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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-pain 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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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-pain 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.

30 review for Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos

  1. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos by Donna Andrews is a 2002 St. Martin’s Press publication. This series so fun! A craft fair and annual revolutionary reenactment celebrating the anniversary of the British surrender gives Meg a chance to set up a booth and sell her wrought iron art work. But, she must also contend with her boyfriend's mother, who has become the ‘authenticity’ police, making sure everyone is strictly adhering to the customs, dress, and speech of the period. Not only that, Me Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos by Donna Andrews is a 2002 St. Martin’s Press publication. This series so fun! A craft fair and annual revolutionary reenactment celebrating the anniversary of the British surrender gives Meg a chance to set up a booth and sell her wrought iron art work. But, she must also contend with her boyfriend's mother, who has become the ‘authenticity’ police, making sure everyone is strictly adhering to the customs, dress, and speech of the period. Not only that, Meg’s not so favorite reporter is snooping around constantly, and generally being a pain in the neck. Then there is her father, who is enjoying impersonating an eighteen- century doctor a bit too enthusiastically, and her brother Rob, who may be entering into a bad business arrangement, and Michael’s increasing pressure to have Meg move closer to him so they can see each other more often. If that weren’t enough, a murder is committed and one of Meg’s friends could be arrested, meaning that once more, she must don her sleuthing cap to keep an innocent man from going to prison. I’m reading through a great many series, but there are three I’m hoping to catch completely up with by year’s end, and this was one of them. But, I hit a major snag when my library lost the digital license to loan these books out. It’s going to take me a little longer to piece the series together than I originally thought, as a result. All the same this book was worth the extra time, money and effort. It got off to a slow start, with the mystery being more about who the victim might be, rather than a whodunit. Finally, almost a hundred pages in, a crime was committed, and we were off the races. From that point on, the story was utterly absorbing, with plenty of surprising developments and revelations. The screwball antics and hilarious dialogue were a nice compliment, propelling the story along at an even faster pace. The mystery kept me guessing until the end and the conclusion was very satisfying. Can't wait to what happens with Meg and her offbeat family next!! 4 stars

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan

    Very, very good. This kept my attention throughout and I loved all of the characters. The one star was taken off simply for it taking me so long to finish and for Micheal's sometimes moodiness. Besides that, however this was an excellent book that I loved. I already have the next on my shelf, so expect me to be reading that soon! Very, very good. This kept my attention throughout and I loved all of the characters. The one star was taken off simply for it taking me so long to finish and for Micheal's sometimes moodiness. Besides that, however this was an excellent book that I loved. I already have the next on my shelf, so expect me to be reading that soon!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    Donna Andrews stories are leaving me in stitches! Meg Langslow and her family are at their quirky best when they find themselves as part of an annual historical re-enactment festival in their home town Of Yorktown, Virginia.Of course there is a murder, and the body turns up in Meg's booth with one of her creations looking like the murder weapon. Will the Langslows survive the weekend without injury or arrest, will Meg and Michael ever have time alone to discuss their relationship, and will Spik Donna Andrews stories are leaving me in stitches! Meg Langslow and her family are at their quirky best when they find themselves as part of an annual historical re-enactment festival in their home town Of Yorktown, Virginia.Of course there is a murder, and the body turns up in Meg's booth with one of her creations looking like the murder weapon. Will the Langslows survive the weekend without injury or arrest, will Meg and Michael ever have time alone to discuss their relationship, and will Spike the dog ever stop biting people and escaping his leash? For answer to these questions and many more be sure to read this third story in the Meg Langslow mysteries that are suspenseful and entertaining!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Another great book in the series! This time Meg and Michael are in Yorktown participating in a craft show/battle re-enactment when murder finds them once again. I love the characters and laugh out loud situations in these books. This one was especially fun since I’ve been to the Yorktown battlefield. The story kept me guessing and it was an exciting ending. #readforkimberly

