Friday, August 2, 2013

Book Review Friday: The Hen of the Baskervilles

The Hen of the Baskervilles is the latest installment in Donna Andrew's Meg Langslow mystery series, and it does not disappoint.  It's late summer when the story opens. Meg  and her husband, Michael Waterston, are trying to juggle their two-year-old twin sons, Meg's eccentric relatives, and an assortment of wacky friends and neighbors as the townsfolk of Caerphilly, Virginia host a county fair.  A few acts of vandalism could be the work of pranksters, but there's an undercurrent of resentment among the exhibitors and one dark evening, after the fair closes,someone ends up dead.   A great cozy mystery with no sex, no drugs, just a little rock and roll and a character driven story that's sure to please.

You can read this as a standalone novel, but to get the full impact of Meg's wacky family history start with Murder with Peacocks and read the books in order.

For a complete list of Donna Andrew's books click here.

If you like your cozy mysteries on the humorous side, you might like these:

The Southern Sisters mysteries by Anne George, start with Murder on a Girls' Night Out
The Death on Demand series by Carolyn Hart, start with Death on Demand
The Claire Malloy series by Joan Hess, start with Strangled Prose
The Izzy Spellman mysteries by Lisa Lutz, start with The Spellman Files

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