The Hen of the Baskervilles

The Hen of the Baskervilles

A Meg Langslow Mystery

Book - 2013
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"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?" --Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250007513
1250007518
Call Number: ANDREWS
Characteristics: viii, 308 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Langslow, Meg (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Theft -- Fiction.
Fairs -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction

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hashworld
Feb 15, 2015

Good, fun read.
Ms. Andrews maintains the tempo throughout. Not a single page bores. Good, simplistic setting, filled mostly with relatable, likeable characters. I read during my daily commute to work and this is a perfect book for that. It makes you look forward to the next day commute but at the same time, simple enough to not make you think of the plot at work or at home. On to next Meg Langslow series from Ms. Andrews!!!

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ggrandel
Aug 20, 2014

As usual,Ms. Andrews has a hit. If you enjoy quirky characters and amusement with your murder and mayhem, read this book and the whole series as well.

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merlinsilver
Apr 21, 2014

Terrific Mystery Cozy. The characters are fun and conversation flows easily. Looking forward to her next book.

LaughingOne Dec 09, 2013

Not as good as others in this series. If this is your first Meg Langslow mystery, don't read it yet. Go back and read in chronological order. You'll appreciate the interrelationships better if you get the history. There are a LOT of people and convoluted family relationships. If you don't mind confusion, this is a light and enjoyable read.

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lilaki
Nov 17, 2013

I enjoy reading about Meg and her crazy family. This book doesn't include as much of the family, but she still hears all the gossip, gets into trouble and identifies the culprit. The book will make a lot more sense if you've read part of the series before, but I think it will be OK as a stand-alone or introduction to the Lanslow family and Caerphilly.

rowanquincy Nov 01, 2013

Didn't hold my interest, didn't like the main character. Won't be reading any more of this series.

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cardigramma
Sep 13, 2013

Very good story but not as funny as she usually is.

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