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lynn Spencer

    When I'm looking for a fun, light read, this series seems to be a good place to go. This installment of the Meg Langslow series was a good read. Meg and her boyfriend are hitting a critical point in their long-distance relationship, Meg is enduring a weekend in costume selling her ironwork at a historical reenactment - and someone gets killed in her craft stall. The usual wacky folks from Yorktown, Virginia make their appearance. As someone from Virginia (and one of my closest friends was from Yo When I'm looking for a fun, light read, this series seems to be a good place to go. This installment of the Meg Langslow series was a good read. Meg and her boyfriend are hitting a critical point in their long-distance relationship, Meg is enduring a weekend in costume selling her ironwork at a historical reenactment - and someone gets killed in her craft stall. The usual wacky folks from Yorktown, Virginia make their appearance. As someone from Virginia (and one of my closest friends was from Yorktown!), I've been to more than a few events of the type described in this book and Andrews portrays it well. Not only did the battle reenactment feel familiar, but I loved how she gently poked fun at some of the antics of the organizer. The mystery was a well-constructed puzzle and I enjoyed this read. I don't normally go for cozies, but these are so funny that I have to make an exception.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    I love how rich the stories are in this series and not just all about the "murder." I love how rich the stories are in this series and not just all about the "murder."

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ronna

    Donna Andrews' bird mysteries are a total treat. In book three, Meg and her boyfriend Michael, are participating in an enactment of the 1781 siege of Yorktown. Michael's demanding mother is in charge and allows nothing from present day to be seen, said, or tasted anywhere during the celebration. Meg is participating in the crafts fair, selling her exquisite iron works. She has competition with some second class crafters, but she's also trying to keep her special order, flamingos under wraps so b Donna Andrews' bird mysteries are a total treat. In book three, Meg and her boyfriend Michael, are participating in an enactment of the 1781 siege of Yorktown. Michael's demanding mother is in charge and allows nothing from present day to be seen, said, or tasted anywhere during the celebration. Meg is participating in the crafts fair, selling her exquisite iron works. She has competition with some second class crafters, but she's also trying to keep her special order, flamingos under wraps so buyers will consider her a serious blacksmith. Unfortunately, the flamingoes are brought out from hiding and one ends up stabbed in the back of a local businessman disliked by one and all. Her birds, her murder? Or her brother and good friends who were seen arguing with the dead man? This book was full of history and tales from present day re-enactments. The characters from this series continue to grow, and the competition between the couple's moms gets more complicated. Meg's Dad's love of mystery is tested and he tries to get himself accused of the murder. Humor abounds and the mystery follows a number of possible suspects until the very end. These books have shown their merit by the long list of this series to date. Excellent cozies and fast reads!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Carrie

    This series is starting to make my head hurt. I don't really care about the characters, and the story wasn't very interesting, but I found that I couldn't just leave this book in the middle to read something better. I had to find out "who dunnit." And I'll probably end up reading the next book in the series because that's how I get about mystery series, and I'll probably give it two stars as well. Sigh... This series is starting to make my head hurt. I don't really care about the characters, and the story wasn't very interesting, but I found that I couldn't just leave this book in the middle to read something better. I had to find out "who dunnit." And I'll probably end up reading the next book in the series because that's how I get about mystery series, and I'll probably give it two stars as well. Sigh...

  9. 5 out of 5

    Trish

    Wonder how I managed to arrange it that for two out of the last three books I've read have ornamental flamingos as the murder weapon! Still, the main reason for reading this series is Meg's crazy family, as much as the actual mysteries. Wonder how I managed to arrange it that for two out of the last three books I've read have ornamental flamingos as the murder weapon! Still, the main reason for reading this series is Meg's crazy family, as much as the actual mysteries.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Joy

    4.5 stars This series has really hit its stride. A colonial craft fair and battle reenactment is a great setting for a cozy mystery. Add some bright pink hand-forged flamingos, and let the games begin!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Aneca

