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Roll over and Play Dead

Hess, Joan

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ISBN 10: 0312988281 / ISBN 13: 9780312988289
Published by St. Martin's Minotaur, 2003
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Roll over and Play Dead

Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Murder is going to the dogs. . .

Bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy has donned another hat (or is that a collar?)-as a petsitter extraordinaire. Her furry charges are Miss Emily Parchester's beloved basset hounds, Nick and Nora, and two very good dogs they are. Everything is just ducky...until they vanish. Other neighbors' pets have also disappeared, and no doubt a dognapper is on the prowl. . .

Switching to her sleuthing chapeau, Claire quickly locates the shabby abode of Newton Churls, who runs a black market in stolen animals. But instead of a pen filled with purloined pooches, Claire finds one very dead Newton-and it appears his own pit bull terriers did him in. Or did they? Claire smells a human rat behind the brutal murder. And mysteriously, Nick and Nora are still missing. Now Claire is doggedly determined to find them...and run a killer to the ground.

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Enjoy these other mysteries from Joan Hess

A Diet To Die For
A Conventional Corpse
Dear Miss Demeanor
The Murder At The Mimosa Inn
Strangled Prose

Praise for the Claire Malloy mystery series

"A worthy issue; a few eccentrics; lots of ill-advised forays into danger; and a blithe heroine whose ironic reflections often produce a chuckle. Of special interest to dedicated animal-lovers."
--Kirkus Reviews on Roll Over and Play Dead

"Witty, ironic, and biting...Joan Hess has an unerring comedic instinct."-Bookpage

"Joan Hess fans will find a winning blend of soft-core feminism, trendy subplots, and a completely irreverent style that characterizes both series and the sleuth, all nicely onstage."-Houston Chronicle

"Breezy and delightful...Claire Malloy is one of the most engaging narrators in mystery."
-The Drood Review

"Whether she's hammering my funny bone or merely passing a feather beneath my nose, Joan Hess always makes me laugh. Murder only raises Joan Hess's wicked sense of humor. Enjoy!"-Margaret Maron, author of Storm Track

"Definitely entertaining. Hess deftly sprinkles red herrings and odd characters throughout."-Library Journal on The Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn

"Dear Miss Demeanor is great fun...Hess's poniard is tipped with subtle wit."
-Chicago Sun Times on Dear Miss Demeanor

"Hess's theme is a serious one, but she handles it with wit. Claire is an appealing character, and this is an engaging mystery for anyone who likes crime mixed with comedy."-Booklist on Roll Over and Play Dead

"Hess's style-that of a more worldly Erma Bombeck-rarely flags. Amiable entertainment with an edge."-Kirkus Reviews

"Joan Hess is one funny woman."-Susan Dunlap

"Joan Hess is the funniest mystery writer to come down the pipe since England's incomparable Pamela Branch. And oh, how well Joan writes."-Carolyn G. Hart

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