State Fair by Earlene Fowler: For some reason, the Benni Harper series by Fowler is one of my favorite reads. Benni, who is married to the Chief of Police, Gabe, gets into one major scrape after another while trying to help solve still another murder. Abetted by her Aunt Garnet Wilcox, a seventy-five year old matron, Benni goes into action. All this centers around the Mid-state Fair in Central Coast, California. There is humor abundant, but the seriousness of murder, racial slurs, and mayhem abound in this fun, easy read by my late wife's favorite author, Ms Fowler.