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Chickenlandia Mystery

(Shady Hoosier Detective Agency #3)

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Pawpaw County, Indiana, is all atwitter about Ma and Peepaw Horton’s annual Chickenlandia Festival. The mood turns dark though when the Horton’s prize-winning rooster, Dewey, and his best laying hen, Ginger, vanish, leaving behind no clues except for a trail of tail feathers. Also missing: Gertie Wineagar, local sourpuss, and BBQ chicken cook-off queen. Odder still: the fe ...more
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Published September 15th 2019 by Hot Pants Press, LLC (first published April 15th 2019)
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Carrie
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Chickenlandia Mystery by Daisy Pettles is the third book in the cozy Shady Hoosier Detective Agency series. Each book of this cozy series contains it’s own mystery that is solved so they can be understood as a standalone. However, there is character building carried over from book to book for those following from the beginning.

Our two main characters of the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency mystery series are a couple of “elderly” ladies, Ruby Jane Waskom and Veenie Goens. Best friends all their li
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Mackey
Pawpaw County, Indiana is all a twitter with the annual chickenfest happening. That is, until Ma and Peepaw Horton’s prized rooster and hen go missing. RJ and Veenie are hired, however, to search for the missing Chicken BBQ queen instead. Things turn even darker when the local chicken dance king is run over by a car with out of state plates. Can things get any stranger or darker for the people of Pawpaw County!?

To say that I love (LOVE) this series is an understatement. I don’t know if it is bec
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Montzalee Wittmann
Another humorous adventure with the elderly PI Hoosiers!

Chickenlandia Mystery by Daisy Pettles is book three is the crazy adventures of the elderly PI Hoosiers. These books are witty, have colorful characters, plenty of unpredictable situations, a dialect all its own, terrific plot, and fun world building! I always get a lot of giggles, smiles, and a few real laugh out loud moments in each book! I love these characters!
Jeri
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, netgalley
RJ and Veenie are back solving mysteries in Pawpaw County, Indiana. This time they are hired to find a missing wife, Gertie, who is also the prize winning BBQ Chicken Queen. While they search for her they are also on the hunt for a pair of chickens. They run across thefts from a chicken farm and a dead body. With Veenie being accused of the murder they've gotta figure out what the heck is going on.

I love this series. It's full of senior sleuths having fun solving mysteries and being together. Th
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Jerri Cachero
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Shady Hoosier Detective Agency is back and Ruby Jane and Veenie are in the middle of a "fowl" mystery! Will Dewey the prize rooster and Ginger the egg laying queen be found and will the murderer of a hated chicken rancher be solved before the ladies become the next victims?

Ruby Jane and Veenie are a hoot! You'll love their friendship and determination to succeed. If you love quirky and lovable characters, search no more. I would recommend reading the first two books in the series first - onl
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Jan
I think this really was set in Southern Wisconsin! Crazy funny! RJ and Veenie have got to be the wackiest pair of amateur sleuth/private investigators to ever solve a mystery, but solve things they do. First there's the missing wife and don't forget the chickens! The publisher's blurb is pretty good and no spoilers here, so just sit back and laugh yourself silly while they do the jobs.
I requested and received a free ebook copy from Books Go Social via NetGalley. Thank you!
Tari
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always laugh out loud when I take a book trip to Knobby Waters, IN! That Veenie is such a hoot. The voice of the story is RJ who describes things hilariously to begin with but I always lose it when Veenie sticks her dentures out at people. RJ and Veenie hadn't had a case for quite some time, but in the book they got two, one of which was a guy from a large corporation. They were sure that the disappearance of one of the women in town had something to do with the murder that ended up happening ...more
Bonnie DeMoss
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chickenlandia Mystery is a hilarious Southern mystery adventure. Ruby Jane and Veenie are elderly private detectives who have been tasked to find a missing prize rooster and laying hen (Dewey and Ginger) for Ma and Peepaw Horton, owners of Chickenlandia, an organic, free range chicken farm set in the town of Knobby Waters in PawPaw County, Indiana. Although it’s set in Indiana, it’s definitely a Southern Comedy which turns into a murder mystery when Veenie is accused of killing a rival with a fo ...more
Kathy
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ruby Jane (RJ) and Lavinia (Veenie) are two senior PI’s, and this is their story. They have been out of work for a while, so are happy to have work. They are looking for chicken nabbers, as the prize-winning roster and favorite hen are missing from Chicklandia, a free-range farm in the area. They have also been hired to find a missing wife, who also happens to be the current BBQ Chicken Queen winner. However, more is in store for the sleuths, as they find another dead body while working the case ...more
Jeannie
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 20
I think the fact that my daughter and grandchildren raise and show chickens made me enjoy this a lot more. It is funny and will make you laugh and you cant help but fall in love with the characters. The mystery is well plotted and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more in this series
Allyson Abu-Hajar
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book of the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency. It is filled with tons of wit and laugh out loud moments.

