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A Diet to Die For (Claire Malloy #5)

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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. ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published January 7th 2002 by Minotaur Books (first published 1989)
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Loraine
Mar 19, 2016 Loraine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
SUMMARY: 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 me ...more
Jenn
May 01, 2008 Jenn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Claire Malloy believes there is just one thing better than chocolate...and it's not jumping around in an aerobics class. Nonetheless, she gets roped into accompanying a chubby heiress named Maribeth to Farberville, Arkansas's hottest new fitness center. Personally, Claire thinks the best way for Maribeth to lose 160 unnecessary pounfs would be to dump her abusive husband. But while Claire's teenage daughter Caron unseccessfully tries every fad diet she can find (as long as it doesn't mean cuttin ...more
The Badger
Jul 04, 2016 The Badger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Claire Malloy series is a step above a Cozy, mainly because you actually LIKE the characters. Claire is the single mother of Caron, a teenaged daughter who's at the age of speaking in ALL CAPS. Claire is also the proprietor of a bookstore (which she doesn't seem to spend much time in, on account of solving murders and trying to calm Caron down to at least italics). Peter is Claire's detective boyfriend whom she's lucky to have, otherwise she'd spend the majority of her time in a holding cell ...more
Mary Newcomb
The local diet center seems to be the center of some disturbing activity. When not being exasperated by her daughter (and her daughter's sidekick), Claire figures it all out.


Kyrie
Sep 10, 2012 Kyrie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I really had empathy for Lt. Peter Rosen. After all her other adventures, one would think Claire Molloy would know better than to try to figure out stuff on her own. In this story, she was definitely on a par with her daughter. Also, I think I would have strangled her friend Joanie in the first quarter of the story. I guess that'll be a murder mystery for another time.
C-shaw
This is been on my shelves for years, and I finally took it down and started it. So far I do not care for the protagonist, Claire Malloy, a somewhat insipid bookstore owner, nor her bratty teenaged daughter.
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My opinion didn't change. Don't care for the "Claire Malloy" mystery series.
Karen
Feb 25, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
Love the series and the humor
Patti
May 15, 2012 Patti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cozy Book Lovers
This is the 5th book in the Claire Malloy Series.
Carla Suzanne
Not my favorite in the series but a good read.
Susan Smith
Jul 08, 2007 Susan Smith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mothers with teenage daughters
An easy to carry easy to read vacation book.
Sandy Weir
Dec 15, 2013 Sandy Weir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun read with Mrs. Malloy. I am trying to just read all of the series as I enjoy the conversations and reflections (a little spicy irony just what I need with all of this snow).
Daelith
Mar 14, 2012 Daelith rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-read
Not one of the better one in this series for me. I still like Claire's witty comebacks though.
Charlene Gordon
Ok book. Not as good as her Maggody series. Read this in 1998.
Lesley Looper
Enjoyed the college town/bookstore setting, and the diet-related theme running through the story. I like the suthor's use of humor as well.
Shirley
Jun 25, 2009 Shirley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Continuing on my Joan Hess marathon. Another good one.
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Joan Hess is the author of both the Claire Malloy and the Maggody mystery series. She is a winner of the American Mystery Award, a member of Sisters in Crime, and a former president of the American Crime Writers League. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Joan Hess also writes a mystery series under the pseudonym of Joan Hadley.

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