By Beth Groundwater
The 1st ebook within the CLAIRE HANOVER secret SERIES
An Agatha Award Finalist for most sensible First Novel
Feeling missed by way of her workaholic husband, forty-something reward basket dressmaker Claire Hanover joins an aerobics category on the urging of her ally Ellen. Divorced and bitterly unsatisfied, Ellen and lots of the different girls within the classification upload a bit vicarious pleasure to their lives via flirting with the good-looking teacher, Enrique. In a second of weak point, Claire consents to permit the fascinating Enrique come to her apartment to offer her a therapeutic massage. She realizes she has made a perilous mistake whilst Enrique is shot and killed in her bed room and her husband Roger is arrested for the murder.
Determined to transparent Roger’s identify and retailer her marriage, Claire units out to discover the genuine killer, encountering drug purchasers, jealous ex-girlfriends, and indignant law enforcement officials alongside the way in which.
“A annoying, fascinating debut.”—KIRKUS REVIEWS
“Will entice determined Housewives lovers and those that like cozies with a little bit spice.” —BOOKLIST
“A genuine winner! Don’t omit it.”—Maggie Sefton, bestselling writer of Knit One, Kill Two
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You’ll just have time to get a first interview before dark, Pete. ” Pete hesitated. Then he said gruffly, “All right, Jupe. ” He lifted the trap-door, dropped through, and began crawling through Tunnel Two to the entrance behind the printing press in, the workshop. He emerged and zigzagged his way through the piles of junk towards the office. Hans was just locking up, but agreed to drive Pete to Santa Monica. Okay, he thought, he’d show Jupe. He’d find that lost cat while maybe First and Records were being demolished in some nasty way by the curse of Ra-Orkon.
Finally, though, he had succeeded in getting a description of the cat. It was tawny with white paws, but he couldn’t mistake it, Mrs. Banfry told him, because of one very peculiar thing about it – it had mismatched eyes. Most Abyssinian cats had yellow or orange eyes, but Sphinx had one orange eye and one blue eye. Mismatched eyes in cats, though not common, were not unknown, Mrs. Banfry said. Of course, it meant that Sphinx couldn’t win any prizes as a show cat, but on the other hand it gave him the strangest, wisest, most knowing look – as if he understood everything that was being said and could answer if he wanted to.
We’ll phone the customer in the morning and tell him we want the price doubled. ” “Tomorrow we’re busy,” the other said. ” “That’s right. Okay, let him worry all day tomorrow. By evening he’ll be in a real sweat. ” “Maybe we’ll triple it,” Harry suggested. “He was certainly anxious to get the case to go along with the mummy. ” The door opened again. The truck motor roared to life and the boys heard the truck begin to back out. With fast-beating hearts, they pushed against the lid of the mummy case.
A Real Basket Case (Claire Hanover Mystery, Book 1) by Beth Groundwater