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REVENGE OF THE WROUGHT IRON FLAMINGOS
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth
Meg Langslow really wants to make a good impression on her future mother-in-law so she agrees to recruit artisans for the crafts fair held at the commemoration of the Battle of Yorktown. This is no easy feat, for many of the artisans seem bent on creating havoc.
Meg actually does a good job of keeping things calm until she stumbles over a body in one of the craft booths. She knows that this is definitely going to impress her future mother-in-law, but not in the way she'd like. With fiancé Michael firmly in tow, Meg dives into crime solving before the commemoration of Yorktown turns out to be as deadly as the real battle.
The characters in REVENGE OF THE WROUGHT IRON FLAMINGOS are fresh and appealing, sure to delight the reader. Some fans, however, may be a bit disappointed that it takes a third of the story for the murder to happen. (Oct., 304 pp., $23.95)
Reviewed By: Toby Bromberg
Publisher: St. Martin's
Published: October 2001