's reputation and keep her out of harm's way? That will depend on Claire's investigation—and what really happened on the night of the murder so many years ago…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312384630
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Series: Claire Malloy Series , #11
Pages: 261
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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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Closely Akin to Murder (Claire Malloy Series #11) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Read4meAJ More than 1 year ago
I have read all of her books and just love them. Her characters are incredibly funny and when you think you know "who did it" you're surprised by the twist at the end. It's the least likely person. Great rainy day book. Hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been enjoying Claire's many adventures, until now, I'm not crazy about her dislike of dogs & cats, animal lover that I am. However dragging her child to a very dangerous place and putting her in such peril is not amusing at all...........Joan Hess has a wonderful sense of humor which keeps me reading in to the night. This book I'm going to skim threw.........No mother would ever think to take a child in to the unknown to investigate a murder !! Even Claire with all her crazy nosing around wouldn't be this stupid. Sorry, thumbs down on this tale. Debbie   
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Joan Hess is great for a quick, fun, enjoyable read. Nice change from heavy subjects.