A Really Cute Corpse (Claire Malloy, Bk 4)
A Really Cute Corpse - Claire Malloy, Bk 4 Author:Joan Hess When Claire Malloy's best friend Luanne Bradshaw goes down with a badly sprained ankle, someone must fill in her shoes as Thurberfest Beauty Pageant coordinator and usher a bevy of aspiring beauty queens through the two-day event. Enter Claire Malloy to the rescue. But this is one job Claire would gladly be fired from. Now, already fending o... more »ff a hostile theatre-owner, an overly-aggressive personal trainer, an incontinent show-dog, a fifteen-year-old daughter with more growing pains than she can count, and a talent contest in need of some talent, Claire must face one more problem-someone is trying to kill the reigning Miss Thurberfest.When a ghastly murder scene signals the culprit's success, Claire's investigative instincts take over, but when she digs too close to the truth, the race is on to discover the killer's identity before Claire herself is crowned the next victim....AUTHORBIO: JOAN HESS is a winner of the American Mystery Award and the author of twelve previous Claire Malloy books, including A Diet to Die For, A Conventional Corpse, and Strangled Prose, as well as the Maggody mystery series. A member of Sisters in Crime and a former president of the American Crime Writers League, she lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.« less
Claire Malloy gets stuck helping out Luanne by assisting her with the local beauty pageant. But things become complicated as death threats and press conferences muddy up the event. Is the reigning beauty queen or the visiting politician the target?