I have read the Maggody series since they started coming out, and look for them every year. Sometimes there isn't one. Darn it. Joan Hess has an ear for dialogue, and it shows with her characters here in Maggody!
I have laughed out loud several times when reading a Maggody mystery, it's so hard not to! Arly is probably the only sane person in the series, definitely the only one in Maggody! If you haven't read her, please do!
The description from the book jacket really peaked my interest. Love that it starts out with the nosey neighbors speculating what is going on across the street over tuna sandwiches and deviled eggs. It's funny and it's making me hungry!