Donna Andrews has written a series of mysteries called the Meg Langslow Mysteries. This book, entitled No Nest for the Wicket, is one of them, and I found it to be very entertaining.
Meg Langslow and fiance, Michael, are in the process of having a house they recently bought renovated. The house resides in Caerphilly, which is also the home of Extreme Croquet, a game which the inhabitants of Caerphilly love to play. During one of the games, when Meg's ball goes astray, in the process of looking for it she finds a dead body. At first no one seems to know the identity of the unfortunate lady victim, but later it turns out that not only Meg's fiance knew her, but others in the town did as well. When it turns out that this woman was trying to expose something that someone feels is better left hidden, Meg is again bent on finding the killer (as she has been in past novels).
This is a very entertaining and amusing novel. It is 259 pages long, and I have it in hard cover. Donna Andrews is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Her wit makes every novel she writes a pleasure to read.