A Diet to Die for (Claire Malloy Mysteries, No. 5)

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Claire Malloy believes there is just one thing better than chocolate...and it's not jumping a round in an aerobics class. Nonetheless, she gets roped into accompanying a chubby heiress named Maribeth to Faberville, Arkansas's hottest new fitness center. Personally, Claire thinks the best way for Maribeth to lose 160 unnecessary pounds would be to dump her abusive husband. But while Claire's teenage daughter Caron unsuccessfully tries every fad diet she can find (as long as it doesn't mean cutting out pizza), Claire has to admit Maribeth's commitment to diet, workouts, and supplements is working...until things go horribly wrong. Besides becoming moonstruck over the big-muscled fitness instructor, Maribeth is acting loony outside the gym as well. And when she ends up "accidentally" dead, Claire starts to exercise her instincts for crime...and hunt for a killer.

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Malloy accompanys Maribeth, an overweight, depressed heiress to a weight-loss spa, you know she is a good friend. But the arduous regime seems to be rattling Maribeth's brain even as it takes off pounds. And Claire thinks the change isn't simply the combination of aerobics and a rotten home life. It appears that Maribeth isn't quite her own worst enemy--someone else has that deadly distinction. But can Claire survive a forty-minute workout to learn the truth...?
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JOAN HESS is a winner of the American Mystery Award and the author of twelve previous Claire Malloy books, including A Conventional Corpse, Dear Miss Demeanor, 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.

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