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Some Like It Hawk

Some Like It Hawk

A Meg Langslow Mystery

Meg Langslow Mysteries (Volume 14)

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…

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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...

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Praise for Some Like It Hawk

“Andrews always leavens the mayhem with laughs.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch on Swan for the Money

“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 on Swan for the Money

“Fans will enjoy [this] entry in Andrews's fine-feathered series.” —Publishers Weekly on Six Geese A-Slaying

“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 on Six Geese A-Slaying

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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

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