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Fiction Women Sleuths

Playing With Fire

A Claire Abbott Mystery

by (author) Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2015
Category
Women Sleuths, Crime, Supernatural
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459808409
    Publish Date
    Oct 2015
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459808423
    Publish Date
    Oct 2015
    List Price
    $0.99

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  • Age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p

Description

Small-town journalist Claire Abbott has a sixth sense, what the fire chief calls a "radar for crime." When a string of suspicious fires breaks out in town, Claire thinks she knows who the firebug is. Or does she? She finds there is much more to the story than she imagined. Worse, no one will believe her. The firebug is getting bolder, and the fires he sets more dangerous. Claire is now in a race against time to catch the arsonist in the act before he takes a life.
Playing with Fire is the second in a series of mysteries featuring journalist and sleuth Claire Abbott.

About the author

Gail Anderson-Dargatz, whose fictional style has been coined as "Pacific Northwest Gothic" by the Boston Globe, has been published worldwide in English and in many other languages. A Recipe for Bees and The Cure For Death By Lightning were international bestsellers, and were both finalists for the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada. The Cure For Death By Lightning won the UK’s Betty Trask Prize among other awards. A Rhinestone Button was a national bestseller in Canada and her first book, The Miss Hereford Stories, was short-listed for the Leacock Award for humour. Her most recent novel, The Spawning Grounds, released in fall 2016, was again a bestseller. After nearly a decade of teaching within the Optional-Residency MFA program in creative writing at the University of British Columbia, Gail now mentors writers around the world through her own on-line forums. She lives in the Shuswap, the landscape found in so much of her writing.

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"An entertaining, accessible mystery."

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