When the sleepy town of Maggody is invaded by Bigfoot and space aliens, life gets interesting for Sheriff Arly Hanks â¦ and they it gets deadly. The mystery in this series definitely takes a back seat to the parade of wacky supporting characters. This is Lake Woebogon high on grits & gravy.
From Publishers Weekly: "With a gusto sure to please Hess's multitude of fans, the 755 residents of Maggody, Ark., flock to Raz Buchanon's corn fields to speculate about the crop circles that have appeared there overnight. Soon TV crews, tabloid reporters and rival UFO scholars join the ranks, finding evidence of otherworldly visitation in the crop circles and a rash of cattle mutilations. Raz, whose close companion is a cantankerous pig named Marjorie, raises his admission charge from $1 to $5; a silver-suited alien is spotted walking on water across a creek. But then the assistant to one of the leading ufologists is killed. Arly has her hands full as Maggody's inhabitants pursue the possibility of alien life forms and prominence in tabloid headlines. While Arly questions Maggody's citizens and visitors, one of the ufologists is also murdered...8th in a series that gets tauter and funnier...." Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Mystery- Police Chief Arly deals with "...reports of strange lights, silver-headed Martians, cattle mutilations, and a hairy creature with very large feet..."
Arly Hanks has her hands full when people think Martians have landed in Maggody.
arly hanks mystery .. great series by joan hess