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Closely Akin To Murder

Hess, Joan
Claire Malloy gets a phone call from a dead person. More or less. Adventures in Mexico!

QUOTE:

Most of the deck chairs were occupied by inert, sunburned bodies clad in everything from terrycloth robes to string bikinis. A heartening number of them were reading fat paperback books.

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10/2000

Dear Miss Demeanor

Hess, Joan
Claire Malloy subs at her daughter's high school, in the Journalism dept.

QUOTE:

The bell rang once again, and shortly thereafter the room swelled with Photo B, a.k.a. the newspaper photographers. We exchanged the necessary courtesies and they managed to talk among themselves until the class was over. Ho hum. Teaching wasn't all that hard.

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10/2000

Maggody And The Moonbeams

Hess, Joan
Arly is talked in accompanying a group of teens to church camp. A group of women with shaven heads live on the property. One turns up dead. Back in Maggody, the Marjorie the pig is lonely.

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9/2007

Martians In Maggody

Hess, Joan
Crop circles and UFOs stir up the population.

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8/2002

murder@maggody.com

Hess, Joan
Chief Arly Hanks has to deal with teen trolleps, Internet porn, a biker wierdo and her mother.

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10/2000

O Little Town Of Magoddy

Hess, Joan
Arly Hanks deal with the results of a home town hero singer returning to give a concert.

Quote and Vocabulary Word Of The Day:

Onomatopoeically speaking, the sound was more like that of a balky outboard motor than the traditional storybook simplification of easily pronounceable phonemes, but it had been one helluva night in Maggody and nobody was in the mood to be picky.

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1/2001

Out On A Limb

Hess, Joan
Claire Malloy ends up with a baby on her doorstep.

QUOTE:

... "What's more, I have nothing to wear tomorrow. I have a pink sundress, but it's strapless." ... I assured her it would blend in well with customary dress at funerals in Farberville, in that I didn't care.

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1/2003

Roll Over And Play Dead

Hess, Joan
Someone dognaps Miss Parchester's beagles that Claire Malloy is dogsitting.

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10/2000

The Maggody Militia

Hess, Joan
Chief Arly has problems with right-wingers and burglars.

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1/2001

Aleutian Sparrow

Hesse, Karen
Told in unrhymed verse, it's about the removal of the Aleuts from the Alaskan Panhandle islands during World War II.

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12/2009

Bad Monkey

Hiaasen, Carl
A police detective demoted to restaurant inspector investigates an arm caught by a sports fisherman.

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8/2013

Basket Case

Hiaasen, Carl
Rock music guy gets killed by wife. Guy loses eye after getting whacked by a frozen lizard.

QUOTE:

..."none of whom matches my description of the coppery-haired felatee."--page 121.

BONUS QUOTE:

He wore a peerless wool suite but otherwise he looked terrible drawn and sleepless, with scotal bags under his anxious green eyes. --page 308.

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2/2003

Double Whammy

Hiaasen, Carl
Bass fishing intrigue in Florida.

QUOTE:

He tried to remember the polite things to say when a beautiful stranger struck up a conversation about oral sex. None of the obvious replies seemed appropriate for a funeral.

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4/2000

Flush

Hiaasen, Carl
Noah helps his dad expose a polluting casino boat in Florida.

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6/2006

Hoot

Hiaasen, Carl
Teen tries to stop destruction of owl habitat by nasty pancake restaurant corporation.

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9/2005

Lucky You

Hiaasen, Carl
Two losers steal a lottery ticket in Florida. Good story.

QUOTE:

"Bad news?" "Sort of," ... "Apparently I'm dead."

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3/2000

Native Tongue

Hiaasen, Carl
Very humorous story involving a theme park in Florida. And a dolphin. Interestingly, no one had dead animals clamped to their arm in this one...

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Four thousand poinds of ugly Detroit steel on his toes and not even a twinge of pain. Incredible, Pedro thought; the ultimate result of supreme physical conditioning! Or possibly the drugs.

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4/2000

Nature girl

Hiaasen, Carl
Possibly bipolar Honey launches a plan to teach some manners to a Texan telemarketer that insulted her.

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11/2006

Scat

Hiaasen, Carl
Saving a Florida panther kitty and its mother. The usual odd assortment of Carl Characters.

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5/2009

Sick Puppy

Hiaasen, Carl
Palmer Stoat doesn't seem to get the message about his litter- ing. A lovable labrador is on the cover.

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12/2000
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[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Ballard] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barnhill] [Barr- Barr] [Barrows- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie] [Beattie, editor- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Borchert] [Bosch- Brennert] [Brillant- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chabon- Clancy] [Clancy- Cline] [Coakley- Cohen] [Cohen- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Constantine] [Constantine- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crombie] [Cronley- Cussler] [Cussler- Dashner] [Dashner- DiCamillo] [Dick- Doohan] [Dorsey- Drake] [Draper- Elkins] [Elkins- Ephron] [Eszterhas- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Flynn] [Foer- Fox] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Funke] [Funke- Garrigue] [Gash- Goffard] [Going- Grafton] [Grafton- Grant] [Grant- Greenwald] [Greer- Grisham] [Grisham- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Harris] [Harrison- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heley] [Heley- Henry] [Henry- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hirsch] [Hitchcock- Holt] [Holt- Hulme] [Hunter- Jenkins] [Jennings- Kadohata] [Kaminsky- Kandel] [Karr- Kienzle] [Kienzle- Kinney] [Kirby- Kostyal] [Kowal- Larson] [Larson- Leckie] [Leckie- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lichtman- Lowry] [Lowry- MacAvoy] [MacDonald- Manley] [Marcinko- Martini] [Martini- Mazer] [McBain- McCarthy] [McCaughrean- McDevitt] [McDonald- Meyer] [Meyer- Moody] [Moon- Mosley] [Mosley- Nicholson] [Nicholson- Norton] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Rourke] [Oates- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Peacock] [Pears- Perry] [Perry- Pohl] [Pohl- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pullman] [Pullman- Reeve] [Reeve- Riggs] [Ringo- Robinson] [Rodman- Rucka] [Rucka- Sachar] [Sachar- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scott] [Scott- Scottoline] [Sebold- Shields] [Shriver- Sloan] [Sloan- Soto] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stern- Stroud] [Stroud- Tappy] [Tappyly- Townsend] [Tracy- Updale] [Urban- Vance] [Vance- Walter] [Wambaugh- Westerman] [Westerman- Westlake] [Westlake- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yelchin] [Yep- Zusak] 

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