Friday, October 4, 2013

Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews

Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews

Description from Goodreads:

"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. "

This book was a cute mystery. There was not much romance, a good bit of mystery and a little bit of humor.

I thought this book was a good and fast read. About half way through it became pretty obvious to me who did it. There were a few small surprises but nothing mind boggling or shocking. 

It was interesting to learn about different breeds of animals throughout this book. I thought it was really fun to see how all the farmers were so attached to their animals! So realistic!

I thought the book was written well and was easy to follow and understand. The title is cute and the cover is catchy. All in all, it was fun and entertaining. 

***I won this book on Goodreads and wanted to do an open and honest review***

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