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Humor & Satire
  • Author:
    Donna Andrews
  • ISBN:
    125000750X
  • ISBN13:
    978-1250007506
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  • Publisher:
    Minotaur Books (July 17, 2012)
  • Pages:
    352 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Humor & Satire
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  • Rating:
    4.9
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SOME LIKE IT HAWK DONNA ANDREWS Meg Langslow is plying her blacksmith's trade at Caerphilly Days.

SOME LIKE IT HAWK DONNA ANDREWS Meg Langslow is plying her blacksmith's trade at Caerphilly Days. I've been a big fan of Donna Andrews' Meg Langslow series since the first book, but find that after Meg had twins, the stories became rather boring, which happens all too frequently in novels when the main character becomes pregnant and the babies/children are added to the story lines. I re-read her last book "Some Like it Hawk" and found I still didn't enjoy it very much. In the intro, she explains she had a totally different story planned, then dropped it and changed to this story line. I'd have to say I think that was a mistake.

If you long for more fun mysteries, a la Janet Evanovich, you'll love Donna Andrews's Meg Langslow series. A long-running series that gets better all the time. A fine blend of academic satire, screwball comedy, and murder. Booklist "As always, Andrews laces this entertaining whodunit with wit, a fine storyline and characters we've come to know and love.

Donna Andrews is known for combining wicked crimes with witty storytelling, and her latest novel featuring blacksmith Meg Langslow, Some Like It Hawk, lives up to its 13 predecessor. .An exercise in homicide and humor, "Some Like It Hot" will prey on the reader's little gray cells and funny bone alike. Humorous. ―Library Journal. The latest Meg Langslow Mysteries is a great tale that satirizes the financial industry as a bunch of predatory hawks who will do anything for another golf course. Filled with eccentric characters, fans will relish this jocular whodunit.

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Meg helps run Caerphilly's summer arts and crafts festival while trying to smoke out a murderer―turn up the heat, because Some Like it Hawk!

The hilariously funny Donna Andrews delivers another winner in the award-winning New York Times bestselling series that has captured human and avian hearts alike. Meg Langslow is plying her blacksmith's trade at "Caerphilly Days," a festival inspired by her town's sudden notoriety as "The Town That Mortgaged Its Jail." The lender has foreclosed on all Caerphilly's public buildings, and all employees have evacuated ―except one. Phineas Throckmorton, the town clerk, has been barricaded in the courthouse basement for over a year.

Mr. Throckmorton's long siege has only been possible because of a pre-Civil War tunnel leading from the courthouse basement to a crawl space beneath the bandstand. The real reason for Caerphilly Days is to conceal the existence of the tunnel: the tourist crowds camouflage supply deliveries, and the ghastly screeching of the tunnel's rusty trap door is drowned out by as many noisy activities as the locals can arrange. But the lender seems increasingly determined to evict Mr. Throckmorton―and may succeed after one of its executives is found shot, apparently from inside the basement. Meg and her fellow townspeople suspect that someone hopes to end the siege by framing Mr. Throckmorton. Unless the real killer can be found quickly, the town will have to reveal the secret of the tunnel―and the fact that they've been aiding and abetting the basement's inhabitant. Meg soon deduces that the killer isn't just trying to end the siege but to conceal information that would help the town reclaim its buildings--if the townspeople can find it before the lender destroys it in a gut-busting caper that will have giggles and guffaws coming as fast as a four-alarm fire.

