Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos (A Meg Langslow Mystery #3)
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Ornamental blacksmith Meg Langslow, her boyfriend Michael, and their extended families have dressed up in costume for a reenactment of the siege of Yorktown, complete with cannons and a crafts fair. Self-employed Meg fervently hopes her booth selling bayonets, buckles, and pothooks will be a business bonanza.
But personal battles are soon raging. An entrepreneur working with her brother nearly comes to blows with several craftspeople, including Meg. Meg has hidden a dozen modern pink lawn flamingos under her counter, a deed that can get her a fine--or worse, suspected of murder. When the businessman is killed with one of her birds, Meg and her friends head the list of suspects. Now determined to find th ekiller by hoook or crook, Meg is ruffling feathers and risking something more precious than an iron flamingo... her life.
In this story, Meg (an ornamental blacksmith), her boyfriend Michael, her brother Rob, and the rest of the extended family and friends are participating in a craft fair/reenactment of the siege of Yorktown, right down to the Colonial dress and all the period pieces. When a murdered entrepreneur, much hated by many of the locals for varying reasons, winds up dead in Meg's booth, her and her friends become the prime suspects by the town's new deputy (NOT a family member unlike most of the other people in town). Meg will stop at nothing to prove the innocence of her and her friends, even if it means stepping on a few toes along the way, including those of the arrogant deputy himself.
I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes the cozy mystery genre. It's nice light reading, the kind you don't want to put down but doesn't strain your brain with all kinds of police procedurals and stuff. :)
Released 16 yrs ago (8/15/2005 UTC) at
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