We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

A real basket case

Book Cover
Average Rating
NoveList Series:
Series:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

THE FIRST BOOK IN THE CLAIRE HANOVER MYSTERY SERIES
An Agatha Award Finalist for Best First Novel

 

Feeling neglected by her workaholic husband, forty-something gift basket designer Claire Hanover joins an aerobics class at the urging of her best friend Ellen. Divorced and bitterly unhappy, Ellen and most of the other women in the class add a little vicarious excitement to their lives by flirting with the handsome instructor, Enrique. In a moment of weakness, Claire agrees to let the charming Enrique come to her house to give her a massage. She realizes she has made a deadly mistake when Enrique is shot and killed in her bedroom and her husband Roger is arrested for the murder.

Determined to clear Roger’s name and save her marriage, Claire sets out to find the real killer, encountering drug dealers, jealous ex-girlfriends, and angry cops along the way. 

Praise:
“A tense, exciting debut.”—KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Will appeal to Desperate Housewives fans and those who like cozies with a bit of spice.” —BOOKLIST
“A real winner! Don’t miss it.”—Maggie Sefton, bestselling author of Knit One, Kill Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781594145476
9780738727899
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDd7163707-03fe-5357-1cbe-70b0f42834fb
Grouping Titlereal basket case
Grouping Authorbeth groundwater
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-09-24 02:08:33AM
Last Indexed2022-09-24 02:44:36AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
author
Groundwater, Beth
author_display
Groundwater, Beth
available_at_catalog
Carmichael
North Highlands-Antelope
detailed_location_catalog
Carmichael
North Highlands-Antelope
display_description

THE FIRST BOOK IN THE CLAIRE HANOVER MYSTERY SERIES
An Agatha Award Finalist for Best First Novel

 

Feeling neglected by her workaholic husband, forty-something gift basket designer Claire Hanover joins an aerobics class at the urging of her best friend Ellen. Divorced and bitterly unhappy, Ellen and most of the other women in the class add a little vicarious excitement to their lives by flirting with the handsome instructor, Enrique. In a moment of weakness, Claire agrees to let the charming Enrique come to her house to give her a massage. She realizes she has made a deadly mistake when Enrique is shot and killed in her bedroom and her husband Roger is arrested for the murder.

Determined to clear Roger’s name and save her marriage, Claire sets out to find the real killer, encountering drug dealers, jealous ex-girlfriends, and angry cops along the way. 

Praise:
“A tense, exciting debut.”—KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Will appeal to Desperate Housewives fans and those who like cozies with a bit of spice.” —BOOKLIST
“A real winner! Don’t miss it.”—Maggie Sefton, bestselling author of Knit One, Kill Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

format_catalog
Book
eBook
format_category_catalog
Books
eBook
id
d7163707-03fe-5357-1cbe-70b0f42834fb
isbn
9780738727899
9781594145476
itype_catalog
Adult Fiction
last_indexed
2022-09-24T09:44:36.837Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Fiction
literary_form_full
Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog
MYSTERY Groundwater, B.
owning_library_catalog
Sacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalog
Carmichael
North Highlands-Antelope
primary_isbn
9781594145476
publishDate
2007
2011
publisher
Five Star
Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
recordtype
grouped_work
series
Claire Hanover mysteries
series_with_volume
Claire Hanover mysteries|1
subject_facet
Drug dealers -- Fiction
Gift baskets -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
title_display
A real basket case
title_full
A Real Basket Case
A real basket case / Beth Groundwater
title_short
A real basket case
topic_facet
Drug dealers
Fiction
Gift baskets
Investigation
Murder
Mystery

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
ils:.b18935515.i55163981CarmichaelMYSTERY Groundwater, B.1falsefalseOn Shelfcarag
ils:.b18935515.i55163932North Highlands-AntelopeMYSTERY Groundwater, B.1falsefalseOn Shelfnhiag
overdrive:9a7e23af-b3bf-41a0-8ca7-39754c87333d-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b18935515BookBooks1st edEnglishFive Starc2007269 p. ; 23 cm.
overdrive:9a7e23af-b3bf-41a0-8ca7-39754c87333deBookeBookEnglishLlewellyn Worldwide, LTD2011

scoping_details_catalog

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b18935515.i55163981On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b18935515.i55163932On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
overdrive:9a7e23af-b3bf-41a0-8ca7-39754c87333d-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse