Dear Miss Demeanor Mass Market Paperback – Dec 15 1990
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“Hess's books are funny, acerbic, touching, terrific.” ―Elizabeth Peters
“Joan Hess is one very funny woman.” ―Susan Dunlap
“Joan Hess is the funniest mystery writer to come down the pipe since England's incomparable Pamela Branch. And oh, how well Joan writes.” ―Carolyn G. Hart--This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
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Suddenly the ghastly prinicipal of Fabervile High as well as the nasty janitor/custodian are poisoned and naturally old Miss Parchester seems to be the culprit. However, several of the teaching staff seem to have a motif to quieten the principal and/or the janitor.
Substituting in teaching Claire does her bit of sleuthing in order to solve the crimes.
As I have mentioned before, this book is not a thriller. Claire Malloy is a witty person, however, and has to cope with raising a teenage daughter mostly always speaking in capital letters and therefore is nearly incessantly involed in "adolescent melodrama" (p. 3). Yet another funny tidbit is Claire's relationship to local CID-boss Peter Rosen who seems to be a hunk, but a bit clumsy when it comes to investigating.
Result: The right book, if you want to spend an afternoon chuckling in front of the fireplace or in the garden.
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I got started on Joan Hess books from her Arly Hanks Maggody series (fantastic books). These are not as good but still quite entertaining little stories. Read morePublished on March 29 2004 by J. Gielow
I picked this book up at a school book sale amidst piles of paperbacks that had been donated for their fundraiser. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2004 by MZ