    Yesterday I finished another cozy mystery for the monthly discussion at the cozy group. I’m sad to say that for the first time I didn’t much enjoy the book chosen. A reenactment of the siege of Yorktown features a crafts fair, so ornamental blacksmith Meg Langslow dresses in costume and peddles her wares. An entrepreneur working with Meg's brother comes to near-blows with several craftspeople--including Meg, who has hidden a dozen modern pink flamingos under her counter. When the man is killed by Yesterday I finished another cozy mystery for the monthly discussion at the cozy group. I’m sad to say that for the first time I didn’t much enjoy the book chosen. A reenactment of the siege of Yorktown features a crafts fair, so ornamental blacksmith Meg Langslow dresses in costume and peddles her wares. An entrepreneur working with Meg's brother comes to near-blows with several craftspeople--including Meg, who has hidden a dozen modern pink flamingos under her counter. When the man is killed by one of Meg's birds, Meg is determined to find the culprit. I think my main problem was the type of humour that I didn’t find humorous in the least. Like when Meg finds the body and her first thought is “Well at least he’s in period!”. I’m afraid this doesn’t sound funny to me. And most of the characters seemed like some sort of caricature of real people, talk about extended families with weird members. From my point of view the first half of the book suffers from too much dialogue, too many characters introduced... it ruined the suspense as the villain, victim is immediately set apart and then it takes forever for the murder to happen. After the murder I think we spend too much time with Meg's crazy relatives and after a while the action just couldn't hold my interest anymore. I had thought this theme would be just my thing with reenactment of an historical battle and a craft fair but the truth is that it didn't work for me. A C.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Blacksmith Meg Langslow has been roped into running a craft fair at a Yorktown Battle reenactment, organized by her boyfriend Michael's mother, and Meg is already regretting it. Michael's mother is running rampant over everyone and everything, particularly Meg, and fining the crafters hundreds of dollars for any modern anachronisms (including things that the "Town Watch" think are anachronisms even though they aren't). As if that weren't enough, Meg's brother is contemplating a deal with a shady Blacksmith Meg Langslow has been roped into running a craft fair at a Yorktown Battle reenactment, organized by her boyfriend Michael's mother, and Meg is already regretting it. Michael's mother is running rampant over everyone and everything, particularly Meg, and fining the crafters hundreds of dollars for any modern anachronisms (including things that the "Town Watch" think are anachronisms even though they aren't). As if that weren't enough, Meg's brother is contemplating a deal with a shady software developer whom some friends of Meg are planning to sue, another blacksmith keeps (badly) plagiarizing Meg's designs, the cannons are firing all night, and Michael keeps wanting to talk about their future--which will involve Meg moving back to her hometown. All hell then breaks loose when the shady developer is found dead in Meg's booth, stabbed with Meg's dagger, and the new local police detective just wants a fast arrest--whether he gets the right person or not. So once more, it's up to Meg to sort out the true murderer before anyone else gets killed. This is another fun series, completely and delightfully unbelievable, peopled with an excess of quirky characters and situations you only wish could be real. If you're looking for a light, humorous mystery series that still has sympathetic characters, try it out.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Betty

    To make points with Mrs Waterson Meg agrees to be her assistant at mock Battle of Yorktown's craft fair. Everyone is dress in period clothing. Michael is a stickler for authentic items. several of Meg'family are at the show. Rob is dispose to meet with a software person Roger Benson. Meg and Rob learns he might be scammer and don't want to gave the source code.. They want to know more before dealing with him. Later Roger is found dead in Meg's stall with her handcrafted stuck in him. Will the sh To make points with Mrs Waterson Meg agrees to be her assistant at mock Battle of Yorktown's craft fair. Everyone is dress in period clothing. Michael is a stickler for authentic items. several of Meg'family are at the show. Rob is dispose to meet with a software person Roger Benson. Meg and Rob learns he might be scammer and don't want to gave the source code.. They want to know more before dealing with him. Later Roger is found dead in Meg's stall with her handcrafted stuck in him. Will the sheriff arrest Meg or Rob, who kill RB.? Mrs Fenniganan has problems with the "yard police" about her plastic pink flamingos. She commissioned Meg to make her a dozen pink iron ones. Rob finds and in very funny scenes get Meg a lot of orders

  14. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    How does a community ban on plastic yard ornaments fit in with a revolutionary war reenactment, a murder, and blacksmithing? Leave it to Meg Langslow's character to bring the story together in Yorktown VA where she and the handy boyfriend character Michael, who we really know far too little about, are participating in the festivities of encampment and craft show in period garb and with cannons firing. Not much meat on the bones of this one in the series, but the story behind her making iron flami How does a community ban on plastic yard ornaments fit in with a revolutionary war reenactment, a murder, and blacksmithing? Leave it to Meg Langslow's character to bring the story together in Yorktown VA where she and the handy boyfriend character Michael, who we really know far too little about, are participating in the festivities of encampment and craft show in period garb and with cannons firing. Not much meat on the bones of this one in the series, but the story behind her making iron flamingos is believable to any condo or Homeowners' association resident and the rest of the book is lightweight entertainment with amusing conversation and colorful characters.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Katie Fitzgerald

    Another fun audiobook from this series. I liked the setting of a historical craft fair, and the fact that there was some tension in Meg and Michael's relationship, but that it was realistic and not overly dramatic. I wasn't as into the mystery as I was in the first two books, but I really read these more for the characters anyway. Another fun audiobook from this series. I liked the setting of a historical craft fair, and the fact that there was some tension in Meg and Michael's relationship, but that it was realistic and not overly dramatic. I wasn't as into the mystery as I was in the first two books, but I really read these more for the characters anyway.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Meg is running a craft fair connected with a celebration of the Battle of Yorktown, run by her boyfriend Michael's difficult mother. When a businessman meeting with Meg's brother Rob is killed in Meg's booth, the new policeman in town suspects Meg and Rob equally. Meg is running a craft fair connected with a celebration of the Battle of Yorktown, run by her boyfriend Michael's difficult mother. When a businessman meeting with Meg's brother Rob is killed in Meg's booth, the new policeman in town suspects Meg and Rob equally.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Bookjazzer2010

    3.5. Light, cozy

  18. 4 out of 5

    Novella

    In a word, "wacky" slightly odd and amusing. Never a dull moment with Meg and her family. And of course, the ending may be suspenseful but for some reason, because it is her and her family things get solved in a quirky way which I find a refreshing change of pace from the seriousness of the traditional whodunit. By no means is this not a serious mystery but only to say Donna Andrews does such a great job portraying this wacky family and town that you can't help but have fun solving the mystery. In a word, "wacky" slightly odd and amusing. Never a dull moment with Meg and her family. And of course, the ending may be suspenseful but for some reason, because it is her and her family things get solved in a quirky way which I find a refreshing change of pace from the seriousness of the traditional whodunit. By no means is this not a serious mystery but only to say Donna Andrews does such a great job portraying this wacky family and town that you can't help but have fun solving the mystery. I think Murder with Peacocks was my favorite so far of the three. This one I have to say was disappointing in one regard as there was a mention of Micheal being jealous of another guy taking so much time with Meg— only to be told he need not because the guy would not be interested in women. If Michael was to have competition then why not the real competition? This seemed forced to mention that. It went nowhere. Giving Micheal real competition would have been interesting. Also at the end of the book the mention of the officer having to take diversity training? Just didn't seem to fit. The reason given was he was kicked off for sexual harassment at his previous job. It seems this may be in light of the earlier comment about Micheal. Either way we can't be "diverse" where morals are concerned. That is just another way of saying to accept what I want you to and put your own morals aside. People make their own choices and have their own accountability. The mention of this seemed out of character for the feel of these books. I'm hoping the next one will be back on track as the last two.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Chrisanne

    I'm kinda on the fence. Neither of the sequels have been as screwball-comedy-esque as the first. This one had one scene that had potential but, unfortunately, the lead-in was too long. Also there were too many reoccurring small characters from the other books that I just didn't remember. And the new characters were all introduced at once in the beginning and, therefore, hard to separate from each other. I thought Amanda had some potential(as a new character) but she was glossed over. Nor was I a I'm kinda on the fence. Neither of the sequels have been as screwball-comedy-esque as the first. This one had one scene that had potential but, unfortunately, the lead-in was too long. Also there were too many reoccurring small characters from the other books that I just didn't remember. And the new characters were all introduced at once in the beginning and, therefore, hard to separate from each other. I thought Amanda had some potential(as a new character) but she was glossed over. Nor was I a fan of where Michael and Meg's relationship was at. Personally, in view of the length of the series, it could go much slower. I know that physical comedy is hard to write but she did such a good job in her first book that I have high hopes. She does do a decent job at including a diverse number of characters and I found her inclusion of the topic of slavery during her treatment of a revolutionary War reenactment appropriate. No glossing over that here. I will give the series one more try...

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    Book #3 in the Meg Langslow mystery series. Not as a delightful as the first, but a significant improvement on the second, so I'm going to call it a win. Meg continues to be one of the few members of her family who is able to pretend to be somewhat normal (and since she's related to almost everyone in town, that's a whole lot of quirky characters). Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos (which is one of the most delightful titles I've ever encountered) features a Revolutionary War reenactment tha Book #3 in the Meg Langslow mystery series. Not as a delightful as the first, but a significant improvement on the second, so I'm going to call it a win. Meg continues to be one of the few members of her family who is able to pretend to be somewhat normal (and since she's related to almost everyone in town, that's a whole lot of quirky characters). Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos (which is one of the most delightful titles I've ever encountered) features a Revolutionary War reenactment that could have come straight out of Stars Hollow, a murder victim everyone wants dead, and relationship negotiations as Meg and her boyfriend try to solve and murder and their long-distance problem. 

  21. 5 out of 5

    Joyce

    What a kooky, fun madcap murder mystery. I picked this book because of the strange title, not knowing this is a series by this author, though O'll look for more of her books now. I know laughter and murder rarely mix, though in this book Donna Andrews' humor in her writing it does; right through to the quirky relatives of the main character Meg. What a kooky, fun madcap murder mystery. I picked this book because of the strange title, not knowing this is a series by this author, though O'll look for more of her books now. I know laughter and murder rarely mix, though in this book Donna Andrews' humor in her writing it does; right through to the quirky relatives of the main character Meg.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Linnea

    Such a fun mystery. This is one of the earlier ones of the series and I still enjoyed it.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sheila

    Murder by iron flamingo at a craft fair

  24. 5 out of 5

    Christina

    Quick read!!!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Light-hearted, enjoyable "beach" read. The murder doesn't happen until well into the novel but the set-up is loads of fun with plenty of quirky characters. Light-hearted, enjoyable "beach" read. The murder doesn't happen until well into the novel but the set-up is loads of fun with plenty of quirky characters.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Stacy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Another delightful mystery in the world of Meg Langslow. In this one, she and Michael are back in her hometown where Michael's mother has organized a reenactment weekend of a battle and had craftbooths and items set up to support it. The whole purpose was to remain 'in period' which of course led to many funny moments. A crook was going to rip off Rob (Meg's brother) and his lawyer video game (Lawyers from Hell) and it turned out a lot of people in town were very much against Benson. And then Ben Another delightful mystery in the world of Meg Langslow. In this one, she and Michael are back in her hometown where Michael's mother has organized a reenactment weekend of a battle and had craftbooths and items set up to support it. The whole purpose was to remain 'in period' which of course led to many funny moments. A crook was going to rip off Rob (Meg's brother) and his lawyer video game (Lawyers from Hell) and it turned out a lot of people in town were very much against Benson. And then Benson turned up dead in Meg's craft stall with Meg's knife in his back. Of course, it turned out Meg's knife wasn't the murder weapon, instead it was a metal flamingo made by a crook named Tony (who had ripped off Meg's flamingo design). Meg is trying to keep the town people from lynching Michael's mother. She's trying to solve the murder (because the incompetent deputy (Monty) in charge of the investigation is an idiot), sell her ironwork, and keep things good with Michael. Michael is not happy with their relationship because they never have time for each other and he wants her to move. As usual the book is hilarious and completely unrealistic which just tickles me. Her cousin Wesley, a slimy tabloid reporter, was the murderer and tried to kill Michael at the end (thinking he was the witness). But Meg saves the day. Fun read, looking forward to the next one!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mary Ann

