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Book Information: Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies (1995) [Novel]
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Series: Claire Malloy
Part: 10

Summary :

Leave it to Claire Malloy, owner of the Book Depot in Farberville, to start out having tea with retired schoolteacher Miss Emily Parchester and end up investigating a murder. An avant-garde artist who moved into a house on Willow Street has the whole neighborhood up in arms. His "interactive art," complete with a nearly nude model and a coffin in the front yard, is attracting a mob of noisy gawkers. Irate residents are worried about declining property values. The local mystery writer cannot meet her deadlines with the constant clatter. And when the artist's estranged wife rolls up in a limo and announces to one and all that she intends to have him committed to a mental institution, all of Farberville is in a dither. But before the night is out, even stranger things happen: the volatile artist's house goes up in smoke, a dead body is found inside the coffin, the artist is promptly arrested for murder...and Claire Malloy, devoted amateur sleuth that she is, starts snooping where she doesn't belong.

Original title: Busy Bodies
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

Edition #1: Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Witty, pithy and beautifully plotted...my favorite Claire Malloy so far." Patricia Moyes, author of Twice in a Blue Moon
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Busy Bodies (May 1, 1996)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Onyx Books
ISBN: 0451405609
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.7 x 0.8
Pages: 272

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