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Closely Akin to Murder (1996) [Novel]
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Series: Claire Malloy
Part: 11

Summary :

Veronica "Ronnie" Landonwood is phoning from Chicago to ask Claire for help in tracking down a blackmailer who threatens to expose her past. Ronnie had been in jail for murder but has rehabilitated herself into a prestigious scientist with a shot at a Nobel Prize - unless her sordid past hits the tabloids. Now she wants Claire to go back to Acapulco, where, as a teenager, she killed a famous Hollywood producer who tried to rape her. This eerie call gives Claire some uneasy feelings about where this odyssey might lead. Taking her sixteen-year-old daughter Caron along on the trip ranks as one of her less quick-witted ideas... especially since both mother and daughter are likely to be confronting danger and/or jail. For some mysterious person in Acapulco, Claire's investigation constitutes a clear and present threat. And the winding road past is leading her toward a truth about the murder night that may proved to be more sinister than a teenaged Ronnie's desperate act of violence. In fact, its reverberations are still being felt - as body after dead body pops up wherever Claire asks a few leading questions. It's enough to make this nosy bookseller fear that the next corpse may be her own.

Original title: Closely Akin to Murder
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

Edition #1: Closely Akin to Murder

Closely Akin to Murder (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Clever...irreverant murder and mayhem." Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate
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Closely Akin to Murder (June 1, 1997)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Onyx Books
ISBN: 0451405617
Dimensions: 3.9 x 6.6 x 1.1
Pages: 272

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