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The Murder at The Murder at the Mimosa Inn (Claire Malloy, Bk 2)
The Murder at The Murder at the Mimosa Inn - Claire Malloy, Bk 2 Author:Joan Hess When you make a game of murder, be careful who the players are... — Who could resist the mock-murder weekend at the charming Mimosa Inn-- certainly not bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy, who decides to bring her petulant daughter Caron along for some detecting. As the guests settle in for a weekend of sleuthing, dressed as their fa... more »vorite literary detectives, many a Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot stand poised to solve a murder. But fiction becomes alarmingly real, as the mock-murder victim isn't just playing dead-- he's really been bashed to death. More determined than even to find the killer, Claire combs the grounds of the lovely inn for this most uninvited guest.« less
The Claire Malloy mystery series are very humorous. If you have lived with a teen age girl, you will appreciate the dialog between Claire and her daughter (the daughter always speaks in capital letters). Claire owns a bookstore in the old train depot in an Arkansas college town. Claire's boyfriend is the local detective who can't get Claire to stop sticking her nose in his business...murder that is. Claire hauls her daughter to a friend's new business, the Mimosa Inn for a murder weekend. After all, she is there to help her friend's new venture become established. The only problem is that the murder in the mystery weekend becomes a real murder and there is no lack of suspects, including Claire herself. This was the first book by Joan Hess that I ever read and I was hooked immediately. I love the series.