No Nest for the Wicket
By Donna Andrews
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312997915, 320pp.)
Publication Date: June 26, 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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LINE YOUR DUCKS UP IN A ROW…
The hilly terrain next to the old Sprocket house that Meg Langslow and her fiancé, Michael, are refurbishing is the perfect location for an "extreme" croquet field--even the legs of cows and sheep are convenient extra wickets. A sport traditionally reserved for genteel society, croquet has become all the rage in Caerphilly…until it appears someone in town has taken the "rage" a bit too literally.
AND KNOCK 'EM DEAD.
While stumbling down a steep bank after her ball, Meg encounters the body of a fresh female corpse with a mallet-sized dent in her head. If that isn't reason enough to call a time-out, it turns out that Michael knew the woman from years before. Ever curious, Meg decides that playing arm-chair sleuth is far more important than working on her game…and soon she finds herself in the perfect position to solve the murder mystery--or become the next victim.
Donna Andrews is the author of the Meg Langslow mysteries, including Stork Raving Mad and Swan for the Money. She has won the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry awards, a Romantic Times award for best first novel, and two Lefty and two Toby Bromberg Awards for funniest mystery. When not writing fiction, Andrews is a self-confessed nerd, rarely found away from her computer, unless she's messing in the garden. She lives in Reston, Virginia.
"Fun, lively, charming."--Publishers Weekly "If you long for more `fun' mysteries, a la Janet Evanovich, you'll love Donna Andrews's Meg Langslow series."
--The Charlotte Observer
"Andrews strikes just the right balance between comedy and suspense to keep the reader laughing and on the edge of one's seat....Fans of this series will no doubt enjoy this installment, while new readers...will be headed to the bookstore for the earlier books."--Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 stars)
"Any day when I start reading about Meg is cause for delight. Ending the book makes me yearn for more than one per year. Hint."--Deadly Pleasures
"As usual, Andrews is a reliable source for those who like their murder with plenty of mayhem."