Fight or flight…
Meg Langslow is helping Mayor Randall Shiffley organize the Virginia Un-Fair, Caerphilly's entry in the race to replace the old, bankrupted state fair. Before a line can even form outside the ticket booth, however, a pair of Bantam Russian Orloff chickens are stolen from their coop in the chicken tent. Soon, a rash of vandalism crops up at the fair, showing no heritage farm animal, prize vegetable, or artisanal craft to be safe.
As if patrolling the fairgrounds for the perp weren't enough, Meg runs into her cheesemonger friend Molly, who has another pressing matter: Her husband, Brett, has taken up with another woman and is now demanding half of their farm. But before Meg can find her the best divorce lawyer in the land, Brett turns up dead—and Molly becomes the prime suspect. When it comes to Meg's crime-solving in Caerphilly, nothing is ever elementary… in Donna Andrews' The Hen of the Baskervilles.
"The 15th novel in this bird-themed popular cozy mystery series offers more fine-feathered foibles to chuckle over."—RT Book Reviews