Dear Miss Demeanor

Dear Miss Demeanor

Miss Demeanor was onthe second page, which wasdated October 22. Dear Miss Demeanor, My boyfriend wants to take me to a fancy French restaurantfor our onemonth anniversary. Hewants toorder champagne, butthe waiterprobably won't serve us.

Author: Joan Hess

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447277361

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Agatha Award-winning author Joan Hess, the prolific creator of the Claire Malloy and Maggody mysteries, is beloved for her clever sleuths, quirky characters, and her ingenious plotting. At Farberville High, it's reading, writing ... and murder. Who knows what evil lurks in the halls of Farbervilles' high school-or what blackmail is hidden in Miss Demeanor's Falcon Crier advice column? Certainly not bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy-until her daughter Caron persuades her to substitute for disgraced column editor and journalism teacher Emily Parchester. Surely Miss Parchester cannot be guilty of embezzlement. But the petty charges graduate to murder when Principal Weiss gets his last licks from Miss Parchester's peach compote. Miss Parchester herself, last seen at a local sanitarium, is suddenly missing. And now it's up to Claire to find someone who's been schooled in the fine art of murder...
Categories: Fiction

Dear Ms Demeanor

Dear Ms  Demeanor

Demeanor's chapter-opening guidelines for assisting their children through life's awkward moments, big and small. With its friendly question- and-answer format, Dear Ms. Demeanor . . . provides today's kids with sound advice for ...

Author: Mary Mitchell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: 0809236303

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Answers questions about etiquette, including table manners, and personal relationships with family members, friends, and the opposite sex
Categories: Social Science

Claire Malloy Mysteries 1 3

Claire Malloy Mysteries 1 3

Strangled Prose; The Murder at the Mimosa Inn; Dear Miss Demeanor Joan Hess. From the Falcon Crier, Volume 7, Number 2, October 15 Dear Miss Demeanor, How far should a girl go on the first date? Dear Reader, On the first date, ...

Author: Joan Hess

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781250159519

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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In the small and colorful town of Farberville, Arkansas, widow and single mother Claire Malloy struggles with keeping her small local bookstore in the black, with the drama of her young teenage daughter Caron (WHO SPEAKS IN ALL CAPS), the handsome local police Lt. Peter Rosen, and murder. And at least for those puzzling murder investigations, there's a solution—one that she's determined to uncover. Strangled Prose Mildred, author of a smutty new romance, is found murdered after a party at Claire’s bookstore. Claire is left wondering who could have hated Mildred with such passion, but soon finds that the romances contained as much fact as fiction—and perhaps hold the clue to the killer’s identity! The Murder at the Mimosa Inn Claire brings her petulant daughter Caron along to a mock-murder weekend at the charming Mimosa Inn. But fiction becomes alarmingly real as the mock-victim isn’t just playing dead—he’s really been murdered. More determined than ever to find the killer, Claire combs the grounds of the country inn for this most unwelcome guest. Dear Miss Demeanor The scandals mount in Farberville when a respected teacher is fired for pilfering petty cash and suggestive letters are sent to the local advice columnist. Claire Malloy, working undercover to investigate the possible embezzlement, finds herself in the thick of it all when the high school principal is murdered and the killer is still on the loose.
Categories: Fiction

Mummy Dearest

Mummy Dearest

THE CLAIRE MALLOY MYSTERIES BY JOAN HESS Strangled Prose The Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn Dear Miss Demeanor Roll Over and Play Dead A Diet to Die For A Really Cute Corpse Death by the Light of the Moon Poisoned Pins A Holly ...

Author: Joan Hess

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429948692

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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After a somewhat long and, at times, strange courtship, Claire Malloy -- a single, widowed mother of a teenage daughter and a bookseller in Farberville, Arkansas - has finally said 'I do' to her swain, Lt. Peter Rosen of the Farberville Police Department. Now they are on their honeymoon in Luxor, Egypt. Well, Claire is on her honeymoon - accompanied by Caron, her teenaged daughter, and Inez, Caron's best friend and frequent partner in adventure. Peter is mostly away on various mysterious consultations with equally mysterious government agencies is his new, completely undiscussed, role in law enforcement. Staying at the glamorous Winter Palace in Luxor, Claire is intent on a quiet, uneventful honeymoon involving shopping, tourist sites, and, when it can't avoided, drinks with the local British expatriate contingent. But despite her determined efforts to avoid any involvement in criminous events, the tenor of the trip quickly switches from bucolic to creepy. First, Caron and Inez are chased through darkened deserted alleys by persons unknown. Then a blond college student of their recent acquaintance is kidnapped by two young men on horseback in a scene reminiscent of a Rudolf Valentino film. Something is clearly afoot in this tourist paradise, and now Claire will stop at nothing to find out what.
Categories: Fiction

scandal

 scandal

From: Lucy Vacarro Dear Miss Demeanor: With your finger on the pulse of Lav-Oaks's most popular gossip channel, you likely already know me. I've recently been embroiled in a scandal over some photos taken at a postprom party, ...

Author: Sarah Ockler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481401241

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 499

After pictures of Lucy kissing her best friend's boyfriend emerge in the world of social media, she becomes a social pariah when the scandal rocks her school in this comedic, edgy novel from the author of "The Book of Broken Hearts" and "Bittersweet."
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Out on a Limb

Out on a Limb

—Library Journal on The Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn “Dear Miss Demeanor is great fun . . . Hess's poniard is tipped with subtle wit.” —Chicago Sun Times on Dear Miss Demeanor “Hess's theme is a serious one, but she handles it ...

