This was my first encounter with MacLaren Yarbrough, a thoroughly witty and delightful heroine in Patricia Sprinkle's Thoroughly Southern mystery series. The book is full of twists and turns and subplots to keep the reader guessing, and is full of unexpected humor that makes it quite enjoyable. The ending was especially satisfying. I'll definitely be seeking out more books in this series!
Folks in Hopemore don't expect to find a buffalo grazing on the front lawn. But that's exactly what MacLaren discovers early one autumn morning. The buffalo turns out to be the campaign mascot for gubernatorial candidate Lance Bullock---the son of a man Mac has never expected, or wanted, to see again. He is a part of her life she would prefer to keep hidden...especially from her husband. But when a local vagrant is found dead and all signs point to ther ex-boyfriend, Mac is caught in a murder investigation that puts her right in the spotlight. Now she's in serious danger of losing her sanity---not to mention her husband. "Mama always said a wife should teach her husband to cook so he doesn't need to stop on his way home from your funeral to get another wife."