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THE FIRST BOOK IN THE CLAIRE HANOVER MYSTERY SERIESAn 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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subject_facetColorado Springs (Colo.) -- Fiction
Dance teachers -- Crimes against -- Fiction
Drug dealers -- Fiction
Gift baskets -- Fiction
Housewives -- Fiction
Large type books
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
title_displayA real basket case
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A real basket case / Beth Groundwater
title_shortA real basket case
topic_facetCrimes against
Dance teachers
Drug dealers
Fiction
Gift baskets
Housewives
Investigation
Murder
Mystery