By Beth Groundwater
The 1st booklet within the CLAIRE HANOVER secret SERIES
An Agatha Award Finalist for top First Novel
Feeling ignored through her workaholic husband, forty-something reward basket clothier Claire Hanover joins an aerobics category on the urging of her ally Ellen. Divorced and bitterly unsatisfied, Ellen and many of the different girls within the category upload a bit vicarious pleasure to their lives by way of flirting with the good-looking teacher, Enrique. In a second of weak point, Claire is of the same opinion to enable the captivating Enrique come to her apartment to provide her a therapeutic massage. She realizes she has made a perilous mistake whilst Enrique is shot and killed in her bed room and her husband Roger is arrested for the murder.
Determined to transparent Roger’s identify and shop her marriage, Claire units out to discover the true killer, encountering drug purchasers, jealous ex-girlfriends, and offended police officers alongside the way in which.
“A demanding, fascinating debut.”—KIRKUS REVIEWS
“Will entice determined Housewives fanatics and people who like cozies with a little bit spice.” —BOOKLIST
“A genuine winner! Don’t pass over it.”—Maggie Sefton, bestselling writer of Knit One, Kill Two
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Phlegmatic with sanguine aspect) Badger: A fierce creature, for its size. Their tenaciousness is legendary. Some are born to be the servants of the others, and clean the nests by lying on their backs and holding onto the soil, whilst being dragged out by others. Virtues & Flaws: Enduring Constitution, Ferocity (when cornered); either Pack Leader or Pack Mentality. Qualities: Aggressive, Grapple, Large Claws, Tireless. (melancholic) Bear: The bear is a nurturing creature who gives birth to formless young, which are then licked into shape.
There are a number of famous chimeras mentioned in legend, such as the griffin, hippogriff, and unicorn, but the chimera need not mimic one of these famous examples. Instead, the inner heartbeast can take any two creatures and borrow features from each. The storyguide should ensure that the combined form chosen as a character’s inner heartbeast is still noble; for example, a hybrid of tortoise and falcon looks ridiculous, even though the individual animals qualify as noble. Naturally, one of the base creatures must be the outer heartbeast of the magus, and for the most part, this animal should make up at least half of the chimera’s body.
The third can be either male or female, but is usually a priest of a pagan god. Upon being chosen as a hierophant, a magus is Initiated into the Mystery of Hermetic Synthemata (see The Mysteries Revised Edition) by the other two. This Mystery is vital in the Huntress’s plans, as with it they hope to be able to control the messiah when they create him. During the rite, the Initiate reveals her identity to the other two hierophants; thus, the senior hierophant always knows the identity of the other two, whereas the junior knows the identity of neither of the others.
A Real Basket Case (Claire Hanover Mystery, Book 1) by Beth Groundwater