Donna Andrews has written another hilarious Meg Langslow novel in No Nest for the Wicket. Meg’s relative Mrs. Fenniman has discovered extreme croquet and convinced Meg to host a tournament at her house during the remodel. This set us another hilarious and unusual scenario for murder and mayhem.
Meg’s weekend hosting and playing in the extreme croquet tournament goes from bad to worse when she discovers a beautiful but very dead blonde as she is searching for her ball in the neighbor’s field. Upon investigation it is discovered that no one knows who she was until Michael comes home from work and sees her picture. It’s an old flame of his. Thank goodness he has an airtight alibi!
With the help and hindrance of her family, Meg sets out to discover the real culprit only to discover a minefield of motive. Every one had a motive except her family, which really is a nice change of pace for Meg. And murder doesn’t get in the way of the tournament. In fact committing murder doesn’t get you disqualified unless you try to murder a member of an opposing team.
Will Meg survive long enough to solve the puzzle? Will she be able to solve a decades old mystery? And will her back yard really become the world’s largest mall? The laughs will just keep coming as you read this tremendously funny book! I can’t wait for the next one!
As always, a pretty clean book with maybe a bad word or two of the mild sort.