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Murder As a Second Language

By Joan Hess

Claire Malloy—now a married woman of leisure—tries her hand at volunteering, but instead lands her right in the middle of another murder investigation


Longtime bookseller and single mother, Claire Malloy has recently married her long term beau and moved out of her less than opulent apartment into a sprawling, newly remodeled house. Her daughter, Caron, is making plans for college. All of which leaves Claire with something she hasn't had in quite a while: spare time.

When her attempts to learn French cooking start getting "mixed" reviews, she agrees to help Caron and her best friend Inez in fluffing up their college applications by volunteering as an ESL tutor with the Farberville Literacy Council.  But her modest effort to give back quickly becomes a nightmare when she’s railroaded onto the Board of Directors of the troubled nonprofit. Vandalism, accusations of embezzlement, epic budget problems, and a cacophony of heavily-accented English speakers are just the tip of the iceberg. Just as she decides that it might be best to extricate herself, Claire gets a frantic call from her husband, Deputy Chief Peter Rosen. One of the students, an older Russian woman named Ludmilla, famed for her unpleasantness, has been murdered in the offices of the Farberville Literary Council. For the first time ever, Peter actually asks Claire for her help, and Hess brings a new depth to this fan-favorite series, in Murder as a Second Language.

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Murder as a second language

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2013

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9781250011961


Format: Book
Author: Hess, Joan
Summary: "Claire Malloy--now a married woman of leisure--tries her hand at volunteering, but instead lands her right in the middle of another murder investigation Longtime bookseller and single mother, Claire Malloy has recently married her long term beau and moved out of her less than opulent apartment into a sprawling, newly remodeled house. Her daughter, Caron, is making plans for college. All of which leaves Claire with something she hasn't had in quite a while: spare time. When her attempts to learn French cooking start getting "mixed" reviews, she agrees to help Caron and her best friend Inez in fluffing up their college applications by volunteering as an ESL tutor with the Farberville Literacy Council. But her modest effort to give back quickly becomes a nightmare when she's railroaded onto the Board of Directors of the troubled nonprofit. Vandalism, accusations of embezzlement, epic budget problems, and a cacophony of heavily-accented English speakers are just the tip of the iceberg. Just as she decides that it might be best to extricate herself, Claire gets a frantic call from her husband, Deputy Chief Peter Rosen. One of the students, an older Russian woman named Ludmilla, famed for her unpleasantness, has been murdered in the offices of the Farberville Literary Council. For the first time ever, Peter actually asks Claire for her help, and Hess brings a new depth to this fan-favorite series"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Murder as a second language / Joan Hess.
Publisher Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Subject: Malloy, Claire (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction. Women detectives -- Fiction. Life change events -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction. Arkansas -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781250011961 (hbk.) 1250011965 (hbk.) 9781250030016 (e-book) 1250011965 9781250011961
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System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 16
Call Number: M Hess
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Bib Id: 489121

Format: Book
Author: Hess, Joan.
Summary: "Claire Malloy--now a married woman of leisure--tries her hand at volunteering, but instead lands her right in the middle of another murder investigation Longtime bookseller and single mother, Claire Malloy has recently married her long term beau and moved out of her less than opulent apartment into a sprawling, newly remodeled house. Her daughter, Caron, is making plans for college. All of which leaves Claire with something she hasn't had in quite a while: spare time. When her attempts to learn French cooking start getting "mixed" reviews, she agrees to help Caron and her best friend Inez in fluffing up their college applications by volunteering as an ESL tutor with the Farberville Literacy Council. But her modest effort to give back quickly becomes a nightmare when she's railroaded onto the Board of Directors of the troubled nonprofit. Vandalism, accusations of embezzlement, epic budget problems, and a cacophony of heavily-accented English speakers are just the tip of the iceberg. Just as she decides that it might be best to extricate herself, Claire gets a frantic call from her husband, Deputy Chief Peter Rosen. One of the students, an older Russian woman named Ludmilla, famed for her unpleasantness, has been murdered in the offices of the Farberville Literary Council. For the first time ever, Peter actually asks Claire for her help, and Hess brings a new depth to this fan-favorite series"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Murder as a second language / Joan Hess.
Edition: First Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Series: A Claire Malloy mystery
Series: Hess, Joan. Claire Malloy mysteries.
Subjects: Malloy, Claire (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction.
Subjects: Women detectives -- Fiction.
Subjects: Life change events -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Subjects: Arkansas -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013024719
ISBN: 9781250011961 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1250011965 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9781250030016 (e-book)
ISBN: 1250011965
ISBN: 9781250011961
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 16
Call Number: M Hess