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By Beth Groundwater

The 1st ebook within the CLAIRE HANOVER secret SERIES
An Agatha Award Finalist for most sensible First Novel

Feeling missed by means of her workaholic husband, forty-something present basket clothier Claire Hanover joins an aerobics classification on the urging of her ally Ellen. Divorced and bitterly unsatisfied, Ellen and many of the different ladies within the type upload a bit vicarious pleasure to their lives by way of flirting with the good-looking teacher, Enrique. In a second of weak spot, Claire consents to enable the fascinating Enrique come to her residence to offer her a therapeutic massage. She realizes she has made a perilous mistake while Enrique is shot and killed in her bed room and her husband Roger is arrested for the murder.

Determined to transparent Roger’s identify and shop her marriage, Claire units out to discover the genuine killer, encountering drug buyers, jealous ex-girlfriends, and indignant law enforcement officials alongside the best way.

Praise:
“A demanding, interesting debut.”—KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Will entice determined Housewives lovers and those that like cozies with slightly spice.” —BOOKLIST

“A actual winner! Don’t leave out it.”—Maggie Sefton, bestselling writer of Knit One, Kill Two

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Yes, it would be very nice one day to have a flat, and yes, she would look, but nothing was ever done. So Isabel had decided she would do it. She would look for something suitable and set Grace up in it. She could easily afford to do this. Isabel was discreet about her financial position, but the Louisiana and Gulf Land Company, a large part of which she had inherited through her mother, had done and continued to do well. There was no shortage of funds, as the quarterly statement of assets from the Northern Trust revealed.

But then she thought: Some do, and so she added, “Except actors. ” Patrick could be both of these, she thought. She wondered whether a narcissistic actor would be an improvement on an unfaithful wine merchant, which is what Toby had been. Motor insurance companies rated people according to occupa- T H E R I G H T AT T I T U D E T O R A I N 55 tion when they assessed risk; poets and journalists paid a higher premium than lawyers and librarians. It had not occurred to her before, but now she saw it: the risk a man posed to a woman probably ran in parallel to the insurance risk he represented.

Ultimately everything that the poets said about love was a romanticization of the fundamental biological imperative: find somebody with whom to produce children and who will help you raise them. She did not have the chance to speak at length to Patrick until they were seated at the table. Exercising her prerogative as hostess, she had placed Patrick on her right, which would enable her to find out what she needed to find out. He proved forthcoming. He was a lawyer, he revealed. He worked for a firm that specialised in takeovers, which he called acquisitions.

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