Murder as A Second Language

Murder as A Second Language

Streaming Audiobook - 2014
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Claire Malloy, now a married woman of leisure, tries her hand at volunteering but instead lands right in the middle of another murder investigation. Longtime bookseller and single mother Claire Malloy has recently married her long-term beau and moved out of her less than opulent apartment into a sprawling, newly remodeled house. Her daughter, Caron, is making plans for college. All of this leaves Claire with something she hasn't had in quite a while: spare time. When her attempts to learn French cooking start getting mixed reviews, she agrees to help Caron and her best friend Inez fluff up their college applications by volunteering as an ESL tutor with the Farberville Literacy Council. But her modest effort to give back quickly becomes a nightmare when she's railroaded onto the board of directors of the troubled nonprofit. Vandalism, accusations of embezzlement, epic budget problems, and a cacophony of heavily accented English speakers are just the tip of the iceberg. Just as she decides that it might be best to extricate herself, Claire gets a frantic call from her husband, Deputy Chief Peter Rosen. One of the students, an older Russian woman named Ludmilla, famed for her unpleasantness, has been murdered in the offices of the Farberville Literary Council. For the first time ever, Peter actually asks Claire for her help.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781482948264
1482948265
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 50 min.)) : digital
Call Number: eAudio

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Bebu
Apr 03, 2017

I usually avoid books with stupid titles (i.e. Deader Homes and Garden, Murder as a Second Language, etc.), but there was a lack of interesting pre-loaded mp3 books available. This one is reasonably well written, but the main character was pretty bland and spineless and it's not very likely that she would be participating in a murder investigation. I certainly could have done without the character of her snotty, spoiled daughter. I really wasn't all that interested in the story, so I turned it in about 1/3 of the way through it.

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maipenrai
Dec 04, 2016

(Book 19 in the Claire Malloy series)

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