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Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos

Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos

Meg Langslow Mysteries (Volume 3)

Donna Andrews

Minotaur Books

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Every year, Yorktown, Virginia, relives its role in the Revolutionary War by celebrating the anniversary of the British surrender in 1781. This year, plans include a re-enactment of the original battle and a colonial craft fair. Meg Langslow has returned to her home town for the festivities--and to sell her wrought-iron works of art. Except, of course, for the pink-painted flamingos she reluctantly made for her mother's best friend--she's hoping to deliver them secretly, so she won't get a reputation as "the blacksmith who makes those cute wrought-iron flamingos."

Besides, she has taken on another responsibility--making sure none of her fellow crafters ruin the historical authenticity of the fair with forbidden modern devices--like wrist watches, calculators, or cell phones. She's only doing it to keep peace with the mother of the man she loves. And Michael himself will don the white-and-gold uniform of a French officer for the re-enactment--what actor could resist a role like that?

Meg's also trying to keep her father from scaring too many tourists with his impersonation of an 18th century physician. And to prevent a snooping reporter from publishing any stories about local scandals. Not to mention saving her naive brother, Rob, from the clutches of a con man who might steal the computer game he has invented. It's a tough job--at least, until the swindler is found dead, slain in Meg's booth with one of her own wrought-iron creations.

Now Meg must add another item to her already lengthy to do list: "Don't forget to solve the murder!"

Fortunately, the more trouble Meg faces, the more fun the reader will have--and Meg faces plenty of trouble in this lighthearted and funny novel.

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REVENGE OF THE WROUGHT-IRON FLAMINGOS

Chapter 1
"I'm going to kill Michael's mother," I announced. "Quickly, discreetly, and with a minimum of pain and suffering. Out of consideration for Michael. But I am going to kill her."
"What...

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Praise for Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos

“At the top of the list...a fearless protagonist, remarkable supporting characters, lively action, and a keen wit.” —Library Journal

“What a lighthearted gem of a juggling act.” —Publishers Weekly

“Genuinely fascinating...A consistently entertaining series.” —Booklist

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About the author

Donna Andrews

Donna Andrews lives in Arlington, Virginia where she works as a website manager. Her first novel, Murder with Peacocks, won numerous awards including the St. Martin's Press/ Malice Domestic Award, the Agatha Award, the Anthony Award, and the Barry Award all for Best First Traditional Mystery.

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