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Once upon a time, Clair Montrose was a mousy employee in the Oregon State License Plate Division approving vanity plates. Now this part-time sleuth has an artist boyfriend in New York City and a quirky group of friends and family that keep her happy in Portland. But danger is never far away...
When her friend and former coworker, Lori, calls with an urgent request, Claire can't say no. Lori's son is ill, and his only hope is a bone marrow transplant from a sibling. Long ago, Lori had a baby -- a girl she gave up for adoption to a secretive agency. Now, she needs Clair to find her long-lost daughter.
Scouring the city, Claire has little to go on besides common sense and her own two feet. Using her wits, charm, and savvy sleuthing skills, she begins to dig up old secrets -- secrets someone will kill to keep buried. Now, it's not just a young boy's life hanging in the balance, but Clair's as well.
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April Henry lives with her husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, where she works in corporate communications. Heart-Shaped Box is her third Claire Montrose mystery, after Circles of Confusion, which was nominated for the Agatha and Anthony Awards for Best First Novel, and Sqaure in the Face.Review:
"A delight. Heart-warming characters, heart-stopping suspense and riveting action. Don't miss this one!" -- --Virginia Lanier, author of TEN LITTLE BLOODHOUNDS
"A delight. Heart-warming characters, heart-stopping suspense and riveting action. Don't miss this one!" -- Virginia Lanier, author of TEN LITTLE BLOODHOUNDS
"A fast-moving plot with an engaging heroine, humor and poignance, and plenty of surprises." -- --Rochelle Krich, author of BLOOD MONEY and DEAD AIR
"A fast-moving plot with an engaging heroine, humor and poignance, and plenty of surprises." -- Rochelle Krich, author of BLOOD MONEY and DEAD AIR
"A tour de force of skill and perception." -- Shirley Rousseau Murphy, author of CAT TO THE DOGS
"Excellent. It's well-written, the characters are fully developed, the plot is fast-moving and the mystery is satisfactorily resolved." -- The Oregonian, Feb. 20, 2000
"Henry writes an abosorbing and at times moving mystery with a lively heroine." -- Publishers Weekly, Jan. 17, 2000
"In Circles of Confusion, Portlander April Henry has her heroine, Claire Montrose, slaving away at a novel day job: cesnoring applications for vanity plates from the Oregon State License Plate Division. Claire's return is chronicled in the engaging Square in the Face." -- Seattle Times, Mar. 12, 2000
"Oregon sleuth Claire Montrose comes of age in this second outing. Definitely a new series with staying power." -- Margaret Maron, author of STORM TRACK
"This highly readable novel combines questions of medical ethics, compassion, greed and fear. Ms. Henry is an accomplished writer who orchestrates her plot with skill. The story moves briskly to a satisfying - and surprising - conclusion." -- Dallas Morning News, Mar. 1, 2000
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