The Hen of the Baskervilles
Meg Langslow Mystery #15
St. Martin's Paperbacks
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
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A dastardly murder and the kidnapping of a prize chicken
threaten to ruin Caerphilly's state fairâ€”fortunately, Meg
Langslow is on the case of The Hen of the
The newest mystery in Donna Andrews's gut-bustingly funny,
award-winning, New York Times bestselling series is
anything but elementary. 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). Before a line can even form outside the
ticket booth, however, a pair of Bantam Russian Orloff
chickens are stolen from their coop in the chicken tent.
Soon, a rash of vandalism crops up at the fair, showing no
heritage farm animal, prize vegetable, or artisanal craft to
While patrolling the fairgrounds, determined to catch the
perp, Meg runs into her friend Molly, who has been building
a successful business making goat cheeses. Molly is
terrified that she may lose her farm because her idle
husband Brett has left her for Genette Sedgewick, a rich
hobby winemaker, and is demanding his half of the land. Meg
enlists Mother's help to find Molly a divorce lawyer, but
later that night, Brett is found murdered and Molly 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 track down the vandal who has been
terrorizingâ€”however creativelyâ€”the fair's participants? And
will Michael be able to convince her to add members of his
new favorite heritage breed to their growing menagerie?
Meg's most hilarious caper yet, the curious incident of the
hen in the nighttime will have readers rolling on the floor
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