Murder Most Fowl
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Later: Another fun entry, in which the victim more or less deserved it, the red herrings are many and intriguing, and Meg's knack for juggling the many characters - old friends, potential new ones, hapless victims and rather nasty connivers - is as entertaining as ever. I was a bit worried that I'd get tired of the way Meg has contacts for every conceivable situation at this point, but it turns out that I like imagining a community where there are so many talented, competent, delightfully quirky folk on hand - who are willing to trust each other as to what needs to be done, and who can quip and snark while doing it.
As for the fowl on the cover, that's something of a minor point in the story - of the many characters who are fond of birds and beasts, one has been trying to find some heirloom geese, some of which do pop up mid-story. And a mistake regarding the name of the breed leads to the surprise arrival of a passel of puppies; yes, cuteness and hilarity ensue!
Oh, and Meg gets to do some blacksmithing, something she's had little time for between raising the twins (now nearly teens), solving crimes, and managing what seems to be a well-populated fiefdom at this point. Loved the descriptions of her "creepy daggers"!
[There's a TV Tropes page on the series, with some entertaining tidbits.]
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