Hen of the Baskervilles
Meg Langslow must solve a murder at a state fair and rescue a kidnapped prize chicken in the next in Donna Andrews's award-winning, New York Times bestselling series Meg Langslow is helping Mayor Randall Shiffley organize the Virginia Un-Fair, Caerphilly’s entry in the race to replace the old... show more
Meg Langslow must solve a murder at a state fair and rescue a kidnapped prize chicken in the next in Donna Andrews's award-winning, New York Times bestselling series Meg Langslow is helping Mayor Randall Shiffley organize the Virginia Un-Fair, Caerphilly’s entry in the race to replace the old state fair (which has gone bankrupt). While patrolling the fairgrounds, Meg runs into her friend Molly, who has been building a successful business making artisan cheeses. Molly is terrified that she may lose her farm because her idle husband has left her for a rich hobby winemaker and is demanding his half of the land. Meg enlists Mother's help to find Molly a divorce lawyer, which Mother is all the more willing to do because the unfaithful husband's new girlfriend is the bete noire of the wine pavilion (Mother's kingdom while the fair lasts), due to her execrable wines, hideous labels, and aggressively bad behavior. She is so universally disliked that Meg begins to worry about her safety. But it's Brett (the unfaithful husband) whose murdered body she and Michael find that night—and Molly who is swiftly accused as his killer. Meg is convinced that her friend wouldn’t so much as harm a fly, but can she find the real killer before it’s too late? Will she be able to sort the truth from the winemaker’s accusations? And will she ever track down the stolen bantam rooster that went missing on the first night of the fair?
Publish date: July 16th 2013
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Meg Langslow (#15)
Another enjoyable adventure with Meg Langslow. In this episode, Meg is in charge of the logistics for the Caerphilly UnFair, which is in danger of destruction by theft and vandalism. A quilt has gone missing, a pumpkin has been smashed, and animals, including some heritage chickens, are disappearing...
It's pleasant to read this series because the people in it seem like old friends. The mystery wasn't much of a challenge but the characters and the humor more than make up for it,
I'm a huge fan of this series - Meg would be on one of those "book characters you'd like to know/be" lists, if I kept such a thing. Her family is wacky, colourful and eccentric and Meg is an absolute master at controlling all of them without them actually knowing it. I admire that skill. She is the ...
Not as funny as the earlier books in the series.