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Strangled Prose: A Claire Malloy Mystery

Hess, Joan

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ISBN 10: 0345340590 / ISBN 13: 9780345340597
Published by Ballantine Books, New York, 1987
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Minor edge and corner wear, gently scuffed, spine is lightly creased and slightly rolled, pages are beginning to tone, overall a very clean signed first Ballantine Books edition! Inscribed by the author on the title page! Author's first book! 184 very clean, unmarked and uncreased, suspense-filled and mystery-riddled pages! Very very collectible signed first edition! "Azalea Twilight wrote some pretty torrid romances ---- but that hardly seemed a reason to murder her." Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 026172

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Title: Strangled Prose: A Claire Malloy Mystery

Publisher: Ballantine Books, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Signed: Inscribed By the Author

Edition: First Thus.

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Azalea Twilight wrote some pretty torrid romances -- but that hardly seemed a reason to murder her. But Claire Molloy finds that Twilight's romances contained as much fact as fiction, and perhaps hold the clue to her killer's identity!

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Professor of Passion, the smutty new romance from Mildred Twiler--a.k.a. Azalea Twilight--isn't the kind of book Claire Malloy likes to hock at her bookstore, but Claire agrees to host a book party for her friend's trashy tale. As torrid as the novel is, it's nothing compared to the evening. After the party, poor Mildred is found dead in her home--strangled with a tightly knotted silk scarf. Now it's up to Claire to find Mildred's killer, and it won't be easy--the two-bit author had offended nearly every faculty member she worked with at nearby Faber College. But who could have hated Mildred with such smoldering passion?

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