A Claire Malloy Mystery, #18: Deader Homes and Gardens

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Joan Hess

Narrated By: Rachael Warren

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: February 2012

Duration: 11 hours 12 minutes

Summary:

Back from her somewhat unusual honeymoon, Claire Malloy must face the harsh reality of life with her new husband, police chief Peter Rosen, and her teenage daughter Caron-three people simply can't fit into her cosy two bedroom apartment. After a week of fruitless looking, she finally finds the perfect place-a well preserved large house on a large plot of land in an area called Hollow Valley. There are only a few problems. Such as the real estate agent disappeared mid-showing and hasn't been seen since. And the last owner died in circumstances labeled "accidental" but were actually both "mysterious" and "dubious." The family that owned the estate is now suing the lover of the dead owner over the rights to the property. Oh, and it isn't really for sale. When the previous owner's lover dies practically at her feet, Claire decides to take matters into her own hands. After all, to get the house of her dreams, first she has to find a killer. And all's fair in love, war, and real estate.

Genres:

  • kathleen k

    A cozy mystery that was in itself was fine, but it's hard for me to connect to a book with an overtly arrogant protagonist. Enjoyed the narrator's voice and interpretations.