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MURDER WITH PEACOCKS
by Donna Andrews

Genre: Mainstream, Historical

1999 BEST FIRST MYSTERY Award Winner

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Meg Langslow has returned to her hometown to be a bridesmaid for her mother's, brother's and best friend's weddings. It should be a pleasure but with the diverse personalities involved it's turning out to be more of a nightmare.

Her father is hanging around, showing his support for his ex wife's desires. Her brother's fiancée is acting spoiled and willful. Her future stepfather has brought his former sister-in-law with him and when it comes to trouble, no one can beat her. The one highlight is handsome, helpful Michael, who is helping out temporarily at his mother's bridal store. Unfortunately, Meg suspects that he may be gay.

Things are already in turmoil when the nasty sister-in-law ends up dead. It soon becomes obvious that someone involved with the weddings may be a killer and Meg will have to put a stop to the mayhem before marital bliss can occur.

Witty, romantic, and suspenseful, MURDER WITH PEACOCKS is a dream of a book. The story has a little something for everyone and fans of "true love" will be especially pleased. (Feb., 320 pp., $5.99—Hardcover published January 2000)

Reviewed By: Toby Bromberg

Publisher: St. Martin's

Published: February 2000

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