Lavinia (Veenie) and Ruby Jane (RJ) are two senior PI's, whose mode of transportation is a 1960 Impala are back solving mysteries. When they are hired to find a missing wife, they land a job looking for a missing prizewinning rooster, and favorite hen from Chickenlandia, a free range chicken farm. Ma Horton informs them that Hiram Krupsky, The Hoosier Chicken Wing King, has been
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Stephanie Dagg
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is another book of lovable nonsense from our pair of senior sleuths Ruby Jane and Veenie. I use ‘nonsense’ in an admiring way in that it’s all larger than life, a little bit nuts and over the top, but with this pair of characters any less just wouldn’t cut it! It’s a fast-paced, laugh-aloud read packed with wit and clever writing. It’s wonderful entertainment from start to finish.
And it features chickens which, being something of a crazy bird lady, means it’s pretty much perfection.
The cha
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BookABooBoo Ludlow
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The funniest southern mystery series ever. I am soooo in love with these two old lady sleuths. Veenie and RJ are wild at heart and in Chickenlandia they take the art of stalking chicken thieves to a whole new side-splitting level of fun. In this installment Ruby Jane is courted by the Chicken Wing King of Pawpaw County and Harry, the incompetent boss gets a few surprises of his own. The best part is the sidekick relationship between Veenie and Ruby Jane. The writing is super fresh and animated. ...more
Laura
Over the top, outlandish, totally silly and SO MUCH FUN!
It is time once again for the annual BBQ chicken contest and the many years reigning champion, Gertie Wineagar, has gone missing, bringing her long suffering husband to tears.
This is a boon to Senior sleuths, Ruby Jane Waskom and Veenie Goens, who haven`t had a decent case in a while. They have been reduced to local gossip and spying on the neighbor`s antics for entertainment. Along the way, they discover that someone else`s prize chicken
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Chesterfield Books
Oh boy, more shenanigans from the old ladies at the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency. I’ve read books 1 and 2 in this humorous detective series and WAS still laughing at them when an ARC for Book 3, Chickenlandia landed in my Kindle. You don’t have to read the first two books to get into this laugh-out-loud crime comedy, but if you have read the first two books you’ll know that our wise-cracking senior sleuth, Ruby Jane, gets a chance to date Hiram, The Chicken Wing King, in this installment. In b ...more
Cindy
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rotten Eggs in Pawpaw County


Yes, RJ and Veenie are at it again.
This third caper with our favorite senior snooping sleuths starts off with a missing person. Gertie Wineager wasn't winning any popularity contests, but she was the reigning queen of the BBQ chicken cook-off - part of the annual Chickenlandia Festival.
The plot rapidly thickens when the prize-winning rooster and top laying hen go missing from Ma & Peepaw Horton's - the actual Chickenlandia that the festival is named for.
Add in a r
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Cindy
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes, RJ and Veenie are at it again.

This third caper with our favorite senior snooping sleuths starts off with a missing person. Gertie Wineager wasn't winning any popularity contests, but she was the reigning queen of the BBQ chicken cook-off - part of the annual Chickenlandia Festival.

The plot rapidly thickens when the prize-winning rooster and top laying hen go missing from Ma & Peepaw Horton's - the actual Chickenlandia that the festival is named for.

Add in a rival egg laying operation, a
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Peri
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a fabulous follow up to its predecessors. It starts off with two mysteries for our heroes RJ and Veenie to solve and quickly adds a third. The author brilliantly describes the setting of a small town, so much so that I expect to walk out my door and find the people of Pawpaw county. The story has twists and turns that you never would expect but they are all plausible and this draws you further into the life of Pawpaw county residents - especially RJ and Veenie. I love the antics and ...more
Peri
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a fabulous follow up to its predecessors. It starts off with two mysteries for our heroes RJ and Veenie to solve and quickly adds a third. The author brilliantly describes the setting of a small town, so much so that I expect to walk out my door and find the people of Pawpaw county. The story has twists and turns that you never would expect but they are all plausible and this draws you further into the life of Pawpaw county residents - especially RJ and Veenie. I love the antics and ...more
Nina Harrington
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great adventure from our two senior private investigators, Ruby Jane and Veenie.
Their first case is the missing BBQ Queen from the biggest local attraction in PawPaw county - the Chickenlandia Festival. But then two prize chickens are kidnapped and farm supplies start to go missing.
Who is behind the crime wave? A rival chicken producer who is well known for her dirty tricks? Or a local businessman determined to take over the world market for chicken parts?
Before you can say chicken wings
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Maria Siopis
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This novel is more than wonderful, it’s spectacular!!!

