The Merry Wives of Maggody : Arly Hanks

  • by Joan Hess
  • Narrated by C. J. Critt
  • Series: Arly Hanks
  • 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Maggody, Arkansas (pop. 755) is regarded by most as a two-bit hick town, filled with one-bit hicks. But Mrs. Jim Bob Buchanon seeks to change that with her latest scheme - a charity golf tournament! This presents a bit of a challenge, since no one in Maggody plays golf, and there is no course. But when the prize for the first hole-in-one is announced - a top of the line bass boat - nearly everyone in town quickly develops a profound interest in the sport.
Sheriff Arly Hanks, who has better things to worry about, just wishes it would all go away. When Tommy Ridner beats the odds and sinks a hole-in-one to win the boat on the first day of the tournament, it looks like it's all over...until the next morning, when he's found dead, his head caved in by a golf club. Now, according to the rules, the prize is once again up for grabs. Arly Hanks is faced with a complicated investigation - and darned near everyone in town is a suspect.

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Merry Wives and Merry Murder

Would you consider the audio edition of The Merry Wives of Maggody to be better than the print version?

I liked both


Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

It was full of twists and turns that kept me guessing, but the plot was also consistent with foreshadowing and clues supplied all along, so that it did not result in one of those irritating


Have you listened to any of C. J. Critt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is one of her best performances.


Any additional comments?

It is definately worth the time to listen

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- margo

Amusing as always!

Joan Hess' Maggody books are sequential, they need to be noted as such. As always, a hysterical read!

Can't wait for the next one!
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- Michelle Kerr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-31-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.