Death by the Light of the Moon Author:Joan Hess Claire Malloy, that mild-mannered bookseller with a talent for meddling in murder, finds herself and daughter Caron in the middle of a ridiculously traditional gothic plot - and doesn't care for it one bit! — Invoted to Malloy Manor, her late husband's decaying ancestral home in the Louisiana bayou, Claire quickly learns it's not going to be a jo... more »lly family reunion, but an ill-tempered gathering of greedy relatives obsessed with the latest will of the matriarch.
It seems Miss Justicia, a viporish ancient who drinks to excess and delights in wild midnight drives in her high-powered wheelchair, has privately promised the bulk of her estate to each of her relatives in turn. But when Miss Justicia is found drowned in the bayou, even Claire has to agree that it was an accident - for while everyone has a motive, each appears to have a sound alibi. But the, who called for a taxi at midnight?
Keeping an eye out for the ghost of General Malloy, who rides when the moon is full, Claire must sort through a perplexing array of lies, dark family secrets, and twisted relationships as she discovers that blood is thicker - and more dangerous - than swamp water.« less