This is the third installment of an awesome series. I had bought it a while ago, in fact when it was released, but I didn’t want to start. I knew that if I begun reading it I would finish it fast, and I was right. The writer’s humor, funny plots, and originality is pretty evident from the very start. Although, I was familiar with the two main characters still they appeared new and fresh. How the author maintained their originality is a myster
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Linda98201
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the third in this wonderful series and, to my mind, the best so far. RJ and Veenie perfectly capture the spirit of old women who won't just sit down, shut up, and fade away. The book is a delight to read with laugh out loud scenes familiar to women of a certain age who grew up in any mall town in the southern/midwestern US. The book builds on well-crafted characters introduced in the first two book, fleshing out their back stories without artifice. The writing is tight and the plot ...more
Patty
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chickenlandia Mystery by Daisy Pettles is the 3rd book in the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency series, and another great addition. This book is hilarious, I laughed out loud many times. Ruby Jane and Veenie are senior women who work as private eyes, under a lazy man, who is licensed. In this fun adventure, Ruby Jane and Veenie are on the look out for prized chickens that went missing from Ma and Peepaw Horton's farm. If you feel like laughing, give this book/series a try, you won't be disappointed ...more
Alicia Unterreiner
I love love love this author Daisy Pettles.& Love love love this series The Shady Hosier Detective Agency Series.

I laugh and I cried. These books are just such a fun read. They will have you giggling out loud.
The setting is down home country and your main characters are 2 down home country gals Ruby Jane and Veenie. They are 2 bff's who are out to solve a crime and they will use every avenue the can find to do so.
This duo is out to solve a local chicken crime. Can they solve the mystery? Grab a
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Rekha
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it
This is the third book in this series. I enjoyed the first two books and I wish I could say the same about this one. Quirky grandmas Veenie and RJ form quite a detective pair. The mystery was okayish. At times Veenie's sarcasm crossed the line. I was looking forward to reading this book only because I loved the quirk factor that Daisy brings in into her stories. Somehow I felt the quirkiness was not as much as that in the first two books. Or, if I have to say it in other words - the grandmas' si ...more
Kristi
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best one of this series

This is fun series. 2 senior ladies in rural small town county become apprentice private eyes. They best life long friends one tall skinny other short and egg shape and thinks she teenager no footer what she thinks comes out of her mouth but she lives life to fullest no matter what. 2 different styles of doing thing . This one they working on 2 cases more like 3 lots of chickens some good plot twist and red herrings .
Cherry London
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These forever young gladiators in the investigating arena Veenie and RJ are at it again, and as usual, they bring with them a belly full of laughs as they investigate the mysterious circumstances of the missing barnyard king and the queen of the chicken coop and of course a woman. Their crime-solving techniques are pretty unorthodox and funny, leaving you with a barrel of laughs, as they solve the mystery in their bumbling old-style fashion.
NicoleG
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my word! This series just keeps getting better and better! If you're looking for a light hearted and humorous mystery then check out this book.. Senior sleuths RJ and Veenie are running around like chickens with their heads cut off when there's "fowl" play in the days leading up to the Chickenlandia Festival! Several twists and turns will keep you guessing until the end! I really enjoy this series and look forward to the next book by this author.
BookABooBoo Ludlow
This is the most hilarious book. Fresh. Original. Surprisingly great. Don't be scared away by the fact it features two old lady detectives. These old ladies are sassy and get the job done. Very real country characters with quirk and color! This is book #3 in the series and, also, my favorite as the characters develop. Read it and laugh. I did -- and a lot!
Aileen  (Ailz) Grist
Another good fun yarn with RJ and Veenie. For a pair of seniors they do get into some scrapes as trainee private investigators. Who'd have thought that there could be so many chickens in one small area - and that they'd cause so much mayhem.

Loved it - made me chuckle.

I read a free advance review copy. This review is voluntary, honest and my own opinion.
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