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Much Ado in Maggody epub

by Joan Hess


Much Ado in Maggody epub

ISBN: 0312292511

ISBN13: 978-0312292515

Author: Joan Hess

Category: Thriller and Mystery

Subcategory: Mystery

Language: English

Publisher: St Martins Pr (August 1, 2001)

Pages: 197 pages

ePUB book: 1733 kb

FB2 book: 1764 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 742

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Nothing ever happens in Maggody, Arkansas, population 75. With its wild cast of characters and its no-nonsense female detective, Much Ado in Maggody is evidence of master of cozy mysteries Joan Hess at her best.

Nothing ever happens in Maggody, Arkansas, population 755. Aside from handling the occasional barroom brawl or exploding still, Chief of Police Arly Hanks spends her days sipping coffee and squashing flies. She returned to Maggody two years ago, licking her wounds after a bad Manhattan divorce, and she fell backward into the role of sheriff. Thriller & Crime.

1. I am not going to start off bitching and whining about how nothing ever happens in Maggody, for two reasons. One is that the premise is getting as stale as day-old bread. The other is that it doesn't appear to be all that valid anymore. That's not to say a lot of what happens in Maggody, Arkansas, isn't on the mundane side. We're talking about outsiders running the single traffic light or putting the pedal to the metal in the school zone. Good ol' boys brawling at the pool hall on a regular basis. Marijuana and moonshine. Aside from handling the occasional barroom brawl or exploding still, Chief of Police Arly Hanks spends her . Much Ado in Maggody - Joan Hess. From Hizzoner the Moron-also know as Jim Bob Buchanon, the pettily corrupt mayor-to Ruby Bee Hanks-Arly’s mother and the town’s foremost gossip-the people of Maggody are all crazy in their own ways, and that craziness is about to turn deadly.

In "Much Ado in Maggody" there is embezzlement, bank fraud, arson, sexism, romance, small town politics, small town religion, and, of course murder. The series also has an important social conscience often involving protecting small towns from outside con artists or unscrupulous developers and, in this case, women's rights in the workplace. the only thing I don't like about the maggody series books is that there aren't more of them.

Much Ado in Maggody book. A hilarious police procedural set in the strangest town in the.

A hilarious police procedural set in the strangest town in the Ozarks, where whip-smart sheriff Arly Hanks does everything she can to keep the peace. Nothing ever happens in Maggody, Arkansas, population 755.

She co-authored Elizabeth Peters' last book, The Painted Queen. After Elizabeth Peters died, Joan Hess completed this last novel in the popular Amelia Peabody series.

Mortal Remains in Maggody. She co-authored Elizabeth Peters' last book, The Painted Queen.

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Much Ado in Maggody: An Ozarks Murder Mystery

Much Ado in Maggody: An Ozarks Murder Mystery. Book in the Arly Hanks Series). You don't want to miss this stroy in the Arly Hanks/Maggody series.

Nothing ever happens in Maggody, Arkansas, population 755. Aside from handling the occasional barroom brawl or exploding still, Chief of Police Arly Hanks spends her days sipping coffee and squashing flies. She returned to Maggody two years ago, licking her wounds after a bad Manhattan divorce, and she fell backward into the role of sheriff. From Hizzoner the Moron―also known as Jim Bob Buchanon, the pettily corrupt mayor―to Ruby Bee Hanks―Arly’s mother and the town’s foremost gossip―the people of Maggody are all crazy in their own ways, and that craziness is about to turn deadly.
The Maggody series is one of my favorite, favorite cozy mystery series. That's partly because it's set in Northwest Arkansas, just outside of Fayetteville, where I lived for many years, and the people and places ring true. There's a lot of warm-hearted character-based humor and the mysteries are always interesting, inventive, and fun. I've read them all and now that some are being rereleased as audio books, I'm "reading" them again.

I've wondered if the books would have the same appeal to persons who don't know and love the locale. Certainly, as admittedly comic mysteries, the characters are drawn broadly and some may think the satire is troweled on perhaps a little too thickly. Perhaps it is, but there's always a core of reality that, if you know the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks, you will recognize and relate to immediately.

In "Much Ado in Maggody" there is embezzlement, bank fraud, arson, sexism, romance, small town politics, small town religion, and, of course murder. The series also has an important social conscience often involving protecting small towns from outside con artists or unscrupulous developers and, in this case, women's rights in the workplace. I was very impressed at the author's ability to tie all of these together in an ending that was inventive and exciting. If you like the Arkansas or Missouri Ozarks, this is required reading. For all others it's highly recommended.
the only thing I don't like about the maggody series books is that there aren't more of them. I do suggest reading them in order just because you can relate better to the characters, arly hanks has her hands full from the mayor to a pet pig. I highly recommend adding joan hess to a list of favorite authors and especially the maggody series.
I enjoy all of the Maggody Mysteries. I have retired to a small town in the Arkansas Ozarks and some of Hess's characters strike a chord. While none of these books are going to be the next great American novel, they are a fun read. I have recommended them to many friends. Wish she wasn't done with this series...
Nothing much happens in the very small town of Maggody, Arkansas, but it is full of unusual citizens. Arly Hanks, a no-nonsense female sheriff, is both happy to keep it that way, and bored there.isn't much to do. Arly's mother Ruby Bee, an inveterate gossip, is definitely not like Andy Griffith's Aunt Bee, and when feminism comes to Maggody, all aprons come off. The women strike, the bank burns down, and murder is afoot. A fun read.
Arly Hanks invites us into conflicted and often crazy world of Magoddy once again and once again we are taken on a hilarious romp of an adventure. Or should I say misadventure-there are problems at the bank, an uprising amongst the womenfolk and of course, a murder. Gotta love this town.
Loved the "corny" non-serious presentation of a fun read. I've read so much serious stuff lately; this was perfect for comic relief. It came across as effortless craziness , but I sensed there was a lot of craft behind it all. The author would be great at stand-up , which is exceedingly difficult to carry off convincingly . Nice job.
Enjoyed the humor. Don't think all the sexual references are necessary to the story line. I would enjoy the book better without all the swear words. Sexual references and vulgar speech aren't necessary for the story line.
This another score for Joan Hess. Not sure Maggody would
be a great place to visit but I would love a meal at Ruby Bee's.