Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos

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St. Martin's Press, Feb 7, 2006 - Fiction - 288 pages
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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-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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User Review  - bookswoman - LibraryThing

Meg is visiting home during the annual reenactment of the battle of Yorktown. She is working in the craft fair, selling her ironwork. Michael is dressing up for reenactment as a French soldier and ... Read full review

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Meg and her friends are participating in a craft fair/reenactment of the battle of Yorktown. Her boyfriend, Michael's, mother is the affair coordinator and has insisted that all vendors and ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
19
Section 4
27
Section 5
33
Section 6
41
Section 7
47
Section 8
53
Section 20
155
Section 21
163
Section 22
171
Section 23
179
Section 24
189
Section 25
197
Section 26
209
Section 27
217

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
137
Section 19
145
Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Donna Andrews lives in Arlington, Virginia where she works as a website manager. Her first novel, Murder with Peacocks, won numerous awards including the St. Martin's Press/ Malice Domestic Award, the Agatha Award, the Anthony Award, and the Barry Award all for Best First Traditional Mystery.

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