Murder as a Second Language
Arkansas bookseller Claire Malloy once again finds herself in the midst of a murder investigation in Hess's (Deader Homes and Gardens, 2012) clever latest. After deciding to volunteer at the Farberville Literacy Council, Claire quickly finds herself railroaded onto the troubled Board of Directors. Embezzlement and vandalism are one thing, murder quite another. When an older Russian woman named Ludmilla is found dead in the council's offices, Claire's husband, Deputy Chief Peter Rosen, asks for her help in solving the case. Another winner in this long-running series.