Tuesday, July 26, 2005

#47 Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos by Donna Andrews

Date Started: Monday, July 18, 2005
Date Finished: Tuesday, July 19, 2005
My BookCrossing Rating: 9 stars
I'm so glad I discovered this author. These cozy mysteries are quick reads (I usually get through them in a day or two) with just the right amount of mystery and humor. This is the third book in the Meg Lanslow Mystery series, and though not required that you read them in order, the back stories progress nicer if you do.

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. :)

For more reviews and information, refer to the BookCrossing journal page for this book.