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Desert Autumn

(The second book in the Claire Gray series)
A novel by

Claire Gray is a much-traveled, highly regarded, and very successful theatrical director who, in the prime of her career, accepts an offer to head the Theater Department at Desert Arts College near Palm Springs, California. Funded by an enigmatic billionaire, Desert Arts is a new college with a state-of-the-art facility and a prestigious faculty recruited for its inaugural year. But Claire's start is not particularly auspicious - before the school year has even begun, Claire stumbles across a dead body.

The dead body is the wife of a fellow faculty member, whom Claire agreed to drive home from the airport on his return from a recruiting trip. Since no good deed goes unpunished, Claire is now on the fringe of a homicide investigation. Even though she has a million things to do before the semester starts, Claire just can't seem to leave the murder case alone. Drawing on her theatrical expertise, including a keen understanding of human nature, plotting, and motivation, Claire sets out to untangle the mystery surrounding the brutal murder. There is, however, a murderer on the loose, and if Claire isn't careful and lucky, her debut as a sleuth might well be her final act.


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Hardback Editions

December 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: Desert Autumn: A Claire Gray Mystery (Claire Gray Mysteries)
Author(s): Michael Craft
ISBN: 0-312-28034-3 / 978-0-312-28034-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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