Love ALL of Hess's books! And both series are highly enjoyable! Can't wait for the next one to get published!!
Joan hess puts out the funniest cozy mystery series I've ever read. these are off beat and funny...
These books are great fun! If you've never come across a Maggody book, do yourself a favor and indulge.
The Maggody Chief of Police is Arly Hanks, the long suffering daughter of Ruby Bee (who insists on aiding and abetting on her own terms). The series follows a pretty set cast of recurring chartacters, including some of the most interesting personalities you'll ever read about. The fun comes more from the efforts to solve the mystery rather than from the mystery itself.
Much Ado - A bank teller/son-of-a-playboy goes up in flames. Everyone has their own theories (Mayor Jim Bob thinks it's the Commies), but Arly is determined to "discover who cooked up this case of downhome murder."
Another hilarious chronicle of life in Maggody, Arkansas, and Arly Hanks, the Chief of Police there. She's rounding up the usual suspects!
As always the story line is great and filled with so much humor. Now that I live in Arkansas I enjoy these even more. These books make me laugh out loud at the funny things that happen in the town of Maggody. Must read these boods. You do not have to read them in the order they are published because Joan Hess (Yah Joan) fills you in on who the characters are. Barbara
Brandon Bernswallow, local bank prez's playboy son, becomes new head teller, bumping long time employee Johnna Mae Nookim down to minimum wage...the fighting-mad women of Maggody discover "equal rights" and devise a scheme to give their male chauvinist counterparts a come-uppance. Arly has her hands full of course.