Sunday, April 17, 2016
Review of "The Hen of the Baskervilles" by Donna Andrews
The town of Caerphilly, Virginia is hosting a fair and Meg Langslow - blacksmith, wife, mother of toddler twins, and hobbyist farmer - is assistant director. Amidst preparations for opening day a vandal targets the fair and valuable chickens are stolen, a prize-worthy pumpkin is smashed, and a beautiful quilt is sullied. Soon afterward a straying husband is shot dead.
The Caerphilly cops reluctantly team up with neighboring Clay cops to solve the crime and, of course, Meg helps investigate as well. I enjoyed this humorous, cozy mystery and learned something about heirloom species of animals as well. A good light read.
Rating: 3 stars