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Roll over and Play Dead

Hess, Joan

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ISBN 10: 0312059566 / ISBN 13: 9780312059569
Published by St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Minor edge and corner wear to the dj, lightly scuffed and scratched, overall a very crisp and clean signed first edition! Inscribed by the author on the title page! Dj is nicely preserved in a brand new protective mylar plastic cover! 244 very fine, unmarked and uncreased suspense-filled pages! "Despite her innate aversion to such things, Claire Malloy agrees to watch over Miss Emily Parchester's most precious possessions: seventy-seven African violets and two incredibly ugly bassett hounds named Nick and Nora. After a single slobbery encounter with the dogs, Claire promptly bribes her daughter Caron into taking over the daily chore. But when the dogs disappear from the fenced-in yard, along with other beloved pets on the street, Claire finds herself delving into the murky underworld of dealers who supply animals to laboratories." Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 023451

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Title: Roll over and Play Dead

Publisher: St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Signed: Inscribed By the Author

Edition: First Edition / Second Printing.

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When a friend's pets become the latest victims in a series of neighborhood disappearances, Claire Malloy investigates a suspicious animal dealer who soon meets a violent end

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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.

"Doggone good...a well-plotted mystery that will fool the most clever sleuth."
--Mostly Murder

"Hess again provides lively and diverting entertainment via her brash and articulate detective."
--Publishers Weekly

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