Meg Langslow is plying her blacksmith's trade at Caerphilly Days, a festival inspired by the 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, town clerk, has been barricaded in the courthouse basement for over a year. But the lender seems increasingly determined to evict him, 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. 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.
©2012 Donna Andrews (P)2012 Dreamscape Media, LLC
"...warm, charming 14th Meg Langslow mystery..." (Publishers Weekly)
I've loved the Meg Langslow series by Donna Andrews since the beginning, but haven't been able to find most of them in audio. I'm glad to see this one is available, and hope that it means others will follow.
I always enjoy visiting with Meg and her (slightly zany) family and friends. Some Like it Hawk is a worthy addition to the series. Bernadette Dunne does a great job giving life to the characters, and makes it easy to keep track of who is speaking. This is just the thing to take my mind off what I'm doing while I'm at the gym working out!
There are a few books that I've found that are definitely better having read to me. The Discworld audiobooks are definitely better than reading the books. I wouldn't say these books are necessarily better than the print version, nor would I say they are worse. The reader is definitely up to the job; does wonderfully. Fortunately, since Audible has so few of this series, it's probably just as well that I like the paperbacks just fine!
I like the people. Each of them with their own quirks and foibles and none of them are utterly stupid. Generally, not even the back guys are utterly stupid.
I believe I've only heard her do other Donna Andrews books. The recording quality on this one seemed a little bit better than the earlier ones.
I love these books. I've tried to identify what it is that is so appealing, primarily to try and find another equally enjoyable series, and it has got to be the people. I am a sucker for books about women who are living lives that I wish were mine, but aren't so horribly perfect in every way that I simply want to strangle them. They have jobs that aren't just sitting behind a desk; they live someplace just a little bit more interesting than I do; their hobbies are interesting; their friends are interesting. It's a different life that I can escape to just for a little while.
I just hope that the author has a few more volumes in her.
An "evil lender" has taken control of the town and threats loom for the loss of Meg's home. The county clerk is barricaded in the basement of the court house. Only select members of the town know how he has been able to survive there for the past year. My enjoyment of the book was strongly dependent on the considerable skills of Bernadette Dunne.
I thought it could be as good as her earlier books.
She could go back to her earlier books with more of the zany characters
I'm hoping her next book is better
I love a good mystery
I just did not like it at all-I am a big audio book listener.
No just this one was boring.
all of it
I would not even try
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