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 Claire Malloy and her daughter Caron attend the mock murder weekend at the charming Mimosa Inn, everything goes swimmingly until Harmon, the leader of the theatrical group staging the event, turns up as the corpse . . . for real. Now the game turns to deadly earnest . . .
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.