Closely Akin to Murder (Claire Malloy Mysteries, No. 11)
by Hess, Joan
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About This Item
Joan Hess, winner of the American Mystery Award, is the author of eleven previous Claire Malloy mysteries, as well as ten novels in the Maggody series. Currently president of the American Crime Writers League, she lives in Arkansas.
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- Bookseller’s Inventory #
- Closely Akin to Murder (Claire Malloy Mysteries, No. 11)
- Hess, Joan
- Book condition
- Used - Very Good
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
- Dutton Book
- Place of Publication
- New York
- Date Published
- 1996-05-01 Cover Rubbing. See ou
- Bookseller catalogs
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