Feathers fly when a New York City Crowing Hen” moves south with her professional husband to North Georgia—”Poultry Capital of the World.” It’s like being on another planet, as she copes with a flood of insidious biases and social changes of the 1960’s South—urban professionals versus rural farmers, local yocals versus “people off from here.”
Add to the mix, her own conflicts, that of being a faithful mother and the pain of her husband’s infidelity, and you have both reason and recipe for murder. Crawford’s heroine manages to prove her innocence, solve two mysterious murders, and teach the locals a thing or two about stewardship of the good earth and southern civility.
When the Chickens Come Home to Roost continues the inside story of a rough and rowdy segment of southern society, and provides an incisive, while still humorous, look into the lives of highfalutin society wannabes. A Down South reading at its best and A Rare Bird of a Read, indeed!
When The Chickens Come Home To Roost was a 2012 candidate for “The Okra Picks”, a distinction recognizing fine southern books written by southern authors. This Murder Mystery has more twists and turns than Cripple Creek.