Death by the Light of the Moon

Death by the Light of the Moon

By Joan Hess

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345471710, 208pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1995

Description

"Outstanding...A fun-to-read mixture of homicide and humor."
THE PITTSBURGH PRESS
In this, the seventh adventure in the Claire Malloy series, Claire discovers a lot about her late, unlamented husband. The viperish family matriarch, Miss Justicia, gives a preview of her latest will at the decaying family estate in Louisiana. From snobbish Cousin Maxie and timid, tippling Pauline to beautiful Ellie and her porky dad, the Malloys appear a poisonous lot--and appeareances in this case are not deceiving. When Miss Jusiticia and her wheelchair end up in the bayou, Claire is certain that one of them assisted the old lady to her death. And snakes, snipers, and tapeworms notwithstanding, she's prepared to prove it....


From the Paperback edition.



About the Author
Joan Hess is the author of the critically acclaimed Maggody mysteries, including the Pocket Books paperbacks "Muletrain to Maggody, Maggody and the Moonbeams, Misery Loves Maggody, " and "murder@maggody.com, " nominated for the prestigious Nero Wolfe Award. She has received numerous awards, including the American Mystery Award, the Agatha Award, the Drood Review Readers' Award, and the
Macavity Award. A former president of the American Crime Writers League, she is currently president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance, as well as a member of Sisters in Crime. Joan Hess lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.