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The Hen of the Baskervilles

A Meg Langslow Mystery

By Donna author. Andrews

A dastardly murder and the kidnapping of a prize chicken threaten to ruin Caerphilly’s state fair—fortunately, Meg Langslow is on the case of The Hen of the Baskervilles

 

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 be safe. 

            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 terrorizing—however creatively—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 with laughter.

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Book

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2013

ISBN

9781250007513


Format: Book
Author: Andrews, Donna author.
Summary: Helping a friend who is at risk of losing her farm and freedom when her unfaithful husband is discovered murdered at the state fair, Meg Langslow struggles to find the real killer and recover a stolen prize chicken to clear her friend's name.
Title: The hen of the Baskervilles : a Meg Langslow mystery / Donna Andrews.
Publisher Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Subject: Langslow, Meg (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781250007513 1250007518
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: M Andrews
Oclc: 836557545
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Bib Id: 441030

Format: Book
Author: Andrews, Donna author.
Summary: Helping a friend who is at risk of losing her farm and freedom when her unfaithful husband is discovered murdered at the state fair, Meg Langslow struggles to find the real killer and recover a stolen prize chicken to clear her friend's name.
Title: The hen of the Baskervilles : a Meg Langslow mystery / Donna Andrews.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Description: viii, 308 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Langslow, Meg (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book"--Title page.
LCCN: 2013009814
ISBN: 9781250007513
ISBN: 1250007518
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: M Andrews