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A Real Basket Case

(The first book in the Claire Hanover, Gift Basket Designer series)
A novel by

Agatha Award Best First Novel (nominee)
Feeling neglected by her workaholic husband, forty-something gift basket designer Claire Hanover joins an aerobics class at the urging of her best friend Ellen. Divorced and bitterly unhappy, Ellen and most of the other women in the class add a little vicarious excitement to their lives by flirting with the handsome instructor, Enrique. In a moment of weakness, Claire agrees to let the charming Enrique come to her house to give her a massage. She realizes she has made a deadly mistake when Enrique is shot and killed in her bedroom and her husband Roger is arrested for the murder.

Determined to clear Roger's name and save her marriage, Claire sets out to find the real killer, encountering drug dealers, jealous ex-girlfriends, and angry cops along the way.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A gutsy sleuth, a fast-paced plot, and intriguing characters that keep you guessing. A Real Basket Case is a real winner! Don't miss it." - Maggie Sefton

Used availability for Beth Groundwater's A Real Basket Case

Hardback Editions

March 2007 : USA Hardback

Title: A Real Basket Case (Five Star Mystery) (Five Star First Edition Mystery)
Author(s): Beth Groundwater
ISBN: 1-59414-547-4 / 978-1-59414-547-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star
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Paperback Editions

November 2011 : USA Paperback

Title: A Real Basket Case (A Claire Hanover Mystery)
Author(s): Beth Groundwater
ISBN: 0-7387-2701-6 / 978-0-7387-2701-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Midnight Ink
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January 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: A Real Basket Case (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Beth Groundwater
ISBN: 1-59722-674-2 / 978-1-59722-674-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc
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