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Some Like It Hawk

A Meg Langslow Mystery

Meg Langslow Mysteries

Donna Andrews

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SOME LIKE IT HAWK
DONNA ANDREWS

Meg Langslow is plying her blacksmith’s trade at Caerphilly Days, a festival inspired by her town’s sudden notoriety as “The Town That Mortgaged Its Jail.” The lender has foreclosed on all Caerphilly’s public buildings, and all employees have evacuated except for Phineas Throckmorton, the town clerk who barricaded himself in the courthouse basement.  

Phinny’s year-long siege of protest has been possible because of a tunnel through which his local supporters deliver food and supplies. But when a woman is found dead on the premises, Phinny becomes a person of interest. Meg is certain that Phinny’s been framed by the hawkish lender. Now it’s up to Meg and the rest of Caerphilly to protect Phinny—and his beloved pet pigeons. Meanwhile, the killer has flown the coop…

 

 

SOME LIKE IT HAWK
DONNA ANDREWS

Meg Langslow is plying her blacksmith’s trade at Caerphilly Days, a festival inspired by her town’s sudden notoriety as “The Town That Mortgaged Its Jail.” The lender has foreclosed on all Caerphilly’s public buildings, and all employees have evacuated except for Phineas Throckmorton, the town clerk who barricaded himself in the courthouse basement.  

Phinny’s year-long siege of protest has been possible because of a tunnel through which his local supporters deliver food and supplies. But when a woman is found dead on the premises, Phinny becomes a person of interest. Meg is certain that Phinny’s been framed by the hawkish lender. Now it’s up to Meg and the rest of Caerphilly to protect Phinny—and his beloved pet pigeons. Meanwhile, the killer has flown the coop…

 

 

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Chapter 1
 
“Welcome to the town that mortgaged its own jail!”
The amplified voice blaring over the nearby tour bus loudspeaker startled me so much I almost smashed my own thumb. I’d been lifting my hammer to turn a nicely heated iron rod into a fireplace poker when the tour guide’s spiel boomed across the town square, shattering my concentration.
“Mommy, did the blacksmith lady do that on purpose?” piped up a child’s voice.
A few onlookers tittered. I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, then opened them again. I checked to make sure
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Praise for Some Like It Hawk

PRAISE FOR DONNA ANDREWS AND HER MEG LANGSLOW MYSTERIES

THE REAL MCCAW

“As always, Andrews laces this entertaining whodunit with wit, a fine storyline and characters we've come to know and love." —Richmond Times-Dispatch

STORK RAVING MAD

“Meg grows more endearing with each book, and her fans will enjoy seeing her take to motherhood.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

SWAN FOR THE MONEY

“As usual in this hilarious series…a good time is guaranteed for everyone except Meg.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Andrews always leavens the mayhem with laughs.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

“The Meg Langslow series just keeps getting better. Lots of cozy writers use punny titles, but Andrews backs them up with consistently hilarious story lines.”—Booklist

SIX GEESE A-SLAYING

“Fans will enjoy [this] entry in Andrews’s fine-feathered series.”—Publishers Weekly

“Fans of comic cozies who have never read Andrews’ Meg Langslow mysteries have a real treat in store.…Lots of silly but infectious humor and just enough mystery.”—Booklist

PRAISE FOR DONNA ANDREWS AND HER MEG LANGSLOW MYSTERIES

THE REAL MCCAW

“As always, Andrews laces this entertaining whodunit with wit, a fine storyline and characters we've come to know and love." —Richmond Times-Dispatch

STORK RAVING MAD

“Meg grows more endearing with each book, and her fans will enjoy seeing her take to motherhood.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

SWAN FOR THE MONEY

“As usual in this hilarious series…a good time is guaranteed for everyone except Meg.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Andrews always leavens the mayhem with laughs.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

“The Meg Langslow series just keeps getting better. Lots of cozy writers use punny titles, but Andrews backs them up with consistently hilarious story lines.”—Booklist

SIX GEESE A-SLAYING

“Fans will enjoy [this] entry in Andrews’s fine-feathered series.”—Publishers Weekly

“Fans of comic cozies who have never read Andrews’ Meg Langslow mysteries have a real treat in store.…Lots of silly but infectious humor and just enough mystery.”—Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Donna Andrews

  • Donna Andrews has won the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry Awards, a Romantic Times award for best first novel, and three Lefty and two Toby Bromberg Awards for funniest mystery. She spends her free time gardening at her home in Reston, Virginia.

  • Donna Andrews Photo: Joe Henson, NYC
    Donna Andrews
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Some Like It Hawk

A Meg Langslow Mystery

Meg Langslow Mysteries

Donna Andrews

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