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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (436 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joan Hess Narrator: C. J. Critt Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Arly Hanks Mysteries Release Date:
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Joan Hess, highly acclaimed author, is known for her wonderful sense of the bizarre and talent for spinning a web of intrigue. She perpetually packs her unique mystery series with murder and mayhem in the not-so-sleepy town of Maggody, Arkansas.

Maggody Police Chief Arly Hanks is all shook up when she hears that her mother collapsed during a pilgrimage to Graceland and is in a Memphis hospital. Another member of the tour is pushed to her death from a hotel balcony. A prominent Maggody citizen stands accused of the murder. Arly’s suspicious mind tells her to snap into action--it’s now or never--before the touring residents of Maggody are returned to sender ... in a hearse.

Voicing the perfect amount of wit and satire along with the fast-paced dialog, narrator C.J. Critt gives listeners a real treat, as this mystery spins out of control and back again.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hess does again here what she has done so expertly before: keep a firm hand on outrageous characters whose peccadilloes are worthy of a French farce.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Another hilarious episode in a superb series. If you haven’t yet met the denizens of Maggody, there’s no time like the present.”  Booklist
  • “Much of the charm of the Maggody series lies in its quirky characters and local color. C.J. Critt dives right into this story of a pilgrimage to Graceland…The distinct personalities of the characters are well developed, which is essential in a comedy of manners with a motley crew.” 


  • “[Misery Loves Maggody] is as marvelously giddy as anything in Hess’ first ten chronicles of Maggody, with a core of logic as surprising as a Cracker Jack prize. As even the Tunica cops admit, ‘This is better than a miniseries.’”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brandon Kurtich | 12/1/2013

    " This was a good book in the series, but definitely not Hess's strongest. There was a lot lacking, mostly due to the fact that this barely takes place in Maggody at all. Hopefully the next one will return ALL the characters, especially Raz and Marjorie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vicki | 5/9/2013

    " Ruby Bee & Estelle go in on an Elvis tour where people turn up dead, Ruby is hosptialized. Jim Bob Buchanon is caught in the murder mystery. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Fpentlin | 5/1/2013

    " Uninteresting characters; horrible dialog, built around an even that we never get invested in -- horrible waste of tiem. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Joanna | 4/1/2012

    " What an odd little cozy mystery. Zany. Somewhat clumsily plotted. "

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