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THE MERRY WIVES OF MAGGODY
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth
It's anarchy in Arkansas! The crew in Maggody, Ark., is up to their usual antics when a charity golf tournament turns the women against the men. Laugh-out-loud moments and funny dialogue create a humorous and catchy mystery, which concludes nicely with Sheriff Arly Hanks confronting all the contestants and exposing the killer.
The small town of Maggody is turned upside down when the mayor's wife, Mrs. Jim Bob Buchanon, plans a charity golf tournament, promising a big prize to whoever hits the first hole-in-one. What do they win? A new bass boat. Needless to say, all the locals are picking up clubs and learning how to play.
When an obnoxious golf instructor from a neighboring town sinks the winning shot, the residents of Maggody are fuming mad. Later, when he's found clubbed to death inside the boat, Arly is in the precarious position of finding out who in Maggody was mad enough to swing the fatal club. (MINOTAUR, Jan., 352 pp., $24.99)
Reviewed By: Sandra Martin
Published: January 2010