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Murder as a second language: A Claire Malloy mystery

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"Claire Malloy--now a married woman of leisure--tries her hand at volunteering, but instead lands her right in the middle of another murder investigation Longtime bookseller and single mother, Claire Malloy has recently married her long term beau and moved out of her less than opulent apartment into a sprawling, newly remodeled house. Her daughter, Caron, is making plans for college. All of which leaves Claire with something she hasn't had in quite a while: spare time. When her attempts to learn French cooking start getting "mixed" reviews, she agrees to help Caron and her best friend Inez in fluffing up their college applications by volunteering as an ESL tutor with the Farberville Literacy Council. But her modest effort to give back quickly becomes a nightmare when she's railroaded onto the Board of Directors of the troubled nonprofit. Vandalism, accusations of embezzlement, epic budget problems, and a cacophony of heavily-accented English speakers are just the tip of the iceberg. Just as she decides that it might be best to extricate herself, Claire gets a frantic call from her husband, Deputy Chief Peter Rosen. One of the students, an older Russian woman named Ludmilla, famed for her unpleasantness, has been murdered in the offices of the Farberville Literary Council. For the first time ever, Peter actually asks Claire for her help, and Hess brings a new depth to this fan-favorite series"--
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seriesClaire Malloy mysteries
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subject_facetArkansas -- Fiction
Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Large type books
Life change events -- Fiction
Malloy, Claire (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Women detectives -- Fiction
title_displayMurder as a second language : A Claire Malloy mystery
title_fullMurder as a Second Language
Murder as a second language : A Claire Malloy mystery / Joan Hess
Murder as a second language [electronic resource] / Joan Hess
Murder as a second language [text (large print)] / Joan Hess
title_shortMurder as a second language
title_subA Claire Malloy mystery
topic_facetBooksellers and bookselling
Fiction
Investigation
Large type books
Life change events
Malloy, Claire (Fictitious character)
Murder
Mystery
Women detectives