Closely Akin to Murder (Claire Malloy, Bk 11)
Closely Akin to Murder - Claire Malloy, Bk 11 Author:Joan Hess Veronica "Ronnie" Landonwood is phoning from Chicago to ask Claire for help in tracking down a blackmailer who threatens to expose her past. Ronnie had been in jail for murder but has rehabilitated herself into a prestigious scientist with a shot at a Nobel Prize -- unless her sordid past hits the tabloids. — Now she wants Claire to go ... more »back to Acapulco, where, as a teenager, she killed a famous Hollywood producer who tried to rape her. This eerie call gives Claire some uneasy feelings about where this odyssey might lead. Taking her sixteen-year-old daughter Caron along on the trip ranks as one of her less quick-witted Ideas... especially since both mother and daughter are likely to be confronting danger and/or jail.
For some mysterious person in Acapulco, Claire's investigation constitutes a clear and present threat. And the winding road past is leading her toward a truth about the murder night that may proved to be more sinister than a teenaged Ronnie's desperate act of violence. In fact, its reverberations are still being felt -- as body after dead body pops up wherever Claire asks a few leading questions. It's enough to make this nosy bookseller fear that the next corpse may be her own.« less
Claire Malloy's cousin, Veronica Landonwood, calls from Chicago to ask for help in tracking down a blackmailer who threatens to expose her past. Veronica (Ronnie) was once jailed for murder, and has rehabilitated herself into a scientist with a chance to win the Nobel prize, unless her past becomes public.