Murder, With Peacocks

Murder, With Peacocks

Large Print - 1999
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Publisher: Hampton Falls, NH : Beeler Large Print, c1999.
ISBN: 9781574903881
1574903888
Characteristics: 370 p. ; 24 cm.

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Meg Langslow Series: Decorative blacksmith Meg Langslow has a busy social life, a demanding family, and killers to identify. A darkly funny series filled with eccentric characters and outrageous plots.


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ConstantReader23
Jun 03, 2019

This whole series is great fun, and the audio versions are wonderful. My favorites come later in the series, but this is a a wonderful start to all the characters, etc.

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vkreads
Jun 03, 2019

1st book in the Meg series of many.
I stopped reading it at page 75; Didn't feel anything worth my time for its characters, and, there is SO much great reading available in some of the "cozy mystery" authors, such as
Louise Penny, Nancy Atherton, Margaret Maron, Elly Griffiths, ..........there is such as thing as literary fiction that has a mystery in it -- and it is not shallow writing.

The term cozy mystery is VERY true for some styles of fiction that tend to be more frivolous in the development and lack of depth of its characters in the plot. So.

IndyPL_MicheleP Apr 22, 2019

I love the quirky characters in this book and how Meg deals with everything.

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swakim
May 14, 2018

I've loved this series ever since I started reading it in the middle (We'll always have Parrots). This, like many first books doesn't have the same easy pace as later entries in the series, but is still a good primer for what is to come. You start to get a better feel for the series from the second book on. If you really want to know why you should ove Meg, just jump in to the middle like I accidentally did, and read We'll always have Parrots. You still be able to catch on to who everyone is, without loosing out on the storyline. One correction from the description of this book though, I don't think Meg's father was divorced in the first book, but he was lovably quirky.

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WinstonO
Apr 20, 2018

The title caught my eye but I should have left it on the shelf.

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savtadina
Aug 24, 2017

I laughed my way through most of this book. I agree that it is a smart and entertaining read. Meg, a blacksmith artist takes the summer off to play the weddings of her best friend, her brother and her mom, and rents out her home while doing so.

The demands of the three brides, murders, accidents that don't seem accidental, and hijinks of some not so attractive bachelors in town all complicate Meg's life as does a seemingly gay guy in town to take over his mother's seamstress business which she is recovering from an accident. The author does a wonderful job of combining all the details in a delightful story. I hope that the sequel will be as entertaining!

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Zebbiesmom
May 21, 2016

I really enjoy this author. I laugh reading about the antics of this family and the encouragement they give her in getting the murder solved.

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joesnow
Jan 12, 2015

First in a cozy series about a lady blacksmith and her crazy family. The books are a lot of fun. Quick reads that will have you smiling, if not laughing out loud.

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mwillis999
Dec 16, 2014

Easy-to -read, hard-to-put-down. This was an enjoyable read even though weddings in general are not my favorite topic, the eccentric characters were fun. I read it in one day.

lschoales Dec 11, 2014

First in light, fun mystery series. The mystery almost takes a back seat to the crazy family. The author has won several awards for funniest mystery.

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joesnow
Jan 12, 2015

I’m not. If I ever get married, I shall elope. That has now become my prime requirement in a husband. Willingness to elope.

M_ALCOTT Oct 11, 2013

" Only three of them have tails," mother pointed out. " That's because only three of them are peacocks, Mother. The rest are peahens." " Well what do we need them for ? " Mother asked. "They don't add anything to the impression. They're not very attractive." " Maybe not to you, but apparently they are to the peacocks. If we didn't have them around, the peacocks would sulk and wouldn't spread their tails. You know how men are." Mother digested that in silence.

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Jan 12, 2015

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joesnow
Jan 12, 2015

Meg has to be a bridesmaid in 3 different weddings in one summer. A dead body shows up and hi-jinks ensue. Love Cousin Horace and his gorilla suit.

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