    #3 of the Meg Langslow Mysteries I love these stories. The language lessons (I actually work to get my girls to read these books and they actually choose these when I have them as audiobooks) are great. This one is set in Yorktown, VA during a Revolutionary War Reenactment and Craft Fair. Michael's mother took over the planning and running of the event and has made enemies of the reenactors and craftspeople. She brought in anachronism police to make sure that no one is wearing anything from the c #3 of the Meg Langslow Mysteries I love these stories. The language lessons (I actually work to get my girls to read these books and they actually choose these when I have them as audiobooks) are great. This one is set in Yorktown, VA during a Revolutionary War Reenactment and Craft Fair. Michael's mother took over the planning and running of the event and has made enemies of the reenactors and craftspeople. She brought in anachronism police to make sure that no one is wearing anything from the current century. The anachronism police are poorly trained and fining everyone huge amounts and arguing that they know better. Meg promises all the craftspeople she will take care of all the fines. She also continually runs interference so that everyone has a successful time, no matter what. Tony, a metal worker who steals others work ideas, has been causing trouble. Then there is Wesley, a distant cousin who writes lies in newspapers is running around causing problems. When a web developer shows up and starts causing trouble and then is found murdered in Meg's tent with what looks like her dagger in his back. When her friend, Faulk, ends up as the main suspect, she goes all out to find the truth and get her friend free.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Teri-K

    I'm rereading this series and this is my favorite installment so far. The setting - a reenactment of the Battle of Yorktown combined with a period-correct craft fair - was interesting and provided plenty of complications and details. The mystery kept me wondering, even if it wasn't the real focus of the book. Instead, Meg and her relationship with her family, boyfriend Michael, and Michael's bossy mother, kept me happily reading. I picked this book up just before Thanksgiving and enjoyed reading I'm rereading this series and this is my favorite installment so far. The setting - a reenactment of the Battle of Yorktown combined with a period-correct craft fair - was interesting and provided plenty of complications and details. The mystery kept me wondering, even if it wasn't the real focus of the book. Instead, Meg and her relationship with her family, boyfriend Michael, and Michael's bossy mother, kept me happily reading. I picked this book up just before Thanksgiving and enjoyed reading a few pages between playing with kids, cooking, running a 5K, and eating. A good way to spend a few days. :)

  29. 4 out of 5

    Peter Barr

    Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos is the third in the Meg Langslow mystery series by Donna Andrews. It's fun and an interesting reading. I especially liked the means of the murder in this one. This story takes place in Yorktown, Virginia at a reenactment of a revolutionary battle and associated festival that goes along with it. Our heroine is a blacksmith selling wrought iron and her boyfriend, an actor, is taking part as a French officer. The characters are humorous and likable. The story b Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos is the third in the Meg Langslow mystery series by Donna Andrews. It's fun and an interesting reading. I especially liked the means of the murder in this one. This story takes place in Yorktown, Virginia at a reenactment of a revolutionary battle and associated festival that goes along with it. Our heroine is a blacksmith selling wrought iron and her boyfriend, an actor, is taking part as a French officer. The characters are humorous and likable. The story builds well and is an attractive scenery.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Mark Baker

    Meg is participating in a reenactment of the Battle of Yorktown. While she's watching for things that don't fit into the period, she also finds a dead body. Worse yet, Meg's brother Rob is the chief suspect since the victim wanted to buy his computer program. Another fun mystery filled with laughs, twists, and great characters. Read my full review at Carstairs Considers. Meg is participating in a reenactment of the Battle of Yorktown. While she's watching for things that don't fit into the period, she also finds a dead body. Worse yet, Meg's brother Rob is the chief suspect since the victim wanted to buy his computer program. Another fun mystery filled with laughs, twists, and great characters. Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.

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