Friday, January 24, 2014

Review: Murder as a Second Language by Joan Hess

 Hardback edition
Cozy mystery Series (A Claire Malloy Mystery)

Claire is bored and to prove it she takes "French Cooking Classes", her hunky new husband Peter Rosen thinks her time might be better spent on some other endeavor.

Claire really does her best to try volunteering her services. It seems she either has to wait for an opening or her services are not needed. This rankles Claire in more ways than one.

Then her daughter Caron and Caron's best friend Inez need to add a little zest to their college applications and resume. This leads them to volunteering to teach English to students from other countries. In turn this leads Claire to the ESL Literacy Council as she was an English major. BUT they don't want her to teach they want her on their board.

That is when the trouble begins because Claire never wanted this gig and she get roped into serving on the board. Then she gets a frantic call from her husband enlisting her help as the not so nice Russian Student of a certain age has been murdered.

Can Claire solve the murder and that is not the only crime at the non-profit organization. The personalities on the board are all a little off the mark of sane. Not to mention some of the students lest we forget the teachers.

Claire has her work cut out for her. She is happy to help and is no longer bored. However, Petter didn't tell her to put her life on the line once again.
MURDER AS A SECOND LANGUAGE is typical to the series. However this is not my favorite mystery in the series. Don't let me stop you from reading the book as I would love to know what you think. Out of ten stars I can only give this one a six.



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