Andrews delivers another wonderfully comic story about heroine Meg Langslow and her beau, Michael. The occasion is a weekend yard sale where plenty of things can, and do, go awry.

Meg and Michael have purchased a sprawling, run-down mansion, but there's one caveat: They must dispose of its contents. Quite a daunting task because it's overflowing with stuff belonging to the deceased previous owner. So they host a yard sale—what better way to get other people to haul away the junk?

The gigantic sale takes on the festive atmosphere of a carnival, complete with costumes, refreshment stands and a hoard of tenacious bargain hunters whose gaiety turns to impatience when a murder interrupts their shopping. The chief suspect is a colleague of Michael's, so Meg and Michael have their hands full trying to clear their friend—and their yard—as quickly as they can.

This is a fun read, as are all the books in the series. Andrews playfully creates laughable, wacky scenes that are the backdrop for her criminally devious plot. Settle back, dear reader and enjoy another visit to Meg's anything-but-ordinary world. (Apr., 304 pp., $21.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jo Peters