A gaggle of praise for Donna Andrews and the Meg Langslow Mystery Series:

"If you long for more fun mysteries, a la Janet Evanovich, you'll love Donna Andrews's Meg Langslow series." ―Charlotte Observer

"A long-running series that gets better all the time. A fine blend of academic satire, screwball comedy, and murder." ―Booklist

"As always, Andrews laces this entertaining whodunit with wit, a fine storyline and characters we've come to know and love." ―Richmond Times-Dispatch on The Real Macaw


Zut
I have always enjoyed Donna Andrews series but this book was not as clever or funny.There were more details and less of the characters' unique personalities. I have always looked forward to their antics but here they were lacking. Hope the next one is back to my usual 5 star rating.
Kage
Caerphilly, VA has had their county buildings occupied for the last year, with the lone holdout being a clerk that has barricaded himself in the basement of the County Courthouse. He has been abetted by most of the townspeople, who have been supplying him with everything he needs through a secret tunnel. The Evil Lender even brings in a falconer to hunt down the carrier pigeons that are the pets of the clerk in the basement. Meg assists the Chief of Police to abort the criminal efforts of the Evil Lender and reclaim the county buildings for the town.

This is a crazy fun story that you will enjoy so much! Do yourself a favor and read the whole series!

If you want to laugh yourself silly, this is the story to do it with.
Kerdana
I continue to think this series is improving. This volume, especially, is not as screwball comedy as some of the preceding ones; however, it fast-paced with a well-thought-out plot. Fewer quirky characters- though some of that is integral to the plot- and it's all-in-all somewhat more serious and less of a caper.

I've read reviews that bemoan Meg's wi9llingness to drop everything for her kids- and i don't agree. In fact, I was impressed that she pretty much NEVER did that in this novel! HGer husband and nephew did damn near all of the kid-care, while she was busy running the local fair and solving the mystery. I loved that!

Also- Meg's actually doing blacksmithing again! Yay!

This isn't the place to start with the series. I'm not sure one has to be a completist- I'm not even sure if I've read every one till now- but I think one would be a bit lost if one was not somewhat familiar with the town and the family and the history- especially since this book completes (I think) a story arc that began previously.

It's an excellent cozy mystery series with a lot of humor (though this one had somewhat less), and likable characters that actually grow, making an great light read.
Kulabandis
Donna Andrews is among my favorite authors. That being said, I did enjoy the book. However, it is definitely not her best piece of work. It has our favorite quirky characters and well written nature, but the story wasn't the page turner most of her books have been for me. The book is worth a read, and i do highly recommend this series to anyone. I just don't think it is her best book in the series! Looking forward to the next one (if only we didn't have to wait so long!)
Throw her heart
It is almost a year after the previous book and there is a stowaway in the courthouse. The town is feeding him through a secret tunnel but the Evil Lender has amped up the pressure to get him out. When one of the bank employee's is shot in front of the barricade making it seem the stowaway has done it, Meg springs into action. There is also a loud fair happening to cover the tracks of the helpers. I didn't suspect the killer of killing and got led down a few false trails.
Nakora
This tale of mystery and humor will keep your interest well past your first read. You have the usual favorite characters, as well as new ones. Muriel, owner of the diner, and Denton, a private eye, are a delight. And then there is the whole situation of the county clerk holed up in the courthouse, which was seized by a lending company in the book before this. This is the fourth or fifth time I have read it, and it never gets boring,nor does it fail to delight.
Waiso
I've been a big fan of Donna Andrews' Meg Langslow series since the first book, but find that after Meg had twins, the stories became rather boring, which happens all too frequently in novels when the main character becomes pregnant and the babies/children are added to the story lines. I re-read her last book "Some Like it Hawk" and found I still didn't enjoy it very much. In the intro, she explains she had a totally different story planned, then dropped it and changed to this story line. I'd have to say I think that was a mistake. I hope the next book due out this summer is better.
Not as good as others in the series but still enjoyable.

When the town is foreclosed on, the town clerk barricades himself in the basement with the records. For a year.

The citizens in town help out with the siege by smuggling him necessities through an old Civil War era tunnel. Then someone is murdered and it looks like the clerk did it. Of course, he didn't but to prove it, our heroine and the other quirky characters must go through a lot of shenanigans to prove it.

Oh, and the hawk comes into play because the forecloser thinks the clerk's communicating with the citizens via carrier pigeon. So he brings in a falconer with a hawk. Pigeons beware!

Nice read but not quite up to Andrews' usual standards.