FOXGLOVE by Mary Anne Kelly


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Photographer Claire Breslinsky, visiting her prospective house in Richmond Hill, Queens, is delighted to find that one of her new neighbors is her old friend Theresa (""Tree"") Medicino. But before Claire and her family can move in, Tree is dead, apparently of a stroke--though Claire's convinced she's been killed by her husband Andrew Dover, who's callously installed a satellite dish on their house, taken up with Portia McTavish, and parked his neglected daughter Dharma with Claire. Taking time out from an endless round of cute family crises--her sister Carmela, whose husband is still in love with Claire, has written a play to star her sister Zinnie; Claire's old guru Swamiji arrives with a disciple en route to Berkeley; motherly child-killer Mrs. Dixon (Park Lane South, Queens, 1990) has escaped from the asylum--Claire manages to stumble on the not-very-interesting solution. As before: much boisterous domestic intrigue, laced with lethal doses of tedious Irish charm and just enough mystery to leave you thoroughly exasperated.

Pub Date: Dec. 16th, 1992
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: St. Martin's