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4.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 5 4.06 (17 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: January 2000 ISBN: 9781436125789
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Award-winning author Joan Hess packs mayhem, outrageous characters, and hijinks into this rollicking mystery set in rural Arkansas.

To the quirky and colorful residents of Maggody, Arkansas, population 755, “going online” is something one does at the DMV. So when the high school’s new computer lab gains access to the Internet, the town is plunged into virtual chaos. Students are caught sneaking peeks at pornographic websites and compromising photos of prominent Maggody citizens are being flashed across the display monitors. But when the body of a promiscuous young woman is found in an abandoned shack, a web of suspicion ensnares the community. Now as cyber crime strikes Maggody, police chief Arly Hanks has to use all her low-tech resourcefulness to pull the plug on a murderer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Maggody’s eccentric inhabitants and Hess’ comic touch infuse this cozy with a refreshing dose of spunk, resulting in another triumph for both small-town America and Hess.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The latest in this very funny series deserves its star for that scene alone. Don’t miss any of it.” 

    Booklist

  • “The true delight here is a chance to travel alongside the sharpest small-town sleuth since Miss Marple visited her first vicarage in St. Mary’s Mead.” 
    Kirkus Reviews 
  • “C.J. Critt characterizes the inhabitants of Maggody with believable Arkansan accents and phrasing…as the jokes fall, so do the bad guys, as Hess brings her tale of murder to an amazing conclusion.” 

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 11/13/2013

    " fun but not the best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 9/20/2013

    " Very funny - small town in Arkansas with an educated female Police Chief. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 8/10/2013

    " I love these books no matter how often I read them "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyndee | 3/29/2013

    " Joan Hess is my favorite 'cozy' mystery writer, and the Maggody series is my favorite of hers. The characters and their antics are so funny, and the mysteries involve many of the characters. This is the kind of fun reading that I really enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kel | 1/26/2013

    " Hilarious! I love Arly Hanks and company. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 10/16/2012

    " Very funny and quirky murder mystery--small town in Arkansas, chief of police is a woman who returns to her small town roots after a horrid divorce, towns people are just shy of crazy--reminds me of that tv show "Northern Exposure" with a whole lot of hill billy thrown in. Really fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Belinda | 8/30/2012

    " Another case of a current event finally hitting Maggody on a smaller scale. Hilarious! When the local school system gets computers, the fun ensues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie H. | 7/29/2012

    " The internets and their associated pornography wreak havok at the local high school and across Maggody. Mayor Jim Bob figures prominently, as do the usual suspects. (This is the 12th title in the Arly Hanks series.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 6/15/2012

    " Computer age arrives in Maggody w/a grant for the schools, but with public students play aournd with area residents in compromising positions & the new arrival in town is eventually found murdered @ Robins cabin "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 12/6/2011

    " Maybe not one of the best in this series, but still made me laugh. The end was a bit abrupt "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon Kurtich | 5/25/2011

    " Another great Arly Hanks mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanmom | 5/4/2011

    " Hilarious as usual. Even though the author's Maggody series is about the same characters and small-town life in Arkansas, she finds something new to keep things fresh and interesting, in this case, the Internet comes to Maggody along with hackers and porn and, oh yes, one murder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 7/22/2010

    " I love these books no matter how often I read them "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kel | 10/21/2009

    " Hilarious! I love Arly Hanks and company. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie H. | 7/22/2009

    " The internets and their associated pornography wreak havok at the local high school and across Maggody. Mayor Jim Bob figures prominently, as do the usual suspects. (This is the 12th title in the Arly Hanks series.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 4/28/2009

    " Very funny - small town in Arkansas with an educated female Police Chief. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyndee | 1/16/2008

    " Joan Hess is my favorite 'cozy' mystery writer, and the Maggody series is my favorite of hers. The characters and their antics are so funny, and the mysteries involve many of the characters. This is the kind of fun reading that I really enjoy. "

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About the Author

Joan Hess is the author of both the Claire Malloy and the Maggody mystery series. She is a winner of the Agatha Award, a member of Sisters in Crime, and a former president of the American Crime Writers League. A longtime resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas, she now lives in Austin, Texas.

About the Narrator

C. J. Critt is a veteran of Broadway, regional theater, poetry slams, and solo shows. Hailed “Spoken Word Queen” by the Dallas Observer, Critt is a produced writer-director, an Audie nominee, and a CableACE Award winner.