By Joan Hess
Misery Loves Maggody
and you'll too.
homicide and mayhem have by no means been so hilarious as within the sleepy little city of Maggody, Arkansas. inhabitants 755. And during this most recent access to the Joan Hess sequence, there is two times the thrill whilst a few of Maggody's such a lot loved population enterprise out of kingdom. in the meantime, all demeanour of unrest additionally unfolds at the popular Maggody domestic entrance.
whilst beleaguered leader of police Arly Hanks hears that her mom, Ruby Bee, and ally, Estelle Oppers, are headed for Memphis on a four-day Elvis Pilgrimage, she thinks she can be getting a holiday that's lengthy late. yet prior to the "pilgrims" are prior the airport at the method out of Faberville, the fur starts off flying, and shortly the journey is totally stalled via a number of lethal doings. Estelle calls domestic to document that Ruby Bee has collapsed and is within the neighborhood health facility, or even sooner than Arly's visible the delta sunrise, one of many different consumers at the journey is located useless underneath the eighth-floor balcony of the inn. Worse nonetheless, the balcony from which she plunged seems to be none except the room of a widespread Maggody citizen, who has been hauled off to the neighborhood penitentiary. what is extra, Estelle's beautiful darn yes the journey van is being by way of thugs in an ominous black vehicle -- and one other body's approximately to be laid to relaxation in Graceland.
again domestic issues aren't far better and definitely no quieter, so Arly Hanks must be at her so much ingenious to revive the peace once more to the population of Maggody -- either these at domestic and people who have roamed past the city limits.
Variously defined through critics as a "rollicking travel de strength" (Boston Magazine), "Bawdy leisure" (Kirkus Reviews), "Hilarious" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), "delectable and continuously outstanding" (The long island occasions booklet Review), Joan Hess's Maggody sequence is specific and simply retains getting better.