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Busy Bodies Mass Market Paperback – 28 April 2009

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; Reprint edition (28 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312384629
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312384623
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 2 x 16.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 45.4 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars7 customer ratings

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From the Back Cover

“A tangled maze of mischief, greed, and murder.”—Mostly Murder

Since his recent arrival, avant-garde artist Zeno Gorgias has been turning heads and attracting gawkers in the otherwise tame college town of Farberville Arkansas. Zeno’s “interactive” art—featuring an undressed woman lounging beside a coffin on his front yard—is neither welcome by the community nor punishable by law. But as local bookseller and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy is about to find out, sometimes there’s a dark side to one’s freedom of artistic expression…

“A winning series [and] sleuth.”—Houston Chronicle

Strange things keep happening to Zeno and his oeuvre. First, his estranged wife comes to town, demanding he be committed to a mental institution. Then Zeno’s house mysteriously goes up in flames. And if that’s not enough, a dead body is found inside of the infamous coffin. Now that Zeno has been arrested for murder, it’s up to Claire to figure out what on earth is going on in Farberville…while the real killer remains on the loose.

“If you’ve never spent time with Claire and her crew…you’ll see wit and humanity all wrapped up in a nifty murder mystery.”
—Harlan Coben

About the Author

JOAN HESS is the author of both the Claire Malloy and the Maggody mystery series. She is a winner of the American Mystery Award, a member of Sisters in Crime, and a former president of the American Crime Writers League. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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