Deader Homes and Gardens

Joan Hess

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31 July 2014
274 pages

Now that she's back from her honeymoon, Claire Malloy must face the reality of her home life: It's too close for comfort. A two-bedroom apartment is a formula for disaster for her new husband, Police Chief Peter Rosen, and her teenage daughter, Caron. Time to go house hunting-before they all kill each other. Figuratively speaking, of course . . .

Or not. Ever since Claire found the perfect home-a well-preserved large house on a large plot of land in Hollow Valley-she has been up to the roof with problems. Not only has the real estate agent gone mysteriously missing but soon Claire learns that the house's previous owner died in circumstances labelled "accidental." And new bodies from Hollow Valley are starting to pile up . . . Now it's up to Claire to dig up the dirt-and unearth a killer. Can she solve the mystery before her dream house turns into a living nightmare?

Wildly entertaining.

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