DAMSELS IN DISTRESS
Hess' latest is a wonderfully written cozy filled with well-developed
characters and nonstop suspense.
The Renaissance fair of Farberville, Ark., comes brilliantly to life when
murders occur and the suspects are more than plentiful.
The mystery heats up when Angie, another fair participant, dies in a house fire. As Claire investigates the mystery surrounding her death, she and her daughter take part in the Renaissance fair -- where they stumble upon yet another murder.
(St. Martin's Minotaur, Apr., 304 pp., $24.95)