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Big Foot Stole My Wife! and Other Stories Hardcover – Feb 2003

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Five Star; 1 edition (February 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078624318X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786243181
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 14.7 x 2.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 381 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,791,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

Agatha and Macavity winner Joan Hess, author of Out on a Limb and other novels in her Claire Malloy series, as well as Maggody and the Moonbeams and other novels in her Arly Hanks series, will please her fans with Big Foot Stole My Wife! And Other Stories. Most of the 11 tales are on the light side, but the final entry, "Another Room," shows how good Hess can be at psychological suspense.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Format: Hardcover
This eleven-collection mystery anthology showcases Joan Hess at her for the most part amusing best. Two of the tales star Claire Malloy and two others Arkansas Sheriff Arly Hanks (the Maggody novels). Those four tales alone would make the short story collection worth reading, but the other seven tales are also well written with six containing the author's renowned humor with a wink. Surprisingly, the final contribution seems out of place, as it is more of a psychological suspense thriller than Ms. Hess's typical satirical biting social barb that leaves no one standing. Besides the writer's fans and towns with populations under 800, anyone who appreciates a strong anthology will want to read BIG FOOT STOLE MY WIFE! AND OTHER STORIES. Additionally, Ms. Hess' readership will also enjoy her previous collection, DEATH OF A ROMANCE WRITER AND OTHER STORIES.
Harriet Klausner
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable satirical mysteries April 4 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This eleven-collection mystery anthology showcases Joan Hess at her for the most part amusing best. Two of the tales star Claire Malloy and two others Arkansas Sheriff Arly Hanks (the Maggody novels). Those four tales alone would make the short story collection worth reading, but the other seven tales are also well written with six containing the author's renowned humor with a wink. Surprisingly, the final contribution seems out of place, as it is more of a psychological suspense thriller than Ms. Hess's typical satirical biting social barb that leaves no one standing. Besides the writer's fans and towns with populations under 800, anyone who appreciates a strong anthology will want to read BIG FOOT STOLE MY WIFE! AND OTHER STORIES. Additionally, Ms. Hess' readership will also enjoy her previous collection, DEATH OF A ROMANCE WRITER AND OTHER STORIES.
Harriet Klausner
5.0 out of 5 stars Bigfoot Stole His Wife But Hess Steals the Show Aug. 22 2016
By J. Sasse - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
When it comes to blending humor and mystery, few do it quite as well as Joan Hess.  Her Arly Hanks mysteries set in quirky backwater Maggody as well as her Claire Malloy cozies have long been favorites.  Fortunately for readers, many of the novels are now available in ebook form.

Big Foot Stole My Wife and Other Stories gives readers a sampling of Joan Hess’s uniquely humorous and often surprising writing.  If you are like me, the various twists will leave you smiling, even or perhaps especially when justice isn’t served.  The stories vary widely in style, but all are cleverly plotted.  As a bonus, she has included a few stories featuring Arly Hanks and one featuring Claire Malloy.  

Whether you are a long time fan of Joan Hess or a newcomer looking for some light mysteries with a humorous twist, Big Foot Stole My Wife and Other Stories is an anthology that will leave you smiling.

5/5

I received a copy of Big Foot Stole My Wife and Other Stories from the publisher and netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

—Crittermom 
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5.0 out of 5 stars Big Foot stole my wife! March 9 2012
By B. Idle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The title sets the tone for some fun reading of short stories. In this fast-paced world it's nice to find something you can enjoy in spurts. Much as I love novels, I love good short stories just as much. This is a good example.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read Aug. 9 2016
By Not in WEP - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Hess never disappoints
5.0 out of 5 stars really enjoy amazon.com March 27 2015
By mary - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Simple to use.


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