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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (301 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joan Hess Narrator: C. J. Critt Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Arly Hanks Mysteries Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Spend an afternoon in Maggody and you’ll be richer for it.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • “Amusing, slap-happy…and wise.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Lightly humorous, with a large cast of slightly loopy characters and a mystery that keeps us guessing, but without distracting us from the golf and the fun.”


  • “True delight.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ruth | 2/18/2014

    " ok. this series has lost its charm for me. the first few were hysterical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mary Beth | 2/6/2014

    " Another good one from Joan Hess! I found the golfing references very humorous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy Chrzanowski | 2/4/2014

    " Sad it's the last book of the series:( "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Cindy | 1/28/2014

    " This series has worn out its welcome with me. It's always felt a bit mean-spirited but that's gotten more and more pronounced in recent books. Or maybe I've just reached my limit for it. "

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