The Hen of the Baskervilles (Meg Langslow Series #15)

The Hen of the Baskervilles (Meg Langslow Series #15)

by Donna Andrews
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The Hen of the Baskervilles (Meg Langslow Series #15) by Donna Andrews

Fight or flight…

Meg Langslow is helping Mayor Randall Shiffley organize the Virginia Un-Fair, Caerphilly's entry in the race to replace the old, bankrupted state fair. 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 be safe.

"Diverting…Enjoyable."—Publishers Weekly

As if patrolling the fairgrounds for the perp weren't enough, Meg runs into her cheesemonger friend Molly, who has another pressing matter: Her husband, Brett, has taken up with another woman and is now demanding half of their farm. But before Meg can find her the best divorce lawyer in the land, Brett turns up dead—and Molly becomes the prime suspect. When it comes to Meg's crime-solving in Caerphilly, nothing is ever elementary… in Donna Andrews' The Hen of the Baskervilles

"The 15th novel in this bird-themed popular cozy mystery series offers more fine-feathered foibles to chuckle over."—RT Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410460844
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 08/07/2013
Series: Meg Langslow Series , #15
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 445
Product dimensions: 10.60(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Donna Andrews has won the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry Awards, a Romantic Times award for best first novel, and two Lefty and two Toby Bromberg Awards for funniest mystery. She spends her free time gardening at her home in Reston, Virginia.

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Hen of the Baskervilles 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
rabidreaderinwashington More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite Donna Andrews mysteries. It kept me totally engaged and laughing until I had to stop reading to wipe away the tears. After reading all of the books in this series, I feel like the characters are my friends and I look foward to being reacquainted with them in each new book.
TessT More than 1 year ago
Donna Andrews has another hit on her hands. The writing skill and the imagination that Donna possesses blows me away. This one has Meg helping out at Caerphilly's "un-fair", their version of the traditional county fair. But of course the un-fair does not run as smoothly as expected. Picture llamas in costume, a llama obstacle course, missing chickens, a wine tent that Meg's mother is volunteering in, a murder, a set-up and Meg's darling twins, and you can only imagine what happens! The only missing ingredient was Meg's grandpa, as much as I enjoyed the book, it just didn't seem quite right without him.
DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
I always appreciate my annual visit to Caerphilly, VA because I know I’m going to be hanging out with Meg and her eccentrically quirky family and their menagerie of animals that will both delight and entertain me.  This was a fun and hilarious read with some laugh out loud moments as Meg does her best to solve a murder and find the person responsible for vandalizing and absconding with the animals at the un-fair.  This fast-paced and action-filled drama kept me on my toes, quickly becoming a page turner that I could not put down.  This is another great story with a solid plot, witty dialogue, and a great cast of characters led by Meg Langslow and her uniquely terrific family.  I can’t wait to read the next book in this wonderfully crafted series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have also borrowed them first to see if they are a re read for me love the series but m.a.@sparta
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Donna Andrews has ket Meg Langslow and Michael together and happy. It's nice reading and Donna Andrews alays keeps your attention focused.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Donna Andrews is one of my favorite mystery authors and Meg Langslow one of my favorite amateur detectives. I wait in fear of Andrews running out of plot ideas but it sure hasn't happened yet and she certainly hasn't run out of quirky family members for Meg. As always a fun read and a book you hate to put down before you finish it.
BritVic More than 1 year ago
I had read series numbered 1 - 13 in about 3 weeks from the library and could not bear to wait until numbers 14 and 15 were also available, thus this purchase. I was not disappointed! One is introduced to characters who fast become "family" to the reader. The stories are fun and hold one's attention to the very last page. I thoroughly enjoy Ms. Andrews' style of writing and recommend this series.
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I've enjoyed every one of this series. When I finish one I can hardly wait for the next one.
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SJMusk More than 1 year ago
In this latest addition to the Meg Langslow mysteries Donna Andrews delivers again.  If you haven’t read any of her books I would suggest that you start with the first book in the series.  You will enjoy Meg and her quirky family as she solves the latest murder
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GoddessDLo More than 1 year ago
Donna Andrews' Meg Langslow series never disappoints. This one starts out interesting and fun from the very first pages and continues to escalate from there. It's another keeper!
Penguin39 More than 1 year ago
I haven't missed a single one of this series and look forward to her next one "Duck the Halls" coming out in October. I started reading them just by accident when I saw "The Penguin Who Knew too Much" as a bargain book as it caught my eye because I do like penguins. After reading that one I had to go back to the first one and once I got a Nook I then decided to purchase them all again as Nook books so that I could have the entire set on my Nook and pass the delightful set on to my oldest daughter who is in her 40's and enjoying them as much as I do and is keeping them to be able to enjoy them again, plus let her children enjoy them also.
kazbels More than 1 year ago
Meg at the Un-Fair - I loved it!  Stolen chickens, a smashed pumpkin, heritage mules, llamas in costume, feuding vintners and a murder - Donna Andrews (and Meg) is at her best.
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I usually thoroughly enjoy the books in this series, but this one fell flat for me. It felt like not a lot of thought went into it; like it was "phoned in", as the saying goes. While it had some of the characters fans of the series have come to love, they felt like shallow versions of their normal selves. They were mentioned in passing more than actually used to propel the story. I'm not ready to give up on the series, but the next one needs to have more thought and attention put into both the plot and the characters. After all, if the author can't be bothered, why should we?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1.5 stars for effort. I have enjoyed every book in the series with this being the exception. The story was dull with no sense of purpose. The usual charm & humor was sorely lacking. The read dragged on & on. Sorry to say a complete waste of time & money. ( an honest review )