Murder Most Fowl

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by Donna Andrews | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9781250846419 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 8/24/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, August 24, 2022
I got this softcover at Barnes and Noble. It's another entry in the "Meg Langslow" series, about blacksmith-turned-amateur-sleuth Meg and her ever-increasing posse of extended family and neighbors as they go through wacky antics while solving crimes. This one looks to have a "Macbeth" theme, involving a staging of the Scottish play as well as a crew of re-enactors emulating a medieval Scottish military camp...

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.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Factory St (see notes for details) in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, October 2, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (10/2/2022 UTC) at Factory St (see notes for details) in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I left this book on a bench in the entrance of Rambling House restaurant, while stopping by for brunch; hope someone enjoys it!

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** Released for the 2022 Spook-tacular challenge. ***

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