Author: Joan Hess

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429905398

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Farberville, Arkansas is normally a quiet college town, where bookseller Claire Malloy tends her small store and raises her somewhat dramatic teenage daughter Caron. But this week, it's gone a bit out of control. A local group of activists calling themselves the Farberville Green Party is protesting a developer's plan to remove a copse of trees by having retired schoolteacher Miss Emily Parchester camp out in one of them while chained to it by the ankle. While concerned about the aged Miss Parchester's vigil in the tree, Claire isn't able to talk her down-and if that wasn't turmoil enough, a baby is left on Claire's doorstep with a note from his mother asking her to care for him for a few days. While trying to track down the mother, Claire tries to avoid alerting either the authorities or the local gossips, but both efforts are doomed to failure. When Claire is sighted buying diapers, the unlikely rumor that her daughter has an illegitimate child runs rampant in Caron's high school. And when Claire does track down the mother of the child, it is because the teenager has been arrested for the murder of her own father - who is the local developer at the center of the controversy surrounding the trees. Unconvinced that the baby's mother is really responsible, and juggling feedings and diaperings for the first time in fifteen-some years, Claire decides that the only way to rescue Caron's reputation and the baby's mother - not to mention coaxing Miss Parchester down out of the tree - is to uncover the truth behind the murder.
Categories: Fiction

A Diet to Die For

A Diet to Die For

—Library journal on The Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn “Dear Miss Demeanor is great fun ... Hess's poniard is tipped with subtle wit.” —Chicago Sun Times on Dear Miss Demeanor “Hess's theme is. “Witty, ironic, and biting .

Author: Joan Hess

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429922753

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Claire Malloy believes there is just one thing better than chocolate...and it's not jumping a round in an aerobics class. Nonetheless, she gets roped into accompanying a chubby heiress named Maribeth to Faberville, Arkansas's hottest new fitness center. Personally, Claire thinks the best way for Maribeth to lose 160 unnecessary pounds would be to dump her abusive husband. But while Claire's teenage daughter Caron unsuccessfully tries every fad diet she can find (as long as it doesn't mean cutting out pizza), Claire has to admit Maribeth's commitment to diet, workouts, and supplements is working...until things go horribly wrong. Besides becoming moonstruck over the big-muscled fitness instructor, Maribeth is acting loony outside the gym as well. And when she ends up "accidentally" dead, Claire starts to exercise her instincts for crime...and hunt for a killer.
Categories: Fiction

Roll Over and Play Dead

Roll Over and Play Dead

—Library Journal on The Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn “Dear Miss Demeanor is great fun...Hess's poniard is tipped with subtle wit.” —The Chicago Sun Times on Dear Miss Demeanor “Hess's theme is a serious one, but she handles it ...

Author: Joan Hess

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781466807617

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Murder is going to the dogs. . . Bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy has donned another hat (or is that a collar?)-as a petsitter extraordinaire. Her furry charges are Miss Emily Parchester's beloved basset hounds, Nick and Nora, and two very good dogs they are. Everything is just ducky...until they vanish. Other neighbors' pets have also disappeared, and no doubt a dognapper is on the prowl. . . Switching to her sleuthing chapeau, Claire quickly locates the shabby abode of Newton Churls, who runs a black market in stolen animals. But instead of a pen filled with purloined pooches, Claire finds one very dead Newton-and it appears his own pit bull terriers did him in. Or did they? Claire smells a human rat behind the brutal murder. And mysteriously, Nick and Nora are still missing. Now Claire is doggedly determined to find them...and run a killer to the ground.
Categories: Fiction

A Really Cute Corpse

A Really Cute Corpse

—Library Journal on The Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn “Dear Miss Demeanor is great fun ... Hess's poniard is tipped with subtle wit.” —Chicago Sun Times on Dear Miss Demeanor More ... “Hess's theme is a serious one, ...

Author: Joan Hess

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781466815735

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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When Claire Malloy's best friend Luanne Bradshaw goes down with a badly sprained ankle, someone must fill in her shoes as Thurberfest beauty Pageant coordinator and usher a bevy of aspiring beauty queen through the two-day event. Enter Claire Malloy to the rescue. But this is one job Claire would gladly be fired from. Now, already fending off a hostile theater owner, and overly-agressive personal trainer, an incontinent show-dog, a fifteen-year-old daughter with more growing pains than she can count, and a talent contest in need of some talent, Claire must face one more problem--someone is trying to kill the reigning Miss Thurberfest. When a ghastly murder scene signals the culprit's success, Claire's investigative instincts take over, but when she digs too close to the truth, the race is on to discover the killer's identity before Claire herself is crowned the next victim...
Categories: Fiction

Death by the Light of the Moon

Death by the Light of the Moon

—Library Journal on The Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn “Dear Miss Demeanor is great fun...Hess's poniard is tipped with subtle wit.” —Chicago Sun Times on Dear Miss Demeanor “Hess's theme is a serious one, but she handles it ...

Author: Joan Hess

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781466807624

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Things that go bump in the Bayou... For bookseller and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy getting a root canal beats going to a Malloy family reunion. But it is time her fifteen-year-old daughter Caron visits her deceased father's relatives. Now Claire and Caron have arrived at Malloy Manor, a run-down mansion in Louisiana's bayou country...where the mosquitoes are big enough to barbecue, the swamp is crawling with alligators, the butler looks like he stepped out of a teen slasher movie, and the wheelchair-bound matriarch, Miss Justicia, races around the grounds cackling like a loon. It's the perfect setting-for a murder. Before a night has passed, Miss Justicia is sleeping with the fishes. The police call it a "tragic accident." Caron is all for calling a cab. But Claire wants to have a closer look at her "loving" relatives since she has a hunch leaving Malloy Manor isn't going to be all that easy...and neither is staying alive.
Categories: Fiction