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Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, Bk 1)
Murder With Peacocks - Meg Langslow, Bk 1
Author: Donna Andrews
When Meg Langslow is roped into being a bridesmaid for the nuptials of her mother, her brother's fiancee, and her own best friend, she is apprehensive. Getting the brides to chose their outfits and those of their bridesmaids (and not change their minds three days later), trying to capture the principals long enough to work out details, and e...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312199296
ISBN-10: 0312199295
Publication Date: 1/1999
Pages: 332
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 3
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reviewed Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, Bk 1) on + 149 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I loved this book! I read the 4th book in the series, Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon back in February via a BookCrossing bookring and I found this one even better than that.

Meg Lanslow, a 30-year-old blacksmith, heads back to her home town of Yorkstown, VA for the summer to be the maid of honor in 3 weddings, her mother's, her brother's, and her best friend Eileen's, all within 2 weeks of each other. After a few days, the mayhem begins with the first dead body found on the beach behind her mother's house. Of course, this wouldn't be a Meg Lanslow mystery if the conditions and circumstances surrounding the murder weren't zany and strange.

As Meg and her Dad go sleuthing to uncover the culprit, they unwittingly become the murderer's next victims, presumably because they're getting too close to the truth. Aided by Meg's new friend Michael, the dressmaker's son, hilarity ensues and a few more bodies are found, fortunately of characters that you've come to dislike anyway.

Even when you think you've got it all figured out, some new twists are introduced that cause you to rethink your suspicions. This book kept me enthralled from the first page to the last, and I'm looking forward to Murder With Puffins, the next book in the series.
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Helpful Score: 4
I really loved this book and plan on reading the rest in the series. I stayed up all night to finish it. The writing is really good and the characters are likeable.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a really fun and great 'read'. I see now, as I close the book, for I have just finished reading it, why it has won all the awards that it has. I will absolutely be wishing to follow Meg Langslow, the main character, in other books following in this series. This was the first book, I understand, of the series.
reviewed Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, Bk 1) on + 31 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Read this book! The characters are great, the writing flows, and you will want to keep reading all of the series once you are done the first book. Donna Andrews has a great sense of humor, you won't be dissapointed!
reviewed Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, Bk 1) on + 29 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Format of book is a daily journal of the main character. This made the story a little slow in the beginning, but once a murder took place I had to keep reading to find out what happened. The end was also satisfying and clever. In other words, it was not apparent to me, and I read a lot of mysteries.
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